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Frustration and more found money

September 5th, 2018 at 08:55 am

My last entry was about found money so to speak. I received a debit card from the hospital that overcharged me $200 almost two years ago. As a couple of you mentioned, they should have paid me interest because If I had been two years late in paying, I would have paid interest. No kidding.

Well, yesterday DH and I took the debit card to our bank which happens to be the bank the debit card supposedly was issued from. I wanted to put th money in savings. There is a branch manager we deal with and he is a good guy. He asked if I had activated the card and I said yes. Well, long story short, I had to use an ATM to get the money. We don't use ATMs so he had to help us with that. And then we were charged $2.50 to get the money. Even he was surprised at that. He said the hospital uses these debit cards instead of using checks, but somehow it really isn't affiliated with their bank. Grrr. I emailed the hospital this morning expressing my distaste for this, between the lost interest and the cost of using the ATM. Honestly, I was afraid of using the card to purchase things because I was afraid I would be at the grocery and it would get rejected or something.

DH and I went to a book sale run by friends of the library on Monday. We didn't find any books. DH parks in what we call the back 40 because he doesn't want to get his car dinged or dented. Well, it most certainly paid off. As we were taking our stroll, I found a folded up $20 bill in the parking lot away from all the cars. I had the bank manager check it yesterday to make sure it was legitimate and it was. So, besides the money from the debit card, we put that $20 in the savings too. So that was a good thing.

5 Responses to “Frustration and more found money”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, a twenty! I don't think I've ever found anything bigger than a ten!

  2. shiela Says:

    WOW! It's raining money at your place.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:


    What a find! Kind of makes up for the frustrations.

  4. Angel Says:

    One thing I do with those darn gift cards is to buy a store gift card with the debit card for the exact amount. So I would have taken the $200 gift card and bought a grocery store gift card for $200. I've never had a problem doing this with various visa/debit gift cards in the past. :-)

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Angel, wish I knew this ahead of time and I could have done that.

    CB, I haven't found any change or anything for months, so maybe this was just making up for all of it.

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