How would you spend the gift of $100?

Image of 100 dollar bills: Pat Z Anthony
@PatZAnthony (11971)
Charlotte, North Carolina
September 28, 2016 4:20pm CST
When this question was asked by me on another site, some said they would have to spend the imagined gift of $100 on bills. Not much fun, but we have to do what we have to do. Not having the gift of $100 in my life lately, it is difficult to answer the question myself. Perhaps the extra money would be used to add winter supplies to the pantry here. What would you do if someone gave you the gift of $100 today? Wouldn't it be wonderful to actually be in the position to give money as gifts to those you know?
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• United States
28 Sep 16
Well, this isn't "imaginary" for me. I received my profit sharing check from work recently, and it was nearly $200.00. I haven't spent the $100.00 portion on anything and don't intend to either. Actually, I saved $100.00 from my last incentive check (nearly 6 months ago) and so I suppose my answer would have to be "save" it. Though I would like to get that Ancestral DNA test done, and among the options is one that would cost $99.99, so there's that. I tend to keep the money for a "snowy" day, in case I can't get to work and need to pay bills.
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@marlina (66526)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum, it is wise to have a "snowy or rainy day" acount
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• United States
28 Sep 16
@marlina Yes, but it would be smarter if I actually deposited it into my account. The incentive checks aren't directly deposited, which is a good thing really, but it means that I'd have to deposit it for it to do any good towards paying bills.
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@marlina (66526)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, it does make sense to deposit it in the account.
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@marsha32 (6770)
• United States
1 Oct 16
Years back I actually had an online friend who sent me $100 for my birthday. She was Jewish but didn't worship anywhere. She still tithed though and decided to tithe to me from the $1000 she had earned in dividends for the year. Of course I can't tell you how I spent it, but no doubt to pay bills and she knew I was needing help with rent. You ask about today and I sure would have loved to have had that $100 to spend in the quilt shops this weekend!
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
You can never have too much when it comes to quilting items.
@stbrians (11830)
• Kakamega, Kenya
29 Sep 16
I will pay my electricity @patzanthony
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
It seems many of us would be paying bills.
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@stbrians (11830)
• Kakamega, Kenya
2 Oct 16
@PatZAnthony It seems
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@LadyDuck (130962)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 16
I will stock food for winter, sugar, flour, olive oil and coffee are among those things that I love to have in my pantry.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
It is that time of year here too, so adding pantry items would be a good idea.
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@LadyDuck (130962)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 16
@PatZAnthony I prefer to have something in the pantry, if it should snow badly, at least we can stay inside.
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@mom210 (6141)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Oct 16
We are out of milk and a few groceries, I would buy food. Not very exciting I know
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
11 Oct 16
Food would always be a happy purchase here too @mom210
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@BelleStarr (34874)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Sep 16
I would deposit it in my checking account. I really don't need anything. But if I had to spend it, I would go to the New Balance Store and get a pair of walking shoes.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
That sounds like a good choice to me!
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@sofssu (14708)
29 Sep 16
I will make sure all our needs are met first , if any is left over then I might use it for some family cause.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
It would really be nice to have extra funds like this.
@rina110383 (24224)
29 Sep 16
I'll deposit it in the bank.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
That would be the best thing no doubt!
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@Susan2015 (19676)
• United States
28 Sep 16
I would probably save it.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
That would be a hard thing for many to do!
@suziecat7 (3448)
• Asheville, North Carolina
28 Sep 16
Right now at this time I would probably spend it on a plant grow light unit. I have always wanted to try my hand at indoor winter gardening. Maybe grow fresh herbs, some small vegetables and attempt to over-winter some flowers. A surprise $100 would go for that.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
It is interesting to see what people would do!
@just4him (99638)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Oct 16
Yes it would and not have to use it on something like bills, but on something enjoyable. I think I would share it with someone and we could both have fun.
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@carebear29 (27464)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
28 Sep 16
I would get my son some stuff and probably some groceries
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@iridion9 (2440)
• Philippines
28 Sep 16
I'll use it to buy a new android smart phone...
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@msiduri (5777)
• United States
28 Sep 16
I would buy some clothes. I've been needing some new clothes for a long times now. Assuming there's any left over, I'd save it for a rainy day.
@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Oct 16
Clothes would be a nice choice.
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