10 Items to Buy With a $100 Target Gift Card in Billings
Walked into a big box retailer last week only to be greeted by an 8-foot-tall Christmas tree with a placard hanging on it reminding shoppers that it was only "50 days until Christmas."
That was a week ago and the number of shopping days until Christmas are melting rapidly.
To help you get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping, we are giving away a $100 Target Gift Card. This giveaway is only available to our VIP Club members. There are a multitude of ways to enter, but hurry because this offer ends on Wednesday, November 25 at 9:59 p.m. MST.
How would you spend $100?
Here's a peek at what I would do. Now, tell us what you would buy with your $100 gift card.
Christmas Tree Lights
These would replace the ones I never could get untangled the last time I decorated my Christmas tree. It was an exercise in frustration and in the garbage they went.
Wish I could say I baked my own, but too many people know I'm not a baker and would call me out. So, I'd pick up some in the grocery aisle. Love the smell and taste of gingerbread at Christmas. Helps offset the onslaught of chocolate.
Lots and lots of candy canes, only the little ones. One year I decorated the Christmas tree with lights, ribbon and hung candy canes on the branches. Also love to stir a cup of hot chocolate with a miniature candy cane. They also add a nice touch to a package, intertwined with the ribbon.
Holiday Greeting Cards
I love sending Christmas cards. It's a tradition my mother has kept alive over the years and I have followed in her footsteps though our address lists get a bit shorter each year with the advent of the social media, texting and email. But I still love addressing an envelope to those I care about. I love getting hand-addressed greeting cards, too.
I have always loved the look of a row of stockings hanging near the fireplace on Christmas.It represents a feeling of safety, security and family. I still love tucking gifts inside stockings -- even if I have to mail them cross country. .
Snacks and lots of 'em. Everything from pretzels and peanuts to chips and salsa. You can never have too many snacks at the holidays. A nibble here or there can help stave off hunger until the big holiday dinner. They're also good to have around when unexpected company drops in.
Chocolate Covered Cherries
So, this is a throwback to my childhood. I have three brothers; each was a newspaper carrier. Each of them would undoubtedly get a box of chocolate-covered cherries as a Christmas gift. I think one year we had about 60 boxes. They represent fond memories. One book, however, would be plenty.
My drink of choice: Diet Coke. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can't start the day without it.
Didn't hit the after-Christmas sales last year and I usually don't. I like to buy it new each year.
A Gift for Me
I have a Christmas Wish List, don't let me kid you. So, to make sure I get what I want, I'd buy it myself, wrap it and put it under the tree until Christmas morning.