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    @VAL4M ~ Too funny! I tend to enable myself when I can!

    I think I agree with
    @shellygrrl ~ Even though it is not cash out of pocket, I am still spending and consuming...Ugh! I hate when I know I am being so sensible.

    What about combining rollover monies with points/gift cards? LOL! Let's further muddy the waters of sensibility...
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0mini0n View Post
    ...I also have a question related to gifts. How to deal with gifts that you specifically asked for, and got in a short time frame? I'm not talking about surprise gifts or gift cards or having something on a wishlist for a while and receiving it. More like mentioning how you want an item but don't want to break the low buy and give into temptation so fast; and then getting it gifted so it "doesn't count".
    That is what I did this week and I feel bad about it, it doesn't feel like a real gift but more like someone finding a workaround to get their fix, it was manipulative. I'm hoping to just leave this as a one off. Thinking about setting up a budget but I'd probably use up the budget every time just because it's there.

    Oh. I am sad that you are feeling guilty over a gift. My hubs always tells me for birthdays and Christmas, that it is okay to suggest things you might not otherwise buy for yourself...that a gift does not have to be a necessity...And there have been other times where he just wants to do something special for me and he'll offer to treat me. Usually I sway away from beauty stuff and get fitness related stuffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyBug13 View Post
    @fur4elise (and everyone else that have placed themselves on a budget): If you don't spend your monthly budget, do you carry it over to the next month or do you adhere to the monthly budgeted amount? I've thought about placing myself on a monthly budget, but in the past I could go 3 months without spending only to go overboard in the 4th month.
    I am allowing myself a roll over, this way it would give yourself a cushion for that month in wish you decide to make a purchase. I found that in the past, when I didn't allow roll over, I ended up blowing my budget when I do make a purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fur4elise View Post

    Great question! For all my good intentions, (lol my auto correct actually put the word "intervention!"
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    I was going to allow rollover...I think I only had one month where I did that... because I blew it...

    I think, it makes sense to allow rollover. Then you can bank monies for the spring, fall, and sales in between...or if you have to stock up on essentials.


    I have a question too. I bank Ebates and points for gift cards. When I use those, should they count against my monthly total? Lol! Already trying to spend more
    To answer your question, I would not count gift cards as they are "gifts".The way I see it, those gift cards can help you stay on track in terms of your set budget as helps you to spend less of your own funds, and instead of buying items "just because"/mindlessly spending it just to spend it, you can use it to purchase replacement items
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0mini0n View Post
    I don't think it should count, as it is something you can turn around for extra money to use without breaking your budget!

    I also have a question related to gifts. How to deal with gifts that you specifically asked for, and got in a short time frame? I'm not talking about surprise gifts or gift cards or having something on a wishlist for a while and receiving it. More like mentioning how you want an item but don't want to break the low buy and give into temptation so fast; and then getting it gifted so it "doesn't count".
    That is what I did this week and I feel bad about it, it doesn't feel like a real gift but more like someone finding a workaround to get their fix, it was manipulative. I'm hoping to just leave this as a one off. Thinking about setting up a budget but I'd probably use up the budget every time just because it's there.
    I think so too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fur4elise View Post
    @VAL4M ~ Too funny! I tend to enable myself when I can!

    I think I agree with
    @shellygrrl ~ Even though it is not cash out of pocket, I am still spending and consuming...Ugh! I hate when I know I am being so sensible.

    What about combining rollover monies with points/gift cards? LOL! Let's further muddy the waters of sensibility...
    Again, I think this is ok, as long as you're not buying stuff just mindlessly, and you're doing a one in one out, or you're buying replenishment of something you use frequently, or you wanted to purchasing something that you meant to and haven't gotten around to it like the WG air brush. I'll give you an example, I received 2 KL(Kathleen lights ) nail polishes part of my Birthday gift, a nude color which complements my skin tone, and a pretty dark vampy purple. when I decluttered my Nail polish collection the year before, I decided I wanted to now stick with a 5, 7 or even 12 free formula, however it's to find colors that I loved in those formulas that lasted as long as OPI on me. I have 5 Orly polishes, but I didn't like anything else until KL polish(and there are very few influencer collabs I support using my $$$ due to the problematic behaviors of many) now that the brand is closing, I used my 60 dollars Ebates cash and took advantage of the 20% discount on the colors that I wanted to try but didn't pull the trigger on cause, just , well a procrastinator I guess. sorry for the novel. now you guys know what I've purchased this month so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fur4elise View Post
    I think, it makes sense to allow rollover. Then you can bank monies for the spring, fall, and sales in between...or if you have to stock up on essentials.
    I have a question too. I bank Ebates and points for gift cards. When I use those, should they count against my monthly total? Lol! Already trying to spend more
    That's that I was thinking. I'm running out of shampoo and conditioner this month so I planned to buy those in March, and I should be able to wait until the VIB spring sale to buy other essentials.

    For the Ebates and gift cards: I would say they don't go towards your monthly total since it's free money.
    Quote Originally Posted by r0mini0n View Post
    I also have a question related to gifts. How to deal with gifts that you specifically asked for, and got in a short time frame? I'm not talking about surprise gifts or gift cards or having something on a wishlist for a while and receiving it. More like mentioning how you want an item but don't want to break the low buy and give into temptation so fast; and then getting it gifted so it "doesn't count".
    That is what I did this week and I feel bad about it, it doesn't feel like a real gift but more like someone finding a workaround to get their fix, it was manipulative. I'm hoping to just leave this as a one off. Thinking about setting up a budget but I'd probably use up the budget every time just because it's there.
    Maybe keep the item packaged up and use up a similar product? Like a one in, one out situation.

    And don't beat yourself up for asking for what you want and having it given to you! Last year, I wanted this handleless blow dryer and mentioned it to my sister, and she got it for me for Christmas. No money spent on my end.
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