I just sort of winged it this week. I was out prowling thrift stores over the weekend and came THIS close to picking up this super cute lime green leather purse. The only reason I didn't is because it was fairly deep and that means I would never be able to find my keys and I would get all crabby and frustrated.
So I did the next best thing. I stuck $5 inside it with one of my 'business' cards and put it back on the rack. Someone will have a nice surprise - and if they find it before they buy it, the $5 is enough to cover the price of the bag. Win win.
That seemed too easy, though. So in the next store I tucked another $5 between the wall and the soap dispenser. Hoping to be present when it was discovered, I hung around the area.
After a minute, a woman went into the restroom. FINALLY! I'd get to witness the moment of discovery. She came out a few minutes later but her expression was unreadable. I waited a bit longer, but there's only so much time one can lurk outside a ladies room without arousing suspicion. Maybe next week.