Post # 1
Darling Husband and I got a very expensive but very “not us” gift for our wedding. We returned it to Neiman Marcus and now have a very large gift card to use there. Everytime I look for something to buy, I get SO MAD. I know it’s like having “free money”, but even so, I can’t get myself to spend $75 on a basic white t-shirt, or $150 on a fleece blanket. When I see something there, I can’t help but think “I can get that at Target for $20!”
I literally cannot spend this gift card. I get irritated everytime I walk into that store.
Does anyone else feel this way about expensive stores?
Post # 3
If I had a gift card (to me like free money!) I’d have NO problem spending it. Buy yourself something you wouldn’t normally spend the money on…like a great purse or a piece of jewelry!
Post # 4
Do they have a neiman marcus outlet near you? They have great sales!
Post # 5
@CanAmBride: YES!!! I am the same way!
I got gift cards to JCrew for Christmas, and went in to try to spend them at least 4 times before I finally gave up, rented a car and drove to their outlet. I couldn’t bring myself to spend $100 on a white button down shirt – that’s insane to me!
Does NM have a sale section you could keep an eye on? On their website maybe?
Post # 7
I agree that outlets are the best, you can also stalk them online and then get great deals on sale. Or buy something pricey and sell it on ebay!
Post # 8
Spend it. Like smyley said, I would buy a great purse or shoes. I would have no issues spending free money on a high priced item.
Post # 9
Thanks for all of the advice, ladies! We do have an outlet near me, and I am going to keep an eye on it. Even those clothes are expensive, but at least they’re a good deal on something expensive I guess!
I also LOVE the eBay idea! That may be our last resort!
I still <3 Target, though!
Post # 10
There are also websites where you can sell gift cards that you know you will not use.
Post # 11
@CanAmBride: I’m totally like that! Heck, I’m like that at less expensive stores. lol Last night I was in Bed Bath & Beyond with the Hubs and fell in love with a decorative pillow…like, I saw hearts and rainbows love, but I was not going to spend $20 on a decorative pillow. Now I’m bound and determined to make it myself. lol
Post # 12
I have found awesome deals at Neiman’s online. And you should sign up for their Mid-day Dash flash sale notices.