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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:41 AM
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I received a letter in the mail informing me of an increase in my retirement pay!
I am SO excited; what a WONDERFUL Christmas present!
I know the economy is in pretty rough shape , which makes me appreciate the windfall even more!
I don't know if it's considered a cost of living increase by my benevolent keepers , or just a gift to say "Thank you for all the social security taxes you've paid throughout your life that you can't possibly live long enough to use up".
My mind is spinning with all of the ideas on what I can do with it; I don't know where to begin!
Maybe someone out there has some good ideas on what luxuries I can treat myself to starting January 3, 2014!
What should I buy first with the extra $5.00 I will be getting?
Please:serious answers only.

Miss Nugget
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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Well, it'll buy ya almost 2 gallons of gas around here.

A few Redbox movie rentals? Well.. Maybe only a couple. Hmm..

You can get a Subway Sandwich! That makes for a good lunch. Let's see...

That isn't enough for a movie out these days...but bowling is still cheap? No soda tho.. That puts ya over.
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:47 AM
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Depends on if your goblet is half empty or half full.




posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:50 AM
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hurdygurdy
Depends on if your goblet is half empty or half full.


Wish I could afford new eye glasses; I read your comment as 'giblet'...and, yes, it's very full!

I just had my last supper. Three a night is my limit.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:50 AM
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You could use it to help pay for your lower cost Obamacare?

Other than that you can buy:

1 can of silly string, a pack of lifesavers, and a pack of nabs.

Or:

$5 Footlong (must provide your own food tax)

Or:

1 Thank You card from from Wal-Mart (not Hallmark) for your benevolent benefactor.

The choice is yours, but you must choose wisely.

On the serious part, other than putting it in savings there is not a lot that you can do with a whole $5 these days.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:51 AM
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Heck, depending on where you live & what brand, that may not even be enough for a gallon of milk.


Even a loaf of bread is $3.50.......*sigh*

Basically, that $5 is just enough to piss you off



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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:51 AM
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A bottle of Valerian Root Capsules to keep you from going giddy crazy with your windfall increase in payment!

It will calm you down so you can breathe again, and possibly stop you from rushing out to spend it wildly in a buying frenzy.

If you do succumb to an uncontrolled shopping frenzy, may I direct you to Burger King, as I think they are still running the 2 Whoppers for $5.00 deal. WOW...you can buy 2 freaking Whoppers...I so impressed, I can barely contain my own excitement.

Happy Shopping!

Des



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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Thanks for the ideas, Wrabbit!
Unfortunately, gas is $3.69 a gallon here...I get 30 miles to the gallon, and live 35 miles from the bowling alley...so that's out.
I don't have a DVD player....and it would require a trip to town to rent the movie, then another to return it.
Subway? Nah.....I make better subs at home.
All of your ideas ( no offense) sound like dates from the late 50's.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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I LIKE silly string! Good idea!
I don't know what 'nabs' are, though - unless you meant to say 'naps'; I know those well!
Did my glasses just fail me again?



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:04 AM
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snarky412
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Heck, depending on where you live & what brand, that may not even be enough for a gallon of milk.


Even a loaf of bread is $3.50.......*sigh*

Basically, that $5 is just enough to piss you off



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With tax, I'd be over. I'll have to check the price on a gallon of water next time I'm in town....
Yes; $5.00 is enough to make you wish postage rates weren't so high, so one could start writing nasty letters to deserving people....I'm sure they've heard it all by now, though.
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:05 AM
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nugget1
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I LIKE silly string! Good idea!
I don't know what 'nabs' are, though - unless you meant to say 'naps'; I know those well!
Did my glasses just fail me again?


These are "nabs":



They are snack crackers with some kind of filling. Kind of like peanut butter crackers.

It must be a southern thing? That's what I thought everybody called them.
Your glasses didn't fail you... my assuming did.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:07 AM
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Heck Kanga...Nabs are one of the 3 major food groups in Georgia where I live. Wash 'em down with an RC Cola.

Moon pie for dessert....


Des



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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:09 AM
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Destinyone
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Heck Kanga...Nabs are one of the 3 major food groups in Georgia where I live. Wash 'em down with an RC Cola.

Moon pie for dessert....


Des

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I know that's right!!!
I am glad I didn't sound ridiculous to everybody. It's hard to beat a pack of nabs when the hunger sneaks up on you!



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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Kangaruex4Ewe

nugget1
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I LIKE silly string! Good idea!
I don't know what 'nabs' are, though - unless you meant to say 'naps'; I know those well!
Did my glasses just fail me again?


These are "nabs":



They are snack crackers with some kind of filling. Kind of like peanut butter crackers.






It must be a southern thing? That's what I thought everybody called them.
Your glasses didn't fail you... my assuming did.

Thanks, Kanga, for the explanation.
I don't know if we have them or not; I can't afford to look in the snack food aisle.


On second thought, maybe I can now! Yipee!
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posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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Yes you can afford it now!
You can get an 8 pack for under $5.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:20 AM
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Retired people make me envious.

More likely than not, they have a pension and social security, medicare, cheap auto insurance, most likely they own their homes, a nice investment portfolio, pretty much everything they own is paid for, zero dependents to support, discounts galore as a Senior, and they have every opportunity to supplement their income with self-employment since they have a lot of free time.

Now tell me if any one else has the same luxuries to look forward to in their golden years.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:23 AM
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Okay OP, we'll have to find you $0.24 somewhere when we count shipping...but I found the perfect use for your $5. There just can't be a better thing to do with it. Nope... This beats 'em all.

A Special Kind of Magnet

Surely that extra quarter or so can be found somewhere.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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Wrabbit2000
Okay OP, we'll have to find you $0.24 somewhere when we count shipping...but I found the perfect use for your $5. There just can't be a better thing to do with it. Nope... This beats 'em all.

A Special Kind of Magnet

Surely that extra quarter or so can be found somewhere.


'Tis the season..... I will throw in the shipping.



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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Are you kidding me? With Obamacare, I have 35 million new dependents to support.


Des



posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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If you don't absolutely need it, perhaps you can buy a couple of cans of meat or some such for the food bank? My local store has a bin now set aside for food bank donations and I try to give something every time I shop.

While $5 is not much, with the economy these days, I'm only thrilled they didn't reduce your cheque. So congratulations.





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