‘Tis The Season, Again! Here We Go.

Ok, so sorry, all.

I really meant to do this earlier, because I was late for the holiday shopping season last year.

Consistency is my other lesser-known name. Which is unfortunate when it comes to stuff like this.

Here we go!

Layering is my self-coined pet-term for what happens when promotions, rebates, points and the universe align.

It takes some practice. I’ve been doing this for 10 years now on one program adding a few others in recent years. I’m not gonna say it is always easy – it takes some brain work and some research.

Truly, though, what’s better than a good deal?

Free. My favorite F-word.

I will tell you with 100% honesty that I consistently earn cash back and points to buy approximately $200.00 worth of Christmas (and self) gifts!

Yes, there is a free Christmas.

No, it won’t be this year for you.

But, perhaps by the early months of 2022, you will have a nice little sum of cash and points to use for necessities. Think home goods, home improvement, a dinner for two.

Set Yourself Up for Success

  1. Create an email address specifically for offers, promotions, & loyalty programs.

Why? Keeps all your offers in one place.

  • No matter which email server you use, I recommend setting up an @gmail account.

Why? Some rewards programs will auto-scan email for online receipts.

If, you opt-in for that option in settings.

  • Move your current loyalty accounts to the new email address.

Why? Keeps your main communication email unclogged.

  • Use the links below to sign-up for programs.

Why? You will receive sign-on offers and bonuses in cash or points!

(PS, transparency: I will, too.)

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MyPoints:            https://www.mypoints.knabbler

Spend $20.00 receive 1,750 points. Sign-up by Phone & Computer using link above.

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Ibotta:                  https://ibotta.knabbler            Please, Use Referral Code: VUODLBM

$10.00 for first receipt. Sign-up by Phone & Computer.

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There are more, but let’s just work on the two I have found to be bigger earners.

Next up: step-by-step layering for (nearly) free dinner!

Many Times Over

On the verge of a migraine, day 2.

I’ve been more than tempted to just say, “Not this week…”  Staring off into space thinking about where we’ll go next, my blurred vision focused on a book shelf. Clearing on a black binding, I suddenly realized the season.

I drew it from its spot, wedged firmly between other versions of the same book in different formats and different languages. Flipping open the cover, I remembered why I had this treasure. The volume that caught my attention, didn’t originally belong to me. It does now, by default.

I’ll stress this up front. My love gave me gifts. The gift of acceptance, the gift of care; gifts of hope and light that meant a lot to me then, but even more to me now. The greatest of all these – love – has always been there, remains and endures.

I reiterate these truths from a season past:

I don’t want to own false grief.

I’m not happy about losing Jeff. I’m not angry, either.

I’m not questioning, “Why?” I know why, and I’m thankful.

I don’t want to own false hope.

I want to have faith that where I am headed will someday make sense to me, and maybe to some others.

I don’t want to own the responsibility of false vision, knowing all that lies ahead.

I want to affirm that life’s adventure is a gift, gladly opening each day as such.

I don’t want to own a false sense of security.

I want to believe with my whole soul that, as paths change, they will continue to be clearly marked in my rear-view mirror – under the direction of the only GPS necessary: God’s Positioning System.

 Ephesians 2:6: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (NIV)

 I do believe. I do believe I’ve been gifted. I do believe I’ve been gifted, many times over.

Quote for the Week:

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