Japan’s 711s are so great. I really miss being able to get onigiri to-go. We used to have Famima stores here in LA that had them, but alas, they are no more.
These are just supposed to be my own favorites, so feel free to chime in with your own, you guys. Obviously, there are plenty more to add to the list :)
A few of you brought up a good point: the Amazon Prime Credit Card offers an even better bonus of 5% cash back. Not everyone wants to open a new card (and the 2% offer doesn’t require you to do so) but if you’re looking for a better incentive, there it is.
Thanks for the interview and for tipping me off to the research—I had no idea!
I love this.
You can follow the same script and I would think they’d be more likely to give it to you, too, since you don’t carry a balance anyway.
To all the “how bout just don’t be in credit card debt” comments:
Always worth checking!
That is awesome. Congrats!
For my part, I negotiated my Internet bill back down and got faster speeds, but I don’t really count that as saving anything since I’m still paying the same amount. But hey, at least I get a better plan.
Whoa, that’s great!
Agreed. If you can swing it, the sooner you can get rid of that debt, the better. Nicely done!
I think it’s still pretty impressive that you successfully negotiated rent, even if you didn’t take it.
Ha! That same price fluctuation happened to me, too, so it’s probably pretty common.
The flip side of that, though (and I read this on US News or something) is that many employers purposely make you feel like negotiating would be weird by suggesting it’s not an option in the first place, but many of them are still prepared to pay you more. Don’t get me wrong, I was always way too scared to ask, but I…
That’s a really good point. I used to avoid talking about my first job as a tech writer when I would interview for editorial writing jobs because I thought it wasn’t relevant. But really, that job taught me how to break down just about any topic and write about it clearly.
That’s a fair point. But even if it may be good sense, that doesn’t mean there’s not judgment involved. I’m not saying it’s wrong or right, it’s just that there’s an impact of bad credit beyond the financial one.
I had to call and ask them to do this the first time, and they said I could also just write “apply to principal” on my checks. You definitely want to look at your balances and double check this because Navient recently got in trouble for applying payments incorrectly. More info here: …
Update: gut bomb.