Do you overspend when you go shopping
13 Mar 07
I've had times when I've overspent and even had to put stuff back because I couldn't pay for it all as I hadn't bought enough cash, it's very embarrassing when that happens. I try to write a list and stick to it but Super Markets have ways of making you buy more than you intended. They put offers on things and such to make you buy things you wouldn't normally I suppose they hope you'll get hooked on these new products and keep buying them in the future which is a dirty trick really. I buy things when they are on offer but rarely buy things I wouldn't normally when the price goes back up. That way you benefit from trying new things but don't end up spending more money in the long run.
• United States
31 Dec 06
I just got back from Wal Mart. I went to get a collar and leash for my dog, $10 tops. I paid $110 at the checkout! I figured I'd get a few groceries and cleaning supplies, my 4 year old had to have the Mickey Mouse ice cream bars, hubby had to have a drill bit and some oil.....it adds up. I only wanted the new collar and leash. *sigh*