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Old 01-28-2017, 01:47 PM
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I have been feeling blue lately and I wanted to go shopping. I went shopping with a gift card that I received from Target and purchased a few items. I bought a plate for $4.99 and I love it. It is so pretty and it is good quality. I saw a really pretty bowl for $5.99 but I could not afford it. I will get it another time. I am not much of a shopper but I can see why people love to shop. Buying nice things makes you feel good.

Has any made a frugal purchase that made them feel good? If so, what did you buy?
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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There is already this thread: Brag about your Frugal Purchase!
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Old 01-28-2017, 04:35 PM
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I did not see it. Oh well!
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Old 01-28-2017, 06:27 PM
 
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I am glad you found a nice plate. I hope the bowl will still be there when you go back to get it.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:44 AM
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Lol! Thank you. I know it is something so small but it really makes a difference. It made me enjoy my home cooked meal more. I am going back for the bowl next month. Hopefully, it will be there. It is white and pink.

I know I have to be frugal to meet my goals but I want nice things. Now that I am monitoring my discretionary income more carefully, I am going to set $50-$100 a month to spend on whatever I want. Yay!!


I did something today for free. I cleared the screen on my laptop and changed the screen saver. It is now a beautiful pink flower on a green background. It is beautiful. Lol!
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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I got a ninety-nine cent top from Old Navy yesterday. It's in new condition. Although the tags are gone, I believe it has never been worn. It would have cost around $25 at retail and on clearance about $10, so getting it for only a dollar was a huge bargain. And Old Navy is one of my favorite stores because I love their clothing styles.
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:19 AM
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I got a ninety-nine cent top from Old Navy yesterday. It's in new condition. Although the tags are gone, I believe it has never been worn. It would have cost around $25 at retail and on clearance about $10, so getting it for only a dollar was a huge bargain. And Old Navy is one of my favorite stores because I love their clothing styles.
That is awesome. Old Navy is a good store.
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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I have been feeling blue lately and I wanted to go shopping. I went shopping with a gift card that I received from Target and purchased a few items. I bought a plate for $4.99 and I love it. It is so pretty and it is good quality. I saw a really pretty bowl for $5.99 but I could not afford it. I will get it another time. I am not much of a shopper but I can see why people love to shop. Buying nice things makes you feel good.

Has any made a frugal purchase that made them feel good? If so, what did you buy?
At CVS, I always broke the rule of using ALL my savings using their EBC and coupon/sale-matching program for things I NEED. No! I did all this work to save so much, I want this wonderful $5 candle I'd otherwise not be able to afford! (or whatever my eye was on) Little things do feel nice to get!

Unless one's very survival is at stake, there is such a thing as too frugal!
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:54 AM
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I agree. You have to find that balance and not feel guilty about it. What does EBC stand for?
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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Proud of this one! 40lbs of boneless pork chops and 40lbs of boneless, skinless chicken thighs for $88. Best deal in a long time!
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