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Win $3,000 and Shop with Whitney Port

10 days only! This spring, we’re teaming up with Premium Return Protection from American Express and celebrity clothing designer Whitney Port to make this season your most stylish ever. Shop with No Regrets!

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One GRAND-PRIZE winner will receive:

  • A customized styling session with celebrity clothing designer Whitney Port, via video chat
  • A $3,000 shopping spree of no-regret spring purchases found through Shop It To Me
  • A one-year subscription to Premium Return Protection from American Express

Ten DAILY WINNERS will each receive:

  • $100 to spend toward one of Whitney Port’s spring must-haves
  • A one-year subscription to Premium Return Protection

Enter to win by completing the following steps:

  1. Follow @ShopItToMe and @AmericanExpress on twitter
  2. Tweet the following phrase:

Want to win a $3000 shopping spree w/ @whitneyeveport? Follow @shopittome @americanexpress & RT to win: #NoRegrets

Be sure to check your twitter DM inbox each morning to see if you’ve been picked!

Bonus! Want an extra entry?

Tell us about your biggest purchase regret (c’mon, we all have one!) in the comments field of this post.

Important info: See official rules for all the details

  • U.S. residents only, 18+ years
  • Enter via Twitter up to one time each day, starting March 24 (12:01am-11:59pm EST)
  • Limited time: only until April 2


What’s Premium Return Protection?

Let’s face it. Not even the savviest shopper is safe from the inevitable fashion purchase regret. (Liquid latex harem pants, anyone?) And since we all make mistakes, it’s good to have a back-up plan. That’s why Premium Return Protection from American Express is a stylish shopper’s must-have. It allows online or in-store shoppers – no matter what credit, debit or charge card is used – to shop with confidence knowing that American Express has your back; even if you’ve missed a store’s return policy deadline, you can still get your refund from American Express for up to six months.


1 Marlee Blodgett { 03.24.11 at 8:06 am }

Though I have never been one to follow the phrase, “When in Rome do what the Romans do…”, a purchase in my middle school years left me staying true to this cliche while quickly becoming regretful of my purchases. Yes, at one point in time wearing tank tops studded with the word “BEBE” seemed like the cool thing to do. Little did I know, the trend was nonexistent and nothing but the attempt of 13 year olds trying to dress far beyond their years. I soon learned of the beauty in simplicity and have yet to purchase tacky since.

2 Patricia H { 03.24.11 at 8:22 am }

My biggest purchase regret was the television we have in our Family Room. It must weigh about 200 lbs and is the size of the backend of a mini van! Takes up so much space! Oh and that Dyson vacuum that really does “suck” but not the way it should.


3 Whitney { 03.24.11 at 8:26 am }

I regretted buying and immediately washing the last pair of jeans I purchased. I settled because I was in a hurry and now I hate the way they fit and are hanging in my closet indefinitely.

4 Kathleen { 03.24.11 at 8:29 am }

My biggest regret was not learning how to properly take care of my skin when I was a teenager. I picked at my skin and now have a few acne scars to prove it.

5 Michelle Elaine { 03.24.11 at 8:29 am }

My most recent purchase regret happened yesterday. I bought the AA 3D Rose Jumper without trying it on. I figured it looked so cute on the hanger and on the models, but lesson to self always try it on in store! Now I have a cute sweater that makes me look like a large puffy pink marshmallow. Not the look I was going for, but I can hold onto it until Halloween? Ha.


6 Kiley { 03.24.11 at 8:47 am }

My regret is wearing clothes I’ve had since HIGH SCHOOL (too many years) because I feel too guilty to go out and spend. In need of a major purge of the old rags and rebuilding of a 20 something wardrobe!!

7 Melissa Kelley { 03.24.11 at 9:19 am }

My biggest purchase regret is walking away from the most fabulous white handbag and matching wallet to only return 30 minutes later to see that it was gone. It became someone else’s fabulous accessory! And i still return to the store every week hoping that it was someone else’s purchase regret. Now that i know with American Express you have 6 months to return an item to get your money back – i guess i know where i’ll be frequenting over the next 6 months!

Next time, even if i am totally not sure i want it, i will buy it anyway….and for the record, i am still looking for a fabulous white handbag…but nothing matches up to the one i let go!

8 becky { 03.24.11 at 9:20 am }

My biggest shopping regret would have to be when I purchased these fabulous but yet expensive Jeffrey Campbell shoes! I regret spending so much money but I definitely don’t regret wearing my favorite shoes all the time and getting wonderful compliments :)

9 Bette { 03.24.11 at 9:23 am }

Bought a gorgeous eggplant colored waltz length silk coat with a dyed rabbit collar. I look like an iris when I wear it, but I’ll keep it forever because it was so expensive. ;) Maybe I’ll give it to one of my daughters!

