January 13

Using a Target Gift Card to Pay for Mind Refreshments

Having just received a Target gift card with, say, $50 in it, the first challenge you will encounter is that of figuring out what to spend the money on. That is the predicament I found myself in last month, when one of my nephews sent me a Target gift card with that much money. I wanted to spend the money on something worthwhile – something that I would really enjoy. That is the point at which the idea of using the Target gift card funds to pay for mind refreshments occurred to me.

The specific mind refreshments I opted to spend the Target gift card funds on were a couple of books, three movies and some wine.

My initial plan was to buy the books in the local bookshops, but I was disappointed to learn that they didn’t have the books I needed in stock. So I was forced to shop for the books online – which then meant having to wait for the books to be shipped to me. I was nonetheless appreciative of the idea that I ended up paying far less for the books online than would have been the case had I opted to buy them at the local bookshop.

As for the movies, things went as I had planned: the plan had been to stream them online — from one of these websites where, upon paying a small fee, you are allowed to stream all the movies you need. This I was able to do, after paying the subscription fee using my Target gift card.

Having gotten the books and movies, I decided to check mybalancenow (that is, to view the Target gift card balance online), before proceeding to the last phase – the wine buying phase. But my Target gift card balance check revealed that the funds in the cards had almost been fully depleted by the books and the movies. With the funds remaining in my gift card, I could only afford a cheap wine which nonetheless turned out to be quite refreshing.

Looking back, I feel that my decision to spend the money in my Target gift card on mind refreshments was a good one. I enjoyed every dime.



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Posted January 13, 2020 by Danny in category "Managing the Mind

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