Note: I posted this last week over at Magical Musings and wanted to share it here on my blog as well.
The holidays are just a memory now, but one thing remains behind for many of us — all those gift cards we got for Christmas.
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, restaurants and retailers galore. You can get a gift card to pretty much any store these days. Over the holidays, I gave out several gift cards to friends and family and got several in return.
Some folks go out and use their cards immediately in the days after Christmas, while others wait a bit longer. Me? I tend to do a little bit of both. I usually use up the restaurant gift cards right after Christmas, just because I don’t feel like cooking after all the holiday dishes I’ve made. With other gift cards, I will wait a bit longer.
But my favorite gift cards are to places where I can buy books.
Why? Because I can buy anything that I want to with a gift card. A new book by a favorite author. A book by an author that I haven’t read before. A cupcake or cheesecake or some other dessert. To me, a bookstore gift card is just the perfect little treat.
Not only that, but I also like trying to get the most that I can out of gift cards. It’s almost like a little game that I play with myself. How can I use coupons, discounts, and special promotions to get the most bang for my gift card money? I love me some coupons, especially to bookstores. LOL.
What about you guys? Do you like gift cards? What books did you buy with your holiday gift cards?