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During the economic downturn, what little extras will you still purchase?

With so many people losing jobs and investment portfolios taking a hit, consumers are being more thoughtful with purchases. 

We were curious about which "extras" you are eliminating during this recession? 

Makeup (lipstick, mascara etc.) (52.0%)

Snacks (50.0%)

Movie Tickets (20.4%)

Treats for my kids (47.3%)

Dinner Out (45.6%)

Gifts for Others (39.8%)

Magazines (22.2%)

During the economic downturn, what little extras will you still purchase?
  • starsoccer_girl13 By starsoccer_girl13
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    I believe that besides myself my kids are getting stressed out about the economy, so it's nice to give them a little treat once in a while.

  • my3sons001 By my3sons001
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    I believe that we still need snacks, these are our little indulgences in my household.

  • gillcope By gillcope
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    Continuing to go out to dinner does two things for me. It's a treat for myself and I'm supporting local businesses and the economy by spending my money locally.

  • brianj By brianj
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    i am a coupon clipper so i still find ways to get snacks on a budget and go out to eat on a budget.

  • traciek1971 By traciek1971
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    still like to buy some things i to add a little pleasure to mine and my kids lives. I cannot afford to buy much, but the dollar store and walmart have great buy that are inexpensive.

  • lillipad1218 By lillipad1218
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    I don't go out for dinner as often as I used to, but I still feel the need to do this every other week with my husband.

  • pennylane By pennylane
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    Call me vain, but I can't live without my makeup. I have been buying more drugstore brands recently and have found there are lots of wonderful products out there that I had no idea about.

  • mrndwyer By mrndwyer
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    I will still do the same things as always, but will seek to find a less expensive way to do it......Coupons or free stuff being one of the best ways I know. You still have to live and enjoy life and I will do that.

  • spidermonkey511 By spidermonkey511
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    I don't have kids, but I will still spoil my husband the best I can, eat a few meals out and I have to have my makeup

  • BeSweptAway By BeSweptAway
    on Mar 11, 2009  

    I will not leave the home without my makeup, My children and husband will always be number one in my life, so gifts, snacks, and movies will be included in my monthly budget. Snacks are a must as well. I love to sit and watch a good movie every night with something to munch on! I dont know where I am going to spend less, I think I will live like I always do!