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Friday, April 27, 2007

Shaming myself into quitting.

I have a sad addiction. I believe I've talked about it before. I love that red bullseye. I can recognize almost any product. In fact, the other day I was at a shoot at someone's house. They had some beautiful silk flowers. I almost said, "Oh! These came from Target!"

I bit my tongue. Here are the straight facts.

Since January 1st, I've been to Target MORE THAN 28 times. I'm not counting the times that I went to get a prescription filled and ONLY filled the prescription. And I didn't count a time that I bought business stuff there (battery charger - like you need to know.) 28 TIMES! In under 4 months. That's nearly 2x/week, folks.

In my 28 visits, I've spent $576.62. That's an average of about $20/visit. Granted, many of my transactions were simply to the food court for dinner and kill an hour or two until I could throw my children in their beds.

The things you learn when you enter 4 months of receipts at once:
1. I shop at Target WAY too much.
2. I buy ALOT of clothes for my kids there. ALOT.
3. We eat at McDonald's (gross!) alot.
4. I won't even scare you with the amount spent at Walmart.

10 comments:

Char said...

will it make you feel better if i go back and do the same thing? bc's out tonight. it's the best offer i've gotten so far....

:o)

Char said...

$562.54....you win!

Alissa said...

i rock. i wonder where sheri stands in this little contest?

sheri said...

oh boy.
this may take a while.
I've been banned from Target by Jehremy for a month now. Don't freak out, that only means once/week instead.
I'll report later...

sheri said...

*gulp*
21 trips and....
$817.23

Thanks for that Alissa.

sheri said...

and if I'm being completely open here, I should probably take $120 of Char's total too. She bought 2 gates while I was in Utah...mainly because of my kid. Looks like I may BECOME one of those crazy Target ladies I made fun of on my blog

Char said...

Uh, I paid cash for the gates so they weren't even in my total. Oops.

heidi~r. said...

Okay, your post made me LOL! If my Target was closer, I would be there ALL the time too! We have a Walmart in town and I swear I can NOT get out of there without spending $50!! By the way...I LOVE buying clothes for my kids at Target!!

Ruth Solter said...

Liss,
The last time I went to Target was with you back in August. I walk in that store and feel sick- what's with that?
Mom

Amy (3 Peas) said...

lol your post makes me laugh.
"Hi my name is Amy and I'm a Target-a-holic" :)
I can't ever get out of there for less than $100- but I only go once or twice a month to limit the evilness :)

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