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Trying to Resist...

December 5th, 2008 at 05:27 pm

Okay...so I made the decision today that we wouldn't get a real tree. While I used to love having a real tree in the house...they have lost their appeal to me. I have a white skimpy tree that I will use...but wait...Lowes has marked all of their Christmas stuff down 50%. They have a beautiful tree for $99, normally $199. They only have a few left. I have this much in my savings(barely), but I am torn. I don't want to spend it but at the same time I keep telling myself that this is a great deal that I shouldn't let get by. This is how I get into trouble. I save a few bucks and than a "great deal" comes along...and most of the time it isn't a need, but a want.

So...I am sitting here at home trying to talk myself out of getting this tree tomorrow when we have to go right by Lowes(30 miles from my house). I don't need it. We will be fine without it. But why is it so hard to resist????

5 Responses to “Trying to Resist...”

  1. mom-sense Says:

    I had a difficult time resisting bargains until just recently; things that I bought that seemed great as gifts weren't really that wonderful when it came to wrapping them. I just carted out 8 (I kid you not, EIGHT) huge bags full of stuff - odd things, random things, things that we don't use that are taking up space. Skip Lowes, save the money. Put up your favorite orgnaments and the kids will love it. As for my tree, I have two of them, the one in my family room is my mother's cast-off that she didn't offer to me first, took over to the consignment store at our local hospital, and then had to go and ask for it back (said my dad donated it by mistake). Consider this the first battle won for saving money!

  2. Ms. Pearl Says:


    You have been doing so good lately...don't let it stop! If you have barely this much in savings that LAST thing you should do is buy an artificial Christmas tree. Concentrate on putting any extra money toward getting ahead on your mortgage and paying the utilities/creditcards etc...

    I know all about good deals, they are why I am where I am at today! It IS hard to resist but please keep away from lowes...so NOT worth it! I will be sending positive thoughts your way.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    i have never, and will never, buy a christmas tree.

    i don't have children, but when i do I will try to do something different. i just don't see the point.

  4. CouponAddict Says:

    Wait for after Christmas, you could get a tree for 90% off.

  5. Koppur Says:

    Michaels has 4' trees for $30; maybe compromise and get a small one for this year and save up for a big one next year?

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