Gift Card Purchase

@webeishere (36353)
United States
January 2, 2008 1:20pm CST
As most know my dad is very lazy. recently he broke a stand lamp by bending it towards the chair to turn it on so he wouldn't have to get up to do this. This caused the p[ole to snap at the base of the lamp. A new one cost him $60 as well. Well my son had given me a Walmart gift card as a christmas gift. I went the other night to buy me a new model car for my hobby enjoyment but they were sold out. So I walked around window shopping basically. Then I found this lamp on clearance. So I figured I'd buy it so dad doesn't break the $60 lamp any time soon. HAHAHA! It has a goosneck reading lamp that uses a 60 watt bulb, more than enough for his reading etc. The top part is a 3 way lamp. So with a 3 way bulb, and a 60 watt bulb plus the lamp it was a grand total of under $15. So he can break this one and I won't be upset over it. So that's all I wished to relate here. Now have you bought anything with your gift cards you recieved if you did get any that is? What did you buy huh? Share? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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11 responses
• United States
2 Jan 08
$15 isn't bad at all. We got a bunch of gift cards this year. Everybody kept asking what we wanted for Christmas and we really didn't want or need anything so we just said gift cards so we can get what we want later on. I've used one of mine but I didn't use all the amount that was on there so I can still use it again when I go back. It was from Target. I just bought some things that were on sale from christmas and I bought some more diapers for my son.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
It was originally $39 for the lamp. So about 60% off. My son gives gift cards each year as he hates shopping actually. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
My son did ask what I wanted and he looked but couldn't find it so he got the card for me instead which I loved. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I only got one and I am saving it for when I come to the cities and get to go to a big JoAnn's fabrics. I do alot of stamping and making cards for the troops....I'll be using it for something to make card with!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I am only a mile or 2 from a JoAnns. HAHAHAHA!1 HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
2 Jan 08
That is naughty to tease me that way! After all it's burning a hole in the cupboards where I have it stashed! LOL
@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I did not get gift cards, but my dad sent me a check. I will use it as part of a YMCA membership this spring. I am going to let that money nestle up with another few dollars and do something healthy all year long. On the other hand, I do really love the bargains in the clearance aisles. That is my favorite type of shopping. Keep up the posting, Happy New Year.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
Dad also gave me & my wife a check each. We used it at the casino new years eve. Hee hee. made a few bucks profit as well on it. Thanks dad. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I don't think that I have ever gotten a gift card but I do think that they are a good idea. Especially if you are a Grandparent trying to figure out what to give a Grandchild. You used to give cheques but that involved a parent having to cash it. A gift card is just like cash only a little safer in the mail.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
It's actually wuite easy shopping for young grandkids. But once they hit the preteens it'll be harder I'm sure. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I went to Target for the 75% sale with my gift cards. This is a great way to get low cost wrapping paper, gift bags, gift tags, Christmas Gift Sets and storage containers. I buy at least 1 new storage container to store any new items that are purchased for the next season. This year my resolution is to get organized, so I bought one with separate compartments to find things easier. It cost a little more, but should save me a lot of time. This past year I wasted so much time hunting for items in my storage boxes for the holidays.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I saw those containers on sale. I wanted a couople but the wife had other things in mind. HAHAHAHAHA!! I don't have that problem with my decorations. Now exstension cords I seem to lose them each year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I didn't get any gift cards this year or any other year LOL I got a new coffee mug and lots of chocolates and candy canes from my son :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
Chocoalte? Mmmmm! Hahahahaha! My favorite food group actually. I need a new coffee maker as well. I use mine sooo much. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
2 Jan 08
My daughter and nephews received gift cards. they went to sears and had a nice time. I did not go. I am not into all the winter weather or shopping in it. the poor man should get up and turn off the light. Even $15.00 can buy some meat for the hungry. So that was not a lot for you to pay. I know some who could not pay that.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Jan 08
He should bu he is VERY lazy. He has an electric lift chair and still grunts and struggles to get up from it because he is too lazy to wait for it to lift him up. Grrr! HAHAHAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
4 Jan 08
that sounds like a good buy! almost insurance against the new one breaking. The last thing that i bought with my gift cards that i was really pleased about was a dress. Okay so it doesn't sound too exciting. But somehow there is nothing quite like entering a shop, finding something that you like that is priced rather steeply even though you really like it, and then being able to buy it without spending a cent! most pleasurable.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
sadly i didnt recieve any gift cards this year...the best gift card i have recieved in the past was one from a very large book store here in canada (much the same as barnes and noble) - oh what fun i had picking out my prize!
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@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
3 Jan 08
I have been totally selfish with my gift cards. I actually purchased everything for me with the exception of one item, which I bought for my daughter.
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• United States
5 Jan 08
I bought Abagail a new cat toy, and thats about it. I only got one gift card. I got lots of nice things for Christmas but only one gift card.