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    I have given many items through our local FB gifting group, but today was the first time I got something. A woman was offering up 10 large concrete blocks, and I knew I could use a few of them to solve a problem area where creatures can easily get under my back porch. I usually don't request items because it seems like there are lots of young families in the group who probably need free things more than I do, and I'm more often in the position of needing to get rid of things rather than getting them. These were on offer for over a week and apparently nobody else needed them, so DH and I picked them up this morning. The giver was a young woman who got 4 pairs of pants from me earlier this year, so it's nice to be part of this circle of giving, good for the wallet, the environment and the heart!

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    I'm sure she appreciated getting them out of her way, rr! and it would be nice to be part of a circle like that. nice job on your mom's faucet! today I got our refund for our homeowner's insurance, and a surprise additional $15 refund on our car insurance, with no explanation other than "credit balance refund". So, hey, we'll take it. We already got a refund on autos for our "reworking" of coverage, plus a $50 per vehicle corona virus credit for not driving much. But they've gotten a lot of our money over the years, and very little paid out, so I figure they are still way ahead!

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    Nice deal on the insurance, Early! We just got a $40 total CV credit on our auto insurance for both our cars.
    Jeppy: Good point, it was certainly nice to keep a part out of the waste stream.

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    I got my auto insurance rebate for covid and it was half the typical amount, so I guess I am paying half of what other people are for auto insurance. Keeping my car past the 100,000 mile mark is working out so far.

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    We didn't get anything back from our car insurance for COVID-19, so I suppose anyone who has is doing okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    We didn't get anything back from our car insurance for COVID-19, so I suppose anyone who has is doing okay.
    We did, although I have no idea why or what it has to do with Covid.
    From our house insurance we got a twenty-five dollar gift certificate to a local restaurant. We have to remember to use it as it expires soon.

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    We got a small one from the car insurance. Tybee, I think the rational on the refunds is that people have not/had not been driving as much and the insurance companies were trying to... hmmm...how to word it "pay it forward"? Whatever - lol.
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    We got 200 back from geigo over a 6 month period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    the rational on the refunds is that people have not/had not been driving as much and the insurance companies were trying to... hmmm...how to word it "pay it forward"?
    Yup. Fewer miles driven ==> fewer claims. Though lately, apparently, people have taken to the highways at "mass quantities" of velocity (more than just the PCH, too; this is widespread among several states).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    Yup. Fewer miles driven ==> fewer claims. Though lately, apparently, people have taken to the highways at "mass quantities" of velocity (more than just the PCH, too; this is widespread among several states).
    Yes, the roadways are definitely changing again - more and more traffic and, I agree, the speeds seem to have increased!!!
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