10 Shannon Sampsel { 03.24.11 at 11:14 am }

My biggest purchase regret is a DASH for bebe dress. I purchased it after falling in love with it online. And when it was shipped to my house and I tried it on, it just didn’t fit me very well and wasn’t the least bit flattering for my KimK booty. ;) I have tried to wear it many times, but can’t get myself to actually leave the house in it.

11 Thom { 03.24.11 at 11:56 am }

Biggest regret: Buying my 2008 Ford Focus. I hated that car with a passion. And I should let my love for new gadgets, IE Microsoft Sync control my money strings LOL

12 Kristen Wood { 03.24.11 at 12:41 pm }

Hmm. There have been many “what was I thinking?” purchases, but one that specifically comes to mind are these two long, short-sleeved tops I bought that look like maternity shirts. Just below the breast area, it flows out. I bought it thinking it would look more baby doll-ish, but it’s just hideous.

13 Linda S. { 03.24.11 at 1:23 pm }

At the suggestion of my brother, I bought a barebones computer case and motherboard for upgrading my computer, but never got around to doing so, so it was eventually too outdated to use. Also bought suede pants and a skirt I never wore (sigh) but may do so now I’ve lost weight!

14 Crystal { 03.24.11 at 1:55 pm }

Biggest regret purchase was buying a engagement dress 1. because it never happened and # 2 ill never wear it because of the memory it holds

15 Ana Sayson { 03.24.11 at 1:58 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was spending hundreds of dollars on things that I wanted for the puppy I would be purchasing in a month. Needless to say that the responsibility of the puppy was a big slap of reality and I had to return the puppy within a week of getting it, because it deserved a home that could give it the time and love it deserved, and realized I threw away all of the receipts for the dog stuff I had purchased. 400 dollars down the drain… for nothing. So if anyone wants some premium dog food, toys, beds, gates, and or a cage… let me know!

16 addrienne mertens { 03.24.11 at 2:09 pm }

i tweeted by the way and follow both! thanx! @zippy573!/zippy573/status/51026155884646400

now the biggest regretful purchase was a class for real estate. spent $7500 put it on my credit card only to find out that i am totally not able to do any transactions due to lack of job funds…good credit only goes so far.. so i still have $5K to pay on it 2 years later..yes biggest regret. BOO
(thanx for the great contest AE and shopittome)
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17 nancy-lee { 03.24.11 at 2:11 pm }

I regret my track-suit phase. I own 8. *did I just admit that*

18 Ali { 03.24.11 at 2:37 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was spending my money that I had saved up for super long to buy a purse but ended up spending it on boots! I only bought them because I was in a major shoe faze and it matched my party dress! Sad thing is I payed 140 for them on sale! I couldn’t return them after I realized they didn’t go with any of my other clothes! :( lesson learnt!

19 michelle rosborough { 03.24.11 at 3:13 pm }

A very low cut top I still have not worn

20 michelle { 03.24.11 at 4:31 pm }

Biggest purchase regret … a slightly too small and significantly over-my-budget but totally adorable dress from Anthropologie that I’ve worn once. Every time I see it in my closet i get angry (and remind myself that I should lose 10 pounds).

21 Stephanie { 03.24.11 at 4:46 pm }

I regret buying a ridiculously expensive pair of designer jeans just because I saw the name in a magazine. Next time, I’m going to buy jeans only if they fit correctly!

22 Paria { 03.24.11 at 5:12 pm }

My biggest purchase regret had to be the L.A.M.B. high heels I bought. Don’t get me wrong, they were FABULOUS. But, they just weren’t my size. It was the last pair and I just had to have them. They were a size 6, and I am a size 5.5. Needless to say, I looked silly wearing them, and had to get rid of them. Note to self, just because you love something, it doesn’t mean it will always love you back.

23 Jenn Rawlines { 03.24.11 at 6:35 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was leasing a couch and loveseat that cost 1800$ and ended being closer to 3000$ with all the interest…Actually, I am still paying it!

**Retweeted and followed both!!**

24 Bianca { 03.24.11 at 6:36 pm }

I regret buying an experience gift for my ex. He really liked to play pool so I bought him a day with a pool pro. You have a year to use it and he never did. Two hundred bucks for nothing. I would’ve bought something nice for myself!

25 Katie Stuart { 03.24.11 at 6:46 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was buying a cheap pair of jeans that I already knew weren’t durable. I had bought a pair of jeans from Wet Seal, which is where I work, and they were destroyed jeans, especially in the knee area. After one or two days, the back beltloops ripped off, they tore in the knee and on the leg. Since I get a discount, I decided to buy another pair since they were so cheap, but not realizing that the same thing would happen to the second pair. And waddya know. It did. Even though I did not spend a lot of money, buying these jeans was definitely one of my biggest purchase regrets.

