Just Take My Money – I Just Blew My October Budget!
What a month for LEGO sales. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the best LEGO deal on the Canadian market (click here to read it). We’ve had double points at the LEGO Store, and Bricktober at Toys R Us, in addition to other sales around the market. I was very tempted by Bricktober and the 50% off sale on the Volcano Exploration Base at Toys R Us two weeks ago. I was so tempted, in fact, that I actually went to three different Toys R Us locations trying to get one. They were sold out already on Saturday morning. 50% off sales on LEGO don’t happen often. I was super disappointed, but decided it was probably best for my wallet.
My goal for months has been to use double VIP points as an opportunity to get Ninjago City, and I did just that. I got $35 worth of VIP points, and the free VIP set. I can’t say how excited I am about it. But, quite the quandary faced me when I went to do my groceries at Walmart this past weekend. There, literally in the middle of the aisle, in the liquidation section of the toy department, was the Volcano Exploration Base. Just one. Naturally, I scooped it up just to see how much it would set me back. Imagine my glee when a quick calculation revealed that the deal was almost as good as the one from Toys R Us from two weeks back. Granted, it was 47% off, and not 50%, and there were no Bricktober Minifigures with it, but over 40% off on LEGO is rare. A quick text home to my wife, a promise that I do in fact love her more than LEGO, a solemn swear that November would only see the use of my VIP earnings, and the set was mine.
Do I have a little guilt? Yes, I totally overspent this month. Will my enjoyment outweigh my guilt? Most certainly. Now, I just have to find the time to build it all… Work just keeps getting in the way of my fun! I would love to hear about your LEGO purchases this month in the comments below.
Until next time!