Ever since Greg quit his job in March, we’ve been getting a lot of strange questions and looks. It seems that people thought it was perfectly normal for me to “not really have a job,” but it’s super weird for Greg to fall into that camp too. Now that we both work at home, people are racking their brains trying to figure out how we survive. A few questions I’ve gotten recently: [Read more…]
Early this year, I took some time to calculate the total value of all of the credit card rewards I redeemed in 2014. Well, let me tell ya, the results were astounding. Including free hotel stays, airfare, cash-back, and other perks I redeemed, my hobby resulted in a “profit” of more than $20,000.
Of course, it wasn’t really profit by any stretch of the imagination, partly because some of those rewards included crazy hotel fares – like the $900 per night I would have paid to stay at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris. Yeah, I never would have paid that out of pocket.
Either way, it’s a fun hobby. I enjoy both going on trips and writing about them as well. Of course, there’s no way I could afford to travel the way I do if not for credit card rewards.
Why I Love Bank Bonuses
But credit cards aren’t the only way to earn free stuff; I keep my eye out for bank bonuses too. Many times, banks will offer big bonuses to new customers willing transfer some money and open an account. Usually, you have to meet some other requirements, such as setting up direct deposit or meeting a spending limit as well. [Read more…]
It seems like just yesterday that I was writing about how dumb Bath & Body Works mailings can be. Yet, there I was – gift card in hand, a disgusted look on my face.
I didn’t plan it this way. In fact, I didn’t do anything wrong. I blame it all on my husband. Here’s how it went down:
Since a cousin’s wedding is coming up, I sent my husband to the store to pick up a Bed Bath & Beyond gift card. Everyone likes that store, right?
Unfortunately, he came home with this: [Read more…]
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Gift Card Rescue to offer you a chance to win a $50 Target gift card! How’s that for starting the weekend off right? Attention Target shoppers: Be sure to sign up for the gift card raffle below! [Read more…]
Even better, they want to upgrade me to a brand new 2015 Prius for – get this – only $20,988. And not only that, but they’re willing to let me pay on that baby for up to 72 months. 72 months!!!!!!!!!!!!
What up peeps?!? We just got back from our (almost) free family trip to Jamaica, and I hate to brag, but it was Awwwesoooommmme!
Our winter wasn’t as bad as some other parts of the country, but after a cold last few months, it was amazeballs to sit on the beach and soak up some rays. The weather was beautiful. The hospitality was fantastic (more on that in the next few weeks). And, nothing beats spending days on end relaxing and playing with my family. It is honestly what I live for!
All of that fun in the sun gets me itching for summer! The backyard barbeques. The trips. The pool. I can’t wait. So, I thought you and I could share some of our summer bucket list items with each other. What do you say? I’ll go first! [Read more…]