26 Nicole { 03.24.11 at 6:53 pm }

My biggest purchase regret? Buying this blood red lipstick that looked good on my friend (who has a similar skin tone/color like me). She looked flawless and I looked like a kid who ate tons of red candy.

27 Megan { 03.24.11 at 7:02 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was this white cotton dress that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. Unfortunately after getting it (knowing very well white was not a color I should be wearing while out with friends drinking at college) I got make up and alcohol stains on it and now my dream dress sits in the closet too sloppy to wear. Guess next time I’ll stick with colors/black.

28 Lissette Chavez { 03.24.11 at 7:05 pm }

I own three of the same pair of new York and company sandals because I couldn’t find the other two pairs. :) whoopsie. I now know where all six sandals are!

29 Crystal { 03.24.11 at 7:07 pm }

My biggest regret…. this is a tough one, but the 10 bathing suits I bought at a boutique on the same day, when I already own like 50!!!! AND they were non refundable. Just my luck.

I need a vacation!

30 Julie { 03.24.11 at 7:27 pm }

I am cursed with the characteristic to be a super impulsive shopper. This leads to many a times where I regret what I bring home in my shopping bags. The worse was when I bought an $80 dollar dress that was on sale (still expensive) because I thought I would eventually where it to a dance. The dress still hangs in my closest and becomes more and more outdated as the years go by. :/ awful purchase.

31 Jamie { 03.24.11 at 7:34 pm }

My biggest shopping regret…mustard yellow floor to ceiling drapes in my bedroom! I was desperate for room darkening curtains because the sun was waking me up at the crack of dawn every morning. Now, I’m stuck with the most hideous curtains ever!

Please submit an entry to your contest! I would love a shopping spree to update my spring and summer wardrob! Especially since I’m moving to Singapore in December to be with my boyfriend who has been abroad for a year. I need to look stylish when I see him!

32 Erin Collins { 03.24.11 at 7:35 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was a nearly $400 purple digital camera.

33 Alodie { 03.24.11 at 7:38 pm }

I regret buying these high heeled shoes. They look cute on a lot of people and I felt the need to buy them but no I regret it because I just don’t feel comfortable. I feel like I’m going to fall.

34 Mary-Claire { 03.24.11 at 8:19 pm }

My biggest shopping regret would be not buying clothes or shoes that I could make a complete outfit with. For example buying the most fabulous shoes ever and not having one outfit I could wear it with!

35 sony { 03.24.11 at 8:20 pm }

my biggest purchase regret would be my desk! at the time finding affordable(college kid budget) furniture that was BLACK to go with my new color scheme was impossible. I purchase a brown desk that I was able to paint black and seal so that the paint stained well and wouldn’t peel off. I’m a handy girl, but come to find out…they had sent me the wrong piece to one of the legs. I never could finish the desk, and since I’d painted it…I couldn’t call to get the correct piece.

36 Ashley { 03.24.11 at 9:16 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was spending money on thrifted clothes, thinking I could sew them and change them up a bit. Though I don’t regularly sew, I figured that it would be pretty easy. Yeah, not really. After I tried fixing them up they looked awful. I’ve learned that I need to save money on something that actually FITS, and if it doesn’t, don’t get it, unless it can be tailored.

37 Sara P { 03.24.11 at 10:40 pm }

My biggest regret is buying cheap jeans. I bought a pair because they are only $9.00 and they fit SO well! But the zipper broke soon after. Now I need to start buying nicer jeans so they wont break/get worn so easily!

38 Jake { 03.24.11 at 11:01 pm }

The most regretable purchase I (almost) made was the purchase of 2 2011 coachella tickets off of craiglist. I found out that the person was a scrammer right before I bought a money gram to pay for them. Haha! Almost $600 down the drain. Thank goodness for googles wealth of knowledge about scanners.

39 H { 03.25.11 at 7:28 am }

I regret not buying a more souvenirs when I travel.

40 Julie L { 03.25.11 at 8:06 am }

My biggest regret was buying these super cute shoes @ Saks… I just had to have them. Of course when I wore them the first time, I wobbled on the heel and ended up breaking my ankle! I have never worn them again…They just sit in my closet! :(

41 johanna { 03.25.11 at 10:05 am }

my BIGGEST FASHION BUY REGRET would have to be an ICEBERG jacket back in 99…HORRID

sultansmom at gmail dot com

42 stacy { 03.25.11 at 10:06 am }

i once bought lounge pants for my husband.. you know how some people dont know they for wearing around the house and NOT for public ?!?!

uh huh.. BIG MISTAKE!!!

