Nice Surprise Today.

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
August 24, 2012 6:12pm CST
I carried my car to the dealership to get the oil changed in it today. I really hate doing that but u gotta' do what u gotta' do, lol. They had given me a little tab thing to go on my keychain & every time they punch a hole in it but i didn't know what it was for & never asked, duh.When the guy came to tell me it was done & brought my keyes to me he had a new little tab thingy for me. He said there will be no charge today. I was shocked!! Nice way to save money that i hadn't planned on saving. Saving is hard to do nowadays, i think. Can u save money in this day & time?
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24 responses
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
25 Aug 12
Oh, you got free oil for your car? really? it is so nice when you can get free oil and service like that. and for sure you could save money..something nice always come like that
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Yes, i did. Was really a nice surprise. Happy weekend to u.Thanks for responding.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
28 Aug 12
I wish i can get free thing like that today...
@nupur123 (392)
• Hyderabad, India
25 Aug 12
I also received a good surprize on mothers day by my daughter. I never thought of it as she is onlt 3 years but this was all planned by my hubby . They gave me a good surprize by gifting me a bundle of flowers and a sweet cake in which happy mothers day was written.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Awwww, that was so sweet of your husband to plan that. Know it made your day. Thanks for responding. Happy weekend to u & your family.
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
25 Aug 12
hi dear Antiquelady there are some places like this here, not car dealership I guess but coffee places etc. Buy 9 get one free or bakeries do that too, get 9 breads and no 10 is free then when you have these neat little stamps on the card........
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
GOOD DEAL, we have to take advantage of any deals we can get.Thanks for your response. hugs.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
25 Aug 12
i really find it difficult to save a single penny nowadays in this fast world.so i think it was really shocked and surprised to do that.so always try to save money wherever you find its being used useless,but thats its highly impossible nowadays
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. It is very hard to save especially since i had to quit work before i meant to. There is always that rainy day around the corner so u have to watch what u are doing w/your money.Happy weekend .
@Shellyann36 (9214)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Wow that was a great surprise! I save as much money as I can on a daily basis. I line dry our clothes, try to cook at home instead of eating out, turn off all unnecessary lights and electronics and try to reduce, reuse & recycle as much as I can. I clip coupons and hit the sales etc. Every little bit helps.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. It sure was nice. U sound like me, i do most all those things to.U goota' do what u gotta' do to make ends meet.
@marguicha (92178)
• Chile
25 Aug 12
Those unexpected gifts, however small, many times make our day, Jo. I´m glad you were not charged and I bet your happiness was not only due to the money you saved. At those times, I feel as I´d won the lottery
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Sure made my day. Thanks for responding. I have always loved surprises, nice ones anyhow.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
24 Aug 12
That's great! I'm going to be saving a lot of money tomorrow. A co-worker of mine told me that JC Penney salon is doing free kids hair cuts this month, so I called and made an appointment for my 4 younger kids who are all in desperate need of hair cuts! Just in time for back to school!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Good for u. That's really something for them to be offering free haircuts.Thanks for responding. Have a good weekend.
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@luxlyangels (1286)
24 Aug 12
Do you mean he changed the oil and there was no charge? That's almost impossible, anyways saving money is the most interesting and wise thing a human being can do.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
That's what i mean, didn't cost me a penny.Guess it's just a promo they have.It is very good to save, there's always a rainy day in your life. Don't save much since i had to retire tho. Have a good weekend.
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• United States
25 Aug 12
I find ways to save me some money all the time. I make it my point to do this and now I am paying off bills better than before. I always paid my bills but now I can pay more money to my bills.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Good for u. I think it's very hard to save nowadays. Since i had to retire before i meant to i don't save any money anymore but try to watch my p's & q's on what i spend.. Thanks for responmding. Hope your weekend is going well.
@eagletrek2 (5166)
• Kingston, New York
25 Aug 12
hi ever go to a deli a they give you a card when like you buy 5 subs then you get the last one free the oil chnage plzce might have a lot of compition in your area and that what there doing what the sub shop del do ok have a good day.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. I guess they told me at the time what the tab was for but i have had it for years, lol & sure didn't remember nor was i expecting something nice like that. Happy weekend to u.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
25 Aug 12
That is a very nice surprise. Its a great surprise to get something new.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
tHANKS FOR RESPONDING. Hope u are having a good weekend.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Aug 12
Wasn't the car a bit too heavy to carry all the way to the dealership? You certainly do have to love nice surprises like that don't you. The problems with trying to save money in today's consumerist society is that everywhere we look, we are being bombarded with more ways to spend our money. Saving can be easy if you choose to ignore all those distractions like trying to keep up with the Joneses and choose to live a more simplistic lifestyle.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
There u go, lol. Guess that's a term us southerners use.. It was a great surprise. There is no way for me to save money anymore since i have not been able to work in 7 YEARS. i LIVE A VERY SIMPLE LIFE & AM JUST THANKFUL I STILL AM ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS.Thanks for responding.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
25 Aug 12
woo hoo! I love those surprises!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
ME TO. Thanks for your woo hoo, lol.
