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The Back to School Laptop & Printer Giveaway!!

by J. Money on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HP laptop and printer giveaway

Goooooood morning, friends!  You ready for some kick-ass giveaway action up in here today?  I gotta hook y’all up for behaving so well while I was gone the last few weeks! Haha… And whether you’re going back to school (or your kids are) or not, this giveaway is open to everyone :)

By the end of the week, one of you lucky bastards will be the proud new owner of a HP dv6-6180us laptop ($999 retail) AND an HP Photosmart 6510 all-in-one printer ($149 retail). That’s over $1,100 in free awesomeness! And all courtesy of my friends over at PromotionalCodes.com – the one-stop shop for all things deals, featuring promotional codes, free shipping codes and printable coupons from all your favorite brands (thanks guys!!).

Here are a few back to school shopping tips before we get started:

According to the National Retail Federation, the average family plans to spend $688 to gear up for classes this year. Take a cue from these tips to save as much as you can!

  1. Shop at home before you buy: Take inventory of every junk drawer, closet, hamper, and filing cabinet before buying, and consider what you already have first. More often than not, perfectly good school supplies like colored pencils, pens, and rulers are either lying around from older siblings, or tucked away in the corner of a junk drawer. And we’ve all found that brand new shirt hiding under our dresser. So scour your house before you scour the store, and save while doing it!
  2. Make a list, do your research: This is a given if you want to save money, but we all need the reminder. Conduct your research online or with the newspaper inserts so you can see which stores are going to offer the lowest prices. This research can mean big savings, especially when you’re shopping for a big ticket item like a laptop or textbooks. Deals sites like PromotionalCodes.com have Back to School offers on one page so you can easily compare deals.
  3. Shop off-season: Think ahead and anticipate if your family will need new winter gear. The summer months are a great time to stock up on winter clothes and boots.
  4. Avoid not asking for price adjustments: Store policies vary, but many retailers will honor a price adjustment if an item goes on sale shortly after you’ve purchased it.
  5. Teach your kids the value of money: Lastly,ask kids to contribute to their school supplies with savings from their allowance. To make this more fun, allow them to use their contribution for an item that goes beyond a basic necessity (eg, a branded backpack versus the basic version you might buy. EDITOR’S NOTE: My mom had this exact rule in place actually – if I wanted my Jansport backback back in the day over a generic one from Walmart, I had to pay the difference ;)).

To receive future updates about online deals and offers from PromotionalCodes.com, follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/ShopSaveShare or get their money-saving tips on their deals blog.

And now, for the Giveaway!

Entering will be super easy today – all you have to do is fill in the blanks to the below question, and then leave your answers in the comments below. That’s it! One of you will then win both the laptop AND the printer, and probably call me your best friend forever ;)  Here’s the question:

My favorite summer splurge was ________, and I feel _____ about back to school shopping!

It should look something like this: “My favorite summer splurge was on my baby, and I feel zilch about back to school shopping! Haha… although I’m sure that’ll change when he gets to be school aged ;)

You’ll have until this Saturday, August 4th @ Midnight to answer it, and then we’ll use Random.org to select our winner shortly after.  GOOD LUCK!!  And thanks for always being such wonderful readers here on BudgetsAreSexy – I’d be long gone without ya ;)

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PS: Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 and above (sorry my beloved Canadians!).
PPS: Thanks again to PromotionalCodes.com!!  You def. hooked us up today!

***GIVEAWAY NOW OVER*** Thanks for participating everyone, it was really interesting to see where all your money went this Summer! Haha… You can see the new winner of this awesome laptop & printer combo here – CONGRATS!


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1 Lance @ Money Life and More July 31, 2012 at 7:02 am

My favorite summer splurge is going to be a trip to Disney World, and I feel glad about back to school shopping because I don’t have to do any :)!

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2 Laura P July 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

My favorite summer splurge was a boat, and I feel excited about back to school shopping even though I’m not in school anymore… but work with kids so I still have an excuse to go to the Target Dollar Section and by the 1cent deals at Office Depot!!!!

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3 Edward Antrobus III July 31, 2012 at 7:17 am

My favorite summer splurge was my wedding anniversary trip to Vegas, and I feel so happy that I don’t have to worry about it anymore about back to school shopping!

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4 Jaimie W July 31, 2012 at 7:17 am

My favorite summer splurge was some new clothes, and I feel great about back to school shopping!

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5 Yuri July 31, 2012 at 7:29 am

My favorite summer splurge was… Well, I can’t think on any, I’m not really the splurging type. The best I can think about was a somehow expensive hardback of a book I loved, and I feel sort of bad about back to school shopping! Not really back to school, but back to the university. And not that expensive in textbooks and such, but still a pain in the ass.

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6 Elle July 31, 2012 at 7:37 am

My favorite summer splurge was weekend getaway with friends to their lake-house, and I feel excited about back to school shopping since I have a few more years before we have to do that (baby girl is 1)!

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7 Roshelle Ames July 31, 2012 at 7:45 am

My favorite summer splurge was a road trip from VA to TX with my husband and four kids to go visit family. We had a great week! I feel relieved about back to school shopping because I am almost done!! I start early since I have to shop for four kids!

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8 Jacqueline S July 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

My favorite summer splurge was a staycation involving the farmer’s market, steak, and the driving range with my husband, and I feel undecided about back to school shopping since we now officially have a high schooler.

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9 David Damron July 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Vegas, and I feel nauseous about back to school shopping!

As a kid, I hated back to school shopping. All it does is remind me of the summer ending and a small tear falls from my eye.

David

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10 Monika July 31, 2012 at 8:07 am

My favorite summer splurge was a vacation to Mexico, and I feel awesome about back to school shopping (since I don’t have to do it)! :D

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11 Renee S July 31, 2012 at 8:07 am

My favorite summer splurge was vacation to North Carolina, and I feel excited about back to school shopping and all the deals that will be going on!

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12 jay July 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

My favorite summer splurge was a new flashlight (Muyshondt Aeon), and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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13 Michelle July 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

My favorite summer splurge was my Vegas Vacation, and I feel nothing (since I am graduating with my MBA on August 4th) about back to school shopping!

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14 Beckey & Jeff July 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

My favorite summer splurge was a new wireless router, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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15 Rose July 31, 2012 at 8:23 am

My favorite summer splurge was not splurging on anything, and I feel very little about back to school shopping!

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16 DC @ Young Adult Money July 31, 2012 at 8:26 am

My favorite Summer splurge was putting money down for a cruise next February, and I feel indifferent to back to school shopping. The cruise wasn’t exactly a splurge, and we have only put the minimum down so far, but it could have gone towards other things so I think it would qualify as a splurge ;) been out of school for nearly two years now and have no kids so back to school shopping doesn’t mean much to me.

Thanks for putting together this giveaway!

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17 Den July 31, 2012 at 8:27 am

My favorite summer splurge was calling this the “summer of ice cream” and treating the family to ice cream every week or so and I feel bummed about back to school shopping – summer is almost over!

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18 Corie July 31, 2012 at 8:33 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Atlantic City and an upcoming trip to the beach with my husband. I don’t feel much about back to school shopping because we don’t have kids yet and we graduated college years ago!

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19 Matt July 31, 2012 at 8:33 am

My favorite summer splurge was paying for my vacation coming up in November with cash, and I feel nada about back to school shopping!

