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    Disneysteve which game were you playing, denomination, how many max coins per spin, symbols you got, etc. Nice win by the way.

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      Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
      I ran the $50 up to about $130 and was thinking of cashing out but decided to keep playing. Last night, I hit a bonus and now have $245. I'm going to take out $100, so doubling my $50 in 9 days, and just leave the rest to play with. If I win more, great. If I lose it, at least I locked in my 100% profit, and I'm okay with that.
      Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
      Disneysteve which game were you playing, denomination, how many max coins per spin, symbols you got, etc. Nice win by the way.
      Funny you should ask. I was coming to update this story. It got better!

      To answer your question, I was playing a slot machine called Secrets of the Phoenix. I start out betting $0.25/spin. If I go a while without getting the bonus round, I'll slowly increase my bet to $0.50, then $1.00, and occasionally $2.50/spin. That's the highest I'll go. I think I was betting $1.00 when I hit the bonus round a couple of days ago.

      I did make a $100 withdrawal, getting back the $50 I started with plus $50 profit. That left me with $145 in the account. I played for a while and actually got up to just over $200 but then dropped down to $117.

      Then I hit the bonus with a $2.50 bet. The way the game works is you can win free spins, at least 7 spins but up to 25 (it might go higher, I'm not sure). I won 25 free spins. While playing the free spins, you can win more free spins, and I kept getting more and more free spins. I didn't count but at one point I was up to 39 free spins remaining and I had already played a bunch of them. It took almost 15 minutes to play all of the free spins before I ran out of them. I had several big wins during that round but really didn't pay attention to the amount I was winning. I figured it was at least a couple hundred dollars so I was a bit surprised to see this:



      That doesn't include the $51.90 I won on the original spin that led to the bonus round. So my total win on a $2.50 bet was $792.90. My balance is now $909.90! Obviously, I'm going to withdrawal most of that, probably $700, and leave the rest to continue playing.
      Steve

      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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        Very nice!

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          I was cleaning out my wallet and found a $100 Walmart gift card I had forgotten about. I thought I had 1 Starbucks gc, but I really had 3.

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            Originally posted by msomnipotent View Post
            I was cleaning out my wallet and found a $100 Walmart gift card I had forgotten about. I thought I had 1 Starbucks gc, but I really had 3.
            That's great, but also illustrates a problem with gift cards. You sometimes lose track of them. At least it's better than it used to be and they don't expire anymore so when you find one, as long as the company is still around, you're good.
            Steve

            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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              Last night I caught the free bus from Los Angeles to San Diego and got this.

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                I consider this a win too, $20 all you can eat lobster buffet at Valley View casino in San Diego. Mac & cheese, lobster, prime rib, whole roasted garlic, asparagus, noodles, sushi, etc.

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                  Got to order what turned out to be free slippers on amazon today, using Prime for shipping and Discover cash back money. And I NEEDED them. Last night hubby had to tape them together temporarily! When I went to get my IV on Wed (2 weeks late and boy did I feel it), I stopped in at the Goodwill and found oodles of patterns in pristine uncut condition for 49 cents. Some of them rare enough to be worth $30-40! Yippee. Major score for me.

                  Did a survey for CVS for $5. I've been tracking the amounts that come into our lives freely and if we count the $250 worth of bonus propane, I'm at $301 so far this year

                  I had started trying a new way of tracking things including bill paying, grocery lists, things to buy lists, etc. and I can see how much it is really helping me stay focused. That is an even bigger win.
                  Gailete
                  http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                    I know this thread is focused on financial wins, but our family got a really big win today. I got a phone call from my out of state son and DIL with the fantastic news that they were expecting! They have been close to being married for almost 7 years and several years ago the doctor told them that a baby probably wasn't going to happen. Well it did and she is 12 weeks along. Baby due about two weeks before my 63 birthday, so lets say I have waited a long time for this call Most friends my age are heading into the great-grandparent stage in their lives.
                    Gailete
                    http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                      This is a win for me.

                      I am NOT a shopper, especially when it comes to clothing. I rarely go looking for new things. But my short winter coat is totally worn out. It actually has several tears at the ends of the sleeves just from wear. It's quite a disgrace, honestly. I briefly looked in one or two stores last year but didn't find anything I liked so the jacket has gone through another winter with me despite its condition.

                      This morning, I had to drive my mom to a doctor appointment and I had an hour or so to kill waiting for her so I drove to a nearby shopping center. I went into Burlington and actually found a nice bomber jacket that would replace my worn out one. It was $29.99, hardly anything extravagant. So I bought it! I will empty out the pockets of my current jacket and get rid of it.

                      Not sure if this is a win yet but while I was out, I also found a discount store I had never been to. The clothing looked very low end but the whole back of the store is a discount fabric store. It seemed to have the types of stuff my wife buys all the time and the prices were very reasonable. Remnants were $1/yard and the bolts and rolls were no more than about $4/yd from what I saw. I told her about it when I got home and we'll find a time to get over there sometime for her to check it out.
                      Steve

                      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                        I have found so many good chunks of fabric at thrift stores in the last couple of years. I even found some Hanukkah fabric that was already hemmed as if from tablecloths of some sort. I think I got 3-4 different prints in blue. A rare find for me, maybe not so rare out your way, but in our heavily Catholic area it sure isn't something I would have expected to find. Those are the little wins for me
                        Gailete
                        http://www.MoonwishesSewingandCrafts.com

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                          Not a huge win but it's the principle. And I feel stupid for not doing it sooner.

                          I have an IRA account with Schwab. I got my statement today and finally took notice of the fact that the cash in my account (there's only $860 at the moment) is in a "Bank Sweep" account that pays me 0.12% interest. But there are 2 other cash options listed which pay up to 1.6%. So I logged into my account and did an online chat to figure out how to switch where my cash sits.

                          Moving $860 from 0.12% to 1.6% will earn me an extra $12.76/year, and it will actually be more than that due to compounding.

                          Cash that goes into the account will still be put in the Bank Sweep account but I can go in each time and move it to the new fund.
                          Steve

                          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                            Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
                            Not a huge win but it's the principle. And I feel stupid for not doing it sooner.

                            I have an IRA account with Schwab. I got my statement today and finally took notice of the fact that the cash in my account (there's only $860 at the moment) is in a "Bank Sweep" account that pays me 0.12% interest. But there are 2 other cash options listed which pay up to 1.6%. So I logged into my account and did an online chat to figure out how to switch where my cash sits.

                            Moving $860 from 0.12% to 1.6% will earn me an extra $12.76/year, and it will actually be more than that due to compounding.

                            Cash that goes into the account will still be put in the Bank Sweep account but I can go in each time and move it to the new fund.
                            I better go look at this for our IRA's too. I just transferred over what we had in Scottrade/TD Ameritrade.

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                              My husband and I used cash from our tax return (we had a baby last year and so it was a bit more than I was expecting) to pay off any remaining credit card debt that we had and so now our only debt is our mortgage and his student loan!! I can finally put anything extra towards that dang student loan and try to knock it out! Also, he threw his hat into a bracket knowing nothing about the NCAA and ended up winning $100 because the winning teams were so wonky this year

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                                Originally posted by ladonnarosso View Post
                                My husband and I used cash from our tax return (we had a baby last year and so it was a bit more than I was expecting) to pay off any remaining credit card debt
                                That's great. Congrats on getting rid of the CC debt!
                                Steve

                                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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