@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
25 Aug 12
That's wonderful! Especially when you are a person on a fixed income.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
U got that right. Thanks for responding. Happy weekend to u.
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
You got your oil changed for free!!! That's so nice of them. I wish I could have that same "no charge deal" here in my place. Saving is hard to do nowadays as you said but you got one without a hint. I don't really know how and when I could save that way. Time is hard but thank God there still some pleasant surprises such as that one. Enjoy your weekend dear!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
I sure did, sure was nice.Thanks for responding. Times are hard but we can look around & see people worse off than we are. I think i am very blessed to have things as good as i do. Hope u have a great weekend.
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
I remember when I use to drink coffee in starbucks. They have also this kind of perks where if you regulary drink coffee they will punch this card and you will get a limited edition starbucks coffee planner for free. Its nice that establishments give this kind of things for their loyal customers.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
IOt is very nice indeed. I need al;l the help i can get, lol.Thanks for responding. Happy weekend to u.
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@BarBaraPrz (19622)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Aug 12
Well, that was a pleasant surprise but how did you manage to carry your car? Are you Super Girl in disguise?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
I sure am & now everybody knows, lol. U just don't understand how us hillbillies talk. U are the second person to say something about that. I want mention y'all are yankess or anything rude like that..Thanks for responding.
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• United States
25 Aug 12
Two weeks ago, I took our car into Midas for a free diagnostic. The estimate they gave me was for slightly more than $900! My heart sank, since we don't have the money and we haven't even owned the car for six months! Well, my boyfriend and I agonized for several days, and then I came up with the idea to call our former mechanic. That estimate was for just over $600, better, but we still had no idea how to come up with the money. Last week, Jim's brother sent me a text message. He said he found the parts we needed on eBay. I was hesitant, since neither of us know how to do the repair work. And while our neighbor helped out fixing a broken window motor (this car is a money pit!), I asked him if he knew how to do the work. He said yes, but then went on to say he needed a garage to have the car out of the weather. I was bummed, but felt it was worth mentioning to Jim. That's when he reminded me of the garage we're renting for storage! Now I'm just waiting to see our neighbor to ask if he was able to get the parts ordered. We're going to give him a gift card for a restaurant and offer to babysit his daughter so that he can have a date night with his wife. We've already got a gift card we'll give them, and it probably won't cost more than $150 or $200 for the parts! So we've managed to save more than 75% on much-needed car repairs! One can find ways to save, although it's not always this easy. Sometimes it takes some creative research (like me), but it does take being patience to continue the search. I'm happy that your car dealer gave you a free oil change-that's a great perk these days! They know that because they gave you a free oil change, you'll be more likely to recommend them to others.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
25 Aug 12
Good for u for doing so much research & coming up w/a good solution to your car problems.I hope everything works out fine for u. Sounds like u may have bought a lemon. I have done the same thing many times & it's the pits to constantly have trouble w/your car.I have been so lucky[knock on wood] w/the last car i bought , almost afraid to brag on it,. Thanks for responding.
• United States
25 Aug 12
It was definitely a lemon, in my opinion. To have EVERYTHING falling apart within a week (fuel filter, window motor, both front wheel hubs and a radiator full of sealant) does NOT make me happy. But we were in a position where we had no choice at the time (2 weeks after we sold my old car, the front axle broke!). We're going to stick it out for the time being, and then find something more economical. Glad someone has better luck with cars!
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Aug 12
oh my gosh the front axle wow years bak this h appened to us with a lemon of a car and we were about to make a right turn when it happened. om my the cars piled up behind us on the busiest street in Costa Mesa,. two heroic young police officers' risked life and limb to push our car around the cornet to a service station garage. they even joked about being sure their life insurances were intact. I was so pleased with the way they helped us and it was awful to have stopped all that traffic.Some cars might be new but they are real lemons,. this was years back. I am now widowed and have no car.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
26 Aug 12
That is awesome! That is the kind of thing that just totally makes your day! I love it when something like that happens out of the blue, especially if it happens at a time where you're doing something you aren't really happy to be doing.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Thanks for responding. My sentiments exactly.It's a shame that things like this don't happen more often to us.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Yep!
• India
26 Aug 12
Hi friend, good to hear about this, so you saved some money with the help of this guy. Really every one will be surprised if they got this kind of free service to their car
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Hi There, thanks for responding. Every little bit helps around my house. Hope u have a good Sunday.