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20 Maggie July 31, 2012 at 8:38 am

My favorite summer splurge was tickets to the local amusement park with my friends (for my birthday), and I feel neutral about back to school shopping (since I have no kids)!

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21 Stephanie @ Empowered Dollar July 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

My favorite summer splurge was giving $100 to my brother. He’s a musician who’s about to move out to LA to take classes and “make it big.” I wanted him to know that he has my love and support. It’s the first I’ve ever given any money away, so it’s a big splurge for me! And I feel better about HIS back to school shopping, knowing that he has some extra cash and he’ll put that money to good use :)

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22 Basil Siddiqui July 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

My favorite summer splurge was my trip to Europe, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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23 Marc @ FatAndBroke July 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

My favorite summer splurge was my upcoming vacation to Vega$ (well actually it is in the fall but I have been saving all summer for it), and I am indifferent about back to school shopping.

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24 Matt July 31, 2012 at 8:44 am

My favorite summer splurge was my trip to northern minnesota for my friends bachelor party and I am not at all excited for back to school shopping – it seems to get more expensive each year.

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25 Michelle M. July 31, 2012 at 8:45 am

My favorite summer splurge was my new DSLR camera and I feel like back to school shopping is a good reminder to start fresh on any new goals or revive those that have fallen by the wayside.

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26 David July 31, 2012 at 8:53 am

My favorite summer splurge was subscribing to The Economist for the upcoming year and I am excited about back to school shopping for my students (I am a third grade teacher)!

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27 Millicent Flowers July 31, 2012 at 8:54 am

My favorite summer splurge was a new business suit, and I feel funny about back to school shopping!

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28 Michael July 31, 2012 at 8:55 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying a new house, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping! (my baby is only 8 months old)

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29 Kyle Potter July 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Chapel Hill, and I feel nauseated about back to school shopping!

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30 Mandy Blank July 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

My favorite summer splurge is multiple trips to the amusement parks with my kids and I feel a little misty about back to school shopping because my son will be starting preschool full time in the fall!!

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31 Andrea @ Take A Smart Step July 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

My favorite summer splurge was/is my upcoming vacation to see the PGA championship, and I feel dread about back to school shopping!

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32 One Frugal Girl July 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

My favorite summer splurge was on bushels of crabs (nothing like picking crabs and drinking beer, eh?), and I feel happy about back to school shopping, because my son isn’t old enough to go to school yet.

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33 Josie July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am

My favorite summer splurge was a pool membership and I feel excited about back to school shopping! Schools supplies are already bought thanks to target back to school sale.

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34 jany July 31, 2012 at 9:14 am

My favorite summer splurge is going to be my wedding in a few weeks!! and I love back to school shopping.

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35 Betsy July 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

My favorite summer splurge was going to a summer dog sledding camp in Alaska, and I feel excited about back to school shopping (great deals & tax-free shopping even though I don’t have anyone in school)!

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36 Alexa July 31, 2012 at 9:17 am

My favorite summer splurge was shopping for my vacation, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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37 Jim Owen July 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

My favorite summer splurge was a swing set, and I feel drained about back to school shopping. ( My wife is a teacher)

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38 Ryan Stephens July 31, 2012 at 9:19 am

My favorite summer splurge was my vacation to Cancun, Mexico, with my smokin’ hot girlfriend, and I feel apathetic about back to school shopping because I don’t have to go back to school and I don’t have any kiddos.

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39 Jeremy J Rambo July 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

My favorite summer splurge was my new monitor and desk, and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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40 Sarah Fowler July 31, 2012 at 9:21 am

My favorite summer splurge was 4 days at the beach (later this week!), and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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41 Leah Thomsen July 31, 2012 at 9:21 am

Mu favorite summer splurge was our new (to us) Ford 500 Limited (read: leather, baby!), and I feel excited-for-office-products about back-to-school shopping.

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42 David Hunter July 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

My favorite summer splurge was going to Virgina Beach and the Outer Banks and I feel ecstatic about back to school shopping (Since I don’t have any kids to shop for! haha)!

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43 Jenn July 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

My favorite summer splurge was um, well, I bought a new nightgown yesterday?, and I feel wonderful about back to school shopping because I get to buy cheap new office supplies but don’t actually have to go back to school! :)

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44 kristin July 31, 2012 at 9:26 am

My favorite summer splurge was a new (used) car (thanks momndad) and I feel *kanye shrug* about starting another semester of college. Two more yrs.

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45 Alice S. July 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

My favorite summer splurge was a car and I feel excited about back to school shopping. It goes back to being a kid and then raising kids, back to school is a “new beginning” time each year. Start fresh, and all that…..

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46 SL July 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

My favorite summer splurge was our first kid-free vacation, and I feel a few years off from back to school shopping!

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47 Alexis July 31, 2012 at 9:30 am

My favorite summer splurge was a family trip to Israel, and I feel relieved about back to school shopping, since I’m already done!

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48 Jeb McNally July 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

My favorite summer time splurge was vacation in Chicago. And I feel confident in my budget for back to school!

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49 Tina July 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

My favorite summer splurge was flying to Seattle & Portland randomly, and I feel super excited and ready to beat the crowds when going back to school shopping!

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50 SavvyFinancialLatina July 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

My favorite summer splurge was my Honda Civic 2007, and I feel jolly and marvelous about back to school shopping! :)

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51 Jason @ WSL July 31, 2012 at 9:37 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Breckenridge last year, and I could care less about back to school shopping. (We don’t have kids, yet)

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52 becca July 31, 2012 at 9:38 am

My favorite summer splurge was amazing food in San Francisco and I feel happy about back to school shopping (I don’t have anything I really need- mostly it’s an excuse to pick up things I want extra cheap).

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53 Alexander July 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

My favorite summer splurge was following the Braves around the midwest for a week, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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54 Jennifer July 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

My favorite summer splurge was two weeks in California, and I feel meh about back to school shopping.

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55 Kelsey July 31, 2012 at 9:41 am

My favorite summer splurge was a dSLR camera, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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56 Jess @JessCantCook July 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

My favorite summer splurge was trying new restaurants in my new city, and I feel excited about back to school shopping – I start grad school this fall so it’s the first time in a long time that I actually get to do back to school shopping!

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57 Jennifer July 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

My favorite summer splurge was a massage while on my first cruise, and I feel zilch about back to school shopping!

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58 Gina-Renee July 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying a last minute plane ticket to see my sorority sister get married and I feel great about back to school shopping because I can get great deals for my home office!!

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59 Nick July 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

My favorite summer splurge was my mountain bike, and I feel like I don’t have to worry about back to school shopping!!

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60 Call Me What You Want Even Cheap July 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

My favorite summer splurge was going on a cruise a few years ago.

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61 Barbara July 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

Summer splurge was running away to Reno. I feel nada about back to school shopping. However I feel great about the possibility of a new laptop and printer!

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62 Jan July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

My favorite summer splurge was my Rayban aviators, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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63 GRF July 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

My favorite summer splurge was a pair of designer boots for the fall that were 75% off. Score! I am really excited about back to school shopping because I’m going back to school to earn my first degree after being in the workforce for about a decade.

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64 Mark July 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

My favorite summer splurge was a bachelor party to Newport, RI and I feel relieved that I no longer have to do any back to school shopping!

