Let me be honest here.
I’m more like cheap instead of frugal.
What’s wrong with me?!
Yesterday, I went shopping and my main goal was to come home with myself a pair of tall, brown riding boots and a few Christmas gifts. I failed. I found a pair of boots in JCPenney that I should have got, but I talked myself out of them because I thought for sure I’d find a cheaper pair at Kohls. I sure did too! And guess what? They didn’t have my size… or they only had them in black! Talk about a sad girl coming home.
So the boots journey was a failure.
What about those Christmas gifts I was to come home with?
Yup, I came home with TWO! Two people marked off my list.
Now I know that being frugal can be a good thing, but I’m to the point where I won’t purchase anything at full price. I go straight to the clearance rack and if it’s over $5.00, I won’t buy it. I was browsing the Old Navy clearance rack yesterday and found the cutest orange dress with a hole in the seam of the butt. It had a tag on it for 50% off because of the hole, which would make it around $13.50. I could have easily fixed that hole so I thought I had a prize! I ask the manager if they’d take any more off the price because of the hole, but she turned me down. Bummer! I put that sucker back, but today I’m wishing I’d kicked my cheap self to the side and got it.
Anyone else out there who is like this? Am I the only one suffering from cheapism?