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Went Out for a Deal, Came Home With This...

November 19th, 2014 at 06:41 pm

I'm a sucker. I was reading Hip2Save this morning and saw a possible clearance deal on Carter's clothes at Babies R US. Items were ringing up for $0.03. Yes 3 cents. It was 20 minutes before the store opened here which is just 5 minutes up the road. I quickly showered and went looking. And found...nothing at Babies R US that was marked anywhere near 3 cents. Probably good. I only personally know one baby right now.

Babies R US was next to Staples. I went in to see if they had a certain candy (chocolate covered sunflower seeds) for my daughter's stocking. No they did not, but I continued to wander around looking at clearance deals. Things were not marked, thus I was not interested. I ended up in the folder aisle and purchased a set of five poly folders for $4.99 plus tax. I will use and have wanted some, but was it a need? No.

My next stop was just up the parking lot to drop off movies rented from the library. Free!

I then proceeded to Walgreen's because I remembered they had this popcorn snack my daughter liked. A bit pricey at 2 bags for $5, I thought. Instead it was 2 bags for $6. I think that other price was the week before. I also picked up two packs of gum (buy 1 at $0.99, get one free, and five paper gift bags for $0.29 each.

I spent over $13 while I was out all because I thought I'd hit a MEGA deal at Babies R US for clothing I don't need! What is wrong with me?!! I'm actually laughing at myself, but really...?!

The only thing maybe worth returning is the poly folders, but I have one and use it and really think I will use the others. I will chew the gum, give one bag of popcorn to my daughter in her stocking, and I'm sure get use out of the paper gift bags. The other bag of popcorn has been consumed by the family already.

Does this stuff happen to you, too? Please tell me yes. Please!

8 Responses to “Went Out for a Deal, Came Home With This...”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Yes, this has happened to me! In general the less shopping I do the more I save, deals or no deals!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Yes this has happened to me.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    A three-cent deal on Carter's clothes would definitely draw me out! And yes, I often go seeking deals that are just phantoms and end up spending money I didn't need to.

  4. Carol Says:

    Sorry to say "yes" also.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh good. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I agree with alice4now, that the less shopping I do the less of a problem this is!

  6. SecretarySaving Says:

    Never happens to me..just kidding! Smile

  7. crazyliblady Says:

    If it was a legit deal, maybe you could resell them on ebay or something? It must have been a data entry error.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Oh yes, way too often ...

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