Forward, Charge!

February 18, 2010

What is up with Bob Costas’ hair? It’s not a color found in nature and it’s really bothering me.

This has nothing to do with anything but once he sat in front of me at a Knicks game, and he is SO small — his finacee’s diamond engagement ring was almost as big as him.

Anyway…don’t you get sick of being asked to open up a charge account at every store you purchase something? Most of them aren’t worth the trouble, but if you shop at The Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy regularly (and if you have a pulse, you probably do), it’s most likely worth getting one of their credit cards. A couple of years ago I broke down and got a Banana card, and I have found it worthwhile for several reasons. They have different days (like every Tuesday) when credit card holders get an extra 10% off. If you have one of the cards, most promotions that the other stores are running for their cardholders will get extended to you. (For instance, even though my card is Banana, The Gap extends its discounts to me.) You earn 5% of every dollar you spend at any of The Gap Inc.’s stores (including Piperlime and Athleta) in gift cards, which you can spend at any of their stores. (You get 1% of every other purchase.) If you spend $800 in a calendar year, you become “Luxe” with Banana, which gives you free alterations on anything, and free shipping on any of their websites, at any price. So if you find that dress on sale at for $9.99, no more hemming and hawing about paying for shipping — it’s free!

If you do find yourself shopping in these stores often, pick which one you buy things in most and wait for a day when you’ll be making a large purchase. Then go for it and get 15% off your first day’s purchases, and start reaping the rewards. You’d be surprised how much you spend in their stores, and how quickly the gift cards add up. It is nice if you need jeans or pajamas to have a little subsidy!


No Olympic fever yet.

Don’t you hate when someone asks you a question that they clearly aren’t interested in your answer to? If you’ve already made up your mind, don’t waste my time. That’s my motto. (Catchy, isn’t it?)

I must say happy birthday to Andy! You don’t look a day over 50 (ha ha). Have you figured Twitter out yet?

Feeling tired, glad we’ve made it over the hump this week. See you tomorrow!!


2 Responses to “Forward, Charge!”

  1. 41 year old Andy Says:

    Thanks for the well wishes. I’m happy to say that I am well on my way to becoming a tweet-master, but must say Matt is lame as is Dan and Loopy (less lame, but lame nonetheless). Thanks again for the public shout-out.

    • familyfavs Says:

      Really, who isn’t lame?? Hope you had a good one — we should try and get together at some point. I’ll tell Ken to figure out a weekend with you!

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