Just thinking here. Is it a female thing that makes us think spending money to save money is a deal? Let me present my case studies:
Yesterday I was walking around Kohl’s. I found the CUTEST long-sleeved baby onesie for DC, that said “I’m as cute as my Aunt.” (“Aunt” onesies have become a joke with my sister.) I had been wanting to buy this online last week and didn’t. It was on sale, 2 onesies for $12 or $6.99 ea. I had the 1 onesie. I didn’t really want 2. And yet, I was searching that rack to find a second one in another pattern, so I could get them for the discount. Um….spend the extra $5 I hadn’t wanted to spend, to save $1 on each onesie? Really?
Same thing…walked into Old Navy and they gave us a coupon, $10 off if you spend $50. Hmmm. Spend $50 to save $10? Oh yes, and if you bought a graffic T-shirt, you could get 1/2 off a pair of pants. Again, Realy?
For the record, I did NOT buy the second onesie, but I DID find 3 work tops for me and 2 3 month size hoodies for H, both of which I DID need (they were the reason I came to Old Navy in the first place.) So I was able to get the $10 off the $50 at Old Navy.
I guess really, it’s about thinking through the sale. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been shopping with HC, and have some deal where if I spend $20 I can get a $2 coupon. I came into the store to spend $5, but I try to find $15 in other items to get so I can get that $2 off coupon. Spend $15 I didn’t want to spend, to save $2. And I didn’t realize how silly it was until HC pointed it out to me.
Gah…they suck you in.