Gift Card Shopping Spree

Crystal and I went on our weekly date last night. We didn't have a lot of money in the budget this week for our date, so we had to get creative. We started off by having dinner at Taco Bell followed by a milkshake at Carl's Jr.

After our meal and dessert, we went on a gift card shopping spree. We had small amounts of money left on several gift cards totaling a little over $16 and about $2 in change in our pockets. We made it a challenge to see how much we could buy using only that money. We went to Toys 'R' Us, Wal-Mart, and Linens 'N' Things. Here's what we got for $2 cash out of pocket:

  • Bag of Dove Christmas chocolates
  • 2 Hot Wheels cars
  • Package of 2 erasable kid's highlighters
  • Ream of paper for our home office
  • 4 giant coloring books
  • 24-pack of Crayons
  • King-sized Snickers bar
  • Hand towel
  • Wash cloth

Believe it or not, we had a blast. The challenge and creativity required for this date made it one of the best we remember in quite a while!

Posted by Greg on January 24, 2008 at 8:00AM.

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