The "buy one, get one" promotions have always been around, but they seem to have picked up a lot of steam lately. The problem is, most of the stores don't tell you the price of the one you'll be paying for. That's always a tip off that the BOGO sale really is no bargain.
It's sad, because some of those sales really are tempting. After looking closely, the temptation wanes.
I was making a mental list, and there is a huge number of stores and shopping centers I haven't visited in a year. As I've said here before, shopping for necessities? Yes. Recreational shopping? No. I've simply learned to do without those activities. After being without them for so long, I wonder if I will ever go back.