I went to a club meeting at our clubhouse last week and I did something I don't usually do: I bought 50-50 tickets.
It is some kind of game, and I don't know exactly how it works, but you buy 5 tickets for $3 and if you have a winning number - you get money back!
I bought 10 tickets for $6 and when my number came up, I was given an envelope containing $33! I seldom win anything and this was a nice surprise.
Of course, the money was burning a hole in my pocket, so the next day I went to TJ Maxx.
There are times when I get the urge to go there, and when the urge is strong, I often find something really great. The urge was fairly strong that day.....and instead of limiting myself to a purchase equal to my winnings, I spent triple that amount. Shame on me. (But I am not returning the purse, the shoes or the blouse!)