Buying more for cheaper isn’t always better

We bought some porto the other day to cook with, and we picked up the small bottle for $13, but we lingered over the 50% larger bottle for $2 more.

I mean, 50% more porto for $2 more!?

How could you say no?

In the end, we decided all we needed was the small bottle for the food, and extra porto, while nice, was not what we needed.

As we were walking home, I thought more about it:

How many times in my life have I bought the larger bottle just because it was a better deal?

Not because I actually needed it?

Sure, it’s just $2, but a few dollars here, a few there… in the end I’m actually SPAVING.

Spaving = Spending to save, like when you see something on sale and you think “I’m saving money if I buy more!”

This is not true because you’re still spending that extra cold hard cash for extra things you don’t need just because it’s a better deal.

Have you spaved lately?

About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.