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A Bit of Spending

March 24th, 2017 at 02:19 pm

I did some spending today. It's my newly-initiated monthly "deal day." I've decided to start putting aside coupons and promotions and not looking at them until after pay day. Then I sort through them and decide if I want to use them. I usually have a coupon from Kohl's and BB&B. I hit both today, getting a frying pan at BB&B for $17 (20% off) and a bra at Kohl's for $9 (30% off). I also went to DSW with a $10 coupon and got a wallet for C's birthday, spending $11 out of pocket. And it was haircut day; I spent $16 on the cut and $15 on shampoo. (No deals here, except the senior discount for my cut.) The shampoo I only buy a couple times a year. It's Paul Mitchell for platinum blondes. I alternate that with Head & Shoulders (and I only wash my hair every third day) so it lasts a long time. I also made a $20 donation to a fundraiser.

I won't do any more "me" shopping until my next deal day, which will be after my next pay day. Unless I shop at Goodwill; that doesn't count. But I only shop at Goodwill when BFF visits, which happens less often than once a month.

I realized today that I will have to get a different kind of sandal to wear this summer. When I was cruising this winter, I tried using my orthotics with sandals, and they slide around and work their way out the front. Not good. I need a summer shoe that is closed at the toe and heel. Espadrilles, maybe? Should have looked at DSW, but I hadn't thought of it then. Maybe flats with cut-out sides, or mesh. It's unfortunate, but I cannot walk comfortably without the orthotics any more. But that's a next-month project.

Today's spending has pushed my variables to 22%.

6 Responses to “A Bit of Spending”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Those coupons get us to spend every time don't they? I have taken myself off email lists and often toss coupons in the recycle bin. If necessary, I dig it out, but that is pretty rare.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    It's taken a lot of willpower for me to pitch the BonTon sale flyers when they come in. But I like the treat of a "deal day"!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is a neat idea - treat day.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    What is DSW?

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Have you ever used Zulily before? They are a US-based website which sells various types of clothes and accessories, sometimes for quite reasonable prices. I have bought off them twice and they are fine. Anyway, just a couple of days ago I saw that one of their sellers is an orthotic flip-flops brand, might be worth a look.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    LR, DSW stands for Designer Shoe Warehouse, but it's always called DSW. I thought they were everywhere! It's basically a big shoe outlet store.

    VS, it's a good idea to check out orthotic sandals. I can't wear flip-flops -- simply cannot tolerate the thing between my toes. My orthotics are custom-made, so I don't know if a generic orthotic sandal would work, but it would be worth trying.

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