Thursday, December 2, 2010

Discouraged Angel

This has been a very discouraging week for me. I'd rather not go into the details on such a public blog, but it's been seriously dragging me down.

Until today

When I went online to see how much my "secret rewards" card from Victoria Secret was worth. I found out that it was worth $100. Wow.

A couple of weeks ago, my sister Andria sent me my birthday present, a gift card to VS (yes, my birthday is in August). But I don't mind her procrastination because last month, for every purchase you made from VS, you got a mysterious rewards card. Starting December 1st, you could log online and see how much it was worth. Each card was worth at least $10.

You can imagine my excitement when I realized that I had $100 that I couldn't apply to bills, something for Chubbs, or Christmas presents (since I have already bought for everyone except for one brother-in-law...and that would just be supremely awkward).

What does that mean? Guilt free shopping!

I had a list of things to get done this morning....yep, none of them got done.

It's serious business figuring out the best way to spend $100. If you've every shopped VS before, you realize that could easily be spent on one item. I was determined to see how much I could pack into my winnings.

After hours of online searching for promotions, free items, discount codes- two calls in to their help line, and earnest searching on their online catalog- I ended up with

2 tank tops
3 sweaters
1 fleece jacket
1 scarf
1 skirt

All for free! I'm also taking my second card in (worth only $10) and a $10 off that I earned today into the store to get some pajama bottoms and some free undies.

I know this is going to sound silly, but I felt somehow as if this was a sign that the situation that I'm going through right now is going to resolve itself in a good way.

I hope so. Because I want this feeling of glorious elation to last.

Thanks Andria, for the best birthday present ever....(-:

p.s. Dear Santa, I need to remove a few things from my previously submitted list....


  1. way to go on all the purchases!

  2. Sounds like a good day to me :) Hope your week gets better after this, and whatever you are going through works itself out.

  3. You are a great shopper. Congratulations. Enjoy your purchases. Hope this go uphill from this. You have been through a lot.

  4. Yay, Deanna- what a blessing! SO happy for you:)

  5. Awesome! I totally want to win something someday soon, I love to shop especially when it's FREE, it doesn't get any better than that! I am hoping that whatever is going on that was getting you down miraculously resolves itself.

  6. Now THAT was an awesome shopping trip! I love guilt free shopping, but a great deal is almost as exciting. :)


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