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Old 05-16-2016, 04:33 PM   #21
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Free Winery tour and wine tasting at the Messina Hof Winery ("Free" with $600 two night stay at their onsite bed and breakfast).
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:34 PM   #22
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Not exactly "free" but I had a routine preventative medical exam today that didn't cost me anything out of pocket (beyond the premiums already paid, of course).
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:35 PM   #23
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Don't know if this is really "free", but it feels like it.

I had been using Home Depot credit card at its stores, and they would knock off 5% upon request (you have to ask for it, while Lowe's does the same automatically).

About 2 months ago, they stopped this practice. Fine, I just stopped using the card and used my AmEx Blue to get cash rewards. I told the HD cashier, and she agreed with me, saying that "it would teach them".

I recently received a coupon for 10% off a purchase, if I used their card. OK, so they knew that I stopped using their card. I was planning on buying a chop saw to add to my power tool collection. And so, I just did that to get that 10%.

Is that really "free" or not? I always pay off in full each month.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:58 PM   #24
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It's what I paid for and didn't get:


I mean who stole the 30 grams of burger? I'm ticked, that's not even 15 ounces, it says 16. Now I have to go buy another one and weigh it. I only use the scale to divide up patties, thought I was going wacko as the numbers weren't adding up right. Well if the total is off I guess it won't divide proper.
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I'm still working at my academic job. There are too many celebrations to count at this place, complete with excellent appetizers, desserts, and booze. Yes it is a private university so we get lots of wine and beer. Anyway it is rather amazing how many times, especially at the end of the year, the late afternoon celebrations turn into both "free" lunch and dinner for me for the day. Not a bad perk. The downside is that there is usually some rah rah speech from an administrator or two to endure before eating, drinking, and socializing.
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In the mail today was a check for $60.19 which was the settlement of an AT&T Mobility class action suit that I didn't know I was a member of.
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Recently, my brother got a check for a few $K out of the blue (I forget how much), that he did not know anything about.

It turned out it was the result of a class-action suit settlement, accusing Google, Apple, and some other Silicon Valley of collusion to hold down employee salary.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:42 PM   #29
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IHG Mastercard - I signed up and will be getting 80,000 points after spending $1,000 in three months and a free room each year. (I have 200K IHG points already and 300K points in Mariott). Annual fee is $49.

I'll have enough hotel room points to be able to post in the "travel" thread with the high rollers here.
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I was not billed for my diabetes drug after I changed insurance plans at the start of this year. Not sure if the drug, a Tier 2 drug, was reclassified or not because in the drug plan description the copay dropped from $50 per month to zero (which is what Tier 1 drugs cost). This is a $600 savings per year, pretty good stuff.
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:08 AM   #31
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In the mail today was a check for $60.19 which was the settlement of an AT&T Mobility class action suit that I didn't know I was a member of.

$60? Dang!! I only got $17. And I thought I had the highest AT&T bills.
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Chase Freedom Visa is giving us 5% cash back for spending at grocery stores and wholesale clubs April - June. The max is $75 cash back ($1500 spending), which we will hit easily. The 5% bonuses are already showing up on the statements.
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In the mail today was a check for $60.19 which was the settlement of an AT&T Mobility class action suit that I didn't know I was a member of.
I got one of those "class action suit checks" a few weeks ago but it was from a Farmers Insurance suit, which I didn't know I was part of. I think it was for ~$90. Over the years, I got a few of these from different suits but they were usually for just a few dollars.
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IHG Mastercard - I signed up and will be getting 80,000 points after spending $1,000 in three months and a free room each year. (I have 200K IHG points already and 300K points in Mariott). Annual fee is $49.

I'll have enough hotel room points to be able to post in the "travel" thread with the high rollers here.
That's one of my favorite cards! Easy to find good hotels for low redemptions. Good job!
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Free cup of coffee at Sheetz, a gas pump chain in PA, every tenth cup is on the house, plus 3 cents off every galllon of gas. It is a very convenient stop along the way to my mancave.
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Free Winery tour and wine tasting at the Messina Hof Winery ("Free" with $600 two night stay at their onsite bed and breakfast).
We have some really good wine up here.

As a wine club member I can go to the Cinder tasting room and drink an infinite amount of wine for free, in theory.
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In the spirit of the thread. Went to the gym with DW, we go three times weekly. I learned any extra weight we use is free. I upped several machines 5-10 pounds after figuring that out. Hey in the last 6 months I've doubled how much weight I can lift, all costs the same.☺
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That sucks. It probably included that plastic container.


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I mean who stole the 30 grams of burger? I'm ticked, that's not even 15 ounces, it says 16. Now I have to go buy another one and weigh it. I only use the scale to divide up patties, thought I was going wacko as the numbers weren't adding up right. Well if the total is off I guess it won't divide proper.
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Yeah, maybe she was a new employee and didn't push the "tare" button?
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