There was a time when I loathed getting the mail. All I ever got was bills and credit card applications. But not anymore! I'm like a little kid running to the mailbox every day! Days like today are the reason why! Here's a shot of my mailbox goodies... 9 Gerber coupons (sign up on their website www.gerber.com for yours), my (almost) Free Hot Pink & Chocolate business cards from Vista Print (I paid extra for expedited shipping), my All You magazine with $68.55 of coupons inside, and the GRAND FINALE..... a check for $73 from the State of Texas!!! Ok, technically, it's made out to my husband, but you know how it goes, what's mine is mine and what's his is mine. :)
I know you're probably wondering how in the world I got a check from my state at this time of the year. Well, it's simple really. I saw a commercial on Fox News for unclaimed property and did some research and found the Texas Unclaimed Property website. My husband had some unclaimed property from his college days, so I printed out the form, filled it in and he dropped it in the mail. Simple. I think we waited maybe a week and a half and ta-da! A check. A nice little check that will look even better in my pocketbook! LOL! It's actually going towards groceries, but a girl can dream, right?
Check and see if you have unclaimed property. If nothing comes up under your name, look up your spouse, parent, or do your neighbor a favor and look their names up too. I found unclaimed stocks for my deceased Step Father (to be rewarded to my mom, his beneficiary), and $100 for my deceased Grandmother (to be rewarded to my mother in law, her beneficiary).
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