Okay. I am officially a grandma. I’ve accepted it.
Over the weekend, GB and I were shopping at Nordstrom when I decided to buy my grandmother a Hanukkah present. I took my purchase up to the counter and was about to reach for my credit card when I thought of something. “I might have a gift card,” I said to the sales associate. “Hang on one sec while I find it.”
I reached into the dark abyss of my purse and rooted around until I found the cute little leopard bag I keep all my coupons and gift cards in. I then pulled the stack out and proceeded to spend the next three minutes sifting through every card and paper until I found a Nordstrom gift card. “Try this one,” I said to the girl. “It might have a couple dollars on it.”
She scanned it and out came the receipt. “Um, you have more than a couple dollars on there,” she said. “You have $300 left!”
THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS?! Um, I had NO idea. I don’t even remember what that gift card was from! I was shocked. How long had that been in there? How long would I have walked around Nordstrom spending cash without even thinking to check if I had any gift cards?
Never again. At that moment I vowed to sacrifice my dignity and buy something which I had seen advertised in People magazine several months ago, something that, at the time, I had laughed and said was something for a crazy old lady… The Card Cubby.
The Card Cubby is a tiny little organizer that fits right in your purse that contains all your coupons, gift cards, and frequent buyer cards – in alphabetical order! You file everything under the appropriate place and when it’s time to pay or get stamped or use a coupon, it’s right there where it’s supposed to be! Plus, they come in a million different colors and patterns, including several different shades and patterns of pink, all of which I love.
No longer will $300 gift cards languish unused in my purse, nestled alongside my Big Chill customer appreciation cards, emergency $20 bill, and expired driver’s license from 2004 (where I have platinum blonde hair and a necklace that says VEGAS in turquoise rhinestones, but that’s another story.)
This is the one I bought. Looks a little familiar, doesn't it? It matches the blog PERFECTLY!