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Temptations resisted

June 9th, 2011 at 02:55 am

We're talking small potatoes here, folks, but when you're underemployed, every dollar counts.

For years, I subscribed to Better Home & Garden, a mag I've always liked. I let it go a few years ago. I received a subscription offer that was hard to pass up, the kind of thing I wouldn't think twice about doing were I working full-time: a full year for $5.99.

I let it sit on my desk while I mulled it over, but in the end, I trashed it.

After that, I got the AAA newspaper that reminded me I can get 20% off Payless shoes. It's a brand I'm embarrassed to admit even considering. It's mostly all plastic and fake leather from China. I thought I'd just go and browse, since it's in the same plaza as the bank. I found a cute pair of slip on, laceless sneakers, something I've wanted for a while but can't seem to find. They were just $12.99, for gosh sakes, and of course they have the buy 1, get the 2nd at 1/2 price off. I came very close to buying just the one pair of shoes, but then I realized the 20% AAA discount wouldn't apply to a sale item, so I walked out the store before the very encouraging sales manager saw me leave.

Spending averted!

5 Responses to “Temptations resisted”

  1. librarylady Says:


    good job!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Especially good to resist the magazine subscription, because it might encourage yearning for more things!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good job!

  4. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Way to Go! Small things like this add up!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    It would be hard for me to resist BHG--I found some very good coupons there, perfect for doubling which paid my subscription. But if you don't need it, (or the library has it!) you did it right!

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