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Always, always ask

January 31st, 2018 at 01:16 pm

DH and I are both movie rewards members at a local theater. We each get a free movie on our birthday. Since our birthdays are only a few weeks apart, we wait to go together. Well, time got away from us with everything that's been happening (more on that soon), and my reward expired.

I decided to reach out to them and ask for a few more days to use it, so that we could go this week. DH's expires in a few days, so we knew we'd definitely do it this week.

To my extreme surprise, they not only added the reward back in with an expiration of 2/28, but they also credited me a free popcorn. What incredible customer service!

So, tonight is date night. DH and I both still struggle with the loss of our dog along with some other changes on the horizon, so it'll be a nice little escape. Two movie tickets and a small popcorn is at least $25 in my area, so I will transfer that over to savings.

Trying to turn the page

January 5th, 2018 at 03:08 pm

2017 saw some of my highest highs and lowest lows. I didn't achieve any of my financial goals, but I did manage to finish the year by paying off one of my personal loans. I don't have time to track everything here given that we currently have lots going on, but I will say that I have two more things on track to be paid off by April. I've decided to go for some of the smaller wins. The first quarter of the year will be dedicated to my NFL Points CC (less than $500 left). I should then be able to knock out Wells Fargo (a school loan that is around 600 in April.

Now that we've been in the house for a year and don't have DD1's medical bills, I'm hoping we can really make some progress this year.