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65 chung July 31, 2012 at 10:03 am

My favorite summer splurge was taking my daughter to different museums, and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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66 Laura Brown July 31, 2012 at 10:04 am

My favorite summer splurge was last week’s vacation (horseback riding with my son, cabin rental with my husband, short days trips and just relaxing!) and I feel actually kind of excited about back to school shopping, as this is the first year my son will be eligible, and our state just reinstated the tax-free weekend! Congrats on the baby too – he’s adorable!

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67 Steph M July 31, 2012 at 10:05 am

My favorite summer splurge was a new washing machine (yay energy efficiency) , and I feel nothing about back to school shopping.

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68 Caitlin July 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

My favorite summer splurge was a girl date to the Braves game with my best friends, and I feel excited about back to school shopping because I’ll be leaving the States to teach English in S. Korea soon!

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69 Carson July 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

My favorite summer splurge was a boat, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping!

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70 Nikki July 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

My favorite summer splurge was a weekend at the beach, and I feel rushed about back to school shopping!

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71 Kristen July 31, 2012 at 10:11 am

My favorite summer splurge was a new leather wallet, and I feel neutral about back to school shopping! (I don’t have to do it, so no feelings either way!)

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72 graduate.living July 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

My favorite summer splurge is going to be an upcoming trip to Denver for a wedding, and I’m not quite as excited about back to school shopping as I am going back to school (I’ll be teaching in the fall, which I’m super-excited about!)

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73 Beth July 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

My favorite summer splurge is yet to come…… I will be buying all new appliances for our new house that is being built! and I feel sad about back to school shopping because it means that summer will be coming to an end!

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74 Angela G July 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

My favorite summer splurge has been new running sneakers (upcoming half marathon in the fall!) and new jeans. I feel nothing about back to school shopping because I’m not going back to school. :(

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75 Dan July 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

My favorite summer splurge was a Canon DSLR camera and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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76 jefferson July 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

My favorite summer splurge was purchasing a trip to Fincon 2012, and I feel a little a little bummed about back to school shopping! I wish my kids would take care of their school supplies so that we could reuse them year to year!!

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77 Chelsea July 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

My favorite summer splurge was my trip to Southeast Asia, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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78 Jessica July 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Greyhounds in Gettysburg , and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping!

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79 Budget & the Beach July 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

My favorite summer splurge was, well, wow I really didn’t have one, and I feel nostalgic, and a little jealous about back to school shopping! (I want my own version of back to school shopping!)

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80 Doreena July 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to San Francisco and I feel nauseated about back to school shopping. Why do classes and books have to be so expensive?!

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81 TellMe_Yes July 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Puerto Rico with my fiancee, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping! (because we don’t have kids)

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82 nichelle July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

My favorite summer splurge was….probably my new purse/tote/school bag. It’s so pretty. I feel excited about back to school shopping!! Only two more years of college!

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83 Katie M. July 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

My favorite summer splurge was spending one night in a Universal Orlando on-site resort and two days at the Universal parks with my best friend from college, and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping!

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84 Jen July 31, 2012 at 10:50 am

My favorite summer splurge was a flight home to visit family, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping! I’m in a grad program that doesn’t break over the summer, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need lots of books for the fall term!

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85 LB July 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

My favorite summer splurge was Waterworld, and I feel scared about back to school shopping! Actually I don’t need anything for back to school, because I already purchased everything early and saved tons of money. Hit up my instructors to see if the text books would be the same. Then I went online for the best price in July. :)

I am scared because my husband’s boss. Is being a *bleep* for the second time. Both times having to do with my hubby having hospital stays. Lots of red flags coming from his mouth like “I am not being insensitive… …but he can’t miss Wednedsay.” Preparing for there not to be a Christmas this year if I am in school and he loses his job. :(

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86 Melanie July 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

My favorite summer splurge was vacation to the lake, and I feel excited about back to school shopping! I’m not in school, but I always buy myself a “back to school outfit” in the fall!

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87 Joe @ Retire By 40 July 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

My favorite summer splurge was __a road trip to California__, and I feel _future dread_ about back to school shopping!
We had a great road trip to CA and saw many friends and families. Our kid is too small for back to school shopping, but I am not looking forward to it at all.

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88 Olivia July 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

My favorite summer splurge was on a month long introductory yoga class, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping only because I’m not in school anymore. :) This may change next year, but for now I can stay away from the crazed parents buying backpacks.

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89 Jacque @ Netzer Media July 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

My favorite summer splurge was fancy business cards, and I feel nostalgic and jealous of kids when I think about back to school shopping! I’ve got a serious love of office supplies.

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90 Waldo July 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

My favorite summer splurge was spending the month in San Francisco with inlaws from Hawaii and I feel sick about back to school shopping because retailers started too early. Next we are going to see Halloween items in August. I don’t have kids so I feel I can escape many of the retail patterns.

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91 Nyra July 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

My favorite summer splurge was going on vacation with my boyfriend, and I feel lazy about back to school shopping!

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92 Salvatore July 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

My favorite summer splurge was Air Combat USA (fighter pilot for a day), and I feel glad that I don’t have to worry about back to school shopping!

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93 Kelsey @ Crappy Kid Art July 31, 2012 at 11:08 am

My favorite summer splurge was an iPad, and I feel excited about back to school shopping (even though I don’t have a school to stock up for, I do stock up on office supplies!)

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94 Kelly July 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

My favorite summer splurge was my NEW HOUSE! and I feel glad that I don’t have to do back to school shopping (although my brother is going back to school and could certainly use the laptop and printer!).

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95 Pebbles McClain July 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying backpacks for children in need in the community and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping!

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96 Matthew Vegter July 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

My favorite summer splurge was a baby-moon to Key West, and I feel excited about back to school shopping since our economy can use all the help it can get!

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97 Cat July 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

My favorite summer splurge was studying abroad, and I feel disconnected from back to school shopping – no more school for me and babies dont need pencils.

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98 Jessi Kamleiter July 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

My favorite summer splurge was a mission trip to Ethiopia and I feel unconcerned about back to school shopping. It is what it is………. We always look through junk drawers and I normally find half of the items they need just by doing that!

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99 Kerri July 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying wands and anything else we wanted while visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, since it was probably a one-and-only visit, and I feel awesome about back to school shopping, since I have done it for over 10 years now, and I have already rescued unused supplies from last year and shopped for the best deals online!

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100 Matt July 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying some old video games from my childhood on eBay, and I feel great about back to school shopping! I graduated last year and I haven’t looked back!

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101 Andrew Elizondo July 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying a used car in CASH, and I feel annoyed about back to school shopping.

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102 Lorrie Jackson July 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to the beach with my best friend (first vacation in over 20 years) and I feel overwhelmed about back to school shopping (not looking forward to it at all)!!!!!!

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103 Awa July 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

My favorite summer splurge was a roadtrip across Canada and I feel nervous about back to school shopping, too many things to buy including a laptop so hope to win.

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104 Tiffany July 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Europe!!!! and I feel excited about back to school shopping. Mostly because I’m a grad student, and moving into a new apartment, so shopping entails getting all kinds of awesome house stuff too, like pots & pans and a coffee grinder and stuff! Plus it means I’m moving out :-)

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105 Jessi July 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

My favorite summer splurge was on a new pair of shoes (yeah…I know :-p) and I feel really excited about back to school shopping because for the first time ever we don’t have to do it! Neither of us is in school anymore, hah!

