I won $100 today.
I've been filling out surveys for Translink Online Advisory Panel for about a year now and every time you do they enter you into this draw for a 3-zone bus pass (worth $136) or $100. Since I spend about $38 each month on transit, clearly the money is the better choice.
Like most of you, I previously thought these things were never won by anyone, but fictitious people were quoted in the follow up e-mail (Jim S. from Surrey plans to use his winnings to "play poker recklessly.") Not anymore! Well, I will say that when I have the cold hard paper cheque in my hands (in 4 to 6 weeks.)
My initial thought was: Oh good! More money for savings!
You see what I've become?!
My coworkers talked me off the (very dorky) ledge and gave their own suggestions for the money:
Fancy Dinner for 2
My choice would be to save it to use it for something crazy later (150 helium balloons!) so I don't end up deciding to get purple highlights and a one way ticket to Seattle before the money runs out.
My current thinking is one of the following (or two if possible):
- Luxury (and needed) bike tune-up
- Fancy Dinner
- Presents for Dave (Dave's suggestion)
- $100 gift card to Festival Cinemas (convenient because the Park is right near my house)
- save for summer clothes shopping
- use as spending money while in Edmonton/Banff next month
I know it's free money, but I still cringe on wasting it on something ridiculous. I can get some pleasurable mileage out of it without spending it on 10 000 penny candies... there's a thought...
I'm curious to know what you might spend it on? What do you think I should do?