I like to think I'm pretty stellar at saving money.
I mean, I don't work and bring in an income, so I kind of consider it my job to save and spend as smartly as possible.
And at the grocery store, I usually do a pretty good job. I clip coupons (and print and get them in the mail and all that jazz) and I try to match up my coupons to sales to maximize my savings.
(yes, I know my savings don't compete with those crazies on Extreme Couponing, but I don't live eat and breathe coupons and carry around a 30 lb binder full of them either. So I'm ok with that!)
But then, there are times that I don't save so well.
Like today. I went to Gap with one item in mind...a watch for Kaylee. Simple enough, right? Easy in, easy out.
What should have been a $12 trip somehow turned into $79. My husband texted while I was waiting to pay and asked if I found a watch. I replied that I never should have stepped inside the door.
That $79 got a lot of stuff since Gap was having some fabulous sales.
I ended up with two watches for Kaylee for less than the one was at original price. And four super cute pairs of flip-flops for $6 each...two for K and two for me. (LOVE being able to wear kid sized shoes!)
For Isabelle, I found two adorable tulle skirts that were still a bit pricey at $12 each, but much better than the original $30, and two little ruffley cardigan shrugs for $7 each, down from $25. Plus the little lavendar dress and pink shorts.
So if you average it out, I spent $79 on 12 items, which makes each item an average of $6.60.
And for those of you that have a Baby Gap problem like me, right now all sale items are buy one get one 50% off.
Sale + sale = deal!
Did you see the little icon I made and put in my right column?
Where do you consistently find yourself spending more than you intended??