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Keep A Reward Stash

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I find it hard to resist impulse buys for myself when I'm out shopping or running errands. So I go ahead and scoop things up - and put them in a box when I get home. The box contains a variety of things at different price points. When I've earned a reward for meeting a goal, I choose something from the box. It's as good as going shopping all over again - and gives me something to look forward to.

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This works great for stuff I find on sale (shoes!) or little things like bookmarks and stationery. I also find it very motivating because I really want the stuff that's in the box, but can't get to it unless I ear n it.

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  • Great idea! - by SEAGLASS1215
  • I think this would be good encouragement for children. I've often seen children ask for something in a store, and the parent deny them because they did not do something. I say buy it, and give it to them after they complete their task. It will drive them crazy knowing it's in the house and they don't have it! - by POINTAFTER
  • I think this would be good encouragement for children. I've often seen children ask for something in a store, and the parent deny them because they did not do something. I say buy it, and give it to them after they complete their task. It will drive them crazy knowing it's in the house and they don't have it! - by POINTAFTER
  • What a great idea....I need to start doing this....I always get books and movies when they first come out (they are always cheaper) and now I can set them aside a reward myself later. Thanks for the great idea!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon - by BEACHGIRL1205

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