I love the original post but am also enjoying everyone’s comments about retirement!
I have just little under $60 in my ibotta account. I usually cash out to my bank account as soon as it reaches $25. This time, I’m saving it for a gift card at P.F. Chang for my b-day later this month (not ready to pull the trigger yet, in case I change my mind 😉). I have just $5 for Amazon from Fetch and $4.15 for Walgreens cash rewards, mainly from doing myWalgreens Health Goals.
I buy Target gift cards when they offer 5 to 10% off for TC - mostly for b-day and holiday gifts, but some of them I use for purchasing household items and prescriptions at CVS inside of Target.
Sometimes I wish I was retired. Still working in IT after 43 years (minus a couple of years between jobs). My latest contract was renewed for another two years plus two one-year extensions. And I do remember the washing machine drives.
The "current" system I am working on has 2 Meg of memory max and up to 32 partitions of memory. Programming in a dinosaur language that went extinct decades ago. But it still works and gets the job done. The only people who knew this system are retired or dead. But I think I have a couple more years left in me.
I have :
Maybe I can retire now!
EDL - Event Driven Language - Developed by IBM in the late 1970's for the IBM Series 1. IBM stopped making the machines in 1984, but the system is still running. Sort of a macro language that calls assembler. Luckily, I don't have to do any assembler.
I worked with EDL briefly in 1984 1985 @ purdue for a manufacturing company on campus as a side gig whilst matriculating. Gladly. I never encountered it again.
The vast majority of what I have done is IMS DB/ DC and COBOL and DB2, SAS, TELON
In the early 1980's, many places used IBM Series 1 computers. Every General Motors plant had one or more to help with testing vehicles that came off the assembly line. The military used them a lot because they could take extreme conditions. They were used in some grocery chains to communicate between the stores and the home office.
There is even a Wikipedia page for the machine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Series/1
Wow guys! I’m so impressed with all of your replies. Pre-paid riches, early retirement plans and the fast cash turnover folks.
You guys are amazing and I’m going to tell you again how lucky I feel to be a part of this group. We are all putting in the effort to reach our personal goals one rebate/discount at a time and we still take the time to share our great deals and finds. I find that so inspiring.
I have 4 $25 restaurant gift cards, 10 in get upside, 10 in fetch, 30 in Shopkick, 19 in CO51, 30 in inbox , 12 in KCB, and 20 in kroger fuel points
I just used my 70 in Belks rewards this week to buy a birthday gift for my grandson, two outfits for my granddaughter, 1 top and 4 pair of capris for myself.
I have a separate bank account that I opened years ago…never used it until I started doing Ibotta. Didn’t want to link our main account…just in case you know….anyway when I cash out it goes in that account. I joined in March and last month I was able to put a hefty deposit on a week family vacation for next year. My earnings from here on out will go to pay for the rest of the owed amount which is about $400 and thereafter will be spending money for gas, food, shopping, etc. Our trip isn’t till the beginning of August 2022 so by then I should have a good amount stashed🤞🏼🤞🏼So it’s like having a prepaid trip I guess 😄😄