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106 DebtsnTaxes July 31, 2012 at 11:23 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying my new motocross gear, and I feel awesome about back to school shopping because right now we do not have any children, which means I don’t have to spend money on it. Although I think it will be kind of exciting to buy stuff for school when we do have children, at least for the first couple of years.

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107 kasey July 31, 2012 at 11:24 am

My favorite summer splurge was a long weekend away, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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108 Brendon July 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

My favorite summer splurge was a vacation to California, and I’m very happy that I don’t have to worry about back to school shopping anymore!

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109 T. Thema Martin July 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

My favorite summer splurge was a pair of $1,200 shoes, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping!

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110 Rob July 31, 2012 at 11:36 am

My favorite summer splurge was a date with my wife (for the first time in months), and I feel great about back to school shopping, since I don’t have to do it!

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111 Scott F. July 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

My favorite summer splurge was a pair of Birkenstock Sandals, and I feel worried about back to school shopping!

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112 Yana July 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

My favorite summer splurge was on two gadgets – a Kindle Fire and a Droid Incredible 2, and I feel great about back to school shopping!

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113 Victoria Harrah July 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

My favorite summer splurge was taking the kids to Hershey, PA to visit Hershey Park and watching them make memories, and I’m stoked about back to school shopping because my daughter will be back home from her daddy’s house and two girls at the mall plus tons of new clothes & school supplies equals one fun afternoon!!!

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114 Taxdiva1040 July 31, 2012 at 11:44 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying hubby the Samsung Galaxy III, and I feel my empty nest syndrome kicking in about back to school shopping!

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115 GZ July 31, 2012 at 11:46 am

My favorite summer splurge was a 2 week vacation to Hawaii, and right now I dont’t worry about back to school shopping.. Although I should go back to school.

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116 Sam July 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

My favorite summer splurge was my wedding :) and I feel awesome about back to school shopping! Gotta love new pencils to start my Masters with!

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117 John G July 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

My favorite summer splurge was vacation in Orlando, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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118 CrystalH July 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Barbados! and i feel nothing about back to school shopping! yaaay

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119 Bil Morrill July 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

My favorite summer splurge was a great birthday present for my wife, and I feel like my 15-year old will break the bank when I think about back to school shopping!

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120 judyyy July 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

My favorite summer splurge was a cruise and I feel happy about back to school shopping because I don’t have to do any!

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121 Erin July 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to New York (and a gorgeous pair of Stuart Weitzman sandals!) and I feel happy about back to school shopping :).

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122 Kadye July 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying a ton of books at Unclaimed Baggage for less than the price that one would cost at Barnes and Noble, and I feel excited about back to school shopping! I have a weakness for school/office supplies.

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123 JSmith July 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My favorite summer splurge was finally getting texting, and I feel nervous about back to school shopping (I’m starting grad school)!

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124 Joey July 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

My favorite summer splurge was taking a travel course to Iceland, and I feel great about back to school shopping!

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125 Leland July 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

My favorite summer splurge was on a trip to Kansas City, and I feel like two kids is going to cost too much for back to school shopping.

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126 Mr.Thrifty July 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying all our daughter’s winter clothes in one go at a consignment sale, and I feel like great about back to school shopping!

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127 Mike July 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my 1st Super Soaker as a kid, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping cause I don’t have kids.

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128 Mal July 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a sailing trip I took when I was 19. Expensive, but worth it for the memories, especially since I doubt I will ever get that kind of opportunity again. I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping.

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129 Kim Satterwhite July 31, 2012 at 12:22 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a hotel stay for my daughter and her family and I am STOKED about back to school shopping because it is 98% done!!!!

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130 Thrifty Living July 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm

My favorite summer splurge was our family vacation and I feel overwhelmed about back to school shopping.

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131 Bonnie July 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a pedicure, and I feel annoyed about back to school shopping! Annoyed because I’ve bought a ton of stuff and I’m still not done. I’m getting great prices, so that helps. But this is my first year with two kids in school and double the shopping. Yuck!

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132 HighOrderGuiltComplex July 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm

My favorite summer splurge was new job interview outfit and shoes, and I feel squat diddaly about back to school shopping!

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133 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a vacation (it was pretty cheap, though, since I used miles to book the flight, stayed with family, and got bumped on the way back = $300 voucher + an extra vacation day; I’m saving up for a 2014 Africa trip!), and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping (it’s only been four years since my last round of back to school shopping, but it’s so fun to get all of those brand new supplies, especially Sharpies in every color of the rainbow!)!

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134 Rebecca July 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to my family reunion in Arkansas, and I feel very little about back to school shopping!

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135 Sue July 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

My favorite summer splurge was seeing Moonrise Kingdom and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping…awwwwww.

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136 Holly Sanford July 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

My favorite summer splurge was our summer vacation and I feel nervous about back to school shopping!

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137 Brian July 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a Big Agnes tent, and I feel like I dont miss the crowds about back to school shopping!

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138 Laura July 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my vacation to North Dakota (National Parks 27 and 28 on the list!), and I feel sort of relieved about back to school shopping! I’m mostly done… granted it’s just my husband going off for training, so it’s probably not as bad as most people have it. :)

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139 Em D. July 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going to Denver, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping!

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140 Angella July 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

My favorite summer splurge was living at the beach for a month, and I feel excited about back to school shopping. More specifically, excited for the sales at the end of the season! So many office supply goodies for cheap!!

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141 Kaye July 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my son’s taekwondo registration/lessons, and I feel relieved about back to school shopping (I’m done)!

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142 Sherri July 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

My favorite summer splurge was scoring a perfectly good desktop computer to give to my folks for only $150, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping because I don’t have kids.

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143 Ravi July 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm

My favorite summer splurge was taking two trips over 3 weeks traveling to some really cool places, and I feel all at sea about back to school shopping! I don’t have any kids going to school!

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144 KZ July 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge was on my husband (Braves tickets!), and am relieved I no longer need to go back to school shopping! :)

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145 Marianne July 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new .22 handgun, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping. No longer in school and no kids to shop for means I can take advantage of sales if I want, or ignore it completely.

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146 Heather July 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My favorite summer splurge was booking my trip to Maui (23 days until the trip!), and I feel indifferent to back to school shopping, since I don’t have kids and I’m not going back to school myself.

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147 Donna July 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Costa Rica, and I feel blase’ about back to school shopping.

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148 Kelly a.k.a. Cordelia July 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my brand-new retro kitchen floor, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping, as I have no offspring. :D

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149 Andrea @SoOverThis July 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was taking two road trips to southern Georgia – luckily I get great gas mileage and it wasn’t TOO much of a splurge!

I feel relieved about back to school shopping because mine is all done for the year! My son starts high school on the 8th and he’s completely ready. This is the first year I’ve ever managed to get everything early instead of procrastinating until the last minute.

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150 Lynda July 31, 2012 at 1:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new camera bag, and I feel absolutely nonchalant about back to school shopping!

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151 Susan July 31, 2012 at 1:31 pm

My favorite summer splurge was sending my two kids to sleepaway camp. They love it and we get to take a break from all the hectic kid stuff. I feel anxiety about back to school because my son is going into his senior year and it’s not possible for me to have a kid who will be in college in a year!

