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My Splurge of the Week

I have been trying my best to avoid splurging on unnecessary purchases. In the last few weeks I have not purchased anything just for myself. In fact, it seems I’m armed with a list and coupons each and every time I head out to the store. I’m not a big impulse shopper but if I head out to the mall I will often come home with at least one unexpected item. I’m a sucker for 50 – 75% sales. If something costs just $1 or $2 I can’t seem to resist it.

Today I bought a 60 cent Christmas ornament from Hallmark that was originally $4.00. In the store I also fell in love with a heart-shaped mug. If you buy three Hallmark cards you can purchase the mug for $4.95. Deep in my heart I know I need this mug like I need a whole in the head. In fact, we boxed up a ton of old mugs and stored them in the garage. But I thought this mug would make such a great gift for my friends who love hot cocoa and tea.

One Frugal Girl

Friday 9th of February 2007

Actually, I didn't end up purchasing this cute little mug. The Hallmark near my home had completely sold out. It seems fate was stepping in to help me save money.

Alexandra

Wednesday 7th of February 2007

Cool picture...I just noticed that the creme in the coffee is communing in a heart shape as well. I think it's a nice treat, especially if it makes you smile...better than buying a nice Cannoli, some fancy imported chocolate, or something equally as fattening.

Anonymous

Sunday 4th of February 2007

Trust your instincts, lass - it's a great little gift, for you or for others.