Savings Chart Update Week 44: Redeemed Earned Credit Card Reward Money to Snag Kid’s Fishing Game = $18.99 in Savings
As I mentioned in last week’s savings chart article my son was able to pick up a Mega Bloks Train Set since he’s been so well behaved lately (knock on wood hard!) 🙂 Well, in all honesty what he really wanted was a fishing game that he plays with each time we go to the library. My husband and I searched and searched but Toys R Us did not have this fishing game so my son received the block set instead (which he loves by the way). My husband and I both felt pretty bad about not being able to find this fishing game because my son was repeatedly asking for days for his “fishing pole fishing pole!”
Then one day last week I was reconciling our credit card statements and I noticed we had some earned reward money that we had not used. I then asked my husband what he thought if we used some of the earned reward money to buy our son the fishing game which I found on Amazon. Since it made him no difference I went ahead and ordered my son his fishing game. I rarely ever buy my son two toys for no real particular reason, but I could justify this second toy purchase since I consider earned money we receive when we use our credit card as free money. In essence, since we have a cash back credit card we receive money back each time we use it, so this was not money out of our pocket.
So, there you have it my lucky little fella ended up with two rock star gifts in two weeks. Hopefully he’s good till Christmas! If you are wondering, yes my son absolutely loves his “fishing pole”. Though I will warn any parents who buy this fishing game it is fun but creative and rambunctious toddlers can easily turn these fishing poles into weapons!
The Let’s Go Fishing Game currently retails on Amazon for $18.99 and since I am an Amazon Prime member I received free shipping. As I mentioned previously, I redeemed $18.99 in reward money therefore no money was needed out of pocket which brings this week’s savings to $18.99 and my annual savings chart total to $4,596.51. Head over here to check out my Week 1-43 savings chart entries. I encourage you to join me in recording your weekly savings with this free printable savings chart. It is fun to track how much money you can save by making simple, smart money decisions.