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      A showof good restraint would be to go and get yourself something with the gift card and not go over your amount or spend more money.



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      From: pseuzanne
      Date: 10/7/2007 2:37:15 PM
      To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Budget101.com : Planning and self-restraint

      My mom got a $50 gift card to Lord & Taylor (upscale department store)
      in the mail as a promotion. There was no minimum purchase required. She
      generously gave it to me, because she really didn’t need anything. I
      really didn’t want to wind up spending money just because I had a gift
      card (which always seems to happen), and I think I was pretty
      successful. I went to the mall after having lunch, so I wouldn’t be
      tempted to eat at the food court – and blow $8. I purchased a sweater
      for myself, and red plaid pajamas for my daughter (which will be
      perfect for Christmas morning – and the rest of the winter of course).
      They were both on sale, so all I had to pay was 98 cents. I was on a
      mission, so I walked right past the other stores and came back
      home…victory!

      As a side note, I was appalled at the regular retail prices in the
      department store. I guess I’ve spent too much time in consignment
      shops! They wanted $40 for a cute little sweater for my daughter.
      Sweaters for myself were $80 – $140.

      Suzanne

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