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fun with neice

June 20th, 2005 at 08:09 pm

I have two nieces. One is 14 and one is 10. I try to do something with them one-on-one once a week during the summer. Today I took the 10 year old to see Madagascar - $10.25. It was a cute movie. She liked it and she got a free movie poster.

Then we went to Red Robin for dinner and both of us splurged on monster shakes. We should have split one, it was huge. She ended up basically eating the shake and taking her dinner home - $24.74 I spent way too much here.

I stopped at Walgreens on the way to taking her home. I picked up all their free with rebate items and some other sale items. I spent $42.69 all planned and will receive $28 back in rebates. So only spent $14.69 on HBAs.

Every month I get all the free after rebate items that Walgreens offers, even if I don't need them. This is a guaranteed 7.6% return on my money and sometimes more. Walgreens gives an extra 10% rebate when you have them put the rebate on a Walgreens gift card. Our sales tax is 7.4% after the 10% extra I get 2.6% more than I paid for the item. I use a Citi Mastercard that gives 5% back on all Grocery, gas station and drugstore purchases, so I get a 2.6% + 5% = 7.6% guaranteed return. If I have a coupon for the item I make even more. If I can't use the item myself I check to see if anyone in my family can use it. If no one wants it, I donate it to a charity and deduct it from my taxes making 30% more.

I have a free year's supply of deodorant, shampoo, bar soap, body soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes and have supplied my grandparents with several months of these items also. As well as supplying toothbrushes to my neices.

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