It's been a rather unpleasant few days (rejection! poor job prospects! running. out. of. booze!), so I did what any Red-Blooded, Apple-Pie-Eatin', Mom-Lovin' American would do:
I went shopping ... (and here's where the BOSSY's Poverty Party part kicks in) with other people's money! HUZ-ZAH!
Yesterday, my parents sent me a Thanksgiving card and, inside, was a CHECK! Mom gets some sort of annual Life Insurance Dividend, which she graciously gives to my brother and me. So, I deposited the check (two deposits in two days! I rock!) and hit the local DSW!
Where I bought these:
AND, I had a $10 off coupon. So I spent $10 less of Other People's Money! *w00t!*
Then, I went next door to the Borders, where I bought these:
Using my Borders Reward Certificates (from my Borders Visa). I have said this before and I will say it again, "If your credit card doesn't have any perks (miles/points/free things from Borders), you have the wrong credit card." [Oh, and, btw, I refuse to carry a balance. Paying interest is full of teh suck.]
Anyway, two fab Xmas CDs at $6.99 each + tax = $14.82. I paid using 3 $5 Reward Certificates and got $0.18 change. HAH! Borders just paid me to take those CDS. What a nice book store.
Next, I headed to the Whole Foods for groceries ... where I spent the remaining Mom Money (and I treated myself to nice cheese! Hurray for nice cheese!).
And, that is how you go shopping, buy lots of fun stuff, and not spend any of your own money!