Hubby goes through the ads every Sunday morning. He marks up the grocery store ads, some of of the drug store ads, Target and WalMart. Yesterday he saw that Target had Pepsi on sale 4/$12and Hubby casually mentioned it to me. After going through all the other ads, he determined that Target had the best price on the pop he wanted, and again very casually mentioned to me, “You should go to Target this week for Pepsi.”
To which I responded, “We both know I have no self control at Target. I’ll spend more there than the difference we’d save if I bought it for full price somewhere else, so do it yourself.”
After pulling the “But if you loved me you would” card, he did admit that Target is my Waterloo, and asked, “Why is that?”
You know, I honestly do not know. Target is the one store I seem to dither in, looking at what is new on the shelves, what is good on the clearance end-caps, etc. I wander. I NEVER wander a store! I am a very targeted (hehe) shopper. But, I could walk into Target with a list that should cost me $20, and end up spending $75 on goodness-only-knows-what all the time!
Do you have a store where you have no control? Where, regardless of the list in your hand and all good intentions, items magically make it onto the check-out belt and your bill inflates to two to four times what you expected? If so, in what store do you lose control? Any idea why?