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    Prior to moving we sold one of our cars, so now we have just 1. Because of that, I decided to get rid of our AAA membership (charged per member) and go with Geico's Roadside Assistance instead (charged per car). This change will save us $71 per year. Over the years, the "non-emergency-assistance" features of AAA have become less important to us.

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      We are having a small wedding ceremony in eight days. I got my dress on sale and was able to stack coupons - making my entire purchase $34. With most brides spending thousands on dresses, I consider this a win!

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        Originally posted by amastewa93 View Post
        We are having a small wedding ceremony in eight days. I got my dress on sale and was able to stack coupons - making my entire purchase $34. With most brides spending thousands on dresses, I consider this a win!
        Congratulations on the wedding! And on the great deal on the dress.
        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 amastewa93 View Post
          We are having a small wedding ceremony in eight days. I got my dress on sale and was able to stack coupons - making my entire purchase $34. With most brides spending thousands on dresses, I consider this a win!
          That's awesome! When my wife got hers for ~$150 I was pretty impressed. $34?? Wow. Bravo, madam.
          "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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            Helped DD file her taxes online today. She is getting back about $130 total.
            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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              amastewa98 - Congratulations!!

              I have a couple wins to share:

              Signed up for a new credit card with a $500 sign-on bonus. I always pay off my cards in full and have excellent credit so there's no real downside.

              I got a new job! I started my new job only 4.5 months ago but it ended up not being everything I hoped. It's been a huge learning lesson and a stepping stone to my new job which is higher in responsibility, has room for upward mobility, a great work schedule, and is an increase in pay. I'm very excited! And as a bonus, I'm taking a week off in between jobs. I am so looking forward to some downtime.

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                Thatís great jenn. Good luck with the new job.
                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 kork13 View Post

                  That's awesome! When my wife got hers for ~$150 I was pretty impressed. $34?? Wow. Bravo, madam.
                  Thanks everyone!!

                  And yes!! I was excited to find I could stack coupon codes with the site and they already had a sale going on so I was able to get a STEAL!

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                    Originally posted by amastewa93 View Post

                    Thanks everyone!!

                    And yes!! I was excited to find I could stack coupon codes with the site and they already had a sale going on so I was able to get a STEAL!
                    Awesome job on that. And best wishes to you.

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                      I received a $150.00 Luv voucher from Southwest because a flight that I was scheduled to take was cancelled due to maint. issues. (We were on the plane waiting for the door to close for about 30 minutes when the Capt made the announcement). They did an airplane swap, so it only resulted in a 2 hour delay.

                      I found a great deal for a Marriott Vacation property (timeshare) at Williamsburg. It was $127.00/night for a 2 BR unit (a senior, week night rate). It was off season--lots of attractions like Busch Gardens were closed, but the Williamsburg historic area was open for visitors (as well as Yorktown). The weather was a little chilly, but I think I like it better cold than blazing hot like it is in the summer time. The person who helped us with our Williamsburg tickets said we were about 1 or 2 weeks ahead of the Spring Break crowd. We had a great time--we might look to see if they offer a similar deal next year around this time.

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                        Originally posted by Like2Plan View Post
                        It was off season--lots of attractions like Busch Gardens were closed, but the Williamsburg historic area was open for visitors (as well as Yorktown). The weather was a little chilly, but I think I like it better cold than blazing hot like it is in the summer time.
                        Lots of popular tourist destinations can be booked for a deep discount if you go off season. There's usually still plenty to see and do and you enjoy lower prices and smaller crowds.
                        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

                          Lots of popular tourist destinations can be booked for a deep discount if you go off season. There's usually still plenty to see and do and you enjoy lower prices and smaller crowds.
                          We've done Marriott Hilton Head time share off season and really had a good time (but even off season the rate was higher for a 2 bedroom unit than what we paid at Williamsburg). I have heard of folks getting good deals, we just haven't found one that we could take advantage of up until now--so that is why I consider it a win.

                          I've been retired for several years, but DH is still working. He's planning to retire in the next few months--I'm really looking forward to taking advantage of more off season good deals in the future.

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                            I went to Costco yesterday, where they had a great discount on Depends ($9 off per case*), so I stocked up on 4 cases for Mom. That amount of savings pays for half a month of her Meals on Wheels.
                            And while it's not financial, I also had a short "we not alone" moment of bonding with another middle aged woman who was also stocking up for her mother. Those little moments are priceless.

                            *ends today

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                              I just redeemed $86.73 in cashback from my Discover card.
                              My wife has $24.67 to redeem on hers.
                              That's $111.40 in free money. Can't beat that.
                              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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                                Costco had 8 cans of Bush's baked beans for $2.97. My husband only let me get 3 packs. I forgot to cash our check for the Dept of Revenue's mistake and found the check again today. They paid us 6% interest for holding our money 2 months, which I thought was pretty generous.

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