Friday, September 19, 2008

okay.. sooo I totally forgot to tell you all this...

I finally had a chance to balance my checkbook Tuesday. I got the statement the first week of September probably the 4th. I had thrown the statement in a pile of bills and other stuff and forgotten I had gotten it.

when I was in a financial downward spiral I hated money so much my favorite balancing the checkbook activity became my worst enemy and I didn't balance the checkbook for almost 18 months. We finally got our *stuff* together Labor Day weekend 2007 and it took me around 3 hours to get all the past months balanced. Luckily, I had entered two debits twice one month and had not added one of my husbands paychecks another month so we had a very nice cushion. The extra money was also the head start on our debt war.

Since then I've been pretty *anal* for lack of better word about getting those babies balanced the second they walk in the door. It only takes 15 minutes at the most and I love balancing to the penny. I found the statement accidentally when cleaning/organizing and went to balance it immediately.

I'm going through checking off my deposits, ok no issues. Next was my checks, yes I still write checks for a few bills. Everything checked out okay.. Last come all my debits.. and as you all know from being in CVS and WAGS a few times a week and sometimes doing 2-5 transactions those statements can get quite lengthy with $1.18 debits.

So I get through everything and realize somehow I had entered 2 transactions twice and had not entered 2 other transactions. Not sure how that happened I must have looked at those both flip flopped one day or something. Oh well.. Got those entered and was still off.. hmmm so I'm sorta scanning through each page of my statement and I see a CVS transaction that is BLACK.. hmmm debits are colored BLUE what is this? Sure enough I have a CVS transaction that they paid me 43 cents BACK to my account!!

Here is the weird thing.. I dug up the receipt from that transaction and it seriously is confusing because my total balance was negative 10 cents but then my tax would have been 53 cents so I'm confused how they paid me the 43 cents???
anyone?? Bueller?? Bueller??

6 comments:

*Hippie* said...

That is CRAZY!!!! lol I have never heard of that before!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

okay good I'm glad I'm not ONLY one confused on this one! lol!

Queen of the Urban Jungle said...

the cashier must have made a mistake when she rang your card, voided the card (but not the transaction) and did it again right? maybe??

jskell911 said...

Wow, good for you. Hey, understood or not, why argue with them paying YOU! Great deal

Lisa B. said...

I've never heard of that either. Good for you!

Jamie said...

That's so weird that you mentioned that... every once in awhile I will have a credit in my account from CVS that was not expected. I haven't really gone through my receipts to research it so I'm not sure why that's happening either.