Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Save or Splurge: Gift Card Purchases
Many of you probably received gifts cards (or at least store credit from returns) for Christmas. I love getting gift cards. Not only do I get something I really like or that really fits, I also get the gift of shopping, which I love to do.
Now, the only question is how to spend those cards full of cash? Do you spend it all on a big splurge item? After all, the money was a gift so why not splurge a little. A gift card can be a great chance to spend a little more than you usually would on that fun item.
But the economy is tough so stretching the gift card as far as it can go may a good idea. That way, you get a bunch of new stuff and maybe even multiple shopping trips. Clearance is great this time of year so you may be able to bag a bunch of deals for the price of one big splurge.
Do you save or splurge with your gift card purchases?