What Would You Do With $100?

September 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM 4 comments

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Not so long ago I won a $100 Visa gift card giveaway. I could have used the money to buy groceries or gasoline or any of the regular items I buy on a weekly basis, but that seemed rather boring.

So here is what I purchased instead:

  1. $75 for a membership to the national zoo. My son and I actually haven’t returned to the zoo since I bought the membership, but the weather this week is supposed to be gorgeous, so I plan to return before Friday.
  2. $12.50 for a box from Citrus Lane – I wanted to try this company out before ordering a subscription for my sister-in-law’s new baby. I paid $12.50, which is half of the regular price. (Use coupon code TAKEHALF if you are interested in trying it out for yourself.) The box contained a set of blocks, a board book, a toddler snack, baby wash and nail polish. Sold separately the items would’ve cost over $30, so $12.50 was definitely a good deal. I still think this would make a good gift for a new mom, but we definitely don’t need more toys and books at this stage of the game.
  3. $2.95 for one set of Bamboobies. The link will take you to Amazon, but the deal I found was actually listed directly on the Bamboobies website and has now ended. These are the absolute BEST, reusable nursing pads and they typically cost $16.99 for two pairs, so $2.95 is an amazing price. I plan to give these to my sister-in-law.
  4. $5.95 for the Honest Company Trial Bundle. I’ve been working really hard to use organic, environmentally friendly products and I’ve heard great things about the Honest Company. I haven’t received this order yet so I can’t provide any information on it.

If another $100 gift card falls into my lap I’d probably use it in a similar way. I’d spend the majority on an experience. This time it was a zoo membership. Next time it might be a trip to the spa or a romantic dinner with my husband. Then I’d use the rest for something I don’t typically buy myself like a decadent dessert from an upscale grocery store.

If you won $100 what would you do with it?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  September 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Sounds like a great way to spend $100. I’d probably just throw it in the bank but that’s only because I don’t really have anything that I’m wanting to buy right now.

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    • 2. One Frugal Girl  |  October 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Wow! Nothing? There is always something on my list of fun things I’d like to try, but don’t typically want to waste money on.

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  • 3. elliott  |  September 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Don’t rush to the National Zoo until the government shutdown is resolved.

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    • 4. One Frugal Girl  |  October 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Oh nuts! Thanks for the reminder. It looks like we are off to a local pick-your-own produce farm instead.

      Reply

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