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My kind of Sunday

October 16th, 2011 at 11:33 am

Here in Patient Saver World, Sunday is indeed a day of rest.

My favorite kind of Sunday includes lounging around reading the Sunday paper, baking or cooking and taking a long walk.

I'm having that kind of day! I just finished whipping up a double batch of my homemade cereal and a large tray of my grandma's apple crisp, adapted for the blueberries I picked with my dad last summer. It's delicious with any kind of fruit. I also threw in an overripe pear sitting in a bowl on the kitchen table.

I just finished a hot cup of tea and am waiting for it to kick in sufficiently to motivate me to take my long walk through the countryside with my camera.

When I return, I'll get started on the Sunday paper.

In other news:

I've organized in a little grid/chart the 6 credit card cash back offers I'd like to take advantage of. I have to do one at a time since to meet some of these spending minimums, I have to use one card solely. By the time I receive my first reward from Chase Freedom, I should have received in the mail the next card I'll be working on, Citi Dividend World Master Card.

It's possible that some of these bonus rewards may go away by the time I'm ready to apply for that particular card. And it seems that different deals for the same card exist. I've seen write-ups on other blogs indicating that the Citi Dividend World MC offers both a $100 and $200 reward. I will call them before applying for the card to see which it is. It's frustrating becus if you go to the site itself, they don't mention any rewards, probably because they change so frequently or are different for different groups of people.

Here's the list of cards, in the order I plan to get them, for anyone else who's interested in doing this:
1. Chase Freedom: $200 cash back if you charge $500 or more in 1st 3 months; no annual fee.
2. Citi Dividend World Master Card: Either $100 or $200 cash back if you charge $500 in the 1st 3 months; no annual fee.
3. Capital One Cash Credit Card: $100 cash back if you charge $500 in the1st 3 months; no annual fee.
4. Citi Platinum Charge card: $75 back if you charge $75 int eh 1st 3 months.

And when (when, Dido) I get a job:
5. Citi Thank You Preferred Card: $500 back in gift cards if you charge $5,000 in the 1st 6 months and $5,000 in the next 6 months. This works out to $833 charged a month, so this would be a bit easier than meeting the Chase Sapphire requirements below.
6. Chase Sapphire: $500 cash back if you charge $3,000 in 1st 3 months/$95 annual fee waived for first year

I have a fairly busy week coming up.
Monday I go do a focus group for $50.
Tuesday I have the phone job interview and later meet a friend at the coffee shop. (It's gotten to the point where I don't even want to spend the $2 on a tea there, but the person I'm meeting is not someone I know well and so I wouldn't invite them to my home, and I figure, if I want any kind of social life, I may have to spend at least a $ or two to do so.)
Wednesday I drive a friend for her colonscopy. It would have been nice if she'd just gone to the local hospital for this, but no,she chose the hospital 40 minutes away.
Thursday I'm going to a free dinner/lecture with the same friend.

1 Responses to “My kind of Sunday”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    It does cost a little to socialize when you're single. But on the other hand, we don't have to feed five or five kids every day!

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