Saturday, 15 December 2007

A Festive Frugal Moment

I've done most of my Christmas shopping now, which is a relief. The best part is I've been able to use my Coles Myer vouchers for almost all of it, so I’m not out of pocket at all so far. Yay!

I was in Target last night and felt the familiar pang of wanting to buy a new book. I managed to resist, after spending a good half an hour in the book section reading that backs of many options.

I was getting my shopping out of the car when I got home and noticed a bag under my passenger side seat which wasn't part of my shopping, and when I pulled it out, lo and behold it was a book I’d bought months ago & had forgotten to take out of the car (pre debt diet naturally).

I was quite spun out actually. In case you’re wondering, it was Chart Throb by Ben Elton.

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  1. i love those moments! it's like finding a twenty in my pocket right when i really want to splurge on itunes... okay, maybe your example is more responsible :)

  2. Target is the store that tests my self control too...
    I don't know what it is about that place, but I can always find something shiny to distract me from my financial goals...
    Good job on not buying your desired item of a book!!!

  3. I also have problems in Target! I had an expensive shopping trip (about $45) to Target this weekend!

  4. I can't find a single thing for my family. These god damn people have everything. Nothing more exhausting then 4 hours of shopping to still have half the list uncrossed!