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We all have ways of saving money. What is one (or more) item you are willing to spend a little extra on? Maybe it's a brand you love, or the quality? Name us your splurge!!! For me, it's getting cappacino at the gas station. They have all these flavors, plus they have flavored creamers,

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    Default Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    We all have ways of saving money. What is one (or more) item you are
    willing to spend a little extra on? Maybe it's a brand you love, or the
    quality?

    Name us your splurge!!!


    For me, it's getting cappacino at the gas station. They have all these
    flavors, plus they have flavored creamers, flavored syrups, and
    flavored powder to dump into it. It's .19 for the 32 ounce cup,

    though, which isn't too expensive. Then, on top of that, they have a
    club- buy 6 cups, get the 7th free! So, while I buy it, I earn free
    cups, too. I don't do it too often, but when I have to stop at the gas
    station, I grab one.
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    Re: Budget101.com : Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    I don't know if it's considered a "splurge" or not, but I only buy leather shoes. I can't wear "cheap, plastic" shoes. One, I have diabetes and it is important to take care of my feet. Second, I have larger size feet and since they are not "average", I rarely find shoes in the regular stores in my size (larger than a women's 10). So, I buy a couple of pair at a time on sale, in leather and wear them for 3+ years each before replacing them. On the other hand, I only have about 7 pair of shoes, incl. walking shoes, work shoes and winter boots total.

    I tend to buy quality purses, just because I can't stand them falling apart on me. I don't like to constantly wonder if the strap is going to hold or the bottom is going to tear or will it hold up or whatever. So, I get good quality (no Prada, Gucci or anything that "luxurious") handbags (not always leather), on sale when I can and use them by purpose. If you see me on the street, most likely my purse does not coordinate with what I am wearing. I don't want to carry "just" black purses, but they hold whatever I need to carry that day and they fulfill their purpose. (I need a small bag, I carry that one. I need a larger tote, out it comes.) Clashes with the wardrobe? Oh well. Most of them are solid colors, so that helps out some.

    For "fancy" coffee, I tend to buy the General Mills International stuff (in the square boxes) and take it to the office with me. Much less expensive than Starbucks. I can make as much or as little as I want and it saves a bundle. (I don't drink it daily.) I also take various tea bags in an airtight container with me. Along with silverware (picked up some spares at the thrift store. Don't mind if they get lost or misplaced.), and a nice mug. On rare, rare occasions, I will treat myself to a cup of Starbucks, but I have to get really desperate for that. It is just beyond me to pay that much for coffee. White chocolate mocha is good stuff though!

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    My splurge is that I buy hair salon shampoos and conditioners.
    I sometimes will buy the discontinued marked down ones. I don't buy the top
    of the line, about the midrange ones.
    I have tried all the ones at drug stores, Walmart etc. I love that "just
    left the hair salon feeling" and only get that from salon products.
    It makes a big difference because I color my hair. I do color my own hair
    though, and recently they had my color on sale at Big Lots for $2 and I
    usually spend 6-7 bucks.
    So I bought all they had (5 boxes)
    I get my hair cut every 8-10 weeks. We go to Great Clips.
    Sometimes I get coupons for them.
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    In a message dated 1/28/2007 3:09:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, herberkids3@yahoo.com writes:
    Then, on top of that, they have a
    club- buy 6 cups, get the 7th free! So, while I buy it, I earn free
    cups, too. I don't do it too often, but when I have to stop at the gas
    station, I grab one.

    Mine has that too, but they have the cups with the .50 refills, you might want to check yours

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    Re: Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    Coffee...I only buy Maxwell House in the store. And my favorite place
    while out is Caribou Coffee.
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    Mine is either a diet coke from Wendy's or a sweet tea from McDonald's once a day. Soda out of a bottle or can at home just doesn't taste as good.
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    Re: Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    I have a tradition of taking my daughter to Krispy Kreme on my
    paydays. (But she's usually in school, so this mostly happens during
    the summer or during breaks.) If you go at the right time while
    they're cooking the donuts, they will give a hot one, free. Then we
    buy ourselves another one. I don't care for the coffee there, so I
    usually just get water and my daughter has milk.
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    Re: Budget101.com : Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    Well I guess my splurge ( and I am still investigating online how to make my own ) Would be Tea Tree Shampoo and conditioner (12.85 a bottle, try to get it on sale for about 10.00 or go on senior discount days with my mom and she purchases it) from the health food store. I have tried many brands in store and beauty supply/salon including the more expensive brands such as Paul mitchell but this one brand is the one that does it for me. Now I am fighting my DS (17), who loves the stuff, off of it so I am going through it alot faster than usual. Maybe I can start a bargaining compaign with him for extra chores...lol.

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    Re: Budget101.com : Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    Mine would definitely be buying my coffee everyday, sometimes twice a day. I mostly go to 7-11 but also hit up Starbucks pretty often. I don't get their speciality drinks. I only like regular coffee, nothing flavored. So its not all that expensive. I figure I work, take care of the house and kids, don't drink, smoke or do drugs so I won't feel guilty about my coffee runs. I'm at 7-11 so often, they sometimes make a double brew of their regular grind. They named it after me, "The Donna" lolol.

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    I always bought name brand shoes for my kids. I'd rather pay more & have them last. But they were always on sale, never paid full price.
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    Re: Budget101.com : Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    Mine is Diet Coke. I don't like the Generics and I have to have at least 1 a
    day.
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    I do not buy generic items, and I only buy Estee Lauder make up. I only like name brand items and expensive clothing so I learn to shop sales.

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    Re: Budget101.com : Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    Art supplies, and craft stuff. I will scrimp on groceries to buy my
    play toys. I try to turn around and use those materials to make gifts
    for everyone, though.

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    Re: Budget101.com : Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    Coffee. I love coffee and can only drink decaf, so it tastes icky
    unless I get the good stuff. I have learned to buy it by the pound
    from my favorite stores (esp. Caribou or Dunkin Donuts), and maybe get
    a coffee out once every 2 weeks.

    Stride Rite shoes. I was raised in them, and they last forever. I
    always steer my kids to the sale shoes there, though! My daughter has
    what we affectionately call Cinderella feet (they are quite small), so
    she did the impossible with one pair - she wore them out before she
    outgrew them!

    High quality shoes for myself. I have very hard to fit feet and can
    almost never find "cheap" shoes that fit. Of course, I haven't bought
    a pair in over 1 1/2 years . . .
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    Re: Reverse Tightwadding- What's your splurge?


    I can't stand using cheap purses either, but I never spend a lot of $$ on the good ones either. I always check Ebay for name brands like Brighton, or whatever your favorite name might be. There's a web site that checks all possible spellings of what you are looking for on Ebay. You'd be really surprised to find how many people transpose things in their listing, and nobody ever sees them! I bought a $150.00 Brighton leather purse on Ebay for $20.00 because someone had spelled the name Briton! Try this site for anything you are looking for, you could be pleasantly surprised!
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