Updates to my grocery shopping strategy
- Buying coupon multiples on ebay.
- Using Hot Coupon World for CVS Drugstore sales circular previews and deal discussion.
- Using dealideal.com for deal discussion.
Customers can exchange their tax refund or economic stimulus checks by presenting their check and a government issued I.D. at their local store’s Customer Service center. Customers may purchase a store gift card in $300 increments not to exceed $1,200. Each gift card will be loaded with an additional 10% dollar amount. The additional amount cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol, fuel or tobacco. Customers are allowed to purchase gift cards less than the total amount of their refund with the difference to be given back in the form of cash. The program is limited to one offer per household. Offer is available May 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008. Copyright © 2008 SUPERVALU INC.
|Asset||April 2008||May 2008||Change|
|Credit Card 0% Balance Transfers||0||0||0|
|Total Assets||$575,076||$598,813||$23,737 (4.13%)|
We've had a nice rally in S&P 500 index since my last update, which is up 5.67% during that time:
(chart courtesy of msn.com)
The market had a nice gain over the past month leading up to the FOMC meeting on April 30th. Oil prices continue to rise as it hit yet another all time high today of almost $127 per barrel. I bought my $10k limit of April 2008 issue I Bonds and also stashed some cash in a now extinct one year Patelco CD @ 4.07% APY that will be freed up when my 6 month E-Loan and E*Trade CDs mature in early June.
As I had mentioned earlier, my relationship with the largest client of my IT services S Corporation ended last month. I landed safely with another client a couple of weeks later, so I' not ready to declare the IT business to be in a recession as of yet.
"I don't think you should be using taxpayers' money to advertise, promote and market something that is the most expensive way for the Treasury Department to borrow," says Rep. Ernest Istook Jr., chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Treasury, Postal Service and General Government.
Istook, R-Okla., who authored the bill, won't say whether he wants the savings bond program shut down entirely. "That is not a yes or no question," he says.