Alan is very excited because he got a new toy. Through work Alan is able to earn points. These points can then be used to buy things. He has gotten us free movie tickets (1000 points each). He rarely buys anything because they never had anything that struck his fancy within his price range. So he has been saving for a long time. He finally spent a good chunk of his points (10,000 to be exact) which took him 5 years or so to save up (so says Alan).