Like many people, I struggle with constant urge to shop. So for my New Years Resolution, I resolved to give up shopping for an entire year. Stick with me as I go through the trials and tribulations of giving up [new] clothing for the rest of 2011. For more information, check out: The Great American Apparel Diet link below. Thanks for stopping by!
Spend $300 and get $100 off!?! What a deal!... or is it?
Opening the mail yesterday I got the usual: bills; banking stuff; pre-approved credit card applications etc… however, I did not expect to be faced with 100% temptation. COACH sent me this [ever-so-slightly-evil] promotional deal. “Our Gift to YOU! Use this $100 card toward your purchase of $300 or more"
Whaaaaattt?!?! For realsies? Hmm... Well, I do really need a new purse. I mean, not now, but sometime in my life I will probably need another one so why not get a head of the game? OMG, this MUST be a sign! This is the heavenly purse gods themselves telling me that I need to buy a purse! A $600 purse!!!! And I’ll get $100 off! Yesssss! It’s the deal of the century! This is totally a one off; I’ll never see this kind of promotion again. Ever. Everrrrr…! Aghhh!! I need purse. Must get purse:
[The $600 Culprit]
Luckily for me, I have a completely normal and rational boyfriend. He flat out told me “NO, don’t do It.” and something like “What do you need a $600 purse for and $600 is a lot of money for a purse...blah, blah, blah” To which I quietly replied, “But... but I’d love it forever and it would last a lifetime; so the cost per wear would be incredibly low.” As I said those words, I realized that even I couldn’t convince myself that this was true. I know I don’t need it; I probably wouldn’t even use it that often. More so, I would most likely lose it, or have someone steal it from me.
So if you’re interested, have I got a deal for you! If you want this $100 off $300’s spent, message me and I’ll give it to you for $50 bucks. Don’t worry; you’re still getting a GREAT DEAL!!
What’s the moral of the story? Spending $300 to get $100 off is NOT a deal. You’re NOT saving money and you’re still spending $200 [or more] to get that so-called “deal”. Common sense can be so difficult sometimes...