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Holly Jeffrey

Stops: The Boxyard, Sweet Boutique, Riley's Wine and Spirits, Ziegler Art & Frame, Decopolis

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$91.80 Challenger
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$91.80 Challenger
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January 28, 2020

The Mission: So providing an envelope of cash and telling people to spend it in 48 hours isn’t exactly a challenge, but it makes this assignment more interesting. Spend $91.80 (we used the local area code for the amount) in two days. And if they could find fun and free activities ... bonus. The only catch was that they had to spend it at places, events or shops profiled in the January 2020 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Holly Jeffrey

Stop #1: My daughter-in-law, Michelle Krieger, and granddaughter, Reilly Harbison, and I began the challenge at The Boxyard in downtown Tulsa. Sweet Boutique is a quaint little candy store that is packed with delicious choices. From the front display of “buy five, get one free,” I picked a box of macarons, and my daughter-in-law got a box of truffles and fudge.
Cost: $31

Stop #2: Staying in The Boxyard, we next visited Riley’s Wine and Spirits. The owner, Chris, was quite engaging, exuding his love of his family’s homeland, Ireland. I purchased a cute candy cane filled with four small bottles of DeKuyper schnapps.
Cost: $5

Stop #3: After leaving The Boxyard, we headed to Ziegler Art & Frame. In addition to an enormous amount of artwork, and framing and matting services, one can also find a large variety of gift items. Forever the bargain hunter, I found a neat canvas print in the garage sale room. My granddaughter picked out a leather luggage tag to give as a gift.
Cost: $18

Stop #4: We finished our shopping expedition with a trip back downtown to Decopolis. From the welcome sign and the art deco vibe throughout, this is not your usual bookstore. We all agreed this should be a destination for locals as well as visitors. I found a super cool Turkey Mountain T-shirt for my brother, a dog love book, and a stuffed saber-toothed tiger.
Cost: $40

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