Catch-up wrote:Just thought I'd ask for opinions here. I recently got scolded for using some gift cards I got for Christmas for things for the girls. It was light-hearted scolding, but I'm feeling a little bad now. The places I used the cards didn't have anything I wanted to buy for myself (I did look!), but they did have things I would have bought for the girls anyway. From my point of view I did use the cards for myself, because they saved me the money for things I would have gotten anyway. What do you think?
Who scolded you? The person who gave you the gift cards?
Nothing wrong in using them for someone else. Maybe if the giver does know, it might have been better not to say what you did with them. On the other hand you were honest & what you did does make sense.
I am dreadful, if I get a gift I don't want, I sell it on our stall.
Daughter does the same thing.
Sometimes we even have items one has given the other.
We laugh over that though.
I agree about the gift cards, they should give change with them as they were bought to be used as money. I have had a few arguments with stores over that. But I never have that problem in book shops coz I always spend more than the voucher is worth.