278 freaking days. I CAN'T. I really just can't. I have lost all ability to can. I am 100% unable to can.
Am I less of a consumer whore now? I don't even know. I managed to still get free items thrown my way because of blogging, and I am the type of person who stores all of her gift cards like a hoarder (though they are all depleted now), so it seems like really, I've learned how to still get stuff, but without it taking a massive bite out of my checking account. Does that defeat the purpose? For example, because I am on every spammy mailing list ever, I occasionally receive things like "Take $25 off your $25+ purchase", which, if you play your cards right, can mean a zero balance on a item, and a total freebie. Thanks, White House Black Market! (I get these all the time from them especially, and it's almost always the same price as a necklace or camisole. I get them both via email and snail mail, and they generally look like the one below, though some of them can also be used on sale items...)