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If I Had A Million Dollars -- or Just An Extra $100

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I play the lottery sometimes. When the numbers get big...as they say here in New York, "You have to be in it to win it." And when I do play the numbers, the mind drifts to what I would do with a million dollars - or $25 million or what ever the pay out would be. 

We all have a better chance of hitting a hole in one, becoming president or getting struck by lightening than winning a Mega Millions jackpot, but what about having an extra $100? Much more realistic, right? We can all put away $10 a week for 10 weeks and "win" $100. 

Now, just for kicks, for fun, let's play "What would you do with $100?" Budget and bills and worries and stresses aside, what would you do with this "win'? Here are a few somewhat frivolous things I'd get.

-- New dinner plates. I am a sucker for new everyday dishes. I would have some for each season if I could. Right now, we have basic white dishes we got when we married almost 11 years ago. Ones I am digging: these cool earthy ones at Crate and Barrel or a matte black set from Bed Bath and Beyond.

-- Stock. Just for fun, to see where I goes, I'd buy some shares in stocks for a company I like (and use). Maybe Starbucks that hovers about $51 per share, or Green Mountain Coffee Roasters that make our Keurig, which is about $21 per share -- or Gap (we need to stock up on back-to-school clothes), it hovers at $28 per share...again, for fun...

-- Boots. Mama loves her boots, and I would have a closet full if I could. Though temps are rather hot right now, I'm envisioning fall weather as I look for my chosen footwear. With my $100 winnings, I'd nab these black ones or a cool cognac pair, both from Piperlime.

-- New artwork for Kiddo's room. I would totally redo her room with a variety of prints and quotes like this one (she loves cats) or this inspirational poster. Both under $20 at Etsy -- and there are many more to choose from.

-- New mommy necklace...I don't have one, so maybe I'd get a cool, hip dog-tag-inspired style necklace. Love this stainless steel sleek one, but also dig the more typical stamped kind in sterling silver. With my $100, I could get both!

What would you buy with your winning $100? This is purely for fun, folks, no bill-paying or saving allowed! 

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by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Bob192
by Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I would have a spa day!

starreyedcutie
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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Extra $100 is take the kids to the zoo. If i had a million I'd buy a house and another reliable car. Is pay of the car we have now and save the rest in a high interest savings....oh and take a Alaskan cruise :)
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cjsmom1
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:59 PM
I'd get a keurig
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cjsmom1
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 2:59 PM
Maybe get some new clothes
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Bmat
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 4:41 PM

$100... I'd put toward gas for our vacation.

AzariahsMother
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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Hair and mani//pedi
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AzariahsMother
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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Clothes
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AzariahsMother
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM
Shoes
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LOswald0314
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM

 New boots for sure!  Or a fun date night with DH.

e.sugarbaby
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

hire a cleaning lady for one massive cleanfest!

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