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Finally used the Target coupon for the gift card

December 8th, 2011 at 08:31 pm

We were to shop for stocking stuffers but bought things no one really wants in their stockings: AA batteries, socks for boy, a travel mug (that one is going into someone's stocking), and two lampshades.

I have posted about how I like to buy local, but I have to share this anecdote -- there's a lampshade place less than a mile from where I live. When my decades-old antique "shabby chic" lampshade's paper lining cracked apart then broke, I went to the "generations-old family business" to be told nobody made that kind of lampshade anymore, and they wouldn't have the lampshade I wanted unless I requested one custom-made, which would be about a hundred dollars. "Crikey," I thought, "if this place doesn't have it then my lamp is toast!" and I was going to FreeCycle the lamp. Only Target had the lampshades that fit the lamp perfectly at $12.50 so my lamp is lit.

Bought some boxes of frosted bite-size wheat cereal from Target too, to find on the back of each box a plug for "Target Take Charge of Education" so I taped a note to one of the boxes saying it sure would be great if our school were registered in Take Charge of Education, but a school staffer, not a parent nor PTSA member, had to enroll the school. I think I am becoming a Target believer: I used to visit every two months, but now that I have the RedCard I visit every two weeks: always for groceries and necessities, mind.

I also was the conduit for a donated box of pens, pads, notebooks, pencils, and teacher accessories today. I hope/wonder that the teachers will make use of them.

Wondering what to do with the $10 gift card -- give it to boy to buy Pokemon cards, give it to stepgrandmother down in Florida this winter, give it to a women's shelter...

4 Responses to “Finally used the Target coupon for the gift card”

  1. baselle Says:

    Just started my TGT Drp - they pay 30 cents/share/quarter.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Thanks! I'll have a boo at the Value Line and Standard & Poor's for analysis and valuation. I see that Costco and Dollar General have performed very well this year. Costco always seems too expensive for me.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Will I never shut up about Target? But they do have great annual meetings--though usually in MN--with fun swag bags.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I love Target. They really do a good job compared to many discount stores. I'm glad you found your lampshade!

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