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2008-Starting off the New Year right?

January 1st, 2008 at 06:23 am

Last night, I could hardly sleep. I knew Target would have their Christmas stuff 75-80% off. My plan was to get to the store right when it opened & stock up for next year. But wait...I already have plenty of Christmas stuff purchased at the clearance sales from years past. How many bows, wrap, & tags does one person really need? I probably have enough stuff already to last me 3-4 years...and yet, I have a powerful urge to go get more!

I checked my tracking sheet from last year & see that I spent 13.00...ok...This is really hard for me.....so I took $13 out of my purse & put it in an envelope.

Maybe I have started the $20 challenge?

5 Responses to “2008-Starting off the New Year right?”

  1. nance Says:

    Great idea!

    I, too, have a very hard time resisting a great sale. I have enough wrapping paper to last several years, so I am going to resist those sales!

    Putting the cash in an envelope is fantastic way to see how much you can really save, when you resist the urge to shop.

  2. luxliving Says:

    Great idea!!!

  3. Amber Says:

    good for you on fighting the urge to buy things you want which was really not a need Big Grin

  4. shiela Says:

    Good for you on resisting a great sale. That means you saved 100% instead of 70-80%!

  5. luxliving Says:

    Well, technically she's only saved it IF she puts what she would have spent into her actual savings account!

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