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Shopping Spree

March 11th, 2007 at 06:21 pm

Ok I had Saturday off, and I went on a shopping spree Frown I have not done this in over a year and it felt good but when I started adding up everything I was down. Some of things I can return some can't. Here we go, yesterday was a beautiful Saturday, the first I had off in months. Anyhow, I started my day like this, first breakfast, then I cleaned up and next I hit the stores. Went to TJ Max bought two pairs not one but two pairs of shorts for $14.99 one will go back on Tuesday. Then I went to Wal-Mart, picked up my contacts ($35) and some personal goodies...can't return any of this (total $66)now I am heading over to Macy's I need/want some perfume $65 along with a dress for $13 this will be returned, next I head over to Target, picked up two shirts ($8.99 each) one will go back a belt and a shirt, can't return either one because I wore them to the babyshower. Oh yeah I bought a gift for my cousin's birthday that was $10. Now I am heading to Ross big mistake I looked at a watch $75 thank goodness I held strong but I ended up buying some socks (will return those)next I put $10 worth of gas in mom's car, then I went out for drinks $10 cover charge plus $20 for drinks..crazy. Everything was placed on my CC Monday is payday and will pay off ASAP I worked to hard to be debt free only to go back into debt. I will be returning as much as I can on Tuesday wich is a half day so I should get at least $60 credit. But it felt good to be off and just out and about

5 Responses to “Shopping Spree”

  1. baselle Says:

    Ah, you have a trigger! Time for some trigger reducing steps like going into your favorite store(s) one store/ trip, using a list, or if necessary (like shopping with friends), keeping your ability to spend at a minimum. No credit card, just cash. Don't feel bad, I did the same thing today. Smile

  2. armyamy Says:

    I've been there too! Doesn't it seem like we are *compelled* to shop sometimes? Good for you for returning some of that...

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Shopping can be just like alcohol, gambling, drugs. or food. It can be an addiction because it makes us feel better for a while. Baselle is absolutely correct about the triggers.

    Return as much as you can and get right back into the fight! You can and will be financially successful!WinkSmile

  4. fairy74 Says:

    I second what was said about a trigger, do you know what it is? For me, I am a social shopper, if I go with friends I spend tons more than was planned, it happens to all of us. Return what you can, pay it off, move on and enjoy what you can't return.

  5. Amber Says:

    Thanks a bunch for the support, I think my trigger is depression; however, I was not depressed on Saturday, just enjoyig the nice day...strange. I will be returning some things tomorrow

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