My wallet is usually stuffed with receipts because I try to use my credit card for almost everything. It’s gotten quite a workout lately after three months of renovations and the associated costs of moving this week. So when VISA asked me to spend up to $50 on “small things” for five days to see how much it adds up in rewards, I was definitely in.

I have a cash-back card, because why shouldn’t my purchases pay me back. Every penny counts right? I usually put any cash-back rewards back into regular household spending. But this year, I’d like to put it towards a return trip to the Maritimes, especially St. Andrews where we got married.

I’ll be blogging about my five days of purchases here and on Twitter using #visaeveryday. At the end, I’ll be giving away a $50 pre-paid VISA card so stay tuned!

It seems I’ve been packing and unpacking endlessly so today I rewarded myself with lunch at the ABC Cafe in Richmond’s Aberdeen Centre mall. This used to be Seventh Heaven but now a new owner and chef are behind the Hong-Kong style menu, plus Chiu Chow dishes.

I got my standard chicken steak with black pepper sauce ($9.95). It came with a soup, bun, rice, and basic steamed veg, plus choice of hot drink (milk tea! Always milk tea). All that as well as pleasant service for a grand total of $13.14.

Then I went to Home Depot and picked up a sparkling new green bin ($33.59) for recycling organics. After that, I went home to unpack some more and program the new thermostat. I lead an exciting life.

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