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      I think she did even better than that by getting

      something for herself (well deserved, since it was

      given to her) PLUS she got a gift for her

      daughter…and only spent under $1 over the gift card

      amount. Very hard to spend the exact amount.

      Victory all around!!

      — Andrea <AJLang8371@comcast.net> wrote:

      > A show of 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

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      > 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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