Going into my last Big Day Downtown, I had $66.75. Coming out, I am left with a single cent that I am afraid I will be unable to spend. Even if I could find something that only cost a penny, I doubt I could buy it with a Visa gift card. Let's run down the day's purchases :)
Stop 1: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
kick-ass website! If they don't have something in stock at the store, you can order it online and have it delivered to the store at no charge. That is service.
nice fleece for the upcoming cooler fall weather, and a 14L waterproof stuff sack to contain my wares and keep them dry as they sit in my pack.
FYI, if you'd like to help with my MEC addiction, please visit my wish list. I keep it up to date :)
MEC Watchtower fleece + MEC Roll Top Stuff Sack + tax = $64.98
Left to spend: $1.77
Stop 2: Just Us Cafe
Anyone who knows me (and some of my previous Big Day Downtown posts will confirm this) knows that my drug of choice is caffeine. It gets me up in the morning, keeps me going all day, and puts me to bed at night (in tea form, preferably orange pekoe or Earl Grey, thanks). And the dealer I frequent most often is Just Us on Barrington Street. I try as much as I can to remember to bring my re-usable mug with me when I go here because they have a very sensible policy of only stamping your loyalty card when you buy a coffee in your own mug. I think that is a great way to gently nudge people to use less disposable products. Smart thinking, Just Us!
I had a mug full of the darkest roast they had brewed.
Mug full o' coffee + tax = $1.48
Left to spend: $0.29
Stop 3: Freak Lunchbox
~15 chocolate-covered coffee beans + tax = $0.28
Amount remaining unspent: $0.01
And so that brings to an end of my Big Day Downtown money, I sure enjoyed spending it!