Thursday, October 11, 2012


Okay.....I usually don't use my blog to get on a soap box but I wanted to share something that happened to me and hope that you haven't had the same thing happen to you!!

First things first though!  Please continue to keep my mother in law in your thoughts and prayers. She is still in the hospital - a rehab hospital now to regain some of her strength. She ended up with C-Diff which I'm sure some of you have heard of and has been fighting each day to get better and better so that she can go home!  I'm one blessed lady to have such a wonderful Mother in LOVE! I truly do adore her!!

Today her and my Father in LOVE celebrated 55 years of MARRIAGE!!

Okay, so now the soap box - jumping on so hold tight!

How often do you check your cell phone bill for misc. charges?

Well, thankfully my husband is on top of each and every account, bill, etc. that we have. Thankfully we don't have many but of the ones we do he can tell you exactly how much it should be each month - me on the other hand - I think because he is on top of it I usually don't worry about it too much.
 :( Sad I know.

Well, my husband noticed that our bill was about $10 more than it should be - got online to check the data usage, etc. and my phone had an extra charge of $9.99 because of something I signed up for?

Well, if it's one thing I don't do - that is sign up for things on my phone.

HOWEVER, I remembered when he mentioned the charge that I had been getting some text messages with TIPS each day. Wasn't quite sure how or why so I didn't give it much thought.  WELL....when hubby called Verizon they said that I had a charge because of this prize/tip text msg. thing that started last month. ????

I didn't sign up for anything.
I didn't request to receive these texts.
I didn't sign up for TIPS - although I did learn that you can sharpen your pencil sharpener by wrapping aluminum around a pencil and putting it into the sharpener - great tip - but wasn't worth $10's the clencher!!! Companies can send you these texts and you have to OPT OUT of them in order to not get charged. I usually leave text msgs. in my phone for some time so I went back and sure enough at the end of the text that was sent with a TIP there it said "text STOP" to opt out or you'll be charged $9.99.  REALLY.  How is this legal? I didn't ask for these yet they can be sent to my phone and charged to my bill if I don't take the time to OPT OUT?!?!?! 

So....make sure to check your bill closely. If you have been getting these texts and not sure why - read them closely and OPT OUT if you don't want to pay $9.99 a month.

Okay, enough about that!

I have been pretty much glued to my chair painting, glittering, painting, and glittering some more for Christmas Made In The South in Macon, GA the first weekend in November. My friend Nicole and I (Personalize M.E.) are doing that event and then two weeks later we're doing the Mistletoe Market which will be held at the GA National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA. 
If you live local come out and see us!

Back to the painting chair!
Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

OMG Sandy - I ran across that in my Credit Card statement and had to fight that charge but never heard of it with the cell phone - Thank you for the info. Have a great CMIS and MM -