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Uber-Frugal Fail

July 8th, 2017 at 02:36 pm

I had meetings at the university yesterday, and I'm pleased to say that one of my spring semester students won a writing prize. DD and I had our traditional Friday summer lunch out--frugalish with coupons and a Noodles gift card we're using.

The frugal fail came at the mall. I wanted to pick up a baby gift from the Hanna Andersson store for my niece. I used to shop their outlet all the time when DD was little, and their clothes are so cute. I did fine there--and adorable jacket with a snail embroidered on it and a sale shirt. But I made the mistake of going into Loft and trying a few things on. After successfully avoiding buying anything there, I promptly went home, found everything I tried on for MUCH cheaper on their website and bought it. Granted it was less than half the store price, I got free shipping, and 2% back from SB, but I probably didn't NEED it. And it was only $64 for four things--and a black summer cardigan is useful--oh I'm going to stop rationalizing and call it a lapse.

It will be better today. I may limit the grocery spending to $30 and focus on eating through the fridge. But we need milk, eggs, berries, etc.

The 9+ hours in the car on Wednesday have made me achy, and I need a walk. I also need to iron, enter grades, and so some tidying.

5 Responses to “Uber-Frugal Fail”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    That's okay. I had a bit of a lapse the other day with my Goodwill shopping, but I'm glad to have the things I got. Half-price is a good deal.

  2. snafu Says:

    A $ 64. update summer wardrobe doesn't sound excessive. We must enjoy our current activities as well as cope with challenges.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    It does sound like you got a pretty good deal, even if it wasn't in the plan.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Thank you! Still feeling a little guilty, but they're all useful pieces.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Lapse or no lapse, I'd say you didn't get hurt. I think we all fall victim.

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