My sadness....has been replaced by MADNESS.
I went to my bank account this morning. I've been putting it off because I didn't really want to see how much money I spent in Vegas but I've been home for a couple weeks now so...it was time to face the music.
I looked over my charges and saw a VISA purchase for $32 during that weekend that I couldn't recall and all the description gave was a phone number. My first thought was OMG...did I buy a dirty movie? Or did I accidentally touch something in the minibar? Did I get a TATTOO? I ran to the bathroom and check myself in the mirror before calling the number and after going through all of these directions so the automated computer system could figure out who I was....I found out I'd been charged for a RENEWAL for Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. I didn't authorize the charge and I sure as hell didn't want to pay $32 for it. On their website right now...you can get ONE YEAR for $11. Basically...for being a subscriber since 2007....they want to STEAL $21 from me. No thank you. I want my money back and now....I will never read your stupid magazine again.
Upon further inspection....I discovered ANOTHER charge to my account in early October for $37.34. This time the people trying to steal my money didn't sneak around they had their name right on the charge. Food & Wine magazine is available for subscription on their website right now for $12 for a year. And in their defense....it does say that they will AUTOMATICALLY renew your subscription but for $19.99. So Food & Wine was trying to STEAL $17.34 from me. No thank you. I want my money back and now....I will never read YOUR magazine again.
Let this be a warning to you! DO NOT sign up for magazines ONLINE. DO NOT give a magazine your credit card number. Pay by check only!
I'm appalled that magazines are doing this. I love magazines and I subscribe to A LOT of them. I think it's time for me to cancel all of my subscriptions and buy a NOOK and read my magazines there.
I am so freakin mad right now that I need a drink and some awesome Cake in a Cup!
In other news....I'm switching to bottled water because my kids turned into Vampires last night and wanted to bite my neck. I have NO IDEA where they came up with this....I'm not a TWILIGHT-AHOLIC. There is obviously something in the UTAH water.....