What's the word for this (not "amortize")?

What's the correct word to use in this example?
"The season ticket cost $20 so I need to come here 3 more times to _____ it."
I think I've been misusing "amortize".

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A: Maybe because some people are too annoyed by top-posting.
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"pay for"
The season ticket costs $20. . .
It is unusual in the US to have to go in person to the ticket window to pay for the season ticket in installments. I suppose one might want to pay for the ticket on an installment plan.
I use my credit card for the entire amount, and can spread the payments out over a period of time chosen by me. However, with a total amount as small as $20, I would either pay the total by check or by debit card, or even in cash. US postage for 3 additional mailed payments would be more than $1.20 (5 %+), and, unless I can make those additional payments on my way to or from someplace else (so as not to incur an additional expenditure of effort or time) I would really, really want to pay the entire charge up front. Oh, I pay my credit cards online, choosing the monthly amounts at will. I usually pay the entire balance due, and don't carry anything forward, thereby avoiding finance charges. I bank online, and transfer the correct amounts from savings accounts that earn interest, to the checking account, which earns very little interest.
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Pat Durkin wrote:

The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to break it even.
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The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to break even.
The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to make it pay for itself.
The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to feel like I wasn't ripped off.
The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to keep the wife from bitching about me spending so much money.
The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to keep from feeling like it wasn't a total waste of $20.
The season ticket costs $20 so I need to come here three more times to realise that I could have done something more productive with my time.
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Justify it.

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Not quite an answer to the question (i.e. not a single word) but the expression I would expect to see is "I need to come here three more times before it's paid for itself". That's illogical also, but everyone will know what you mean.
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Jonathan
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<Grrr> wrote

Naaa....
More like justify, rationalize, support, warrant.......
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On 2007-05-21, Paul Thomas, CPA wrote:

Is there a technical term (in accounting) for this?
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You're not really talking about an accounting concept here as much as rationalization of an expenditure, but from the accounting world, you're probably looking for "break even".

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San Diego CPA wrote:

It was like that when I got here.
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Paul Thomas, CPA wrote:

Your sheep kink is OK

What if he don't have a warrant, and he just goes ahead and searches it anyway?
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On 2007-05-21, Grrr wrote:

That's it: corrupt, deflower, spoil, make air impure.
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No cluons were harmed when Adam Funk wrote:

"to completely cover it with sperm"? Your kink is batting a thousand.
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"get my money's worth out of" "not counting that one game, you know the one, wasn't worth it"
Dave
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Satisvalorize.
Sufficicate.
Equipecunify.
Nimsworth.
Any of those should do.
All the best,
John.
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On May 21, 5:41 pm, John D Salt <jdsalt_AT_gotadsl.co.uk> wrote:

Soak?
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Maybe I am, but what's that got to do with it?
All the best,
John.
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"John D Salt" <jdsalt_AT_gotadsl.co.uk> wrote in message

Everything. My glass is empty.
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On 2007-05-21, John D Salt wrote:

Thank you.

That's a noun (like jobsworth, hapennyworth and woolworth).
PS: You forget to mention "Tony Blair".
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