Gift cards are such a great thing to receive. The possibilities of what to do with them are endless and shopping with "free money" is one of the most fun things in the world! Some think that they are an impersonal gift, but I sure don't. I love them. What better thing to give someone when you just don't know WHAT to get them, you know?
But y'all. Oh, friends. Husby and I have completely different opinions when it comes to gift cards.
Especially Target gift cards.
In my mind, it's to buy fun stuff. Things that we wouldn't usually buy with our regular budget. It's extra! It's for funzies! Splurges! Shopping sprees! I buy things with gift cards that I would surpass if shopping with regular money.
Husby likes to use it for necessities. For toothpaste and groceries and Tide and paper towels. Ya know, things that we actually NEED. Boooooring! He views it as us being able to save the money that we would typically spend on those things and having a free grocery bill for that week.
I would rather pretend we didn't have a gift card, spend regular money on groceries and have lots of fun extra stuff that we bought with the gift card. Makes perfect sense in my mind! Hey, we may be without deodorant, but by golly we have that heart shaped pink cake pan! ;-)
With me being more of the saver of the family (I still have money I was gifted with LAST Christmas), this is quite a funny little conversation that we go 'round and 'round with when we do in fact, have a gift card. It's a total role reversal, and it makes me laugh!
What do you do with your gift cards? How do you view the "free money"?
(* There is still time to enter yesterday's giveaway! Winner announced tomorrow.)