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Is Bunko a Waste of Money?

February 9th, 2012 at 10:32 am

I don't follow trends, am always behind on the latest in pop culture and will be completely lost when the Academy Awards roll around this year (as always!). Who are those people? What movie? I recognize a few but no matter. I don't much care about fashion especially in clothing, will stick to basics in even in fitness like simply walking and hiking (my dog is very happy about this), and even cook from scratch as much as time permits using backyard produce, nevermind the food truck rage.

Like the

Text is 'Story of Stuff' and Link is http://www.storyofstuff.com/
'Story of Stuff' video explained; I see right through that perceived obsolescence marketing. In other words, those shoes ... computer ... ___fill in___ ... are perfectly fine and there's no reason to replace them unless you want to throw away your money obeying psychological advertisers who persuade you your things are out of date.

So perhaps this is why I've never played Bunko. Never invited to a group until this month. Who of you have played? It's been around years, right?

I guess it involves some dice, about $5 and hanging out with some friends. It's not about the money I hear, it's about the fun and friendship. OK. Do the players put in the cash and someone win the pot? I'm all for the girl time, and if I win some $$ so much the better!

Maybe I'll wear one of these new Romantic Heart Necklaces I've made recently. Available by special request only (ask me for more information in a comment below).

SNEAK PREVIEW ~ NEW SPRING 2012 COLLECTION
BY THE FRUGAL ARTISAN

Text is Pretty Cheap Jewelry and Link is http://www.prettycheapjewelry.com
Pretty Cheap Jewelry


Dotted Oval Romantic Heart Necklace


Feminine and modern continuous oval has little inside circles and is closed with a sparkling crystal. Detailed with sparkling garnet red glass dots all around. Softly striped smooth stone heart charm at the bottom. 18" Sheer white ribbon.

Graceful Wandering Romantic Heart Necklace


Gentle curves and turns of gold wire are decorated with sparkling red dots and bright swarovski crystals. Softly striped smooth stone heart charm at the bottom. 18" antique gold satin cord.

Double Double Loop Romantic Heart Necklace


Natural almost nautilus shaped pendant with double curls each end and sparkling garnet red glass dots wire on the outside. Softly striped smooth stone heart charm at the bottom. 18" narrow wine red satin ribbon.

Thanks for your time and more Heart Necklaces to come Spring 2012.

4 Responses to “Is Bunko a Waste of Money?”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    I've played bunko, but I won A LOT. So definitely not a waste of money! Wink Plus, the group I played with was more into dinner than drinks. So even if I didn't win, I'd get a nice meal out of it. I'd definitely chalk it up to a more frugal pasttime. Of course, depends how you play. I think we paid $10 in my group (it's been years...) but there were a wide variety of prizes. I can't say I am the lucky type and would ever win if there was only ONE prize. OF course I have only played with young moms on tight budgets. I am sure other groups play in a less frugal manner? Every group is so different.

    P.S. I think it's been around for decades? I have a friend who belongs to an OLD group that has been around a long time.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Sounds good! We are going to have refreshments (potluck) and it is just across the street (neighbors), so I can walk home if there's cocktails!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    P.S.S. You'd probably make some good contacts for jewelry selling. Wink Just another way to expand your social network. I Bunko'd with a lot of Avon ladies and such - always someone selling something. (I didn't buy, but people certainly do!)

    I am sure you will have fun!

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    I played for several years in a Bunco group and it was a blast! We all put $5 in each month and that money was given to the person that hosted the next month to buy prizes....no cash prizes in our group....we had 12 total and everyone hosted 1 time a year...we had all kinds of theme's and yummy food....definately worth it in my opinion...hope you have fun! Smile

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