Recently my work place gave me a gift card to Target for some extra effort work I did.
(This is neither here not there, but the extra effort wasn’t that much. I think they set the bar too low, but I still appreciate it.)
Anyway, it’s for $200, and I’m going crazy trying to figure out what to do with it. I’m obviously watching my consumption, like always, but this is “free” money. It was given to me. And what should I get with it? That’s the first idea that pops into my head.
I could buy a CD, but I’m not much of a music person. In fact, the last time I bought a CD was probably 2 years ago after I watched Walk the Line. I thought about a handheld stick blender, but my wife raised a valid point of how much I use our current blender. A food processor then. I’ll surely use that, and a lot. But, I’m not so sure. My friend doesn’t seem to have a problem letting me borrower hers (probably because of the items that come back with it as a thanks), and borrowing is better than buying something, even if the money is free. My wife put in a claim for some weights for when she works out, but I think we can find those used somewhere else, not new from a store.
So what then? What’s left? Should it just be used for boring everyday items that I need to buy from the store anyway? Should a gift like this cause me so much stress? My co-worker gone one also, and her opinion is that a little should be used for a splurge that you wouldn’t normally allow yourself, but the rest should be for every day items. Maybe that’s the route to go. Either way, the company will get their money. If it’s not used in a reasonable amount of time Target will take it and that will be all there is.
Who would think that a gift would drive me so crazy?