Originally Posted by CSC
To sdscrapper: Yes, I do call that progress. Reaching the limit for free shipping is one of the places I get hung up on and spend more than planned just to save shipping. So as you have made progress you have also encouraged others, especially me. Thanks
Last year cold Turkey didn't work for me either, but I only bought what I really wanted and just paid the shipping. At the end of the year I added up my craft expenditures and found I spent nearly 75% LESS than the previous year and still had everything I really wanted. The idea of just "finding" more things to get free shipping was a problem. Frequently I found I didn't really use the extra stuff very often that I bought to get free shipping.
Companies often send a coupon with an order to get $$ of on the next order within a short period of time. I immediately tossed those in the recycling too.