Monday, January 11, 2010

Coupons...and Other Impulse Buys

Over the past year I have gotten very good and clipping and using coupons. I have a nice little coupon file I keep in my purse with the coupons all separated into categories. I even go through and purge the expired ones regularly. One of the sections is set aside for 'store' coupons; Michaels, JCPennys, Arron Brothers, PetSmart and the like. Those are the coupons I need to address...impulse buys!

I like to think I am a pretty smart gal...I mean if I see a coupon for $0.50 off of eight cans of fruit, it's not a deal to me...I never would have use for eight cans of I pass on the coupon. But give me a 40% off one item at Michaels...and I'm all over it, making a special trip to the store to use it, whether or not I need anything...I mean it's 40% off! Can't pass that up!

So I got to thinking about the week leading up to a big scrap/crop and how many trips I had made to the store to see if there was anything I needed...and how much I had spent...and well you can probably guess where this is going...

So I have made a challenge to myself (and anyone who wants to join)...30 days - no buying any craft supplies! Even if the sale is a Cricut and all the available cartridges for $10...I'm not buying!

The rules are as follows: Buy nothing! No yarn, no paper, no adhesives, no embellishments...nothing. If it breaks, use something else. If you run out of something, use a different product. If you run out of everything, read a book!

So as of January 11, 2010...I have gone 3 days...27 to go!

Wish me luck!


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  2. Don't worry your not alone, I've joined the coupon anonymous club too! Maybe once we get passed the 30 days we can extend the time frame another 30. Remember we have stashes of stuff we can share.