what's your budget weakness?

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  1. abmitch01

    abmitch01 DIS Veteran

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    If left to your own devices or had extra $ to spend on yourself, what would you habitually choose?

    Mine is purses. I love new bags, not necessarily pricey but really soft leather or one that is the perfect size. My souvenir from Disney was a $120 Coach tote from the outlet. Not a planned purchase but that back of the room clearance wall combined with a 20% off coupon convinced me. That was way more than I usually spend. Shoes and clothes don't really do it for me, give me a purse anyday.
     
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  3. lakelandcallsme

    lakelandcallsme Earning My Ears

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    Really really good chocolate (it can get pricey) and expensive moisturizer. These are rare and special treats!
     
  4. LisaInNc

    LisaInNc Succulent Wild Woman

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    For me it's purses too. I alllow myself one drop dead pricy bag a year. It's a good splurge because I will get a lot of use out of that purse since I will carry it most days in that season.

    Lisa
     
  5. disneydreamer98

    disneydreamer98 Lifelong Disney Lover

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    Disney bags and purses!!! I have enough to supply all the members of the DIS with at least one! :rotfl2:
     
  6. disneydreamer98

    disneydreamer98 Lifelong Disney Lover

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    Oh....and did I happen to mention jewelry and watches? :rolleyes1
     
  7. JandJ

    JandJ <font color=darkorchid>If I close my mind in fear

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    shoes, clothes, and scrapbooking supplies - definitely my weaknesses!
     
  8. ssawka

    ssawka DIS Veteran

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    gadgets, gadgets, gadgets! Any kind of electronic gadget.
     
  9. bridget

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    shoes are my weakness :)

    How did you get a 20% off at the outlet? I am going at the beginning of June, and I saved my birthday money from my parents and mil and then I got a check from PTO for teacher appreciation week (so it makes it okay) :)
     
  10. abmitch01

    abmitch01 DIS Veteran

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    they handed them out at the door. I think they do that fairly often, I've gotten other ones that way, lol

    I like gadgets a bit but I'm usually behind. When my brother has raved about a gadget that "will change your life" for about 3 yrs, then I'll jump on the bandwagon. like tivo, that was a good one
     
  11. jennyopenny

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    Clothes from White House, Black Market. I only shop there about one time a year, but :cheer2: that store makes me CRAZY HAPPY!
     
  12. Kate and Pete

    Kate and Pete You can't make footprints in the sands of time if

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    Fabric!! I'm a sucker for a piece of cotton!! :rotfl:
     
  13. abmitch01

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    you'd think I'd spent $2000 the way my mother kept telling my DD how good mommy budgets the money, works hard and saves up for special treats now and then. My DD sighs and goes, "I know, I know- coupons. She probably got me with a coupon." :rolleyes:
     
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    This sounds silly, but it would be Diet Pepsi and Diet Dr. Pepper. I don't drink coffee, so I get my caffeine by drinking soda. If I have no soda, I will buy it whether it is on sale or not.
     
  15. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    Isn't it obvious? Disney!:lmao:
     
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    Travel.
     
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    Weekend trips
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    Oh, for the Coach person who asked about the 20% off coupon...they do sometimes hand them out at the door, but just Google "Coach Outlet Coupon" and usually the first one up is a coupon you can print. This is almost always for 20% off of your total purchase, even after the 40% off clearance and such.
     
  19. hlkeck

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    Iced Coffee from McDonalds. I could go to Disney an extra trip a year if I could cut out those coffees.
     
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  21. englishteacha

    englishteacha Have courage and be kind.

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    My vacations. Even though I travel frugally, it would still be cheaper to stay home. :)

    DH insists on real sodas, no generics, and we both agree that real Oreos are far superior to any store brand knock offs.
     

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