Looking at a new pair of Canada-friendly winter boots instead
Okay, so I really wanted that leather envelope clutch, but I have other things to use my money for.
(I even saw a great looking clutch for $281 but then cringed at the pricetag, and talked myself out of it because it wasn’t a necessity).
It’s a good thing I’ve been exercising my DNPOBAU Bone™ (“do-not-purchase-or-buy-anything-unnecessary” bone), because I have just realized that I actually need a pair of real winter boots instead. Bye bye leather envelope clutch! My old pair of winter boots had been dying for some time now, but as I had thought I was leaving this Winter with a forever, I didn’t bother thinking about buying or upgrading to a waterproof, cold-proof pair for oh, the last 3 years. Now that I’m staying, I need a pair that does all of this (AND does my laundry.. kidding, kidding):
- Has a rubber sole that can handle icy ground
- Is water-proof (a must, in slushy Canadian winters)
- Is so warm and comfortable it makes my feet and toes wiggle with happiness
- Is tall enough for snow as high as 1.5 feet (seeing as corrupted Montreal hates to clear snow)
- Laces up (because zippers tend to let in the water…)
- Looks nice (least of my concerns because warm, dry feet is more important to me)
Since I own a pair of MUGGs I bought from Costco, which are not as nice as real UGGs, I’ve noticed how great they are to wear around the house.
MUGGs = Fake UGGs 😉 Also, I wear them around the house because my dad believes in conserving heat, and therefore my entire house is kept just a degree above Siberia and I need boots to keep my toes from falling off. There are no T-shirts and shorts during Autumn/Winter/Spring here, no sirree! Even BF has remarked on how cold my house is (read: how cheap my dad can be).
Which is why I started looking at UGGs as an option…… I love how warm they keep my feet.
Enter: The UGG Adirondack Tall — $385 with taxes $437
(There’s a short version, but I figure for $40 extra, I might as well get more boot for my buck and keep my calves warm too.) Tell me that doesn’t look sturdy and comfortable, like you could sleep in that boot if you were miniature!
No, don’t tell me. I kind of want to buy them. Enable me instead.
The reviews are promising too. Those Australians really know how to make their stuff.
WHERE CAN I GET SOME DEALS? COUPONS?
Am I able to even hope for some deals or coupons? I am awful at searching out deals because I am generally quite suspicious of deals, lazy and/or too impatient to wait. Therefore, I normally buy as I see, and buy as I want things. HELP! If it helps, I saw them at The Bay. Does The Bay offer deals from time to time? UPDATE: At Soft Moc, they sell them and they are $399.99. With a 10% off coupon, I am looking at $408.60! Thanks to Fabulously Fru-Girl 🙂 I’d still like to get more of a savings, but that’s a great start.
SAVING FOR WINTER BOOTS
The only thing that just kills me, is the $437 price tag. I need to save for this or find some deals to save money (hook me up!). So far, I can count that I have sold the following to go towards this:
- $102.60 — iPhone 4* (I don’t really need a smartphone)**
- $54.50 — Flip camcorder
- $11.20 — Thrifted winter jacket that I originally bought for $10 😛
TOTAL SAVED FOR WINTER BOOTS = $168.30
TOTAL LEFT TO SAVE: $268.70
Where else am I going to get the money?
Well, I have some stuff on consignment waiting to sell, so that’ll be added to this total once they sell. *crosses fingers* I have told myself that if I spend UNDER the $900/week I’ve budgeted for Hong Kong, I will add those differences to this total.
If I spend under (which means eating less). I am also well aware that I am being a little ridiculous about this because I don’t need to save the money, but I’m really trying to exercise my SOS (Saving-for-Something) Bone™ (lots of PF bones to work out) here. Just because I have the cash, it doesn’t mean I can’t try and save an extra amount to cover them.
*Oh and for the smartphone, since I had to pay $300 to get out of the contract, technically it is not money that I “saved”, but I am taking some budgeting liberties here.
**Thanks goes to PK over at DQYDJ (Don’t Quit your Day Job) for reminding me that Virgin Mobile exists in Canada.
Their $35 Canada-Wide plan (no stupid zones) that BF and I will share (treating it like our landline), looks like a great deal. I will end up spending about $20/month for a cellphone.