Day one, 9:20 am and I already have to catch myself when I open my email and see Zulily has a Stride Rite sale today…CURSES! Ahh the lessons come hard and fast. I’m already seeing this may be more about recognizing how easy it is to spend money. I mean the consumerism is everywhere, it’s even attacking me from my own inbox! I guess crawling in an internet/facebook/email hole for the month fully defeats the purpose of this exercise though so the temptations live on. Here is just a little taste of what was in my mailbox before 9 am this morning:
Restoration Hardware: Save Up to 25% on Bedroom & Bath Furniture, Linens, Lighting and More
BJ’s: Final Days for Special Offers
LL Bean: Save up to 60% This Weekend + Free Shipping
William Sonoma: Exclusive Online Offer: 10% Off
The Children’s Place: 25% Off Everything in the Store!
Gymboree: Rain, rain, go away…Rain Gear Shop now open! Plus up to 60% off sale ends Sunday!
Zulily: Up to 80% off | Stride Rite sporty kids' shoes, Pretty in Pink Collection girls' apparel & accessories, Petit Ami handcrafted smocking and more
It is defiantly time for an “unsubscribe” campaign.
I took care of a few last minute “spends” yesterday, much like the junkie that needs one last hit before they leave for rehab, even got gas on my way home rather than on my way to work this morning. I realize gas isn’t a “luxury” spend but somehow the first day will feel more successful if I don’t have to remove my check card from my wallet at all. :)
In other news I actually packed my lunch today! Only to get to work and remember that we have a chili cookoff at the office…oh well, the effort was made at least.
Daily Spending: I did have to send the check for our summer/fall CSA share today. But I hold no guilt as this is a grocery expense that will cover 23 weeks this summer!