Today I had to take my car into America's Tires to get my flat fixed. Nothing is free - even with a warranty I ended up paying $18. Still it's minimal when compared to what I would have to pay for a brand new tire.
After that I stopped at Costco to get a box for my recycling. No box says free like a Costco box. Since Office Depot was in the same complex I had 3 lbs of paper shredded there for FREE. Then I went home and gathered up all my recyclable cans and bottles and headed for the recycling place. I waited in the drive for 10 minutes in Anaheim and then ... I received a piece of paper for $4 and change. Nice way to make $. I did not have to leave my car until I had parked and walked up to the cashier to get my cash.
Since I have no job to go to, I stopped by at Staples on my way home and picked up their .01 realm of paper. Since I was running low on paper I checked my online Staples coupons and found I could purchase a box of paper for $14.29(?) after rebate. I went ahead and did this.
While at Staples I noticed that you could have 5 lbs of paper shredded for free with online coupon! I went ahead and took advantage of this. I still have many lbs of paper in my car that need to be shredded but this is a good way to begin the shredding process. I love free services.
The Staples guy took my cart to my car and unloaded the paper carton and my other purchases into it also for free. There is a good reason to go to Staples.
Once I arrived home I went ahead and filled in my easy rebate information so I could get my rebates after my purchases at Staples. Meanwhile I was able to earn points via my AMEX card for my purchases. Points that can be applied towards gift cards in the future.