I was on my own at the mall.
A $3 store credit somewhere you don’t usually frequent, seems like it has a better home with the next person in line. A different $3 adds your support to the Macy’s literacy program, and doesn’t even make a dent, when you spend your gift certificate. The $10 coupon that earns, will be lost before its spent, so you give it to another Mom on your way out.
That’s not shopping alone.