Oct 11th, 2012 by Jennifer Lynn
Woo-hoo, I am paying a bill and it is not making me grumpy!
Okay. I totally get that I should not be this excited over bills—especially now that my finances are in flux—but to be honest, I was completely over the moon to pay my Discover Black card bill this month. Which is totally a refreshing change from the twisted funk that bill paying usually puts me in.
It all started a few weeks ago when a promotional offer from Discover card arrived in the mail and was stashed on the coffee table for future consideration/shredding. And then for days the offer sat, glaring menacingly at me.
How dare you neglect me, you troglodyte? it hissed. I am to be used and indulged in!
The offer from Discover was to spend $1,000 by October with my newly minted Black card and then receive $100 cash back from my purchase. So finally I spent the obligatory
$1,000 $1,750 and immediately paid the bill off in full.
Today my checking account was credited $100. Oh, and THIS arrived in the mail from a private collector:
Isle of Man 1 oz. gold Angel coin. My preciousss.
- Essentially I just received $100.00 off the spot price of gold for this remarkable Isle of Man gold coin, with the total cost being $1,650.
- I am fairly confident my gold Angel will appreciate (or retain its value) over the next few years much better than having those funds sit in a savings account with paltry interest rates. Eventually this piece will be converted into more tangible financial assets (dividend-paying stocks, income property, capital toward my own business, etc.)
- And if gold plummets and the price shrivels for the next twenty years, Lexi just inherited a gorgeous gold piece to use at her discretion at some point in the future.
Well played, Discover. Well played.
(Stop sending me offers, now. Please.)