Lately I've been in the mood to save money. I guess it's a good mood to be in :) Last month we had to buy a new phone for Tom since his old one died. There was a $50 rebate on the phone, which I was excited to put into savings as soon as we got it. I forgot that Verizon has struck a deal with the credit card devils or decided to do their own part to stimulate the economy. Instead of a nice $50 check addressed to me, we got a prepaid $50 Visa debit card. But they can't trick me! I deposited $50 of our weekly budget into savings and used the $50 rebate card for our regular weekly purchases. Every little bit counts!