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Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty: Criminal Check

Deals That Are Nifty by Sister Thrifty

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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Criminal Check

Hey everyone!
It's that time of year again....fresh strawberries in season! If you're lucky enough to live in Carlsbad then you've seen them growing in the fields. You can pick your own at the fields, but if you want to save money and time you can go straight to their warehouse on the corner of Palomar Airport Road & Aviara Parkway. It's that yellowish building with a "Guimarra" sign outside. I paid only $7 last week for an entire flat!
Woohoo! Stock up for making all that jam and strawberry shortcake.
You may already know that Costco Wholesale, BJs and Sam’s Clubs all offer credit card services for businesses. They offer great rewards cards for business owners, so check them out. In addition, Wal-Mart is now offering a Discover credit card. There is no annual fee, and there is a 1 percent rebate for anything you buy. In addition, there is a 3 percent rebate on gas, which equates to about 5 cents off a fill up. I know that's not big bucks, but every penny adds up! It’s got the major oil companies quaking, and we’ll see how it works out.
I know, this isn't a money-saving tip, but something I thought you all should know about. Hey, I'm a sue me. I've told you all about the Megan's Law website where you can check out any criminals living in your
area, and here's another one: Enter your zip code
and you'll get a big list (unfortunately) of sex offenders living in your
area. If you click on each person's name you'll get a physical
description, what crimes they have committed, and oftentimes an actual address. EESH! I noticed that most of the offenders in my zip code live in
apartments. If I lived in an apartment building, I would definitely check
out this web site to see if any of these scumbuckets lived in my complex.
More bad news for apartment dwellers...Hundreds of people have unknowingly agreed to pay for cable TV when they sign their rental contracts, according to the New York Times. The cable companies are having trouble getting new subscribers because nearly everyone who wants pay television already has it.
So, cable companies are negotiating deals with apartment managers who then attach a "pass through" cable charge in tenants' leases. The Times called what’s happening "Pay Twice TV." So, you need to check your lease to find out what you're paying for. About 85 percent of American households pay for either satellite or cable. That means 15 percent of people have "rabbit ears" or no television at all. It’s also happening in condominium complexes, which could be a potentially good thing for homeowners. Bulk deals can save owners a great deal of money. If you're a renter, you must read your lease!
If you have more photographs than time to scrapbook them, contact Amy Hartung, who charges a modest fee to do it for you. She also has openings for childcare in her home right now. Her e-mail address is
I'm really excited to be able to go to the annual Women's Conference in Utah this week! I've never been before but I've heard women say wonderful things about it for years. In addition to all of the classes and performances that are offered, it's also the largest gathering of women to provide service
projects for world humanitarian aid! Very cool. You'll be able to view a
few sessions on certain cable & satellite stations. For more info, check out
Well, that's it for today! Have a marvelous week!
Sister Thrifty


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