I’m so very, very sick of spending.
Starting in mid-November, I’ve been getting good deals right and left. But you can’t get a deal without spending money. (Well, other than really devoted couponing and/or Walgreens or CVS store dollars.)
So yeah, all those deals start to add up.
On Thanksgiving we got two sets of sheets for $26. Pandora’s claws had shredded a couple of flat sheets. To be fair, the things were 10 years old and were getting iffy anyway.
Good deal, no regrets.
On Black Friday, I got a great price on Tim’s presents at about $10 a pop. But after tax it still came to $65. At least I used a GC for his other gifts.
But then real spending came later that day. As I mentioned, I was making an Excel list and checking it twice. Some stuff needed replacing anyway. Actually, some of it had needed replacing for a while, but I held out until the BF sales). Still, the $120 total stung.
Granted, 25% of that was our stocking up on about three months’ of toilet paper. Plus I shouldn’t have to buy body wash for at least a year. And we’re set for Band-Aids and hand soap for about two years.
That brings us to Tim’s pricey* facial moisturizer. Earlier this week I found an honest-to-goodness BOGO sale on the stuff — something I’ve never seen in the six years he’s been using the stuff. So I bought two.
Why only two? Well, because I’d already bought two in a mid-November sale when it was almost 40% off. I don’t know the shelf life of the product, so I think 18ish months’ worth will suffice.
Also earlier this week, I finally got some bras in my new size. I was loath to hit the department stores at this time of year, so I checked the sale section of the Victoria’s Secret website.
Using a gift card from a few Christmases past, I ended up getting four bras for $74 before tax. If I don’t like them, I can just return them (there’s one about three miles from us) and hit the department stores once the holiday crowds have cleared.
And throughout all of this spending, we’ve also been buying up discount gift cards.
There were the $125 worth of Petco cards for $107 on Black Friday. Then the $42 for $50 of movie-related GCs. And of course $210 of Walgreen’s GCs for $185.**
That’s about $750 in addition to normal day-to-day spending. Well,there were items (bite guard, garbage bags, prescriptions, etc.) that would’ve been bought anyway, so call it $650. .
But that’s still 650-friggin-dollars.
So yeah, very ready to be done getting so many deals. I’m not sure our credit card can handle all the money we’re “saving.”
Anyone else have spending fatigue?
*Pricey but also the only brand that doesn’t make him feel like his face is coated in grease.
**If that seems like a lot, know that our prescriptions there are about $75 a month. Might as well get 12% off, eh?