Spending the Five-Dollar Bill I Found


Last week, after I found a five-dollar bill (for the second time in four days), I asked you guys for help spending it. After 111 suggestions, and after conferring with my jury of interns, here are my three favorite suggestions:

1. An Older Five-Dollar Bill

Suggested By: Thomasl714

Almost three years ago, I wrote about the credit card minimum-purchase requirement at my local Hallmark. With my anniversary, my wife's birthday and Leif Erikson Day all on the horizon, I'll surely find myself back there in search of greeting cards, and odds are I won't have the necessary cash. When I'm told I need to throw in a Marmaduke snow globe if I want to use my Visa, I can whip out a Confederate five and see what happens.

2. Invisible Spray for Your Car

Suggested by: C.A.

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I know what you're thinking. "It's gotta be a scam, right?" Wrong! I'm not actually buying magic aerosol. I'm signing up for an affiliate program where I could potentially earn $2,500 - $10,000 a month. And they're not kidding. (It says so: "No kidding!")

3. The Way to a Man's Heart Is Through His Manwich and Here Are 50 Famous Manwich Recipes

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This one's purely for material. There's a brilliant quiz in there somewhere. "__________ or Famous Manwich Recipe?"

Thomas, C.A. & Sarah have all won mental_floss t-shirts. I'll be in touch to work out the details. Thanks for all the great suggestions! Productivity came to a halt once your comments started pouring in.

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