Today we opened one of our sealed pots. I know, I know, we weren’t supposed to open any until December 3rd according to SFT’s Challenge. We caved and here’s why:
A little while back I updated you on our progress and let you in on what we wanted to buy with the money. Turns out that Amy isn’t ready for that particular camera right now. With tending to 6 children and being so busy, Amy felt she didn’t have the time or the energy to learn how to use a SLR. Eventually she would like a DSLR, but she was very happy with the Canon that was stolen back in 2010. All she wanted was a comparable camera to the one she had, a digital point and shoot.
Today we got to talking about all our holiday plans, and Amy was lamenting that she didn’t want to go through another summer with a camera that she despises. We have figured out the issues with the Nikon, but ultimately we still aren’t particularly happy with it. Amy had about $200.00 in her savings account. I looked up at our sealed pots and thought that this was something we wanted, something that the money was actually intended for (a new camera) and made the decision that we would open our first sealed pot.
We took it to TD Canada trust, who has a free Coinstar machine for customer use. There was $214.14 in the pot. Along with Amy’s $200, we had $414.14 in order to purchase the camera she wanted. Best Buy had it on sale this weekend for $349.00 (down from $429.00). We went to the store and purchased this:
Canon Powershot SX40 HS
Amy is over the moon and can’t wait to use it (waiting for the battery to charge). I am happy that she is happy.
We still have the 2nd sealed pot and are still working on it and will continue to add money to it until December 3rd. Now we have to figure out what we’re going to do with it! The kids want this for Christmas:
Since we were able to save $214 from December 3rd to March 24th, I think we’ll be able to make it!
I don’t even feel a single second of regret!