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What is retail therapy?

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What is retail therapy? I personally think that Retail Therapy works wonders.  There are times when I am down and going shopping really gives me a boost!  It always helps my mood.  I really love to match a coupon to a good sale and that actually makes my retail therapy last longer 🙂

According to Wikipedia, it is shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer’s mood or disposition. Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as “comfort buys”.

So, when my son and I need a little pick me up, we head to the store! It is great way to boost our spirits and turn our frown upside down.



Two years ago, I went to Dillard’s for some retail therapy in January.  I picked up several pairs of Ugg’s for less than half price!  Now every time I wear them it reminds me of my day of fun and they bring a huge smile to my face.  Knowing I didn’t pay full price really sweetened the deal for me.  It really isn’t as short lived 😉

Be sure to check out our list of Rewards Clubs – Shop and Get Reward while you enjoy your shopping 🙂

I would love to know What is Retail Therapy?  Do you have any memorable experiences like mine?


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