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4 minutes ago, Silver Bells said:

Hate to say, but just bought 6 egg bagels

I baked NYC bagels for Christmas. Any further discussion would be OT.

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1 hour ago, callie lee 29 said:

Lady/Lord (Nova/Juanita/Milky/Clementine/Winston) Gravlax of Walgreens.

I got five cats and can't show favorites. 

Hee!

 I propose that any who have been life-long catless feel free to borrow the name of any cat mentioned here by @callie lee 29 or of any cat belonging to a friend or relative. I have not owned or cared for a cat for 20 years, but have quite a few to choose from. 

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1 hour ago, shapeshifter said:

Hee!

 I propose that any who have been life-long catless feel free to borrow the name of any cat mentioned here by @callie lee 29 or of any cat belonging to a friend or relative. I have not owned or cared for a cat for 20 years, but have quite a few to choose from. 

Totally down with that, but some of them are divas so choose wisely....

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Lady Sasha Biscotti of Coldwater Creek.

Coldwater Creek is obviously the English translation of her Tuscan estate.

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Bringing this forward from Page 1 with a few updates. (For example, I do no agree that Grape is the best Kool-Aid flavor.)

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One hour, inside one store.

I'm so used to shopping online that I'm having a bit of a hard time remembering what the inside of some stores look like.

 

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We need to remodel our house- so Lowes would do it for me, no question.    If I weren't needing kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathroom vanities, wallpaper, floors, etc etc. a place like Nordstrom would be another option. 

Since I have lists of what we like already, it wouldn't take any time at all to spend that much money in an hour.  

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It would be a furniture store, but I honestly can't think of one. I hate buying furniture online because they always come assembly needed, furniture stores deliver it all nice & assembled & ready, but finding an actual furniture store is hard.

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If we were talking for strictly fun purchases...drop me in a store that has books/DVDs/music and I'd be a happy, happy camper :D. 

For more practical stuff...I'd have to think about that a bit. 

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1 hour isn't a lot of time to shop. Maybe a travel agency to book a nice pre-paid, all-inclusive vacation. Either that, or a jewelry store.

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Yeah, I'd be on Expedia booking a trip. Although frankly, a round trip first class flight to Paris would eat up a third of the stash,

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Easy! Tiffany's if I could magically transport to the mothership store in NYC. Otherwise, Jon Thomas Fine Jewelry in Mt. Shasta, California (I lived in Mt. Shasta for 25 years and Jon Thomas is a super creative excellent jeweler). I can drive there in just over 12 hours and it would only take 15 minutes or so to spend $10,000. very, very happily.

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Normally, I would say the Gucci store, heh. 

However, I could use a new laptop and a new iPad so Bureau en Gros it is. 

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Gotta go with Lowe's. I need a new fridge and a fancy new terlit. Plus I like to build shit and wood is expensive dawg.

 

Grape Koolaid is the only flavor.

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8 hours ago, LucindaWalsh said:

Circle K gas station, purchases will be $9,995 in gift cards to various stores and $5 on two Gouda cheese sausage dogs with kraut/carmelized onions/bbq sauce and a bag of chips. 

😂 

keanu reeves 80s GIF

Everybody knows you can’t ask the genie to use one of your three wishes to ask for more wishes. 

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I like the Best Buy suggestion, because I can go with a little practical over in the appliance section and a little indulgent in the Sonos aisle. 
 

But the heck with practical. I’m going to Dick’s and building myself a home gym so that I never have to let sweaty annoying guy work in a set ever again. 
 

Assuming that what I need won’t use up the entire $10K, I’ll also hit the golf shop for new irons that I don’t need but do want, the shoe section for new hiking and running shoes and the clothes section to replace some seriously worn out athletic wear. 

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I’m going to the pet food store and buying supplies for everyone’s animals that I know and a huge bunch for a few local shelters. There are the usual shelters for cats and dogs, but also one near me for horses (1 bale of hay is $8 and only feeds one horse per day), one for exotic birds, and one for sea turtles that have been injured or sick. 
Heck, this might buy the store out! 

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1 hour ago, JTMacc99 said:

I like the Best Buy suggestion, because I can go with a little practical over in the appliance section and a little indulgent in the Sonos aisle. 

That was exactly my thinking behind Best Buy.  🙂 

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10 hours ago, LucindaWalsh said:

Circle K gas station, purchases will be $9,995 in gift cards to various stores and $5 on two Gouda cheese sausage dogs with kraut/carmelized onions/bbq sauce and a bag of chips. 

