What I Did With my $100 Visa Giftcard from @couponology

So a few weeks ago, I saw a post on Twitter from @couponology asking why you like coupons, and to compose a tweet about it. The author of the best tweet was to be awarded a $100 Visa gift card, so I quickly tweeted them about why I benefit from saving money. I don’t remember my exact tweet, but I know that I mentioned that I’m a 22-year-old college student who has a job and doesn’t really get financial support from my parents. A few days later, @Couponology messaged me informing me I had won. Naturally, I was ecstatic, considering I never really win anything. It felt great to know that something I had written had gotten rewarded. It’s like, the first time I’ve ever gotten paid for my writing, which is awesome because I love writing, even if it was just a quick tweet.

So I waited patiently for my Visa gift card to come, and it came this past Friday. That was probably one of the best times I ever checked the mail, besides when I got a letter about my academic scholarship to college, of course. What did I do with the $100? Well, of course I spent it within 24 hours of receiving it, because there’s nothing like getting money you weren’t expecting. I figured I’d use some of the gift card toward something I need, and the rest of it toward something I want.

Need? Food. Want? Shoes. So I spent a portion of the card grocery shopping. I naturally bought some asparagus, because when do I not need asparagus? I also picked up Luna Bars, which I love because I can eat them at work, and they’re delicious with tons of nutrients. The Cookie Dough Protein Bar is my new favorite. I also got sliced turkey breast, because turkey breast is the healthiest cold cut, and I have a sick obsession with turkey sandwiches on Arnold Sandwich thins with mustard. I got a few other staples, like eggs, yogurt, and cheese.

Besides my obsession with asparagus, I am also developing a shoe addiction. While shopping yesterday, I set my eyes upon a pair of tan/brown Steve Madden sandals. They were the most beautiful things I’d ever seen (that day) and I absolutely had to have them. I think my life has changed in the past 24 hours since I bought them, or at least my wardrobe has.

Anyway, the gift card went fast because I’m impulsive, but I’m extremely happy with how I spent the $100. Food and shoes are two vital aspects of life.

@Couponology not only has a Twitter, but they also have a website with a ton of online coupons for places that all of us totally shop at. Follow them! And visit their site to see if you can make use of their discounts. Right now, they have a Lady Foot Locker coupon code, so if you need new sneakers for the gym, why not save some money?

Thanks @Couponology and Steve Madden for making my weekend a little better!

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