Why is it that every time I go into Target, I spend at least $50 – $100?
For example, today I went in to return a pair of jeans I bought my daughter. I got a $12 refund and then went on to spend over $100. I bought hand towels, toothbrushes, more kids’ clothes, a wastebasket, a step stool, and some other little items I can’t even remember. I don’t know why I bought all this shit. I mean, I needed some of these things, but the others I could have totally lived without.
I do this all the time and I know I’m not the only guilty one. Surprisingly (or maybe not), even after that hacking issue at Target stores nationwide, people are still relentlessly shopping there. What is it about Target that sucks you into buying a shit-ton of crap, most of which, you probably don’t need? Is it the great prices? The large sale stickers? Maybe you feel like you’ve beaten the system getting such a great deal? Or perhaps it’s the 5% discount with your Target REDCard? I don’t have an answer. I do the same thing at Shoprite. I go in to get one thing and walk out with a cart full of items. At least there though, I’m usually buying food or essentials that I KNOW will actually be used (or eaten!) at some point in time.
I guess it could be worse. I could have this type of problem with shoes, purses, or opulent clothing. Since becoming a mom, my shopping visions have taken a bit of a detour, but that doesn’t mean I’ve lost my way.
I must admit though, I do love Target. I feel like I get a good deal there. I’ve been looking for hand towels forever. They had a huge bath sale today. How could I say no? And now when I return a few of the items that I purchased today, the cycle will begin yet again!