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Already at the halfway point on Chase Sapphire Preferred spending target

June 6th, 2013 at 09:29 pm

Iím halfway to meeting my $3,000 spend target for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, and Iíve only had the card about two weeks! (And to think I was worried I couldnít hit it.)

I did spend a fair amount ok, a lotÖ about $500 or $600Öon clothes (capris, summer tops and shorts) and 2 pairs of sandals, but Patient Saver hasnít purchased any clothing, save for bras and panties, since 2009. Iím working with a bunch of 20-somethings and need to look at least remotely presentable/stylish. Otherwise, they might think I wandered in off the streets. Seriously.

Today, I purchased a rubber cargo mat/liner online thatís supposed to fit perfectly in the trunk of my new Honda. (You indicate the make and model of your car and they cut the mat for a custom fit.) It was $80, much better than the $300 the dealer wanted! It even has a one-inch high lip around the edges to contain any spills. I nearly told the dealer to go ahead and order it as I had no idea they sell these custom fit to your car, online, much cheaper than dealer, of course. I'm glad I did a quick check.

The trunk on my old Honda got TONS of use to haul wood, tree branches and other messy stuff to the landfill. A liner would have been great to protect the cloth-like covering. The liner is easily removed so you can hose it down if needed. Just this am I was bringing trash to the dump and worried that my kitchen trash bag might leak in the new car. (It didnít.)

I figure now is the time to buy a liner, while itís all still clean. If the trunk liner fits well, I may also spring for custom-fit rubber liners for the 2 front seats. I go through many cloth mats with my cars and they get so grungy and difficult to clean that rubber liners, once again, sound like a great idea. I know you can buy rubber mats at the store, but itís one size fits all and they donít completely fit the floor area, so you inevitably track mud or dirt on the floor of your car.

I did a few other things on my To Do list already. I cleared the family room gutter after noticing it was clogged again last time it rained hard. It doesn't take much at all. I also started mowing the front lawn, but still have about 15 minutes of mowing left on the charge, which I need to do since they're forecasting rain tomorrow and part of Saturday.

I went to Kohl's and bought some shorts and am still debating whether or not to return 1 or 2 more items I bought at Macy's. I tend to buy when I need to, not when there's a sale going on, and that was the case again this time. I feel I overpaid on a few things.

Everything looked like a great fit in the dressing room but now I wonder if it just looks like some of the tops I bought are swimming on me like a tent. I don't like tight-fitting tops and so I tend to buy them with plenty of extra room. (I see so many overweight people out there wearing clothes that are way too tight, which I believe makes them look so much worse than they have to.)

Tonight I'll be watching a Netflix movie I've been saving as I don't seem to have enough time on work nights. The commute with the new job is more like between an hour and an hour, 25 minutes, which gets me home around 7:15 or even later, and by the time I'm thru with dinner, it's after 8 pm.

7 Responses to “Already at the halfway point on Chase Sapphire Preferred spending target”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Did you ever get your deposit back from the car dealer?

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    No! But i have been in touch with the credit card company and they assure me the bill won't be on me, and that they give the vendor 30 days or something and after that they forcibly withdraw money from their account. That's really what they told me. I told them that THREE people at the dealer, whose names i know, said i would get the refund. I just hope having that one unresolved charge on my account doesn't mess up/delay my getting my bonus reward for the card

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope the custom car liner works out well! It is a neat idea.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    My car, which I bought used, came with a custom liner in the trunk and I love it.

    It's true that tight tops don't look good, but if they are too loose they can also make you look heavier than you are.

    I can't watch anything on work nights, either.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Could you share your resource for the trunk liner?

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    Sure, Joan of the Arch. The site is called Auto Anything. They have about a half dozen different brands of cargo liners, and they also carry regular floor mats.

    Here's the link:

  7. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Thank you. Smile

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