What do YOU Splurge On?!
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Back in January 2011 (so over a year ago – boy time flies!), I posted about my splurges and also asked what you all splurged on. It definitely made for lots of discussion in the comment section and was fun to read. I think it was also great for me to see that you all splurge as well since we frugalistas tend to sometimes feel guilty over splurges.
So, once again, I think it’s time to have a splurge discussion! 🙂
Being a coupon and deal blogger, I get emails from people all the time thinking somehow I use coupons on every single item I buy and never pay full price for anything. Well, that is honestly very, very far from the truth. I do use coupons when and where I can. I do try to negotiate deals and pay far below the retail cost for lots of items. However, I am not able to do this in all aspects of my life.
First, think how overwhelming and very time-consuming it would be to try to scrimp and save in all areas. Think about how stressful it would be to constantly try to make sure you never pay full retail for ANYTHING. I could never do that and truthfully, I wouldn’t want to do that.
There is something to be said about splurging! It is, well, kinda freeing. When you’re taking the time to save money and use coupons, then you also deserve to take some time for an occasional splurge. Plus, think about it like dieting. When you diet and restrict your food intake, what do you end up doing? I know what I do – BINGE… Cake, donuts and ice cream become my best friend! Same goes for restricting your budget to the point where you have no wiggle room. Sooner or later a spending binge will ensue. Trust me… I have been there more than once! 😉 In my opinion, moderation is key.
So with that being said, here are my favorite splurges:
*Designer denim (Yes, I like my jeans!)
*Coffee/lattes/cappuccinos (I try to use coupons, but there have been times when I’ve paid full price!)
*Bumble & Bumble hair care products
*Apple products (I can’t live without my Macbook!)
*CrossFit (I started doing this at the beginning of the year and am lovin’ it, so worth the membership fee – IMO. And definitely is a great way to start the morning! OK, I may not think that the morning of. 😉 )
Now what about YOU?! What are your splurges?