The big thing about me doing this post (and not Onderria) is that I don’t see the tallied up truth of my spending 😉
My December credit card statement will be quivering.
Well surprise for me that this year my money did not goto PopSugar.
But I still have PopSugar monthly withdrawals.
It went to Birchbox.
Guess who is an ACE now?
I think I like the privilege of choosing my items and extra perks. Which explains my recent year subs into FabFitFun and Birhbox.
And those sub box sales get my wallet everytime.
So I am excited after my hard two year Birchbox monthly hiatus to be back!
I have an addiction to samples from my GWP days.
I hope to attempt to review all 12 Birchbox boxes and plan to have a special clear “gifting” bag just to put items specifically from this subscription that I have no intention to sample in order to see whether I am able to “gift” or just “hoard” them.
Like a hoarder giving a confession, I will reveal said clear “gifting” bag with my reviews to see its progression.
I have to admit, the codes this year were pretty good. Definitely an improvement after the last two years.
So I am digressing because I am avoiding a confession.
This is what I admit to code purchasing:
A year of Birchbox and a whole lot of sale stuff to reach ACE status because after the year sub, I was really close to hitting ACE (due to those awesome sales Birchbox has) and that recent 30-45% stackable sale really reeled me in.
A $60 FabFitFun gift card that came with an extra $10 add on credit and Kate Exfoliate because I too have a scrubbie addiction. And an FFF Edit/AddOn sale addiction too.
Pralines. This was hard. We went to South Carolina for Thanksgiving and part of that trip involved pralines from a brief visit to Savannah, GA. There was a Cyber Monday code for these clusters of goodness. I really fought the urge to buy as each Cyber Monday hour past by. But the unhealthy sugar from heaven won in the end. A big factor is that none of the Squeakers cared for it and my husband would take a nibble so I would not really have to share.
Random Amazon and Walmart online specials mostly for my Pnut people.
What I almost bought with codes but was strong and did not:
Box of Style, PopSugar, Oui Please and Glossybox. All these boxes are nice and the codes were sooooo tempting but I was not in love enough to part with my clams over it.
PopSugar’s Saturday Sale. That is because I ALWAYS keep missing it and when I finally went online I could not get my first (available) item to go in my cart. I am not going to work that hard to lose my money.
Bath and Body Works. Again with the code not working on that Purchase with Purchase. Not worth my time. But I plan on picking up some candles when that huge candle sale comes along.
What I would have bought with a code if I did not have it:
Pusheen hands down especially since they never do codes. My brother gets me this subscription for my Squeakers so I would have been all over this.
What did you buy (or are willing to confess that you bought)?
Spill below the deets or anything random.
Disclosure: These boxes were purchased hopefully with a code(s). There are no referral/affiliate links in this post.