Photo (cc) by avlxyz
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to treat yourself, your search is over. National Splurge Day is June 18. It’s the perfect excuse to spend a little extra on yourself (or someone else).
How would you splurge? Coupon destination site RetailMeNot says most Americans have conflicting ideas about what defines a “splurge” purchase.
A recent RetailMeNot survey revealed the following:
- Cha-ching. More than half of consumers consider these to be splurges – jewelry (63 percent), event tickets (59 percent) and electronics (54 percent). One interesting note: Married Americans are more likely to view jewelry as a splurge than unmarried consumers (67 to 59 percent).
- Designer duds. American consumers are four times more likely to consider designer clothing as a splurge (62 percent) than non-designer apparel (15 percent).
- Fancy food. Sixty-six percent of consumers think a meal at an expensive restaurant is a splurge, compared with 26 percent of people who say an average-priced restaurant is. Apparently Republicans (at 72 percent) are more likely than Democrats (at 64 percent) to consider an expensive meal a splurge.
I’m fairly frugal in my shopping, except when it comes to eating out. I live in a small town that’s incredibly restaurant-challenged (unless you have a craving for fast food, pizza or steak). When I’m out of town, I am more than willing to splurge on a good meal (like seafood, Italian or Thai) that I’m not able to eat in my hometown. I also tend to spend more money on beauty and cosmetic items because I’ve found that a little extra money usually equates to better quality.
Check out DealNews.com for a list of items they’ve deemed splurge-worthy.
What do you consider a splurge purchase? Are there items you think are worthy of splurging on? Share your comments below or on our Facebook page.