43 Krystal/Village { 03.25.11 at 10:07 am }

ooo I’d love an extra entry! My biggest purchase regret was this blue sweatshirt that I bought from H&M – I threw it on over a white dress one night to ride my bike in the rain and it bled through!!! and THEN it turned a whole load of laundry blue. And I still have blue things. and I have to wash them all separately!

44 cindy c { 03.25.11 at 10:08 am }

I regret a lot of “bargains” I buy because their a really good deal, then never wear them. I’ve done this way too many times.

45 ZeroP1 { 03.25.11 at 10:09 am }

My biggest regret was buying my house. It was about 7-8 months before the housing crisis. What I thought was a very good deal turned out not as much as what I owed is much more than the cost of the house now.

46 Molly Johnson { 03.25.11 at 10:14 am }

My biggest regret would have to be the time I was in a hurry and bought a very expensive pair of pants that were two sizes to big and the store wouldn’t let me return them.

47 Debra P { 03.25.11 at 11:22 am }

My biggest regret was buying the wrong laptop because I was in a hurry and it was really like a tin can. It was a great price but I should have waited and got what I really wanted.


48 Jennifer Peters { 03.25.11 at 11:57 am }

My Biggest Purchase regret was our Dodge Durango (enough said right lol) We’ve Had nothing but problems with it, having to make repairs constantly since we bought it.

49 Shela Y. { 03.25.11 at 12:07 pm }

My biggest regret was spending hundreds of dollars from watching something in an infomercial. Insomnia + Watching Informericals = Buying Regretful Purchases such as Magic Bullet, Ninja, etc. dont make me list it all :-)

50 Chelsea L. { 03.25.11 at 12:41 pm }

I bought an $850 pair of Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo suede red pumps for my wedding in June and then realized that I needed the money. It took me forever to sell them and I’d never even worn them! I ended up only getting $500 for them.. I seriously regret that!

51 Disa { 03.25.11 at 4:31 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was buying clothing from a store where everything was $15. I was so excited that everything was so cheap that I went crazy and bought so much stuff before realizing that everything was cheap because it LOOKED cheap and tacky. Unfortunately there was a no return policy :( I made a nice large donation to Goodwill.

52 Michelle Simons { 03.25.11 at 6:37 pm }

My biggest regret was buying a GE stove that had electric starters on this gas stove. it made so much noise with the clicking and would not work to start the top of the burners.
it got sent back.

53 Raleah { 03.25.11 at 6:48 pm }

ah, my biggest purchase regret..
I believe that it was this dress that I bought online.
Somehow it doesn’t fit very well in the bossom area lol.

54 ZOOdawg { 03.25.11 at 7:25 pm }

I regret everything I’ve ever bought without shopping with Whitney.

55 Annie Kluesner { 03.25.11 at 11:56 pm }

When I was about twelve, I bought a pink tank top with pink glitter flames on coming up from the bottom. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it also tied up with pink suede laces on each side.

56 Tempestt { 03.26.11 at 3:35 am }

My biggest purchase regret would be this jacket I bought. It was a black short pleather jacket. It was only $50. I was trying to be cheap and not spend an extra $50 for a real leather jacket for the spring. So I wore the cheap one a few times and notices that the sleeve was ripped. Never will I be cheap again! I ended up buying the real leather jacket and throwing the fake one away.

– @liesandlipstick

57 Mario R { 03.26.11 at 7:04 am }

Biggest purchase regret would have to be my ex-girlfriends engagement ring! =)

58 Laura { 03.26.11 at 8:12 am }

My biggest purchase regret is paying for a lousy haircut.

59 Shawna O { 03.26.11 at 8:52 am }

My biggest purchase regret is the the 50 inch TV I bought at Walmart as it was a floor model with a deal of $469. Only problem is it was used so much on the floor that now the color is going out already after only having it for a few months.

60 Holly C. { 03.26.11 at 8:57 am }

my biggest purchase regret was buying my last laptop that super expensive and I do not even use all the features that made it so expensive!

61 Claudia @cdmtx65 { 03.26.11 at 9:07 am }

My biggest purchase regret was buying some sexy high heel shoes . i cant walk in them :(

62 Connie { 03.26.11 at 9:55 am }

One of my biggest shopping regrets is when I purchased a winter coat. There was another coat that looked better on me, and fit me much better, but I didn’t choose it. They both were on sale, but I think I made my choice based on the price of the coat. I never really like the one I bought, and have always regreted not picking the other, but You live and learn!

63 Rhonda P { 03.26.11 at 10:40 am }

Buying things on sale and never wearing them.

