Got good news from Progressive today. Our 6 month renewal premium actually went down $17 a month! Woohoo! I think that is the first time EVER I have had it go down for a renewal. We previously had GMAC insurance for over 10 years and it almost always went up every renewal time (you’d think it would gradually decrese a bit, given that the value of the cars are depreciating every year). When we got our “new” cars last spring, I was already paying $340 a month and knew it would only go up from there by adding a vehicle, plus of them a 2011 (even though it was used to us). I did an online quote search and got better coverage – all for $278 a month. Then I got it down to $260 by sending in Ds’s grade transcripts. Now my 6 month renewal is next month and it will be another $17 cheaper. Of course, something else always increases to offset the extra money (as in the Comcast bill) but at least I am at my same monthly budget for total outgoing. Every bit sure helps. And if and when we can ever sell my old car (that’s another, long Dh story) I can take that off the policy and get it even lower. But, on the other hand, when Dd gets her license it will probably go up. Sigh….
I also got a big rock chip in my window driving to work yesterday. Made me so mad. But, I had added windshield coverage on my car, so I think it will be covered to have fixed. I just need to get on that and not procrastinate like I am prone to do.
Other good news this week was our electricity bill for September was less than I budgeted. I think that is a first, too. It’s only $107 and I budgeted $150 (but again, it’s one of those 28 day billing periods too…so next month will probably be way higher. I really don’t know why they can’t just bill once a month – either 30 or 31 days. How hard is that??. But, I’ll take the extra money, especially with Dd’s birthday coming up next month.
I went to RiteAid on Sunday and got in on a few of their deals. I spent $12.15 and got back $11 in UP rewards to use on future shopping, so not bad. Hopefully, I can find stuff to keep rolling the UP rewards into more. I need to stop in a different store on the way home and see if they have the other things the first store was out of. I can use some of the ones I have to pay. I’d like to get the toothpaste and Emergen-C vitamins.