Seriously, what is the flippin’ deal with gift cards?! I have had several sitting in my wallet for a few months but I cannot bring myself to find anything that takes my fancy.
Maybe it’s the store? Or the fact that I MUST spend it at one place. I don’t know, but I am really not loving the whole gift card thing. Sometimes I feel cheated out of a proper gift.
The one that is really pissing me off is the $80 card from Macy’s. I have had it since the 19th of December (my birthday!) and everytime I go to Macy’s I am just turned off by everything in there. I tried again tonight and no luck. I even walked around TWICE “just in case” but nothing. I have never shopped at Macy’s before but I would have thought their clothing selection was better. Yeah, I was way off.
But I also don’t want to waste a good amount of money on just anything. See? So it’s a tough one.
The other gift cards aren’t much better:
* Dick’s (sporting goods store ???)
* Belk (Dear Lord. Average age of customer is 68 and they sell clothing to match. And it’s in Williamsburg)
* Columbia (I’ve never worn fleece in my life!)
The ONE good gift card I received was for Starbucks. Love it!
Anyway, I think I may just have to buy things like underwear, socks and everyday essentials at the old people store (Belk) and get a new running top/gear at Dick’s and Columbia. I am also thinking of getting a perfume from Macy’s.
Now this I need help with. Suggestions for a fragrance please!
Oh! And I realised tonight as I walked through the mall that in order to get to Macy’s and these other stores, the person’s who gave me these would have had to walk past Banana Republic, Gap, Loft…you know, THE PLACES I ACTUALLY SHOP AT! (and they know this)
Oh well, c’est la vie and I do need all the help I can get. Will let you know how I get on.
Do you have the same issues with gift cards? Do you love them or loathe them?