64 nicole { 03.26.11 at 12:54 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is a pair of uggs lol. As comfy as they are, they are not worth it in south florida winter haha, oh well at least they come in handy when I was in nyc that Christmas :)

65 Yvonne { 03.26.11 at 1:25 pm }

My biggest regret would have to be buying a “New” blackberry on Ebay…after 3 month it malfunctioned…when i took it a repair facility they said it was “REFURBISHED” and it was irreparable …seller then removed himself and I got left with a USELESS-BERRY…

66 Denise { 03.26.11 at 1:42 pm }

My biggest regret would be buying a high heel Tall winter boot ..It looked sooo nice when i tried them on..I paid full price and unfortunately have never worn them because I REALLY only wear flat warm boots in the winter … #should have known better …@carnivalfanatic

67 Cindy H. { 03.26.11 at 2:30 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is not something I actually purchased but something I SHOULD have purchased, a warranty that I didn’t buy for a camera…broke the day after the warranty would have kicked in….Lesson learned…I always buy the warranty now!

68 MIKE Groesbeck { 03.26.11 at 2:37 pm }

My biggest regret is a leather jacket I paid too much for. It didn’t fit right from the get go.

69 Kim { 03.26.11 at 2:44 pm }

Don’t even get me going about the 80’s…stirrup pants,shoulder pads….! The one worst purchase that came to mind was when I thought leather biker jackets were great looking(on some people),so I spent about $300 on a black biker jacket w/all the metal studs&clips,etc…every time I wore it I felt like a fool-needless to say-15 yrs later I have no idea where it disappeared to&I hope I never find out! Ugh!

70 Sarah S. { 03.26.11 at 2:55 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was when I bought my computer.
I should of researched it better and gotten a much better deal.

71 Ashley { 03.26.11 at 3:54 pm }

My biggest regret was buying the car I have now. I bought it from my brother and now it’s causing me so many problems! It has 5 tvs and neon lights underneath so I bought it for the bling and ended up with a Piece of crap!

72 Holly { 03.26.11 at 4:14 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was Kid Cudi’s newest album. I really liked the song Erase Me and I thought the rest of the album would have that funky, grungy, hendrix vibe but nope. I may as well of just purchased the single from iTunes because the rest of the album did not come even close to my expectations.

73 Julie Sharwtz { 03.26.11 at 6:09 pm }

My Biggest #regret was purchasing clothes for my daughter spent plenty I learned from that experience to let her pick out her own clothing ………..

74 Julie Sharwtz { 03.26.11 at 6:09 pm }

My Biggest #regret was purchasing clothes for my daughter spent plenty I learned from that experience to let her pick out her own clothing ………..tweeting @Waterbluffy

75 Nicole R { 03.26.11 at 7:20 pm }

My biggest purchase regret took place during a summer day spent at the Americana in Manhasset. I was shopping with a friend who had way more money to spend than I did, and so all bets were off. I walked into the Salvatore Ferragamo store and fell in love with a pair of pale lavender slingback heels. They were the perfect height and had the signature SF bow on the front. They looked just like the flats that my grandma passed down to my mother, and then to me, except these were new and clean and absolutely irresistible. I bought them at a whopping total of $595. I felt guilty after leaving, and immediately regretted spending that much money on a pair of shoes, but I could not bring myself to return them. When my mother saw me walk into the house with the shopping bag, she asked to see what I bought. I showed her, and when she asked me how much they were, I couldn’t lie (because I had bought them with the family credit card). My reasoning was this: “Mom, they’re SO perfect, and they’re your favorite color. I bought them because I think we could share them”. My mother made me tell my father, and he blew up in my face. He was furious, AND made me return them. The only thing I regret more than buying them is returning them. Hopefully one day I will be able to spend my own money on a pair of fabulous shoes just like the ones I saw in the Ferragamo store.

76 Amanda G. { 03.26.11 at 7:21 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was last summer. I bought my own jet ski. I Am terrified of back it down the ramp at the dock! I don’t operate it that well either. I end up having someone else go and I ride on the back.

77 Lisa Dion { 03.26.11 at 7:23 pm }

My biggest regret was a diamond bracelet that was $4000. I love it but it was money that I probably didn’t need to spend.


78 Patric Krueger { 03.27.11 at 1:44 am }

I bought a Triumph Spitfire cause it was red and shiny. All I did was pour money into it.

