Remember that fun little post I wrote a couple days ago... Retail Therapy? Yeah I have been doing some shopping.
Some highlights include some shorts from Old Navy (it's hot! I needed them), some home accessories (also somewhat needed... Sort of) and a shit ton of make-up courtesy of CVS 75% off sale. Oh, and I also bought 12 boxes of Suddenly Salad and over 12 boxes of cereal at Family Dollar. And while I technically did use coupons for everything at CVS and Family Dollar, I still technically did spend about $20 at both (factoring in that I did receive $4 Extra Bucks at CVS and $10 CRT's at Family Dollar. But let's face it, that is fake money).
So I randomly popped into my bank account app on my phone that I tend to avoid like the plague because it usually depresses me and I was shocked to discover a shockingly low number.
How could this be? I just had a pay-day on Thursday.
And then I reviewed all my purchases and realized that "Oh hey, those add up fast".
$3 here and $7 there and $1.50 there and poof! I'm poor again.
I at least comforted myself by knowing that for about 5 days of the month, that treacherous time between pay day and rent is due day, I am at least part of the 94%. As in, I can afford to eat at Chili's but definitely not afford to fully fill up my gas tank. That is how the 94% live right?
But this morning I quickly realized I am back down to the 99.987% at least until June 13th.
Which leads me to make the drastic decision of committing myself to a spending freeze for the month of June.
- No couponing for the month unless I can do so with my $4 in ExtraBucks and $10 Family Dollar fake money.
- Eating out only once a week (Thursdays- our day off)
- No more fast food runs and convincing myself that it's okay because I am a modern woman and need not be enslaved to a kitchen
- No more clothes shopping
- No more make-up buying even if it is 75% off and I have $2 off coupons essentially making it 12 cents. STILL NOT OKAY JESS.
- No more online shopping. Even just browsing, putting shit into my virtual basket and looking at it every 12 minutes. That is like sending a bottle of wine to an alcoholic and asking them to just look at it. You know they will drink and I know I will buy the hell out of that basket.
I doubt I will make it the month. I totally believe in myself and whatnot but I also know I am a hopeless American consumer and it's not my fault- society raised me this way.
BUT I will try my dardest because teaching myself self-restraint is important and I be broooooke.
So wish me luck. I'll keep you updated with
my failure how I am doing. Seeing as I already purchased a Caramel Coolata at Dunkin Donuts this morning (it's hot guys! I was perspiring!) I am not off to the greatest of starts. Oops.