Friday, May 15, 2009

I have a problem...

...and it's name is Target. I am obsessed with Target. I went to three different Targets today. I love just being in that store. I love walking around and looking at all the things I they have to offer. I love browsing the clothes and looking at the cute bathing suits. I like looking at the bags and jewelry. I love looking at the books. I love looking at the home decorations. I love looking at the kitchen stuff. I love looking at the shoes. Just about every ailse in that store has something I love looking at.

I especially love seeing those little red sale stickers on things. I also love seeing the "As Advertised" signs. I love a deal and usually I can't resist it.

I know I shouldn't be spending any money, but I really feel like I need this stuff and I just can't pass up a good deal.

Today almost everything I bought was on sale. It all started because I was making this turkey meatloaf for lunch and I realized I didn't have a loaf pan. When I walked in I saw they had some swimsuits on sale. I found a top I really like for $3.24! But I couldn't find bottoms to go with it. So I put it back.

Then on my way to the loaf pans, I passed the sunglasses and I have really been wanting a pair of aviators and I am going to Lake Lure this weekend, so I really felt like I needed them. So I got some. I passed many other temptations on the way to the loaf pan, but I resisted.

After lunch I just couldn't stop thinking about that bathing suit. So I headed to Target #2. At Target #2 I found the top again, but this time it was $10 so I put it back. They still didn't have the bottoms, but I found a tankini I really liked and it had the same colors as that top I liked. So I picked that up. Then I found these bottoms I liked for $3.24. They were just simple black and I couldn't find the top, but I knew I had a top at home that would go with them so I got those too.

Then I decided to go to Target #3 just in case they had the bottoms to the top I liked at Target #1 or the top to the bottoms I got at Target #2. They didn't have either, so I resisted the urge to browse more and headed back to Target #1. I got the top I liked and looked for the matching top to the bottoms I got at Target #2, but no such luck.

Then I thought about how I would need snacks for the car ride to Lake Lure. So I headed to the food section. I picked up some chips on sale. Then I thought I would need something chocolaty. So I got some trail mix that was on sale. Then I thought "what if I want something fruity?" So I picked up some fruit snacks on sale.

I forced myself to stop shopping and head straight to the checkout. I felt good about all the deals I got, but then I felt bad because I will probably need that money for the mortgage if I don't find a new job soon.

But really I need these things for all the pool time I plan I having next week while everyone else is working!

Seriously though, Target- I just can't quit you!

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

I thought i was the only one that goes to multiple targets and then calls my mom to see what's at her target. I can't get out of target without spending at least $50. And, that's for a lot of stuff. whee. oh, also, i noticed several targets have recently hauled all their orla kiely stuff out--must have been hidden in the back because it hasn't be there in a few months.

Katie said...

I was cracking up as I read this. I did the same thing about two summers ago...went looking for the bottoms to a swimsuit, but I went to an embarrassingly large number of Targets (probably 6 or 7) and ended up buying something completely different than what I went hunting for in the first place. Oh Target...how I adore thee...

Shoshanah said...

I love Target too. And every time time I go I make sure to go down every single aisle. It isn't a true Target trip otherwise.

marathoner81 said...

You have to spend a little money on yourself here and there or else you're going to feel like crap. Look at it as an investment in your emotional health.

GinSpaghetti said...

Ok this isn't going to help the obsession much BUT... the ULTIMATE TARGET TIP...

If it's on sale and the last digit ends with 7 or 8, then it will go cheaper. If it ends in 4 then it's the final price. So $2.98 will go cheaper but $4.94 is the lowest the item will go. Not sure what happens when the item doesn't sell.

A friend told me about this neat little trick Target has. I'm a sucker for "spending to save" so this is helpful.

Have fun!!! :)

heidi said...

So you think they pump something into the air? Target is so addictive that I've often wondered about that...

Little Miss Obsessive said...

lol your so funny.. I LOVEEEE Target... I can't go there and NOT buy something.. it's a problem. :)