79 Robyn Ely { 03.27.11 at 2:41 am }

My biggest regret in buying something was a Audi 5000
back many years ago. After spending tons of money on it , the dumb car turned out to be a lemon. The transmission went out right away on it. The extended insurance I purchased did not want to put a new one in it, and wanted to have a mechanic take it apart and rebuild it. It turned out to be a stand off, and the dealer finally took care of it with a new transmission. The bad part was it sat in the driveway for months fighting over the problem with the extended warranty company and I was making car payments on it. Talk about a lemon…………

80 Patti D { 03.27.11 at 5:19 am }

My biggest regret…and I have never told anyone until now was a lingerie set. I didn’t try it on because it was from a catalog. It was expensive to begin with and shipping made it over the top, but well, it looked GREAT on the model and while I was flipping through the catalog, my fiance, hubby now, was looking over my shoulder and said “you’d look fantastic in that”. So….I bought it, in my size, but when I got it, it was a bit snug. I was going to see if I could return it but fiance spotted it and mentioned, hinted, mentioned some more about “wow, can’t wait to see you in THAT!”. I wore it that night, begrudgingly…stepped out of the bathroom, and heard him laughing! Of course, he stifled it when I was in earshot. I could hardly move, let alone try to seductive! Then it happened! Riiiiiiiiip….and not him tearing it off, either.
I honestly felt like a Barney the Dinosaur sausage…yes, it was purple. NOW, we laugh about it. Then I wanted to melt into a small purple puddle. Yeah, what WAS I thinking?!

81 Patti D { 03.27.11 at 5:22 am }

Oh…and I am tweeting- NOT this story LOL

82 Amy Rouse { 03.27.11 at 9:29 am }

My biggest purchase regret was spending $975 on a Gucci hobo bag in white. The bag is great, but I don’t carry white bags that often! I shoulda spent that money to buy a bag I’d carry more often.

83 KD Munoz { 03.27.11 at 11:25 am }

I buy the oddest things- my biggest regret, is the secondary entertainment center I got for hubby to use in his man cave. I’m not sure why I got it- it’s too big to move & we use the area for storage now (which I knew it would be later!)

84 shawna { 03.27.11 at 11:38 am }

My biggest shopping regret was buying an iphone! I fell for the hype, had to have the iphone!!! Once I got it I realized I didn’t like it as much as I expected I would…it was okay but not worth the $$$.


85 Miranda Johnson { 03.27.11 at 11:44 am }

My biggest purchase regret is our washer & dryer. We’ve had too many issues/repairs. Wish we would have went with another brand. Knock on wood though that they’ve been fine for a while now. ;)

86 Lydia { 03.27.11 at 12:15 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was 2 suits and a linen blazer for my guy. Soon after, he became a long-distance runner and lost a bunch of weight before he could ever wear the expensive clothes I bought him!


87 Mary Hall, The Recessionista { 03.27.11 at 1:04 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was a divine short LANVIN Rain Jacket w/a ruffled collar. I want a LANVIN so bad, but this was really not the best piece to buy. I just got caught up in the frenzy of the Barney’s sale and got ahead of everyone else to get it. So. I got it …for $500.00 reduced from…2k. It was outrageous. I got it home, and never worn it. I still wore my good London Fog raincoat everywhere as it was full length and more practical. So I sold that Lanvin on eBay to another. I was glad I did it was such a foolish purchase.

88 Mindee Larsen { 03.27.11 at 1:33 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was buying this “sea scrub” for 200 dollars in vegas cause a lady pressured me into it! oops! not happy afterwards =)


89 Sharon Whitaker { 03.27.11 at 7:07 pm }

Although I love him dearly, my biggest regret purchase is a black dog with a white couch!

90 Donna B. { 03.27.11 at 7:44 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is the first car I ever bought for my son. I bought it from a friend (who’s also a mechanic) so I thought I was getting a good deal, but it was a deathtrap, and money pit. Worst purchase I EVER made. EVER.

91 Shawna Rae Dunn { 03.27.11 at 7:46 pm }

my biggest shopping regret was purchasing a really cute pair of yellow heals for a cruise, almost 2 years ago, and still have yet to wear them!

92 Suzi { 03.27.11 at 7:49 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was letting my cousin talk me into buying this HP laptop computer instead of the Mac Air that I wanted.. I havent even had it a year & im ready to get rid of it. #wasteofmoney

93 Telena { 03.28.11 at 4:29 am }

My biggest purchase regret was buying a pair of citizen jeans in 2005. Not that I regret buying the jeans, but the store was going to close in 30 minutes, and I just had to have them. I also met my first boyfriend while buying the jeans as he was a fellow shopper and we struck up a friendly conversation. He was a total jerk so I wish I had never bought those jeans! Or had at least came back another day : )

94 Shar { 03.28.11 at 6:25 am }

My biggest purchase regret was our house. Bought it at the height of the housing bubble. Ouch!


95 Donna K { 03.28.11 at 9:09 am }

I bought some fancy pots and pans at a party and spent way too much!

96 C. W { 03.28.11 at 10:45 am }

I biggest purchase regret was a car at an auction. It had so much problems!!

