Monday, March 17, 2014
I almost threw away $200
I only have 2 credit cards that don't have on-line statements. My Kohl's card and my Costco AMX. (Kohl's because its so infrequently used that I want the paper statement since it only comes when a charge has been made.... and Costco AMX because of the rewards money we get once a year.)
Since I'm always tracking our expenses and checking our accounts at least twice a week for any errors, when our paper statements come in, I generally toss them to the shredder...
I'm really glad our shredder broke at the end of last month because our Costco AMX rewards check was in there. In fact the statement has been sitting on the couch for a month because the shredder was out of commission.
It wasn't until this morning when I was cleaning up that I finally opened it... and there was a pretty check for $212.56. I almost didn't see it and only looked for it when the glossy paper telling me the check was in there was visible.
To think I almost tossed it....
I don't know why I forget those things come in the mail every February and not in August when I pay the annual costco renewal fee.
***shakes head in shame***
But unexpected windfalls are nice!