There’s a huge warehouse sale this week at one of my favourite tack stores. I had gift cards saved up since Christmas and my birthday so I only ended up spending about $47 out of pocket. Yay me! And yay Tucker. He got spoilt! And yay for saving money while being a tack ho! I should have taken a picture of my overflowing shopping cart. One day I’ll remember I have a blog and need pictures to make it more fun.
Sooo… what I haven’t mentioned on the blog yet is that I am purchasing Tucker in May. Which means I need all the things! Luckily this warehouse sale happens twice a year so I can spread out the purchases a little.
In an effort to shop using only gift cards I started planning months ago. I started making a list of what I “needed” with the items regular price. The list got scary. The dollars started adding up. So I started making another list of things I “needed” this year (side note: I’m not doing much showing this year so some purchases could be put off until next year). This was still a scary list and way more than my gift cards. The third (and final) list was stuff that was “needed” until the next sale in the fall. When I added it up with tax it was just under the gift card amount. Factor in a few inevitable impulse buys and I was still comfortable with the amount. I was also hoping that once the sale prices were factored in maybe I’d have a little left over.That was an empty hope if ever there was one. Tack deals are my weakness! As you can see from my list, most prices did drop at least a little. As you can also see from my list (see the top right hand corner) there were some deals I couldn’t pass up.
I bought him a beautiful new leather halter (regular $89.99 on sale $59.99) that I’ve been eyeing for awhile and even got a nameplate for it. He’ll probably only get to wear it on the trailer and at shows as he’s a brat and likes to play halter tag (halter destruction count in the last two weeks is at 4). So I stocked up, got some necessities for myself, some much needed stuff the Tuck and some splurges.