97 Julie Flores { 03.28.11 at 10:51 am }

My biggest purchase regret is a cardigan I bought online on a whim. It was over $70 (which is a lot to me for a cardigan) and while it is pretty, the quality is awful and it had a hole in it. No refunds. OUCH. My twitter name is @team_flores

98 Sara A. { 03.28.11 at 11:01 am }

My biggest purchase regret is this gorgeous nicole miller gold lace dress i bought a size too big. i was buying online, and not sure how the couture line was sized, so i sized up. i found out after the fact that it can’t be altered because of the lace pattern, and it’s way too big. not only did i waste the $$, i can’t wear the gorgeous dress! ugh! lol

99 Nicole { 03.28.11 at 11:03 am }

My biggest regret is a pair of pointy toed black heels that weren’t comfortable from the start. You always think you can “break ’em in,” but if they don’t fit at the store, they simply won’t ever get better!

100 katie roberts { 03.28.11 at 11:54 am }

My first pair of Louboutins. They look beautiful in my closet but I bought them a size too small and they were not returnable. I was excited to be in Manhattan for the first time and just “had” to have them. I think I was SO excited that I didn’t realize how much those suckers HURT to wear when they are farrrr too small. @katiewroberts

101 Alex E { 03.28.11 at 11:57 am }

Buying a PC instead of a Mac!

102 Heather Pina { 03.28.11 at 11:58 am }

My biggest purchase reget was buying work clothes online I never purchased clothes online before. I figured it can’t be that hard, everyone does it. So, I ordered 5 pairs of pants, a business skirt set.
I was online tracking the packages. I was so excited because I ordered online and I was getting new clothes. The last time I brought clothe for myself it was 2001. The packages arrived in the late afternoon. I ran up the stairs and ripe open the boxes. I am smiling showing my husband and kids mommy’s new clothes. My husband told to try them on. I tried the first pair of pants on and they were too big. I tried to put a belt on but there weren’t any belt loops. I didn’t see that in the description. The next three pair of pants were the same..TOO BIG!! Only one pair fit perfect. The suit was ok. I checked the pants size 18w. So, when I ordered I thought 18w meant 18 women’s. So, I was totally wrong. It meant 18 wide. AAAAgggghhhh! I couldn’t return them because I started my new job in morning. So, learned how to staple or use pins to hold my pants up. I will never order clothes online again..

103 Michelle C { 03.28.11 at 12:23 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is the money I spent on a dell Streak

104 Danyell { 03.28.11 at 12:32 pm }

Mine was recently, I purchased a pair of leggings that are sequined all over..yeah, that doesn’t work with curves. I look like a fish with scales…

105 Brittany Hope { 03.28.11 at 12:43 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was on my eighteenth birthday last year. I had been wanting the black and gold Tory Butch logo clutch for as long as I could remember so my mom took me to saks and told me to pick whichever TB I wanted. She encouraged me to get a beautiful wine colored large leather handbag but I was stubborn and opted for the logo clutch. I was obsessed until that weekend when I attempted to go out with it and could barely fit my cell phone and camera in it. Need less to say, I learned my lesson: if you’re going to drop big bucks on anything-designer or not- make sure it’s a practical purchase that will be well worth the money. (still love TB with all my <3)

106 Tammi Zirnite { 03.28.11 at 12:46 pm }

My biggest purchase, hmmmmm… OK when I received my refund from the friendly IRS I decided that I was in desperate need of a new Coach handbag. Problem was I ended up in need of 6 new Coach handbags, 2 Coach wallets, and 1 pair of Coach wedge shoes. So what should have been a $400 purchase ended up being WAY more. What bills? Fashion comes first, right?

107 Robin { 03.28.11 at 2:19 pm }

My biggest regret is buying a Chevy Malibu from Carmax (a large chain that’s supposedly reputable). I bought it with only 50,000 miles on it and the engine completely broke 6 months later! I had to buy a new one and the car has needed endless repairs. It wouldn’t be so bad if I had gotten a cheap old car but I didn’t and I’m still paying on it. I have years left on the loan in addition to ongoing costly repairs. This isn’t cheap when you’re a student either!

108 jane { 03.28.11 at 3:08 pm }

going to cancun for spring break when i had just enough to cover the trip. i was broke for months after i came back. i was a college student at the time. never doing that again.

109 Kristyn KIlcullen { 03.28.11 at 4:16 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was buying My baby can read videos. I absolutely love the set and so does my daughter but it ended up costing 375.00 which I was unaware of! I have seen it so much cheaper in retail stores.

110 P. Richards { 03.28.11 at 4:26 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was buying a pinball machine for the guy’s…oh the noise! @gigstarr

111 Shelley { 03.28.11 at 4:28 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was the doughnut holes I ate for an afternoon snack! Small purchase…huge regret!

