I managed to get three days off from both jobs for Thanksgiving. I still managed to make some money during that time though. My mother works at a travel agency located inside a bank and while visiting her I noticed the bank was paying a $50 bonus for opening a free checking account. Since I run a site on bank bonuses I couldn’t pass this deal up. It wmas an easy $50 but it appears to be a YMMV deal and it is a small bank chain so I didn’t add the bonus to my bank bonuses blog.
I also bought a Zune 80gb mp3 player and sold it on eBay. It looks like I’ll make about $25 in profit after all fees are paid. If everything goes smoothly in the transaction this will be worth my time. If there are problems I’ll probably wish I hadn’t bothered.
Of course the main benefit of my trip was getting to see my family. The Thanksgiving meals were a great benefit as well.