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MyPoints, Our Pup, Truck Update

August 23rd, 2008 at 06:08 pm

My Food @ Work: $4.50
Groceries: $7
Gas For My Truck: $15
Gas For BF's Car: $41.33


Okay, since yesterday's post was so negative (thanks to the IRS & kid backing into me)... I've decided to start with the good points today:

I did some more MyPoints activities (pretty much just clicking on ads and then exiting). I now have a total of 1,180. Once I get to 1,400 I can redeem them for a $10 gift card to either Chili's, Red Lobster, or Barnes & Noble. Or I could keep saving them to get bigger gift cards. But with Christmas looming in the not-so-distant future and our finances in a bind, I think I'll cash in and give someone a $10 gift card for Christmas.

I also picked out the gift card I wanted as a reward for referring BF to my insurance agent. I picked a $10 gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond, and plan to give it as part of BF's sisters Christmas. Just saved us $10 in Christmas shopping money! Big Grin

I signed up to try and be a ChaCha Guide. My initial registration was approved, so I filled out all the information and took the first three parts of the Guide registration, and passed those. So tonight I read the training materials, watched the videos, and looked at the website. The next step is to answer some simulated questions, which are graded. If I pass that part, I get to be a paid Guide. I've accomplished alot tonight, but I am too sleepy to do the simulated questions right now. Smile

A guy emailed me about the vacuum cleaner I had posted for sale on Craigslist. I emailed him back to let him know that it was still available and the area we lived for pick-up, but haven't heard anything else. Hopefully he wants it!


And the not-so-happy news: I made a few calls about our incident with the truck. My agent's office had left me a message this morning, and wanted to know if I planned on filing it under the other person's insurance. That freaked me out because I thought I HAD made the claim under the other guy's policy when I called last night. They transferred me to the claims department, and after being on hold for a while, a claim rep told me that they would have to open a new claim # under the other guy's policy, and they would just need to verify his side of the story. I told him it hadn't been disputed at the scene or with the police officer. So, after they check with him, they are supposed to call and let me know about taking my truck to get fixed, and the new claim number for getting a rental car, etc. Fun.


BF & I are off tomorrow, so I am excited. So far, our plans just include grocery shopping (even though our food budget is SO out of control already). I mostly want to get stuff that will let us avoid spending money on eating out or at work. We need some stuff we can take with us for snacks, as well as some stuff that we can prepare ahead and freeze for nights when we both have to work late and don't feel like cooking much. Any ideas would be appreciated! Smile

Then we want to take the bikes out somewhere. We'll probably just drive the 10 minutes to BF's work and try to find elusive biking/hiking trail we've heard so much about. I think we'll try to pack lunches & water and NOT spend any money while doing that!

I may be able to talk him into going to Starbucks in the morning before grocery shopping... to treat ourselves using my gift card for there. Caramel Machiatto... yum.


The pup's x-ray appointment is for Thursday next week. I'll have to drop him off at around 8AM, then pick him up in the afternoon sometime. I hope it goes well. :S

We have to fast him the night before, and I'm supposed to call back and ask if he's allowed to have his pain pill the night before.

The day should be interesting for two reasons: First of all, I'll be driving into Baltimore by myself for the first time. I'll also be by myself, with no BF to stop the pup from randomly wanting to climb in the front seat. Second of all, I'll have to take BF's car to take the pup, and he has to work so he'll be driving my truck. It's a manual! He's not so hot on driving the standard transmissions... so we may need to practice a bit tomorrow too. :P

7 Responses to “MyPoints, Our Pup, Truck Update”

  1. veronak Says:

    Some one backed into you? I am sorry I missed that post are you ok?
    I have over 4000 points with mypoints, saving them for x-mas time that way I can use the gift cards for gifts

  2. sillyoleme Says:

    Oh yes... you can see the day before's post for details, but the short version: a 16-year-old w/ his mom in the passenger seat, freaked out because he thought a big box truck was getting too close to him while turning, and slammed into reverse (into me). I was fine until the police officer immediately assumed (out loud) that I rear-ended them. (No, but thanks for giving them an idea!)

    I'm sorting through the insurance right now, afraid to take my truck to get fixed until I have the go-ahead that his insurance is going to pay for everything.

    I love MyPoints so far, only had it about two months. Great idea really!

  3. cargirl86 Says:

    Glad you're OK!!!

    And PLEASE don't mention Starbucks, LOL! I haven't been since January, but their holiday flavors should be coming out soon, and I'm a sucker for a pumpkin spice latte.

  4. veronak Says:

    Oh my, I would wait until I heard from them as well. Good luck

  5. sillyoleme Says:

    Thanks, Amber! I may need some luck.

    Cargirl- I know... we really only get Starbucks when I have a giftcard and can drag BF there (he's not much on fancy coffee). I haven't tried the pumpkin spice latte yet... but if it's as good as their pumpkin bread, it will be dangerous! Big Grin

  6. whitestripe Says:

    haven't heard from you in awhile, how are you doing? missing your regular posts!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:


    Where are you?? We're missing you!

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