Actually, I collect them. I keep them in this case. My grandma got it for me because that looks like my favorite horse Ridge on the front.
Here are all the cards in my collection so far.
Some of them I have twins. I like to match them up.
I even have two sets of triplets. That's three of the same.
Once a card is all used up we write "empty" on the back.
I save the new ones on the cards. That's how I keep them separate. These are all ready for spending. I know for sure I have to buy a new outfit to wear to yoga class that is starting in a few weeks. My old pants are way too big. I also watch for new movies when they come out. That is usually on a Tuesday, so off we go. I am lucky. There are two Targets close to where I live.
A Note from Mom: We have had a few questions emailed to us about money. We included identifying and counting money in all of Sarah's IEPs from first grade through tenth grade. It is one of those concepts that she just did not grasp, no matter how we approached it. As we were sitting for the writing of the IEP for her junior year, out of the blue I said, " You know, in today's world she really doesn't have to learn to count money." I think every professional in the room let out a huge gasp, as though I was growing three heads, or maybe they were relieved. I further went onto describe that she had taken a liking to Target cards and I was starting to teach her that they were just like money and she had to keep them in a safe place. So that's how we proceeded for that year.
Our friends and family know that she needs them in smaller increments, never over $25.00, so when we shop she has an understanding of what she can get for one card. I did not think of this at the time, but now that she is on SSI and it is critical that her bank account never get over $1,499 for fear of losing her benefits, Target cards are the best gift for her.