The Ultimate Checklist for Attending the Grand National 2017

As 2017 ticks along, April is visible in the next few weeks and what seemed like a far off event is literally just around the corner. The Aintree Racecourse is getting ready to host the UK’s biggest horse racing event of the year. The Grand National is one of the country’s most eagerly anticipated sporting events and millions of people tune in to watch it every year.

If you are one of the around 150 000 racegoers that are expected to attend the event over the three day period, then you can really make your experience as awesome as possible with just a little preparation.

Here’s the ultimate checklist for the Grand National 2017:

Know when the races are taking place

While many people attend the races for the social scene, most of them have also put bets on the horses and are hoping that they’ve backed a winner. Whether you are there for the races or the entertainment – do yourself a favour and grab a Grand National Ladies Day event guide brought to you by William Hill – to ensure that you don’t miss a thing.

Get your bets in early

Whether you are betting online or in person – you should always make sure that you do so well in advance. The traffic to websites spikes just before a big race and this can cause it to crash or slow down heavily and the queues at ticketing stations run the risk of not moving fast enough to place your bet in time.

Lose a bet gracefully

No one likes a bad loser, and you are bound to have a few bad bets as well as good ones. Ensure that if you win that you do it graciously and share the positive energy around. If you lose however, don’t fret, stress or make others around you uncomfortable. Remember that there are other aspects of the day to be enjoyed.

Let out your inner fashionista

For many people the Grand National is about being seen and it is the perfect occasion to dress to impress. Remember that it’s spring so don’t wear anything that’s going to be too hot, but also keep in mind that the weather is unpredictable and you should bring something warm with you in case. Get on your most fabulous shoes, beautiful dress and of course statement hat to make sure you stand out from the crowds. Heels are a great idea but keep in mind you’ll be walking on grass – so factor that in before you pop on the stilettos.

Simply enjoy the spectacle

The Grand National is ultimately about providing entertainment and is meant to be enjoyed. Some people take the event a bit too seriously and seem to stress about everything just a bit too much to have fun. Don’t fret too much about your bets or what you look like, and rather just let yourself enjoy this annual spectacle as much as possible. Drink, dance and eat to your heart’s content and simply have a great time.

 

Build your saving power instead of credit history

Last night, I tried to call up Citi for my credit card since I already did a balance transfer on my new bank to save some bucks from the interest. I talked to a customer service and I asked where their customer service center location was. The one who answered said that they were located in India. I kept on asking him to repeat some of his words as I couldn’t understand some part of it (maybe he couldn’t understand my accent as well :D), until he transferred me to another department which was the fraud department to confirm if it’s really me. I knew the girl had a Filipino accent and I was happy to hear it. I asked her if I can speak with her in Tagalog or Bisayan dialect but she said that I needed to talk to her in English for quality assurance purposes. Well, okay. After she reset my security question, she transferred me back to that Indian customer service. So, I think Citi call centers were located in India and in the Philippines. Anyway, I asked that CS of why until now that it’s March the balance transfer that was being sent and processed by my new bank last end of February wasn’t reflected in my account when the other banks like Chase and Bank of America accepted my balance transfers for a long time. That Indian Customer Service replied to me, that it was not received by their company coz maybe it was lost by the mail. What the..?

So, maybe I need to do another balance transfer (?!). Oh well, I’ll do another balance transfer at the end of March (I think) if my balance transfer payment will still not reflect in my Citi account. Anyway, Citi card is a good credit company (positive review on their side).

Anyway, relying on credit cards for emergency purchases or for any other purchases is not really a good thing. I learned my lessons already. Building good credit history is okay. But I think, I really need to build my saving power, I mean, who need a good credit history when a person has lots of cash? Well, lessons learned. Enough is enough in using my credit cards. But I thank God for my experiences though!

Authentic gratitude

Authentic gratitude is a way of life
– Michael Beckwith

Bitcoin is higher than gold

Oh I love bitcoin but sadly I am not an investor of it. It is good news today for bitcoin investors as this cost more than the gold today. Wow! Anyway, I have known a friend who invested a lot with bitcoin and pretty sure she’s having great gain with her bitcoins. It’s such a blessing for everyone!

Photo from MSN: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/bitcoin-just-became-more-valuable-than-gold/ar-AAnKxuL?OCID=ansmsnnews11
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Thanks for the great savings Denise

I am so grateful for the cashier in the store for giving me some discount for the day. I should be paying more than 300 bucks in my grocery but she’s generous to give me additional discount. To Denise, thank you so much and more blessings to you and your company.

Update on this FB group that didn’t approve my permission to post

Update on the FB Fil-Am group in which I tried to ask if I can post a gofund link of my friend:
The admin of this group did not approve my 2nd request. Last night, the gofund campaign for my friend’s mother ended and so I deleted my request to post because it was useless. Anyway, more blessings to these admins and hoping they will experience all the good things in life. I wanted to post a screenshot of how good they were but then, it won’t do good anymore. Hope they can find millions of help when they will be the one in need. And to those friends who help my friend out, more blessings to all of you. No need to mention who you are coz you know you have a kind heart to help people out.

God bless the admin who declined my permission to post

There is this one FB Filipino group that I ask and that if possible I want to post the gofund link of my friend who needs help. I waited for the approval of the admin but then one of the admins deleted my request. I am hoping that this fellow Filipinos in this group will have kind hearts to help my friend in need. But then my post request was declined. Thanks anyway! Well, God bless this FB group and the admin(s) who declined my permission to post. I hope they are happy with what they are doing!

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