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152 John July 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new bow for bow season, and I feel perfectly fine about back to school shopping! (CAUSE MY WIFE HANDLES IT! :))

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153 Georgie July 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my wedding and honeymoon, and I feel excited about back to school shopping because while I’m not in school, I work at a university and can’t wait to see excited freshmen faces and everyone back from vacation!

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154 Brandy July 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Europe, and I feel nervous about back to school shopping!

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155 Alex July 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Vegas with the girlfriends and I feel happy I don’t need to care about back-to-school shopping anymore

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156 Sudi Malloy July 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a drunken trip to Cancun, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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157 Jen July 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

My favorite summer splurge was our family’s first vacation, and I feel super stoked about back-to-school shopping because I didn’t blow all our money on vacation and have extra to spend on kiddos this year! :)

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158 Aaron July 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new apartment, and I feel “eh” about back to school shopping! (Probably because I’m no longer in school!)

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159 JD Northwest July 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a Kindle Fire, and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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160 K @ Get Worth July 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm

My favorite summer splurge was vacationing for a couple days at The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, and I feel fine about back to school shopping because I don’t have to do any!

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161 Wayne July 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm

My favorite summer splurge was finally getting some home improvement work done on my house specifically the exterior, and I feel scared about back to school shopping!

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162 Faith July 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

My favorite summer splurge was Birkenstocks, and I feel awesome about back to school shopping!

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163 Heather July 31, 2012 at 2:13 pm

My favorite summer splurge was tickets for teen to go to Iron Maiden with dad, and I feel excited about back to school shopping! (event though I’m not even in school anymore)

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164 ashley July 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a swimsuit, and I feel discouraged about back to school shopping!

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165 Lori July 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

My favorite summer splurge was an anniversary ring and I am not happy about back to school shopping

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166 Em July 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

My favorite summer splurge was the master bedroom remodel, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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167 Sarah S July 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to San Diego, and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping!

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168 Ashley July 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

My favorite summer splurge will be lots of lava flows when I go to Kauai in August, and I feel relieved about back to school shopping because I don’t have to do it!

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169 Shane C July 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

My favorite summer splurge was moving Into my new home and I feel elated about back to school shopping! I don’t have any kiddo’s to shop for, but do purchase supplies for my nephew.

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170 Carol in Mpls July 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm

My favorite summer splurge, so far, was treating a good friend for drinks, snacks and dessert last night, just because! I feel just fine about back to school shopping because I don’t have to do any :)

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171 Kay July 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying some new furniture items for my brand new apartment. and I’m quite excited about “back to school” shopping as I will be starting my first semester as an graduate student and want the best deal on a laptop!

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172 Nuvia Yanet July 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying furniture (desk, shelf and vanity table) for my room (Yay!) and I feel relieved about back to school shopping because I have most of it out the way!

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173 Christie July 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to a family reunion and I feel happy about back to school shopping. I am ready for my kids to go back to school. They are driving me nuts this summer.

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174 Throuthehaze July 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

My favorite summer splurge was concert tickets to see my favorite band, and I feel excited about back to school shopping! (even though I don’t have kids. I just love all the great deals)

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175 Jennifer C July 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my vacation to Niagara Falls, and I feel like I know nothing about back to school shopping!

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176 Brandon July 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying ice cream every day from McDonalds and I am excited about back to school shopping because it is my last year in grad school!

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177 Nicole July 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my upcoming Hawaiian vacation, and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping! I used to love getting a new backpack, shoes and a few outfits for school, being a kid was so awesome.

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178 Elisa July 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying my roommate a mattress (so he didn’t have to sleep on a deflated air mattress anymore), and I feel INORDINATELY EXCITED about going first-time-grad-school shopping.

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179 Eli Gaugush July 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going on a month long road trip across the country, and I feel terrified about back to school shopping.

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180 Georgette July 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

My favorite summer splurge was on getting redbox wasted, and I don’t feel anything about school shopping because I avoid the stores at all cost during this time!!!!

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181 Liz July 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Oregon with my son to visit extended family, and I feel I’m excited about back to school shopping!

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182 aaron July 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going fishing, and I feel nervous about back to school shopping!

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183 Julie Williams July 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a beach vacation and I feel good about back to school shopping! :)

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184 Pat July 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

My favorite summer splurge was pay for my son’s fall tuition which means there is very little left for me to splurge on, and I feel oh so not so excited about back to school shopping since I spent all my $$$ on out-of-state tuition!

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185 aj July 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Disney and I feel excited about great deals about back to school shopping!

There are some great sales around this time, and I use them to stock up.
However I really hate this whole notion of Back to School clothes shopping!
I am always looking for items when they are on sale, instead of arbitrarily picking a day to go to the mall and lay down $600 of money on whatever a kid wants – because you have to go back to school shopping…bleh. I am always shopping ;) but making my money stretch as far as possible!

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186 Frances July 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going kayaking every single weekend and I like to look at all the cool school supplies when it’s back to school shopping time, even though I don’t need a thing!

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187 Elena July 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going to Disneyland and I feel nervous about back to school shopping!

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188 Brian K July 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my family vacation, and I feel anxious about back to school shopping!

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189 Jennifer July 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a rockin’ swimsuit and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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190 Lynda Del July 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

My favorite summer splurge was getting a 43″ hdtv, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping because I mostly shop for things online, just like I had for the tv.

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191 Allison July 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

My favorite summer splurge was on a rock climbing harness & a punch card for my gym and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping because I am not in school & have no kids!

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192 Fran White July 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm

My favorite summer splurge was purchasing a Nest Thermostat for our home. Great energy saver we researched online. I’ve never seen anything with SO MANY positive reviews! And I MISS back to school shopping since my daughter is an adult.

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193 Lauren July 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was sending my son to camp. I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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194 Aaron @ ThreeThriftyGuys July 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

My favorite summer splurge was vacation with fam, and I feel sick about back to school shopping!

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195 Sam July 31, 2012 at 4:31 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a house, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping!

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196 Ruth July 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a family reunion and I feel apathetic about back to school shopping!

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197 Ali July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my incredible wedding, and I feel like I need to have a baby before I start worrying about back to school shopping!

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198 Jacob @ iheartbudgets July 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Nice giveaway! Ok, here goes:

My favorite summer splurge was buying materials to build a brick paver patio, and I feel annoyed about back to school shopping! Seriously, don’t advertise at my face about school until summer is almost over. LET ME ENJOY IT!

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199 Dalene July 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my wedding!!!, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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200 Mike July 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a 2000 mile road trip, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping because I completed my masters and I’m DONE with school for now (and no kids)!

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201 Dan July 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a vacation to St. Louis where we got to see the St. Louis arch and dine at numerous restaurants, and I feel excited about back to school shopping*!

*I don’t have to buy school supplies for any kids; however I use my Office Max Rewards to get supplies free and donate them to various school supply drives.

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202 Squeezer @Personal Finance Success July 31, 2012 at 5:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to the local water park, and I feel thrifty about back to school shopping!

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203 Justin Hollender July 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to visit my family in Naples, FL, and I feel meh about back to school shopping!

