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Shopping Superstars: NO Spending Spree Week One
Posted By Crystal Collins On May 28, 2011 @ 12:31 pm In Deals,Parenting | 6 Comments
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This week started our month-long NO Spending Spree. I had everything planned out, and ready to go, and then the unthinkable happened. I got into the car to find a Redbox Rental glaring at me accusingly in its red case. My husband had forgotten to take it back the previous week….
So it was only two days into our NO Spending Spree and we were in the hole.
I also had to spend $3 to park at the Doctor’s office in Atlanta for my son’s heart check up. This was a necessary expense, but I want to be completely honest with you all on what exactly we ARE spending during our NO Spending Spree.
On our way home we stopped at Toys R’ Us to have some free play time at the train table. I had my daughter’s $3 Birthday gift certificate, and found this chalk on sale for $2.24. Figuring it would be completely free with the gift certificate, I went to the check out.
Unfortunately the cashiers had other things in mind. They told me my pre-tax total had to be at least $3 in order to use it, and asked me to add a candy bar. Don’t they know that I’m on a NO Spending Spree? Suffice it to say I told them no thank you (after asking several times if they could just push it through), and we left without our chalk.
My daughter completely broke down into a tear-filled fit. I’ve always tried to teach my children lessons in sacrifice and “going without,” so I was very surprised by her reaction. Then by the time we reached the car, I discovered she was actually upset about the $3 gift certificate because she thought it was her “ticket,” and that the cashiers had taken it away from her.
I happily gave it back to her after she said please, and she was content to ride on the train (our car) with her ticket; the chalk long forgotten…
How did you all do this week? Go ahead, show off all those awesome deals you got! Please link directly to your posts, and I ask that you do not link to giveaways or posts mainly promoting affiliate deals. Let’s encourage one another with our thrifty ventures. No giveaways please. Thanks!
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