I received a letter in the mail from Sprint (my cell phone provider). Normally, I just throw solicitations away. But for some reason, I opened this one and read it. It said that to thank me for my business I could receive a $100 credit for extending my contract for 2 more years. And if I called before September 14th, I would receive an additional $15. So I thought, why not? I call and see what this is about. So I call the provided number (877-217-3471) which did not count against my minutes (added bonus) and I asked about it. The nice girl said, "Sure! No problem! Let me put you on hold real quick while I apply that to your account."
After I was taken off hold, she informed me that since I had just renewed my contract in June, that I wouldn't have to extend it, but would still get the $100 credit to my Sprint bill. I couldn't believe it!
"So what you're telling me is that you'll give me $100 just for calling you?"
So I now have $115 credit on my Sprint bill just for calling a number off a little flyer. (You might try it too if you have Sprint).
After I cashed in on the cell bill, the fam and I headed over for a little Grocery Game shopping. I stocked up on Toaster Strudel, Eggos, Aquafresh and a few other goodies. My total before coupons and such:
I walked out paying
which is $67.19 savings.
Now I know you're thinking, Muggle, you've done better. But there is more my friend. With my qualifying purchases, I received $12.50 off my next shopping trip. AND I will receive $10 back in a mail-in rebate. So I actually made money on the deal. Not too shabby! Plus they had my favorite flavor of Toaster Strudel, Cinnamon Roll which I can rarely find.