I hate shopping. Let me say it again. I hate shopping. I don’t like dealing with the crowds of rude people with uncontrollable kids talking on their cell phones. I’m not a mean person and I don’t have anything against kids, but I just don’t have a lot of patience for people who aren’t considerate of others.
Since I hate shopping so much, I only shop for clothes once a year. I am a big fan of Kohl’s due to their frequent sales and large selection. The stores are also large enough that you aren’t bumping into anyone.
They had a pretty good sale this weekend and I had Kohl’s giftcard that I received as a Christmas gift that needed to be used. Reluctantly, I decided to go ahead and get my yearly shopping spree completed.
Wanted items: The dress code in my office is business casual. I usually wear khaki’s and either a short-sleeved button down or a long-sleeve button down in the winter. In the summer, I usually wear short –sleeve polo type shirts. I’d planned to purchase at least two pairs of pants and at least 5 short-sleeved shirts.
Purchased items: I ended up purchasing 2 short-sleeve polo type shirts, 3 short-sleeve button down shirts and 1 pair of khaki pants.
What I spent: I ended up spending a little less than $40 out of pocket for my 5 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. The shirts were regularly $30-$40 but were on sale for $12.99 - $19.99. The pants were regularly priced at $34.99 but were on sale for $24.99. I only bought one pair since they were a little bit more expensive than I was wanted to pay.
Where'd the money come from? I’d set aside $200 in the budget for my annual shopping spree so I have about $160 for more shopping. I need to buy shoes sometime soon and that purchase will come from the $160. The leftover money will probably go back into my Freedom Account.
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