Archives for December 8, 2014

Quality Clothing as Heirlooms? Celebrating Things That Last

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I like my smartphone as much as the next person, but I’m also intrigued by things that last a really long time. Things that my children can inherit from me. Things like quality tools, classic books, good knives, or cast iron cookware. Up until today, I hadn’t really thought about my clothes in that way.

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia released “Worn Wear” before last year’s Black Friday as an “exploration of quality” and an “invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own”. Found via Farnam Street. Essentially it profiles a bunch of interesting folks who have used their Patagonia clothing for a long time. Depending on your perspective, the video could be about anti-consumerism, a great example of retail branding, or simply a bunch of cool people who do cool things.

Watching the video made me think of my 18-year-old LL Bean jacket. I first got it in high school, it’s been on many ski slopes and multiple continents, and I just wore it last week. Several years ago I had gained some weight and I tried to buy another one but they didn’t make it any more. Happily, it fits again.

From the video: “The most responsible thing you can do is buy used clothes.”

Related: Buy things that help you experience.

Send a Starbucks $20 Gift Card for $10 with Visa (Expired)

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Expired as of midnight Eastern. I thought 100k would last longer than a day. Starbucks has a new $10 holiday bonus promotion:

Be one of the first 100,000 to buy a Starbucks Card eGift (min $10) with your Visa® card and we will add an additional $10, courtesy of Visa. Send $10—they get $20, send $25—they get $35, send $50—they get $60, just for using your Visa card. Offer valid from 12/8–12/12/14. One per person. Cannot send to yourself.

Starbucks is verifying people follow the terms. Your eGift card must be sent to a different e-mail address than your own and purchased with a Visa credit card that hasn’t been used with the promo. How do you know if you’re still in the first 100,000? Look for the sentence “This offer is still available” after the quoted text above.

I wish this was physical cards, those are better for gifts to friends. Alternatively, a couple could gift each other $20 gift cards for $10 each. The recipient only sees the $20 gift card, no mention the sender got a discount. Here’s one of our receipts:

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