The other day, I got the following check in the mail:
Yup! That’s right! It’s a check for $0.81. The phrase “try not to spend it all in one place” seems to come to mind.
As I was guffawing at how silly this was – the cost of the postage the party spent to send this to me, the cost of gas it will cost me to drive it to my ATM – I had another thought. An idea kind of thought.
What if I were to try to turn this meager $0.81 into something much more? After all, I’m a keen shopper, a lover of bargains, and a stretcher of dollars. So what if I were to demonstrate how far $0.81 could go if I really tried?
I’ve not cashed my check yet, and I’d love your input.
- What ideas do you have for turning $0.81 into something more? Maybe children’s consignment, Craigslist, thrift stores, clearance shopping? The goal would be to not add any extra money to this project. (For instance, not running out and spending $40 to fix something up.)
- Would you want to see this opened up as a contest or have readers participate in some way? Thoughts? Ideas?
I don’t have an immediate plan here, but I think this could be a ton of fun, and I’d love your input!