I’m rich! I’m rich!
Well, not really, but it was fun to say that.
However, I did receive a lovely….*performance bonus,* shall we call it, from the store last week. I won’t go into full details; suffice to say that I now have an AmEx card with $40 on it in my hot little hands. [I really have been trying very hard to find proper terminology to describe how I received my $40 Gift card…”Thank You card?” not accurate; “Lottery Winnings?” nope – it wasn’t solely luck-of-the-draw; “Gift for Services Rendered?” Eesh – my name isn’t Lula!].
Anyway…so, now I am trying to decide how best to spend my $40 gift. And I’m eager to collect your opinion! Below, you will find the options that I’ve brainstormed. Either let me know what you would do, or submit your own proposal. I’m all ears!
I could be practical:
My poor knapsack is on its last legs:
Very sad. This knapsack and I have been through thick and thin together:
I never carry a purse – a knapsack goes with me everywhere during the day.
There’s an option at the store that is in the running as a replacement:
I’d only have to add in <$10 of my own money.
I could be a diva:
I feel like my skin is taking a beating in the summer heat and sun. My make-do strategy is feeling insufficient. I could put the $40 towards:
…and just kiss those
wrinkles laugh lines good-bye. [Except I need about 4-6 x $40 for a full kit…].
I could stash:
…but I’d have nothing tangible to show
in <10 days when they’re eaten…
I could be frivolous:
I have never had a pedicure.
The place where I got my nails has a mani/pedi combo pac – and look at the price!…
I did have so much fun with the nails…
I could be charitable:
A philanthropic donation would make someone’s day. I bet my ♥ would grow. $10 x four organizations? $20 x two organizations? Tough decisions. [I do enjoy philanthropy and have an annual Christmas-time giving ritual].
I could be
If I socked my money away in the bank (do a swap and take $40 cash to the bank, and then spend the AmEx card on x) I could earn 1% interest, and in 400 years, I’d have…Dad? How much would I have? Ug…Uggs!!…Now we’re talking!…
So, I’ll think, you’ll think, and we’ll come up with a plan!
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I bought another Groupon! Now, I’m not going to share right away what it’s for because it is going to be a New Experience. The Groupon expires in December, so some rainy day, it’s going to provide me with a couple hours of entertainment. It only cost me $10, and it’s a score of a deal. It’s also going to help me with my 2011 goals. That’s enough hints, for now.
You’ll remember that when I purchased my first Groupon, my sole complaint was that my purchase confirmation was not received instantaneously. Well, this time it was – I got my Groupon email less than five minutes after I bought it. That thrills
Type A Kiki! [I’m guessing this quick turn-around occurred because my new Groupon is for a smaller venue? Old Navy would draw a lot more buyers, I bet].