Friday's Circle of Friends - September 28

circle of friendsI just wanted to put this post together for tomorrow (Friday) before my husband and I head out shopping. Shopping you say? Yes.

You see in 2006 we bought a new bed. A pillow top plush mattress and box spring.

The set automatically came with a 10 year warranty.

Two years after buying it it felt uncomfortable and we called the store we bought it at to talk about our options.

They sent out a technician to inspect the mattress and to measure the indents in the mattress. Apparently if the indents on the mattress are 1.5 inches deep or more, and the mattress is not torn, stained or tampered with, the warranty deems that the mattress is defective and the manufacturer replaces the mattress with a current model.

So in 2008 they shipped us a new mattress to replace the first one.

Now, 4 years later, it is quite uncomfortable again.

Initially we went shopping for a new bed but when we saw that the prices started at $2,500 and went up to $6,000 we thought about the warranty program. We have 2 years left on the original mattress set.

So this week a new technician measured the mattress and again we qualify for a brand new mattress. And that is what we are going shopping for tonight. Because the store gets new models every year, we get to go and pick out a brand new bed without spending a dime. Yeah!

But I couldn't leave without highlighting my Friday Circle of Friends. Here are some interesting posts that my friends published this past week on their blogs. Check them out!

Have you ever dreamed of living and working in the Caribbean? Well right now Cat is doing just that. Check it out: A Day In The Life: 2012 Updated Version By: Cat @ Budget Blonde

What will help you get out of debt faster? Cutting your expenses or increasing your income. Read this post on how to manage your debt the same way successful businesses manage their debt. How to Fix Your Rotten “Get Out of Debt” Plan By: Average Joe @ thefreefinancialadvisor

Where do you plan to travel to one day? Drop that Debt talks about how she is saving her money to travel to Scotland, Thailand, and more, in Traveling.

Kim @ Eyes On The Dollar has been keeping us up-to-date on how well her and her husband are doing in regard to renovating a home that they bought and plan to rent out quite soon. Check out their progress: Rental Property Series: Finding Hidden Treasures.

PlungedinDebt shares her menu plan and how she goes about reducing her weekly grocery bill while still cooking delicious meals in How We Eat On $300.00/month- My Meal Planning Guide.

American Debt Project is always looking for new ways to make more money. This week she talks about a new idea she has had since attending FinCon12. She also includes a review of the conference in BILO #FinCon12 Edition: Conference, Special Event or Festival Owner.

Sean @ One Smart Dollar talks about dating and saving money in his post How to Go On Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap.

Money Bulldog moved to a new home last week and wrote a post that caught my attention: Will Moving To A Nicer Area Lower Insurance Premiums?

Happy Friday!



    • Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      Sean @ One Smart Dollar 09/28/2012 11:02 a.m. #

      Thanks a lot for including me this week. Have an awesome weekend

    • Money Bulldog

      Money Bulldog 09/28/2012 3:18 p.m. #

      Hey Sicorra, enjoy your shopping spree! Thanks for the mention.

    • Gillian -- Drop that Debt

      Gillian -- Drop that Debt 09/28/2012 8:42 p.m. #

      Thanks so much for including me ! Greatly appreciated. Have a good weekend !

    • mrsplungedindebt

      mrsplungedindebt 09/28/2012 8:50 p.m. #

      This is very interesting because we have a new-ish mattress that we got almost 3 years ago but it's been driving us nuts for over a year. I never thought about calling to find out if there's any warranty or product replacement on it....hmm. Thanks for the link loving too!

    • Kim@Eyesonthedollar

      Kim@Eyesonthedollar 09/28/2012 10:23 p.m. #

      Thanks again for the mention. When I see you Friday post I always think of that song "Circle of Friends" and I can hear it in my head, but I just can't remember who sings it. I'm too tired to google, but I'm going to find out before next week!

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 09/29/2012 10:57 a.m. #

      You are welcome you guys!! Love sharing out your blogs!

      @mrsplungedindebt - I hope you find out that you do have a warranty for replacement for your mattress. They are so expensive these days to buy new.

      @Kim - Wow, I've never heard that song either. Let me go look too. I actually have the candle holder that is in the pic too.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 09/29/2012 11:06 a.m. #

      @Kim - I just looked on YouTube and Circle of Friends is also the title of a movie that was set in Ireland in the 1950s. I think I need to watch it :-)

    • Marissa @ Thirty Six Months

      Marissa @ Thirty Six Months 10/01/2012 10 a.m. #

      I'm pretty sure that I'm the worst person at keeping track of all my warranty information. This just gave me something to do this week.

    • Catherine

      Catherine 10/05/2012 2:53 p.m. #

      I called the furniture place today, it's looking good for us to get a new bed, I should know either way soon! Whoo!

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