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A few months back, we got a solicitation from our bank to join a discount club that offered discounts on things we would never buy. The first 30 days were free and we would get a $40 Walmart gift card just for trying it. We could cancel any time and keep the gift card.
We signed up, got the introductory materials and immediately cancelled. The gift card arrived in the mail this week.
We had decided that there were some things around our home that could use replacing. Here is the list we compiled:
Spatula - The plastic handle came off the metal part of the spatula. The spatula's metal stub is still long enough for it to be usable.
Cheese Grater - The plastic frame is cracked and the metal part is a little loose.
Electric Frying Pan - One leg is loose, so it needs a new screw, not to be replaced.
Dish Strainer - It's bright red and the rest of the room is neutrals. It goes with the kitchen decor in our old apartment.
Kitchen Thermometer - This is not broken, it is just something I want so I can make cheese for Christmas.
Can Opener - The plastic handle is damaged, but still usable... for now.
Plastic Mixing Bowl - The plastic is cracked on the bottom, but it doesn't leak. A metal mixing bowl would be better.
So, what did we get with our gift card?
A new cheese grater, all metal this time.
I took a mystery shop for a cooking store and got a new can opener.
The kitchen thermometer and dish strainer are on my birthday list.
Everything else has some life left in them, and they are not ready to be thrown away or replaced. I may use this spatula until I die.
What will happen with the rest of our fortune?
Probably, we'll buy groceries with the remaining $37.20.
What would you get if you came into some money?