Grey. Would probably have to do it in small batches,  because if they are anything like the store I work at, there is a limit on how much you can buy due to Federal money laundering laws.

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On 1/22/2021 at 4:50 PM, JTMacc99 said:

"You have 1 hour
 to spend $10,000
 inside ONE store.

 WHERE ARE YOU GOING?"

A STORE WITH A LOT OF HIGH-END GIFT CARDS

Explanation and alternative:

Spoiler

 

  • Because I don't generally spend more than $50-$100 without sleeping on the purchase,
  • and because it takes me way more than an hour to spend that much (A or B? Which colors? Medium or Large? Windows or Apple? Acoustic or Electric?)
    days to weeks if we're talking footwear

...it would have to be some place like @LucindaWalsh describes where I can buy

  • $9500 of gift cards that I would actually use 
    --or a family member or a worthy person or group could use ( feeling sheepish after reading @Mindthinkr's post) --
  • and, assuming it is a place that sells lottery tickets:
    I would buy my first ever lottery tickets with $455 because I've observed from my mom's lottery winnings in the 1970s and my ex's in the 1980s that most people break even
  • and $5 worth of chocolate 

HOWEVER, now reading:

10 hours ago, jennifer6973 said:

Grey. Would probably have to do it in small batches,  because if they are anything like the store I work at, there is a limit on how much you can buy due to Federal money laundering laws.

--and reading: https://support.egifter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010487747-Purchase-Limitations-Orders-and-Promotions

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Maximum Purchase Limits (By Law)

Based on the U.S. government legal regulations concerning limitations on gift card purchasing, within a 24 hour period:

The maximum amount that can be purchased by a single person across multiple gift cards is $10,000

The maximum amount that can be purchased by a single person for a single brand is $2,000

--and having just moved last week 1000 miles and 3 states away from my neighborhood Jewel Osco grocery store where I've seen a plethora of gift cards on an endcap, and also (or) in the Before Times check out line at Ross's Dress For Less, I'm not sure whether NY state has such offerings.

So, if that's not possible here:
SOME PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BUY GOLD COINS THAT CAN BE TRADED IN AT THE BANK FOR CASH

kind of like buying gold coins with your credit card to get frequent flyer points and then selling the gold coins back to the bank. 
Or was it silver dollars?

 

 

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I’d go to some place like Sam’s Club. So many things! I can shop quickly in the grocery section, and then move on. 😀

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Easy-peasy - Lowe’s or Menard’s for a new refrigerator, washer, and dryer. I’d do research before, get fairly high-end models and pay the difference myself.

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What is your favorite breakfast cereal? Is it still the same one you liked when you were growing up?

 

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As a kid I loved all the sugary cereal - Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Count Chocula, Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, Trix, Corn Pops, etc.

As an older teen I loved Honeycomb, Cinnamon Life, Frosted Flakes, Cracklin' Oat Bran, and one of the Raisin Brans (one was sweeter than the other).

As an adult I hardly eat cold cereal, when I do Cheerios is my "go-to", but it's not my favorite.  I'd say that's still probably Honeycomb.  😄  (or maybe Cinnamon Life)

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Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond & Flax. 

Mixed with Greek yogurt instead of milk.  SO good.  I'm keto now due to medical reasons (though the weight loss doesn't suck) and I can't have it anymore. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

 

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While I do like to mix it up, if I'm picking my desert island, same one for the rest of my life, cereal, it would be Life.  Hopefully that desert island has bananas and other fruit.

Life was probably my favorite as a kid as well.

He Likes It Life Cereal GIF

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Is oatmeal a "breakfast cereal"? 
If not: granola
And if it has to come in a box: Shredded Wheat

Growing up we mostly had Cheerios

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Now you're speaking my language.  I love cereal, and rarely the healthy kind.  Give me Peanut Butter Chex mixed with Chocolate Chex, pumpkin spice Mini Wheats, Cap'n Crunch Berries...  

A favourite is Chocolate Frosted Flakes.

All topped with unsweetened chocolate almond milk.  

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Honey Nut Cheerios! Or, if you’re a fan of Omar on The Wire, just Honey Nut. It is also my cat’s favorite cereal; she will eat Honey Nut but not regular Cheerios or god forbid, Apple Cinnamon, which I have learned not to buy lest she throw me some serious shade and stalk off.

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We rarely had cereal growing up. Breakfast was the one meal my Mom could cook well. If there was cereal in the house it was Raisin Bran. Now I like Cheerios. Hold the milk, and sugar. I like it dry as a snack. 

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