Another Money Day

@porwest (14746)
United States
June 2, 2019 11:53am CST
Yesterday the wife and I finally decided to go to the recycling center and turn in some bags of crushed aluminum cans we had accumulated. There were 7 bags, or 101 pounds of cans we turned in. Didn't run off with anything to tell the accountant about. But we still got $40.40 cents out of it. They were currently paying 40 cents per pound. Last time we went we got 50 cents per pound. Still, I'll take what I can get and $40 is $40 we did not have before we turned them in. We also had to pick up a few things at Menards, which is like a Home Depot or Lowes... But better. Among some other things we needed, I picked up a level. I thought I would pay about $60 for it, but found one for $8.99. When we got to the register the ticket spit out a rebate on that level for $8, and so we essentially got it for 99 cents. I'd call that a money day.
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@didinedhia (7584)
• Algeria
2 Jun
that's really good my friend
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
6 Jun
Every little bit helps.
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• Algeria
6 Jun
@porwesttotaly agree with you
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• Rupert, Idaho
3 Jun
Definitely a money day, very nice savings on the level! And that's a nice amount on the cans!
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Yeah, I was happy about the cans. It was 10 cents per pound less than the last time we took some in, but still worth it. The level turned out to be a surprise in both ways.
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• Rupert, Idaho
13 Jun
@porwest And that's a good thing that you can exchange them for money! So that's a good thing:) and always nice to be surprised with things....in a good way!
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
13 Jun
@MommyOfEli2013 I have been turning in cans for years and do quite well with it. A lot of the cans are free as well since I keep a bin by my desk in the office and the guys who drink tons of Monster energy drinks toss them in and I take them home and get the money for them.
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@andriaperry (80836)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Jun
I love those rebates, I have gotten buckets of paint free with those. About 2 weeks ago I was at home depot and bought 1x 4 x 10 for $1.00 each, regular $2.49. I took all they had and that was 24. I saved $35.76. I can`t pile up cans till I have 7 bags, I have no space, but I took in one bag and got $4 last week, they are paying .35 here but it paid for another pack of drinks for Tony.
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@ano460 (235)
• United States
5 Jun
I wonder, I used so see people stocking those cans and packing them in a big bags and that will be the same here...which will be sold for profit, that's nice additional earnings.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
6 Jun
@andriaperry I love the rebates too. A few people have scoffed at them, saying, "Yeah, but you have to use the money in their store." I'm like, so what? It's not like there aren't things I regularly buy at Menards anyway, especially when the 11% rebate thing is going on, AND I have noticed they also still pay 11% on items purchased using rebate checks. So, it's win, win. As for the can thing, any money is good no matter the amount you turn in. The place I go to takes a while so it's better to have more than a few bags to make the time worthwhile. Hope the price for aluminum in your area goes up soon.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
6 Jun
@ano460 I will sometimes take a walk and bring a bag with me to pick up any cans I might find...and you can always find cans lying around. I get my exercise AND make a little extra money to boot. Win, win. Plus the environment gets a little helping hand too. Win, win, win.
@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
2 Jun
Good job
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Thanks. Every little bit puts me one step closer to that retirement, you know.
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@NJChicaa (58728)
• United States
12 Jun
@porwest I feel you
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
@NJChicaa Heck. You are a teacher. You will have one hell of a retirement package. The cans for you would just be gravy.
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• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jun
What a good money day you both had there. I would call it a money too a good one.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
It was. It worked out very well.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jun
@porwest It really sounds good and if they paid over here which they don´t Iwould be picking up all the empty cans I see around.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
19 Jun
@lovinangelsinstead21 It definitely makes for a nice situation.
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@ShifaLk (14144)
• India
3 Jun
That's good day for sure and when we spend money our day actually becomes beautiful
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Spending money for me is not something I necessarily enjoy. It's a necessary evil. But I prefer to save money. BUT, I do enjoy being able to spend the interest and dividends money I already made makes.
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@ShifaLk (14144)
• India
12 Jun
@porwest wow.. Business mind I love to shop
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
13 Jun
@ShifaLk So does my wife. Luckily I know well enough to manage and invest money that I can USUALLY keep up with what she wants to waste...er uh...I mean...spend money on.
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@1creekgirl (16350)
• United States
2 Jun
I love days when I can save money like that. Congrats!
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@ano460 (235)
• United States
5 Jun
Yeah I keep on googling in my brain to recollect if I have done this as at then, I think I did but can't recollect clearly.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
@1creekgirl It FEELS like making money, even if it isn't necessarily...but I will take all of it I can get my hands on.
@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
@ano460 Saving money or cashing in cans?
@resukill22 (12013)
• Philippines
6 Jun
Congrats for both of you
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks. Every penny matters.
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@resukill22 (12013)
• Philippines
11 Jun
@porwest welcome
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@dgobucks226 (17611)
5 Jun
Money, Money and more Money!!!
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Most of my money seems to have a similar personality.
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@dgobucks226 (17611)
14 Jun
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@ano460 (235)
• United States
5 Jun
Well just keep it up. Hustle continues! This another way to reduce environmental hazard and making it clean from those substance, and get paid for doing so.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
It's a bit of a double benefit, isn't it?
@ano460 (235)
• United States
14 Jun
@porwest Oh yeah, it is.
@Corbin5 (146193)
• United States
2 Jun
You really did have a mighty fine money day!!
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Nothing to let the accountant know about. But I'll take it. Now, if I could just find a way to not let the wife know...but she was WITH me so that's no good.
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@Corbin5 (146193)
• United States
13 Jun
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@florelway (6050)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Jun
That's good, it's not something you earn everyday. Whatever is the amount earned it's still money.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
You betcha.
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@Shellyann36 (11607)
• United States
5 Jun
Good for you! I don't know how much we made the last time cans were taken off. Currently, we don't have enough to make another trip though. That level was a great deal!
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
6 Jun
I do remember a few years back when we were getting 85 cents per pound for aluminum. Those were the good old days for sure.
@ShyBear88 (25769)
• United States
2 Jun
That’s awesome!
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Thanks. I thought so too.
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@snowy22315 (68998)
• United States
2 Jun
Cha Ching! I love days like that.
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@porwest (14746)
• United States
12 Jun
Cha-ching is right. I swear, somewhere off in the distance, I heard a cash register ring.
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@CarolDM (29436)
• United States
2 Jun
Sounds like a great day!
@LindaOHio (5066)
• United States
2 Jun
Good deal on the level. We have a lot of cans to take in too.
@Aansh13 (4404)
• India
2 Jun
That's a good day for you....