If you are like me, then you love it when the Christmas period comes around. The main reason why is because I always seem to received quite a lot of gift cards. Especially this year, I have no idea how it happened but I can get £150+ worth of books for Christmas from my friends because of the combination of all of the gift cards I have received or will be receiving later on in the month.
Now what exactly do you do with these once they have been used? How do you spend them? And how do you decide what books you get with them?
These are three questions that I believe every booknerd thinks when they receive gift cards and I am here to give you tips and show you how I spend gift cards when I receive them.
What exactly do you do with these once they have been used?
My answer for this question is I actually keep them if the gift card has a nice design on them. I have no idea why I do this but it just seems like the good idea sometimes. Especially if you enjoy looking at things that are pretty or simple things that gives you ideas in the creative sense or in any other way.
How do you spend them?
My answer for this question is I normally spend them all at once. I have no idea why but I just don’t like having excess money left on the gift card themselves. It would seem like a smarter option to just save some of it so I won’t have to receive a large amount of books all at once.
How do you decide what books you get with them?
Trying to decide what books to get with them is always a hard thing to decide. I normally at my shelves and see:
- What books within series’ I am missing
- What books people have been recommending me
- What books I have been meaning to get to but haven’t got it yet
By doing these bullet-points I normally make a good list of all of the books that I would be getting with the gift cards. I have currently bought 15+ books with the gift cards I have received already and I can say that these 3 points make buying books with gift cards a lot easier.
Even though it is already nearly half way through this month, I have no idea if I have any more gift cards coming for Christmas. I would like some more but will I use them with the addition of the ones I already have? I guess I will find out if the time comes. But even after looking at the books I have gotten over this past few weeks for Christmas I am excited to share my December book haul with you guys. Even though you guys have to wait for the start of next year to see all of the books I have gotten this month, all I can say it is going to be a very big haul.
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