gift card hoarding

>> 3.14.2011

Actual gift cards that are sitting in my wallet right now:

I thought I was finished spending cash at Lowe's for a while once I dropped $1,500 on one of those Tax Refund promotional cards (ends today). Would you believe that while I was still patting myself on the back for coming up with a great way to stretch my buying power (I'll get an additional $150 added to the card this week and have the chance to use it with other coupons and discounts) I found an even better deal?! My local HEB has a in-store coupon (I think it expires tomorrow) that takes $20 off of a $100 gift card purchase (includes many restaurants and stores, but excludes VISA and HEB cards).

Of course, I couldn't pass up another great Lowe's deal (especially considering that I'm there every other day), so here I am with three different cards! Do I wish I would have gotten $300 off of my $1,500 instead of and additional $150? Yes, but that's just all the more motivation to stack my cards up with coupons and clearance sales. Aaand it doesn't hurt that my rewards card is doing triple points this month so I should have an additional $50 reward coming my way (making my savings total at $220) .

Did you end up getting one of those refund cards?

PS Congrats to #4 (yes, I use, katiekathleen, for being the lucky winner of the Pfister giveaway. Enjoy your faucet!


Natalie March 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM  

Yes! My husband and I just moved into our first home. We haven't even been in it a month and I can't count the number of trips to Lowes we've made.

Kate March 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

So... what are you planning to use them for?

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog March 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM  

@Kate~ The better question is what will I NOT use them for ;). We've already spend a couple hundred on paint, joint compound, etc for the guest room, but I'm sure I'll use it a lot more in the future to finish off the planting in the yard. Also, I have big plans to re-seat the toilets (exciting, I know!).

katiekathleen March 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM  

Thanks again! I can't wait for my new faucet!

Kate@TwentySixToLife March 15, 2011 at 1:23 PM  

Jealous! I only have a $25 Best Buy gift card in my wallet...

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