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Olivia and Justin Winter

Stops: The Boxyard, Sweet Boutique, Boomtown Tees, Dave & Buster's

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$91.80 Challenger
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$91.80 Challenger
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February 28, 2019

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 sound a lot 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 February 2019 issue of Preview 918.

The Team: Olivia and Justin Winter

Stop #1: Our first stop was to The Boxyard. The stores were really cool to see. All of them were made from old shipping containers. We browsed around at all of the various shops. We stopped at Sweet Boutique. The man working let us sample anything. They had a special going on where if you bought one pound, you receive a quarter pound free. We ended up getting Cajun Chex mix, energy nut mix, fruit and nut mix, dark chocolate covered almonds, coconut clusters, and chocolate orange creams.
Cost: $23.12

Stop #2: Our next stop was to Boomtown Tees. The worker was extremely friendly and made us feel like she’d known us forever. Their shirts are super soft and perfect for representing our state. They had a very large selection of shirts with tons of different designs. This stop was a lot of fun. I picked out one of their $10 shirts of the month. And since I collect magnets, I got a buffalo magnet for my fridge.
Cost: $17.36

Stop #3: Our last stop was to Dave & Buster’s. They had a special where you got a burger, fries, and a $10 player’s card for only $17.99. Our waiter was super friendly. After we each played our $10, we added more money to our cards and played a little longer. They had a large variety of games that we haven’t seen before in other arcades. In total, we ended with 478 points which earned us a large glass jar, bear magnet, and a Chinese handcuff. We also won a big rubber duck from one of the claw machines.
Cost: $47

We spent $87.48. We enjoyed our time exploring new places, we met friendly people while out and about, and we had a great time together. Thank you to Preview 918 for letting us take on the challenge.

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