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Quick! You have 100 minutes to use 100 dollars, what do you do with it?

Asked by erichw1504 (26443points) January 13th, 2011

Hypothetically, let’s say you just received $100 on a card that you can use anywhere in the world. The catch is after the 100 minutes is up, whatever amount you have left on you disappears. It can be turned into cash or any other foreign currency, if need be. It’s good for any store or online purchases. Any amount you give away to someone or something the 100 minute rule no longer applies to it (in other words they can keep it forever). The money must leave your possession before the 100 minutes, so you can’t deposit it into your bank or invest it for future purposes. The point is to actually use it before the time is up!

So, the question is: what will you do with it? Will it be for an in-store or online purchase? Will you give it away to someone or a charity? Why did you choose spend it like this? What benefit will come of it?

Extra credit: Name a celebrity and state what you think he or she would do with it!

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Austinlad's avatar

Give $1 to 100 homeless people.

stump's avatar

I would take mine in singles and hit a strip club. Be out with time to spare.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Pay a bill. Poof, gone in seconds.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m with neffie. Pay a bill. Although the strip club idea is nice too.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d give it to my husband to pay a bill.

rangerr's avatar

As much as I probably should be smart and say “pay bills”, too..
I know I’d just use it on weed.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I’m gonna have to go with paying a bill also.

downtide's avatar

I’d give it to my partner to fill the car with fuel. If he refused to accept it I’d spend it on books. I could easily spend that on Amazon in way less than 100 minutes.

ryan9305's avatar

Go to the grocery store and buy some food. There isn’t any food in my house right now and i am starving. So that would be my first choice.

woodcutter's avatar

grab the wife and head to the mall….gone. screw the bills, it’s found money anyway.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

How about we eliminate the pay a bill option. Is that ok with the OP?

kenmc's avatar

I’d blow it all on film.

That’s what she said.

erichw1504's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Fine with me. Looking for more creative answers anyway.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Groceries and gas for the car. I can do that in 30 minutes.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’ll go buy $80 worth of groceries for the food pantry and spend the other $20 on porn.

kenmc's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Who buys porn anymore?!

Cruiser's avatar

I’d cash it out and give it all to a Jelly in need.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@kenmc I think the last time I bought any was around 1995.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Bills are boring. I’ve been wanting to add some kettlebell exercises to my workout, so I’d buy one of those first ($40). I’ve also been wanting to paint my room (a nice dark green), so I’d spend some money on paint and supplies (approx. $50). If there was any money left over, I’d get a six pack of beer ($10). Yup. Money well-spent, IMO.

bkcunningham's avatar

Slot machine.

woodcutter's avatar

it’s good to see people who have the balls to buy fun stuff even when the bills are there. damn the torpedos

Arbornaut's avatar

50 minutes would be ample to part with it at the pub.

963chris's avatar

buy some real estate

woodcutter's avatar

@963chris how much is land where you are?

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WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@noelleptc Ooohh… shoooooeeeeees…

gailcalled's avatar

Local Humane Society.

963chris's avatar

@woodcutter: with the housing market as it is, i will soon be able to own aplenty;p

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m Neffie and I love Patron. You should invite me.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I’d go to the grocery store and buy favorites for my mom & fiancee.

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faye's avatar

It would have to be more like 250,000 to take me longer than 10 min. $100 I’d give to my daughter- she is so broke!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Give it to a homeless org.

mrentropy's avatar

Make a 100 minute international phone call from a pay phone.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@noelleptc I’m WillWorkForChocolate, and I have a problem with shoes and purses.

6rant6's avatar

I would spend it on birthday cards.

crazyivan's avatar

Call a dollar a minute sex line.

SavoirFaire's avatar

New boots. Those good ones I keep saying “maybe next week” to.

Seelix's avatar

I’d buy as many volumes of The Walking Dead comic as I could. I just finished volume 3 and can’t get enough.

Kayak8's avatar

My physical therapist taped my leg up with this unusual tape (Kinesio tape) and my foot and ankle almost feel normal for the first time in 5 years. I would buy as many rolls of the stuff as I could for $100 and use it every 3 days for as long as it lasted. Then I would use my tax return to buy a bunch more and I would be happy and in the least amount of pain I have been in for a very, very long time!!!!!

AmWiser's avatar

Fill up the gas tank, 2 packs of cigs and a bottle of wine. Weeeee!

Fred931's avatar

Meth. ~

Did I get everyone’s attention? xD

Give it to my parents for them to “borrow” (or never give back).

tedibear's avatar

I would find a Ms. PacMan machine in a place that serves great french fries, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. I would take myself there, buy myself the above food for dinner and play Ms PacMan until the quarters run out.

Nially_Bob's avatar

Go to a supermarket, find an item being sold for $101 and haggle for it at the checkout counter. Should that fail, buy a $15 pizza and leave an $85 tip.

ducky_dnl's avatar

Buy a money order.

PhiNotPi's avatar

If I had a time machine, I would use the $100 to buy nutmeg at Walmart, travel back in time to the imperialism period, where nutmeg was worth its weight in gold in Europe. I then trade it for gold, then go to the future as far as the gold price keeps rising. I then trade it for historic currency, which is our present day money, and take the money back to now. I have then just created one of the best profit margins ever known.

If I didn’t have a time machine, I would skip most of the plan and just buy gold in the present.

Hey, didn’t I ask a question similar to this before? Maybe this one? Well, I have to admit that @erichw1504 did a better job of asking it than me. I was sort of unrealistic.

stardust's avatar

I’d give it to my brother, as he’s worse off in the broke stakes than I am at the minute.
What I’d like to do is go out for dinner and drinks with it.

YARNLADY's avatar

$100 wouldn’t even pay for one basket full of food at the local grocery store.

rangerr's avatar

@YARNLADY That’d be like, 3 months of food for me.

Deja_vu's avatar

That’s easy. I’d spend it on ITunes.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Pay my dad the $50 I owe him, then probably spend it on iTunes.

MartinDep's avatar

I will buy the autobiographies of successful people. I want to learn What did make them successful ?

Nullo's avatar

I’d get a new copy of Mass Effect 2, a new pair of awesome canvas pants… and that about covers it. Whatever was left might go in the gas tank, maybe.

Nullo's avatar

If we were talking about real money, I’d be in quite a conundrum. Do I finally buy that revolver that I’ve been drooling over? Do I build my computer? Should I apply that towards my college loans? How ‘bout my car loan? Maybe I can open a checking account with it and write myself a check for the full amount and deposit it into my savings account, billing myself for being awesome?

WestRiverrat's avatar

Buy some time with a Thompson SMG from the local class 3 license holder.

KateTheGreat's avatar

I’d make dinner and drinks for everyone in my hall. All of the kids here always have to eat crappy food and most college kids don’t have time to cook where I’m at :)

SQUEEKY2's avatar

It’s now 2022 and a hundred dollars wouldn’t give me a full tank of gas.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Take my wife to dinner.

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