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204 Ashlynn Smith July 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a mini-vacation to San Diego, and I feel anxious about back to school shopping!

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205 Caitlin July 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm

My favorite summer splurge will be flying out for two of my best friends’ wedding (and all other wedding associated costs), and I feel a little diffident about back to school shopping (in other words, trying to ignore it)!

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206 David Clancy July 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm

My favorite summer splurge was new triathlon gear (used bike, clothing, Garmin GPS, etc.) to get me into shape and kickstart my goal of finishing an Ironman triathlon, and I feel frustrated with back to school shopping since it means the end of summer vacation!

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207 Amber Barnett July 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Destin, FL, and I feel neither here nor there about back to school shopping!

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208 Schmidty July 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip for my son to visit me, and I feel ok about back to school shopping!

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209 Malvene Collins July 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

My favorite summer splurge was turning on the air conditioning a few times this summer, and I feel ace about back to school shopping!

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210 Chris July 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a family feast of 4 dozen steamed blue crabs and a bucket of shrimp and mussels, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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211 Kate July 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

My favorite summer splurge was (will be) the puppy I’m hoping to get next month, and I feel melancholy about back to school shopping. I can’t decide if I want to get a master’s degree or not.

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212 Meigan July 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

My favorite summer splurge was getting a new patio put in, and I feel lucky that I don’t have to think about back to school shopping!

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213 Sue Brandes July 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying books and I feel good about back to school shopping!

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214 Julian July 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a hotel on the water in Miami and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping because im not going back to school yet!

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215 Maggie C July 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm

My favorite summer splurge was maternity clothes, and I feel a little stressed about back to school shopping (especially uniforms)!

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216 Melanie L July 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

My favorite summer splurge was signing up to finish my Bachelor, and I feel great about back to school shopping! Im almost done for my daughter!

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217 kfloveinme July 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my first trip to Los Cabos, Mexico and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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218 Beau Li..... July 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm

My favorite summer splurge was Triple Aught design shortrs and I feel _ok about back to school shopping!

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219 Michelle D. July 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm

My favorite summer splurge was booking a weekend getaway for the family in August and I feel disorganized about back to school shopping!

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220 Aisha P July 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm

My favorite summer splurge was TAKING MY KIDS TO DISNEY WORLD (WE TOOK PICS W/MICKEY :) , and I feel PSYCHED about back to school shopping BECAUSE I LOVE CATCHING SALES FOR THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

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221 tina July 31, 2012 at 8:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going to South Carolina/North Carolina for the Nascar stuff, and I feel great about back to school shopping its when all the kool deals come out even if i dont have to school shop since not in school!

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222 carolyn July 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new dress and I feel conflicted about back to school shopping.

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223 Jarvis July 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

My favorite summer splurge was receiving my first IPod, and I feel estatic about back to school shopping.

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224 Debt Free Teen July 31, 2012 at 8:51 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new camera lens, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping!

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225 Jana Miller July 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

My favorite summer splurge was new flip flops, and I feel depressed about back to school shopping!

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226 Matt. Bergman July 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

My favorite summer splurge was headphones and I feel terrible about back to school shopping!

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227 Melissa July 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm

My favorite summer splurge was fixing the a/c in my car, and I feel lucky not to have to worry about back to school shopping!

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228 Wldflr July 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new watch, and I feel happy about back to school shopping!

Not because I’m going back to school but I can grab some great bargains on stuff for my home office! Like free or almost free supplies (with coupons or promos) that local stores offer to lure customers in! Have gotten lots of pens/legal pads/post-it notes for really cheap. Also I can get facial tissues (i.e. Kleenex) cheap too cause most schools put this on their supply list too! Stock up big time!

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229 Donna Bruegge July 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to AZ, and I feel ready to get busy for some back to school shopping!

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230 Julie A July 31, 2012 at 9:12 pm

My favorite summer splurge was treating Mom fancy restaurant, and I feel good about back to school shopping!

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231 Samantha July 31, 2012 at 9:17 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going on a zipline tour, and I feel excited about back to school shopping because it means new clothes!

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232 Chad July 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my made from scratch CNC router, and I don’t feel a whole lot about back to school shopping because I’m not in school and don’t have children.

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233 Samantha July 31, 2012 at 9:21 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a few fancy restaurants (hey -I’m trying to be frugal, here), and I feel grateful I don’t have to worry about back to school shopping anymore!

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234 Rair July 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm

My favorite summer splurge was NADA because im saving for my move this fall, and I feel NADA about back to school shooping.

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235 Jeannine July 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm

My favorite summer splurge was the upgrade to my bedroom closet…of course it fell in first and had to be fixed, but splurge none the less, and as a elementary school Principal I feel apprehensive about back to school shopping, there’s a part of me that LOVES buying school supplies, but my summer is winding down and now I have to use them (-.-)

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236 Stefanie Gladden July 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new bathing suit, and I feel very excited about back to school shopping!

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237 Dawn Cherico July 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm

My favorite summer splurge was paying for my son’s new competitive soccer fees, and I feel worn out about back to school shopping!

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238 Ashley July 31, 2012 at 10:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a last minute trip to Jacksonville and I feel irritated about back to school shopping because my state didn’t plan the tax free holiday accordingly.

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239 Kelly V. July 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a cruise. I’m excited about back to school shopping!

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240 Jennifer July 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm

My favorite summer splurge was new landscaping in the backyard, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping.

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241 LaToya July 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new hard drive (bigger and better) for my desktop computer so that I can complete my online web design classes, and I feel neutral about back to school shopping because I don’t have to do any of it! :-)

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242 MOTOKI KOIDE July 31, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thank you.
Good information that helps the students in my school is very good.

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243 D July 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Europe and I feel nothing about back to school shopping.

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244 Alicia July 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm

My favorite summer splurge was that one special trip for my mother to Hawaii we surprised her with, and I feel excited that this the last year I need to go back to school shopping until I become a “famous photographer” as my family says!

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245 Teddi Plumley July 31, 2012 at 11:22 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying our first house (!!!) and I feel mixed feelings about back to school shopping because I enjoy it, but trying to budget and money blah blah blah… :)

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246 Kelli July 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a vacation in Chicago, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping.

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247 Amber August 1, 2012 at 12:10 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to San Fransisco, and I feel neutral about back to school shopping.

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248 spiffi August 1, 2012 at 12:27 am

My favorite summer splurge will be the vacation I have not yet figured out :) and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping!

I loved picking out pens, notebooks and pencil bags each year for school and miss it now that I am a working schmuck.

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249 Crystal August 1, 2012 at 12:32 am

My favorite summer splurge was a family road trip up north along the coast and I feel good about back to school shopping. I’ve bought things on sale over the last few months for my son, plus, he’s reusing many things such as his backpack and even some clothes, so no worries there. ;)

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250 Laz August 1, 2012 at 1:38 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying our first stock for our three boys in Coke-a-Cola and watching their faces light up when they saw the Coke commericals during the Olympics. Super Cool! I feel unenthused about back to school shopping since my boys don’t give a hoot about clothes. They are now saving their money and have their eyes set on video game/computer companies. What have I done??

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251 Harry August 1, 2012 at 2:51 am

My favorite summer splurge was on our family trip to Maui, and I feel nada about back to school shopping!

