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Day 15: Buying In Bulk‏

No, I am not an extreme couponer but I do have favorite things that I tend to buy or consume in large quantities. I'll start with the philanthropic one - TOMS shoes. People are always asking me how many pairs I own but I'm too afraid to count. Suffice it to say, there are lots of kids out there who have shoes thanks to me. Yankee Candle is another obsession. Just as I tell myself that I could light my whole block with the number of candles I own and I need to stop buying them, YC sends me a catalog with one of those buy so many jars, get so many free coupons and I'm digging out my credit card. I've been more successful at avoiding Bath & Body Works. Until my shower no longer looks like one of their stores, I cannot purchase any more shower gel or lotion. And last but not quite as bad because it can be viewed as educational  - I have subscriptions to 15 magazines.  I'm sure my mailman hates me and I know that I could get many of my favorites online but there's something about flipping the pages of a magazine and smelling the perfume samples that can't be replaced with technology. One of these days, I'll start that budget that I've been planning for years, but for now, I'll support the U.S. economy the best way I know how and continue to be a bulk consumer.

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