Saturday, March 26, 2011

Is Anyone Else a Gift Card Hoarder?

True Confession...I am a gift card hoarder. I love gift cards and am delighted to get them as gifts. But then I "save" them. I either misplace them or wait so long they no longer have value. No longer!

Starting tomorrow I am going to use up the gift cards that I have -- a massage scheduled for the afternoon and a trip to Banana Republic to buy socks -- and I am going to use any new gift cards as soon as I get them. The massage is compliments of my sweet cousins who gave me a great gift card to a local spa last summer for my birthday and the Banana Republic card is so old I don't even remember who gave it to me.

Does anyone else want to join the ASAP Gift Card Users Club? We promise to use our gift cards ASAP after we get them. No dues, no meetings, just enjoy the gifts! Any new members on this just-about spring weekend?

14 comments:

Lynda said...

Isn't it wonderful fun to shop when you don't have to pay because someone else already did? You will have a great day.

Terra said...

I treasure gift cards and use them quite quickly, and welcome you to the ASAP club.

Ann said...

That sounds like a fun day! Enjoy!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

I don't have a problem with the gift cards but what I do is usually use them on line. If I had to go to the stores or the mall to use them I probably would have stacks of cards.

Have a great weekend, Sue

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

sign me up !!! i have a gift card here from a fancy italian restaurant that is over 2 years old !!! yep...i hoard 'em too...help me :-)

happy to visit today, my friend
kary and teddy
xxx

Mary said...

It's not that I hoard. I actually forget I have them. Then comes the embarrassing "what did you get" and my red face. You are not alone :-). Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

Chatty Crone said...

You know there is a poem or something like that - use the good silver - wear the new nightgowns - and use the cards! sandie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It seems I always spend my gift cards almost as soon as I get them. Christmas and birthdays are when I get the most and my kids always get me ones they know I'll use. Enjoy your shopping!

Country Dreaming said...

I try to use mine soon so that I don't forget
them. It's like having free money to spend.
LOVE THEM!!!!

Melinda

Mountain Blessings said...

I do the same thing! I try to make a wish list to use them on, but I love having them in my purse just incase I see something I want when its not in the budget. I even surprise myself how long I will hold on to them. I love them too!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness. I am not alone! To tell the truth, it is not so much about hoarding them, as just not using them in time for me to remember I have them! LOL! I love the ASAP mission! I am going to give it a try! Enjoy your day!!

Kathleen said...

I just used one I got four years ago for a restaurant. No expiration date! I am like you, lost many ,even one from Fortunoffs! Good resolution to use them right away!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Good idea, Buttercup!Honestly I am not a fan of gift cards, but when I do get one I try to use it ASAP. It's a shame to lose it or have it devaluate.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Count me in as a Gift Card Hoarder! Off the top of my head, I KNOW that I have in my walled: one $35 card for Dock N'Dine (local restaurant); one $50 card for a local seafood shop; two Home Depot cards, one $50 gas card for BP. I know, you are saying WHY AREN'T YOU USING THE GAS CARD??!! Because I don't have a BP in my area! A NY relative gave it to me a few Christmases ago, and I don't have a BP around here. Maybe one day I will be able to use it!
gv