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252 Lisa August 1, 2012 at 4:49 am

My favorite summer splurge will be a trip to NYC and I feel Relaxed about back to school shopping. All we need are a new pair of sneakers.

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253 Chris August 1, 2012 at 7:43 am

My favorite summer splurge was buying my first 3 brand new suits, and I feel great about back to school shopping because I am 1 1/2 years a college grad!

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254 Amy August 1, 2012 at 7:59 am

My favorite summer splurge was ice cream lots and lots of ice cream , and I feel great about about back to school shopping because it is almost done!

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255 Jon B August 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

My favorite summer splurge was Pittsburgh Pirates season tickets, and I feel anxious! about back to school shopping!

I hate spending money on stuff for school…especially when school costs so much #collegelife >:o

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256 Nicole Vosburgh August 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

My favorite summer splurge was all of our vacations, and I feel neutral about back to school shopping (since my little guy is just turning 2)!

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257 Angela Jimenez August 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

My favorite summer splurge was a family trip to a national park, and I feel prepared for back to school shopping!

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258 Fern August 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

My favorite summer splurge was a replacement pressure cooker, and I feel fine about back to school shopping!

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259 Scott August 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

My favorite summer splurge was multiple dinner dates with my wife, and I feel nothing about back o school shopping!

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260 Mike Vocasek August 1, 2012 at 9:59 am

My favorite summer splurge was my honeymoon, and I feel lucky not having to worry about back to school shopping!

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261 liz August 1, 2012 at 10:16 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Miami, and I feel nauseated about back to school shopping!

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262 Brent Pittman August 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Texas/OK, and I feel disgusted about back to school shopping.

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263 Kandace August 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

My favorite summer splurge was paying someone to paint the exterior of the house (trim, doors, shutters), and I feel thankful to not have to worry about back to school shopping yet! Some of those supply lists are crazy…

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264 Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy August 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

My favorite summer splurge was camping by the ocean for my daughter’s first birhday, and I most look forward to NOT have to deal with back to school shopping – yet!

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265 Jenna August 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

My favorite summer spludge was my car, and I feel zilch about back to school shopping although at times, I do feel a little nausated about the car payments.

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266 Ally August 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

My favorite summer splurge was family vacation, and I feel nervous about back to school shopping! (this is our last summer before we need to start with school shopping.)

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267 Alison August 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My favorite summer splurge was our vacation to Santa Fe, NM to visit family, and I feel great about back to school shopping!

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268 Terri Finnell August 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip up north with my favorite big dude, and I feel spent about back to school shopping! I had to hand over my credit card for my 19 year old daughter to pay for classes :(

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269 Griff August 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a night with the wife and baby in Cape May, NJ (gorgeous!), and I feel bleak about back to school shopping!

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270 Chris G August 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge moving to Lake Tahoe for the summer, and I feel nada about back to school shopping!

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271 lala r August 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm

‘My favorite summer splurge was going to Hawaii, and I feel sexy when about back to school shopping!

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272 Chelsea August 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a hiking trip with friends and I feel excited about back to school shopping because of all the deals!

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273 bmock August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new flat-screen TV, and I feel ambivalent towards back to school shopping.

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274 Abella August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

My favorite summer splurge was the ‘just for fun’ cash envelope the kids and I got to play with, and I feel thrilled about back to school shopping!

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275 Trisha August 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying a refurbished ipad for myself, instead of putting money into the dang house, and I am oblivious to back to school shopping! ;-)

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276 Nicole DeMambro August 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Cedar Point with my family, and I feel excited about back to school shopping! I admit, I have an addiction to stationary and planners. Especially, when they are on sale.

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277 Katie August 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm

My favorite summer splurge was an overnight trip with my girlfriend, and I feel nostalgic about back to school shopping.

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278 Kyra August 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

My favorite summper splurge was flying my sister and niece in to see me, and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping.

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279 steph August 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

My favorite summer splurge was newborn baby clothes, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping!

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280 Daniel Byrd August 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm

My favorite summer splurge was $1200 for my ONE LAST Masters class, and I feel excited about back to school shopping! :)

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281 Kara August 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new haircut at the spendy salon, and I feel disappointed because I don’t get to back-to-school shop. (Nothing like new clothes, purchased by Mom and Dad. Miss those days!)

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282 Kim L. August 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a weekend in San Francisco, and I feel prepared for back to school shopping!

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283 Monica August 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

My favorite summer splurge was taking my 3 girls and my mother to Chicago for several days. Fun, fun, fun! I feel anxious about back to school shopping and am not looking forward to searching for the best deals. Articles like your’s help! Thanks!

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284 Jenn T August 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

My favorite summer splurge was on a trip to Paris with my husban, and I feel great about back to school shopping! I love all school supplies and paper goods!

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285 Sarah F. August 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm

My favorite summer splurge was our upcoming anniversary trip to Vancouver, BC (in 2 weeks!), and I feel sad about back to school shopping. Even though I’m not in school anymore, it always seems too early! Summer doesn’t start here until mid-July!

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286 Erin @ Aim High Erin August 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to visit my husband at Sheppard AFB, and I feel excited about about back to school shopping! I’m the sort of person mentioned though, that needs to go through her stash and get a realistic look about what I need for the classroom. Expo markers are a must though!

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287 NICOLE August 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

My favorite summer splurge was the 3 day weekends I spent as mini staycations with my family, playing matching games, PS3 and cards and I feel the magic about back to school shopping! September has always been my favorite time of year, its a brand new beginning every school year!

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288 Erica V August 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my vacation to New Jersey for my Grandmas surprise Birthday party, where I got to see some cousins for the first time in 10 years! I feel giddy about back to school shopping, because as a teacher I get to load up on glue sticks 6 for a dollar, among other things. =)

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289 Evan August 2, 2012 at 12:18 am

My favorite summer splurge was some fresh kale from the farmer’s market, and I feel very strong feelings about back to school shopping.

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290 mila August 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

My favorite summer splurge was gasoline for trips, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping!

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291 Eric August 2, 2012 at 2:15 am

My favorite summer splurge was our trip to Africa! I really don’t feel anything about back to school shopping. :)

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292 sJea Smith August 2, 2012 at 4:27 am

My favorite splurge this summer was my wedding dress and I feel blue about back to school shopping.

(This was a Mad Lib, right? lol)

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293 Kara August 2, 2012 at 5:47 am

My favorite summer splurge was my sparkley ugg boots, and I feel nerdy and excited about back to school shopping!

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294 Beth August 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

My favorite summer splurge was nothing, (I haven’t splurged on anything…yet), and I feel good about back to school shopping, (I’m coming in below budget!).

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295 Molly August 2, 2012 at 11:34 am

My favorite summer splurge was moving closer to work, and I feel anxious about back to school shopping – big changes for the kiddo! This is going to be a GOOD year!

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296 Jen August 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Favorite summer splurge is coming in 9 days: a gps for my bike. I’m feeling great about back to school shopping since I don’t have to do any for once (masters is over!).

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297 Adam Hathaway August 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

My favorite summer splurge was regular ice cream dates with the family, and I feel nervouse(first child is going into K) about back to school shopping!

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298 Melanie August 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a sleep study/c-pap machine (no more angry Grizzly Bear sleeping next to me), and I feel apprehensive about back to school shopping… I’m returning to college for a BS in HR and have two pre-schoolers (ACK!). Oh this is gonna be fun!

