You are at a grocery store. You see those M&Ms you really want. Cause, let's face it, who doesn't really want those M&Ms? Back to your shopping. The candy costs $4. You know it is on sale at the store five minutes away for $2. But you buy the $4 bag. Why? You realize, with the extra 20 minutes a trip to that store and back home will cost, plus the gas, it just isn't worth it.
Now, you are shopping online at Nordstrom's. You see a pretty purple vintage-style wool coat that you must have. Doesn't everyone need a pretty purple coat? The cost is the same as in the store, plus $9 for shipping. You order online. You realize the extra 30-45 minutes it takes to go to the store, sort through the coats, and find yours just isn't worth saving the $9.
Are you this person? I've become this person (who apparently lives in a purple coat eating exclusively M&Ms). I never thought I'd see the day. I used to be the girl who would do almost anything to save a buck. My parents used to have to lecture me to spend money on myself once in awhile. But my free time has become so valuable and that extra $5 so meaningless. I do still utilize coupons at all opportunities, but...yeah.
Do any of you still do anything to save a buck, or have you all turned over to the philosophy that time is worth more than money?