I get great deals on mostly everything I buy. Only problem is that I buy too much...or maybe I keep too much. I love to shop for presents, but maybe that's cause I just love to shop. We pay for our annual WDW trip with our annual tax refund, but I'd love to try to lower our bills/save some other $ instead. Whenever I hear of a great sale (not just a regular sale) my heart starts beating really fast and I make time to go. Am I really helping us to save $, or just the opposite? I pretty much do all the holiday shopping, and am able to do it all without dipping into our pooled account (just use the $ I maintain). Does anyone else do this? Is it normal to buy a large sack of stuff at a sale and "save" it all in the attic for presents (some of which I keep)? I usually manage to get everyone great presents. I guess the real question is 1) does anyone else do this, and 2) is it a good or bad thing? Thanks for helping to nurture my neurosis.