Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WWTK Wednesdays: Shopping

I'm finally back on the WWTK Wednesdays train! Mostly because I saw the topic and thought, "Crud, I have a whole lot of that to do over the next couple months." Though, surprisingly, there are no questions about shopping for the upcoming winter holidays (and birthdays in my world).
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This week's theme is SHOPPING! Here are your questions... 1. Do you shop til you drop, or are you in and out as soon as possible? 2. Are you a price conscious shopper? 3. What store could you spend HOURS in? 4. What is the most frivolous purchase you've ever made? 5. What was the last thing you bought for yourself? 1 Do you shop til you drop, or are you in and out as soon as possible? - This depends on a million factors. I used to get instant headaches just walking into the grocery store. These days, I like grocery shopping. I think meal plans help. And I love fun shopping. But in either case, if the store is to crowded (and I have a low threshold for what counts as too crowded), I'm out. 2. Are you a price conscious shopper? - Yes, yes, and yes. I grew up poor. I struggled to make ends meet in college. I sold blood twice a week. I lived in my car. I look at prices for EVERYTHING and have been known to go back and forth ad nauseum over 50 cents. That said, I make a comfortable living now, and I will spend the money where necessary. This applies mostly to food: local, organic, humane. Humanely raised local meat is expensive. Then again, when you eat meat once a week or less, the increased costs even out. But clothes and shoes and "me" things? Thrift stores and discount all the way. Oh, and the AWESOME store at www.theanimalrescuesite.com Rainforest tab - amazing and helps charities. Go. Now. 3. What store could you spend HOURS in? - So many! World Market, Pier 1, Target (even though I know it's bad, I can't give it up yet, I love it too much), Le Chateau, Rue 21, ANY BOOKSTORE, and, of course, the Rainforest Store on http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com, just in case you forgot to click over the first time even though I asked so nicely. 4. What is the most frivolous purchase you've ever made? - Another air compressor. Oh, wait. . . That wasn't me. ;-) 5. What was the last thing you bought for yourself? - I'm guessing we're not talking about the soy chai tea latte yesterday. Honestly, it is very rare for me to buy things for myself. I got a new eyeliner for Halloween. I DID get a really cute top from - you'll be so shocked - the Rainforest store at The Animal Rescue Site - http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com. NOW, after you've left me a wonderful comment, Go To The Site. Pretty please. You won't be disappointed. Promise.

7 comments:

CanadianMama said...

I'm the same, I always look at prices!

Katherine said...

I'm not a big shopping fan. The only thing I actually like to shop for are clothes for my boys. But everything else...blah.

MiMi said...

I go back and forth over 50 cents too. I hate it in one respect, but I also think it's good. Does that make sense?

Crazymamaof6 said...

I love thrift stores and discounts. It's good shopping.

Thanks for linking up.

Mamarazzi said...

thrifting...YES YES YES! i am sort of new to it but i love it!

thanks for linking up, you were missed!

Alicia said...

i do the same thing looking at prices! and i love thrift store shopping, i always find the coolest stuff! and now i HAVE to go check out that site, you've peaked my curiosity!! lol

Karen Peterson said...

I price compare too. And I've agonized over choices that were even less than 50 cents.

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