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299 cindy b August 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to miami and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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300 ellen August 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a daytrip and going to an airshow (I got to ride in a plane!) , and I feel pretty OK since I shop all year for sales about back to school shopping!

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301 Melissa G August 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

my favorite summer splurge was spent on my brand new baby girl–after two boys, it sure is nice to buy girly pink things! I am feeling pretty psyched about back to school shopping….there’s just something about paper, and pens, and high lighters….LOL!

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302 Erin August 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

My favorite summer splurge was camps for our two kids, and I feel nervous about back to school shopping! Why do their feet have to grow so fast?? I’ll spend more on shoes than school supplies and clothes together!

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303 Melissa August 2, 2012 at 6:38 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going to Spain to study abroad during college and I feel excited about back to school shopping! Apparently I was a nerd, but I loved getting new folders, notebooks and pens:)

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304 Jason August 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm

My favorite summer splurge was some fine ass beer (mircobrew IPA) , and I feel indifferent about back to school shopping! (since I won’t have to do it until 5 more years). We followed the J Money bandwagon and had a kid ourselves in February. Well actually, you followed our bandwagon!

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305 Victoria August 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a $2 red vintage lantern from a garage sale :) and I feel sad about back to school shopping because I miss going back to school and learning. Someday again though!

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306 Jordan N August 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

My favorite summer splurge was getting married and I feel relieved about back to school shopping (because I don’t have to!)

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307 Barb August 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

My favorite summer splurge was pizza, and I feel meh about back to school shopping! But then, I’m retired … LOL!!! Congrats on the new baby and welcome back!

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308 Saleha August 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

My favorite summer splurge was Disneyland, and I feel lazy about back to school shopping! So many things to get for my kids going to high school.

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309 Bob August 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going to San Diego with my wife for a week, and staying at a resort. Then coming back home to find out that I was laid off from my job. I don’t have any opinion on back to school shopping.

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310 Brittany Schapanski August 2, 2012 at 11:14 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a month-long trip to India and I feel unencumbered about back to school shopping! Here’s to being done with school!

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311 Shelly B August 2, 2012 at 11:17 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying myself a menstrual cup (it is gong to save me money), and I feel horrible about back to school shopping (I don’t want to spend the money)!

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312 devilishdelish August 3, 2012 at 1:12 am

My favorite summer splurge was a doesn’t stack of books that I will fatefully be able to read soon thanks to glasses, and I’m excited for back to school shopping because I love fun office supplies.

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313 Lainie August 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to the beach with girlfriends – kid free! I am kind of nervous about back to school shopping because I havent even put any thought into it yet, and I think my kid has grown a foot this summer! :-/

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314 Levis Johnson August 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

My favorite summer splurge was several trips to the beach, and I feel excited about back to school shopping because my 5 year old is starting Kindergarten!

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315 Miriam August 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going home for a family reunion, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping (mainly because my son isn’t old enough for school yet).

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316 Matt Herman August 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

My favorite summer splurge was two bottles of wine I’m aging for a few years, and I feel good about back to school shopping! My wife is a teacher and not changing classrooms this year, so it shouldn’t be too bad.

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317 Will Floyd August 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new wakeboard, and I feel reluctant about doing back to school shopping!

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318 Courtney August 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my house’s new windows (72 years newer, to be precise), and I feel relieved about back to school shopping since I don’t have to do it for a few more years!

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319 Kathy August 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

My favorite summer splurge was new clothes for work, and I feel neutral about back to school shopping!

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320 Amy August 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

My favorite summer splurge was getting new floors for the kitchen, and I feel good about back to school shopping.

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321 Jamie August 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm

My favorite summer splurge was non-existent! There’s been more little expenses here and there with the kids being home from school, but nothing too major. And I feel excited about back to school shopping- what’s not to love about shiny new school supplies at the best prices of the year????

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322 Mrs PoP @Planting Our Pennies August 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

My favorite summer splurge was our trip to go to my best friend’s wedding, and I feel pretty “eh” about back to school shopping! If the tax free weekend in Fl this weekend were extended to computers I’d be a heck of a lot more excited about it. But saving 6% on floppy disks (yep, those are on the approved tax exempt list – but jump drives are taxable!) doesn’t really excite me.

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323 CC August 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

My favorite summer splurge was going to Hawaii, and I feel annoyed by back to school shopping – the focus is on having the coolest stuff, not the education.

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324 Peter August 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my wife and my 10th anniversary trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan, and I feel absolutely nothing about back to school shopping cause our son is only 2, and he doesn’t need to go yet! Thank goodness!

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325 Summer Miloro August 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a few new pairs of shorts 4 sizes smaller than usual!! I feel fairly intimidated by school shopping this year, all five members of my household are in school this semester, 2 Fourth graders, 1 high school sophomore, my husband starting his first semester of college, and myself finishing my sophomore year!

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326 Jason August 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a new tv, and I feel anxious about back to school shopping!

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327 Carrie August 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

My favorite summer splurge was attending my 25th college reunion and I feel a little nervous about back to school shopping because I’m shopping for my college frosh! Where did the time go???

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328 Lance ratkoski August 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My favorite summer splurge was working at a soup kitchen. I feel ok about going back to school shopping.

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329 Celina August 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my trip to the Bahamas. I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping.

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330 Sandra Philip August 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm

My favorite summer splurge was the pool pass, and I feel fantastic about back to school shopping! It’s kindergarten for my niece and she’s excited so i’m excited.

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331 Anna August 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

My favorite summer splurge was on my trip to Sedona, AZ and I feel excited about back to school shopping!

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332 Victoria Triana August 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

My favorite summer splurge was buying my first smart phone and I am sad that I no longer get to go school shopping anymore since graduating!

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333 Julie in GA August 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a beach vacation, and I feel ambivalent about back to school shopping…enjoyed having no set routine for summer, but will be happy to have a couple of hours of peace starting Aug 6 when my 4 go back to school!

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334 Techno Jim August 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a family vacation to Florida (paid CASH!!), and I feel good about back to school shopping because it means the kids are back in school!

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335 lindsay August 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my CSA share and I’m glad I don’t have to back to school shop anymore.

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336 kim August 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a 2 week frugal trip to Canada with my boyfriend, and I feel nothing about back to school shopping! (I’m not taking classes but my side hustle is at a local community college) :)

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337 Kelly W August 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

My favorite summer splurge was actually saving up for a Disney Trip for this December, and I feel like I am already done with back to school shopping!

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338 This Aggie Saves August 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

My favorite summer splurge was my new queen size bed (I previously had a twin), and I feel not amused about back to school shopping!

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339 Elena V August 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

My favorite summer splurge was a trip to Six Flags in St. Louis, Missouri, and I feel thrilled about back to school shopping! Yay to all the money I will save!

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340 Nancy August 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm

My favorite summer splurge was taking the summer off this year (I am a teacher and usually work all summer at a second job.) and I feel sad about back to school shopping because it means the end of my summer!
Just a note, taking the summer off was a huge one time splurge. I will be working next summer!

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341 J. Money August 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

***GIVEAWAY NOW OVER***

Thanks for participating everyone, it was really interesting to see where all your money went this Summer! Haha… You can see the new winner of this awesome laptop & printer combo here – CONGRATS!

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