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Yippee! Getting a free (or almost) leaf blower soon

May 13th, 2006 at 04:42 pm

I know I shouldn't count my chickens before they're hatched, but if all goes well...

I'd called Discover Card to either cancel the card, or keep it if they offered me a deal to stay. They offered $20 in rewards after my first purchase.

The $20 just showed up. I can take the cash, or get a gift card worth $25, so I requested a gc for Ace Hardware. I was there today, and saw several leaf blowers priced at less than $30. I also have a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon for Ace in my Entertainment Book. And I just joined the Helpful Hardware club thing, so when I "buy" the thing, I'll also earn points.

It won't be the blower/vac model I was drooling over awhile back, but it will be free, or nearly so.

As opportunities like this keep coming up, I keep thinking about the book, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. What a role model for matching your talents with the opportunities you have, to get what your family needs and wants. If you haven't read it, do! (Have some tissues handy.)

2 Responses to “Yippee! Getting a free (or almost) leaf blower soon”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    That was a good book

  2. eisor Says:

    Loved the book! I read it a couple years ago. Just thought I'd let you know that it was made into a movie and it just came out on DVD. I didn't think the movie was as good as the book, but it was pretty accurate.

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