Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The "Sale" Trap

I have been doing a pretty good job of laying off the worst of the chocolate habit since the weekend, however I just got suckered back in a little bit by mistake. Do you ever buy things just because they’re on sale? I typically don’t, and I’m not much of a coupon user, either. Inevitably to use coupons makes me adjust what I was going to buy to brands I don’t prefer, or buy stuff I don’t need yet, and I’m not a fan. I have no room for mass storage in any convenient places in my house and I really dislike stockpiling in general. (Especially since I’ll forget I have something stashed and buy more when I need it, anyway, saving me nothing…)

I just went to Target for a few specific items, which is always an exercise in not spending myself blind on random things I “need” as it is, and I was doing pretty well at first. I even happened to look at the Easter candy and think “no, I don’t need any of that yet.” But then, somehow I passed by the leftover Valentine’s stuff that is 70% off, and picked up a little packet of M+M’s that called out to me. (It did, I swear.) Only because it was 70% off. What kind of logic is that? This is what is killing me, but since it’ll cost me 60 cents instead of $2.00 I’m in. REALLY?! It was only a single serve pack, and a normal person can indulge in that once in a while, but for me it’s a door to disaster. I’m going to do my best not to open it any further.

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