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When I would go to the mall, I would park far away and leave my purse in the car. If I thought I wanted something, I would have to walk all the way to my car and back. Most of the time it was not worth the trip back.

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When it was a MUST HAVE, I had no problem going to the car and back. This really help me eliminate unnecessary shopping
- Submitted by CARWILLIDE 5/23/2010 in Saving Money | 7 Comments
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CJPJHM 7/24/2010 11:24:00 AM

    Hide your purse under the seat--before you go to the mall so nobody sees you doing it and steals it. Unfortunately, there is a lot of crime at our mall. People have even been shot. Great tip though--thanks
KARENE10 5/25/2010 2:59:00 PM

    This is the PERFECT tip for me:) I am such a shopaholic(and I work in retail emoticon ). I just love to shop~but with your tip,I might just go to a store,shop around,decide on something to buy and then on the way to the car I could very well change my mind. emoticon
60SIXTY 5/24/2010 2:39:00 AM

    This is a healthy lifestyle tip, if I ever heard one.
ALICEART2010 5/24/2010 1:10:00 AM

    I'm a life time shopaholic. I revel in it. I don't see myself any other way. No, the pangs of debt are horrible but I will always LOVE to shop. Today I accidentally left money in the car when I went into shop so I only could afford what I went for! This is unusual for me but I asked her to hold the extra goods for me. I DID go back to get them because it was a little pick-me-up for myself AND a friend I wanted to brighten her day with some gifts. I did get a lot of my money, it was the .99 store.
DIANE7786 5/24/2010 12:32:00 AM

    Years ago I read a tip to leave your wallet in your trunk and your credit cards at home. I started doing that when I went shopping with friends, but I put enough cash in my pocket for lunch. The mall is a 20 min drive so I can go back for anything I really want. I've saved a fortune not buying on impulse.
ANDI_3K 5/24/2010 12:09:00 AM

    don't leave your purse in the car, that's not really safe, leave it at home and if you find something you must have go back for it.
BECKYI 5/23/2010 11:29:00 PM

    I should learn from your example,

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