Apr 10 2008
I’ve been searching for a suitable (heh) swimsuit for a few months now. I wanted a tankini-style suit that would give me a decent amount of coverage.
Using MyPoints.com and my debit card rewards program, I earned $30 in Target gift cards since mid-January, for the purpose of buying a swimsuit.
I headed to the clearance rack in the swimwear section and found a few to try on.
The one-piece styles fit me horribly. I guess I have a long torso because when I put them on, the bra part was near my stomach. Uh, hi, I’m not 97 years old.
I settled on a tankini top and a skirtini bottom. I liked the adjustable top, and the skirtini bottom made me feel much less self-conscious about myself. It’s not the hottest look ever, but what do I care? I’m happily married. And, it is cute enough and I don’t think I’ll have to worry about flashing beachgoers.
I had enough left on my gift cards to buy a new pair of flip-flops, a package of special cookies Shane was wanting to try, and a cool beverage from the Target Starbucks–purchases that left about $0.11 on my gift card.
I’m glad I went about earning gift cards for this purchase, since it wasn’t an immediate need. It’s nice to have a new swimsuit without it affecting our regular budget.
(Images from Target.com)