By: Revanche

How should I spend $50 at LNT?

May 6, 2008

Since LnT has officially declared bankruptcy, and I’ve been dragging my feet about spending my $50 gift card from American Express, I’m making a list of things I could get tonight. I definitely want a vegetable peeler. Call me insufferably Asian, but in our household, not only do we not use the dishwasher to wash dishes, we use knives to peel our vegetables. Well, guess what. My arthritic hands have had enough of that. I’m splurging on a veggie peeler.

But what else? I know I’m going to need household items when I move out, but I don’t want to buy a bunch of stuff now when I don’t know when and where I’m moving. After all, I’m also smack dab in the middle of decluttering.

I could get a duck down comforter for $50, with a 20% off coupon.
I could get a Brita water jug and additional filters for $32 (or $22 for the Atlantis version) plus the cost of filters.
I could get a 17 piece cooking set for $50, including:

  • 2 Quart Covered Saucepan
  • 3 Quart Covered Casserole
  • 6 Quart Covered Dutch Oven
  • 8″ Saute Pan
  • 10″ Deep Fryer with Assist Handle
  • Ceramic crock with 7 nylon tools
  • Dishwasher safe

I could get a whole lot of towels or a sheet set. The towels make more sense because they’re not size dependent, and there’s a part of me that thinks I might finally upgrade from my twin size bed someday.

Oh, and the reason I’m not using this for a vacuum like I’d planned? Visiting BF meant that they had the opportunity to give me their extra vacuum! Yay! Free vacuum!

So far, towels, and the Brita water filtration system seem the most sensible. Or … the comforter….I’ve never had a nice down comforter before. But what’s up with the duck thing? Is that normal?

What would you suggest?

3 Responses to “How should I spend $50 at LNT?”

  1. Karen says:

    The comforter would be easier to pack when you move. But the 17 piece cook set sounds like a good deal and if you don’t need it now (ie using your parents’ stuff) you could leave it in the box for easier packing.
    Do you have any gift-buying occasions coming up?

  2. ~karen~ No gift-giving occasions where anything from LNT would be appropriate, unfortunately, but I’ll go to the store and check out what they actually have in stock. I’m leaning towards the comforter …

  3. I’d skimp on the cookware and just get a saucepanand a stockpot.

    My kitchen is pretty barebones and I actually like it a lot. I use the saucepan to do all of my cooking and sometimes the stock pot.

    It’s pretty easy to do a lot of different cooking with one kitchen utensil. It’s a pain but the challenge is fun.

    But the comforter is probably the easiest to pack. If you can pick up the cooking essentials on craigslist, i’d go with that.

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