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mariebrough

I only bring so much cash to the store with me. Using my Visa card I almost always over spent. I also buy some store brand items instead of name brand. Check the ingredients of both products such as shampoo. A lot are almost identical!

Shared by mariebrough on 7/22/08
Kiki76

That's a great tip! Cash is the perfect way to limit spending.

I let myself fill up my cart/bag at Target as much as I want. Then, I go through and get the five things I must have right now. That way, I feel like I've had a full shopping experience...and I feel great leaving the stuff I don't need behind. It's more of a mental exercise, but it totally works!

  • By Kiki76
  • on 7/25/08 6:35 PM EST