It’s been a while since my last blog entry. Thank goodness for irritation. Without it I might never have a blog entry. So here’s what’s irritating me right now. It’s those pesky rebate cards.
Over the past few months, I’ve purchased a number of items that qualified for a rebate. These days rather than sending checks, most manufacturers are mailing rebate cards.
Like many people, I took the rebate cards with me when I went to the grocery store or out to eat and inevitably, I had small amounts like $1.23 left on a card; not much by current American standards but enough to irritate me.
I wouldn’t just toss $1.23, but with so little left on the cards, I sat them aside. After all, what can you buy for $1.23? Then one day I was headed out to get gas and I thought, let me try those pesky little cards at the pump. Fortunately, I live in a state where you pump your own gas so I didn’t have to ask a gas station attendant to use three different cards to get me $5.34 worth of gas and I was able to redeem my rebate cards with minimal embarrassment.
Going forward, rather than carrying a little sticky note pad around to write down the balance, I’ll take rebate cards to the pump, gas up for the full amount and call it a day ‘cause like most of you. I have a lot more pressing things to worry about that the $20.00 on my rebate card.
Hopefully something else will irritate me again soon so I can be better about my blog entries.
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