Christmas is going to stink this year.. :(

A place to discuss anything... except credit cards!
8 posts
andy1088
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:23 pm
Location: New Jersey, United States

Christmas is going to stink this year.. :(

Postby andy1088 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:51 am

No friends or family. No presents. :(
My cards
Chase-Sapphire-$5,000 Freedom-$3,000, Amazon rewards-$700, Slate-$600
Citi- Diamond Preferred-$4,000, Thank you-$2,500
Discover IT-$2,500
Bank of America cash rewards-$2,000
Capital one newcomer rewards-$500


jeffysdad
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:32 pm
Location: Texas

Postby jeffysdad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:34 am

Sorry, Andy. That's a drag. I've spent a few of the big holidays alone and even though it's lonely, it can also be really relaxing. Go outside and walk around and enjoy how quiet it is. It's probably the quietest day of the year. There's probably some volunteer work you could do on Christmas day, meals for homeless, etc. Too many people let marketers and corporate interests tell them what kind of holiday they should have. You're the one who should decide, and there's nothing wrong with being alone if you make something of it.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

FutureBillionaire
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1589
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:37 pm
Location: Down South

Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:07 am

I would suggest volunteering and visiting with a local church. Also, remember the reason for the season!
Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape

Hepsta
Green Member
Green Member
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:14 pm
Location: FL

Postby Hepsta » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:11 am

Right on, Jeffysdad! Andy, I've spent a couple past holidays alone and went to our city's Childrens hospital to help pass out presents three years ago...and have done it each year since, this time with friends. My troubles and worries go far away when I help someone who is having a tougher time than me, especially a child...and there are lots of those when I open my eyes up. You might want to consider checking it out now in case they have a background check policy.

When I feel down or have a case of the poor me's I go help another person. Usually always does the trick to get outside of myself.

A great man told me as a boy that if I want to amass wealth I need to be generous with my money and if I want to be happy then it's best to help another achieve their happiness. If you have a chance to volunteer you just might meet a new friend, be welcomed into an extended family, and receive the gift you want.

Good luck to you. Hepp
American Express Gold Card - NPSL (05/12)
Discover More. 10k (01/01)
Bank Americard Cash Rewards MC 10k 12/12
Capital One Venture Visa. 7.5k (03/12)
Chase Freedom Visa 6k (5/12)
MC Citi Platinum Select. 500 [I]03/12

RTG GE 3.5k 07/12

Midori
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:25 am
Location: TX

Postby Midori » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:41 am

Is there a local Toys for Tots you can help out with? A food pantry? A soup kitchen?

I agree with the others... don't focus on "not getting" or "not being with"... focus on giving of yourself to improve someone else's sad or lonely Christmas.

For me, personally--- my favorite Christmases are the ones where I get to go to a really awesome Midnight Mass. It helps me put everything else into perspective and just sort of introspect, if that makes sense. Whatever your beliefset or lack-of-beliefset, find yourself some atmosphere and introspect.

User avatar
Snowman
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 630
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 10:10 pm
Location: North Los Angeles County

Postby Snowman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm

I get to go to work on Christmas, but it's fine. I usually don't celebrate Christmas, so to me it is just another regular day.
Bank Of America: BankAmeriCard Cash Rewards-4.2k
Citi: Forward-4.5k American Airlines Advantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard 9/6/15-4K
Discover: More-7k
Amex BCE.2k- Amex SPG-5k
Chase: Freedom-5kSouthwest Rapid Rewards Plus- 3.6k
Capital one: Venture one-10,000, Visa Signature.

sakhalin
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 249
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:55 pm
Location: West Coast

Postby sakhalin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:30 pm

My family doesn't really celebrate Christmas either. I'll be working all holiday season and on both Xmas Eve and Xmas. For the past couple of years I would get excited to give a present to someone special, but that's not happening this year.
AMEX BCE ($20,000), Citi Forward ($6,800), Discover IT ($5,250), BoA Travel Rewards ($1,800)

Money card
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1361
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 pm
Location: New York state

Postby Money card » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:10 pm

I certainly feel bad for Andy. I wish there was something I could say or do for him.



Return to “The Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests