Monday, November 21, 2011

What would you do in this situation?

This morning, I was checking my Gold Box on Amazon like I do every morning, looking for the 5% off deal of my dreams, when I saw a flashing banner telling me I could spend my Discover Rewards points on Amazon.  Since I always forget said points exist, I went ahead and linked my account.

Imagine my surprise when I suddenly had nearly $200 to spend on Amazon.

With almost 200 bucks to spend, I could buy most of the Christmas presents I'm responsible for and still have money left over.  Or I could go hog wild and buy a few books with this sudden windfall to reward myself for NaNoWriMo and put the rest toward Christmas gifts.

I went with the second option, of course.  Although my definition of "a few" turned out to mean nine.

At least the money I spend on Christmas presents will go toward my reward points and thus continue to fuel my addiction.


  1. Gotta love an addiction like that.

  2. Forget Visa - that's everywhere I wanna be! So what'd you get?

  3. So far, I've gotten five noir books and four humor. I'll probably wind up getting more.

    "The Getaway Man" by Andrew Vachss
    "Sacrifice" by Andrew Vachss
    "The Criminal" by Jim Thompson
    "A Hell of a Woman" by Jim Thompson
    "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" by Horace McCoy

    "Spring Fever" by P.G. Wodehouse
    "Ice in the Bedroom" by P.G. Wodehouse
    "The Driver's Guide to Hitting Pedestrians" by Andersen Prunty
    "Please Do Not Shoot Me in the Face: a Novel" by Bradley Sands

  4. Touch decision. I probably would have bought gifts and some for myself.

  5. Oh man! That's awesome! It was like a shopping spree!
    I probably would've split it evenly between myself and the fam

  6. Niiiiiiiiiiice. For me, buying off Amazon is not that cheap because postage to Australia usually costs more than the actual book, and you have to pay separate postage for each item even if the same company is sending all the books. Book Depository is my fwend. But since this was entirely "free" it's a different situation :) I do tend to buy music from Amazon though, as it still works out cheaper (usually) than buying music from our stores here, even with the exorbitant postage.