112 Stephanie { 03.28.11 at 4:32 pm }

I regret buying waaaay too tight jeans without trying them on first… and ripped them the second I did the jean-pull-up-jump.

113 Dana { 03.28.11 at 6:00 pm }

My biggest purchase regret has to be a DVD set claiming it would get me a “beach booty fast”- if only I could have tolerated the annoyingly perky fitness instructor for more than 5 minutes! $85 bucks down the drain when all I really needed was my trusty treadmill to get a bikini bod for the summer!

114 Samantha { 03.28.11 at 6:06 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was the sheath wedding gown I thought “was the one.” I went back a few weeks later for my first fitting (after getting a new contact lens Rx) and it looked TERRIBLE! I have no idea what I was thinking. It was not flattering on me at all! I balled and balled and balled, but the store owner wouldn’t let me return or exchange it, so I ended up bringing it home with the hopes of selling it online. Unfortunately, it still hangs in my closet and I am STILL paying the credit cards bills!

115 Jess p m { 03.28.11 at 6:38 pm }

I bought some Christian Louboutin boots on eBay and they turned out to be FAKE!! had I linked my Amex to my patiala count, I would’ve gotten my $ back. :(

116 abbi { 03.28.11 at 11:36 pm }

i actually regret a lot of things I buy. I buy way to much on impulse. I have a treadmill that sits in the corner folded up. It’s huge and in the way yet I dont want to sell it because i know i wont get what i paid for it

117 Teddie { 03.29.11 at 7:41 am }

I bought a dehydrator because I wanted to make my own dried fruits and vegetables. The door doesn’t close properly so only half of the items I tried to dehydrate actually dehydrated! I haven’t used it since I first bought it. It’s big and clunky and now an expensive dust gathering placeholder in my kitchen.

118 SunRae { 03.29.11 at 9:00 am }

Biggest regret purchase was my car – new I should not have bought that brand

119 Laura { 03.29.11 at 11:31 am }

Picture it: Vinyl lime green mini skirt, striped lime green and black turtleneck, vinyl lime green vest, tights that matched the turtleneck and a vinyl lime green headband. Oh my goodness was it a lime green and vinyl nightmare! I was nicknamed “The Greenbean” for a year!!

Oh did I mention I was in 4th grade? :)

120 Amy { 03.29.11 at 12:11 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was my prom dress. I wanted an emerald green cocktail dress, and ended up with a light pink one because I let my mom’s opinion trump what I really wanted (and the green would have brought out my eyes!) To top it off, it rained on my prom (yes, my mom did ding ‘It’s Raining on Prom Night’, mulitple times) so all the beautiful pleats in the silk chiffon came out, which had really been the only redeeming quality of the dress.

121 Erika Larson { 03.29.11 at 12:45 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is from when I was working in a retail clothing store in my hometown. We had gotten in a bunch of sizes of this bright blue bubble-type dress that my boss thought was a great addition to our inventory. The dress was anything but flattering and everyone that tried it on looked like they were wearing a tent. When the dress wasn’t selling, my boss convinced me to try it on one day at work and tried to convince me that it looked great. I really couldn’t say no since it was my boss, so I bought it hoping that maybe it would end up being a good purchase. Needless to say, I haven’t worn it once and it’s been hanging untouched in my closet for years! I hope at least it made my boss happy!

122 Min { 03.29.11 at 1:50 pm }

My first fur was ugly and too expensive.

123 Diane Bassette { 03.29.11 at 2:24 pm }

my biggest purchase regret was a swimming pool…summers are too short …kind of a waste of money! :(

124 Lisa Grassetti { 03.29.11 at 2:27 pm }

I purchased a phone for $275 off Ebay brand new I regret, It broke on me in 3 months recently with no warranty. I wish I bought off a phone site or at least purchased some kind of money back policy. :(

125 Diane Bassette { 03.29.11 at 2:28 pm }

A swimming pool!

126 Rick { 03.29.11 at 3:30 pm }

My biggest regret was making a $5,000+ purchase and not using my AMEX card. I had lost some of my goods in a taxi in NYC and was never able to retrieve it. Had 9 bags and some of my goods had fell on the taxi’s inside. In a rush in the Big Apple city (like always) and with so many bags, when I got home I noticed some goods were missing. I went back to bloomingdales they checked the camera’s and nothing was found. I knew I had dropped them in the taxi. If I had used my AMEX card I would have been covered, I regret it so much!

127 Shad Wanless { 03.29.11 at 3:45 pm }

This one is easy, it was gold-plated shoes. No idea why I did this, but they were $2,000! I was young and very very very dumb. There you have it, gold shoes… Later sold them on ebay for $50

128 Demea Loyd { 03.29.11 at 5:56 pm }

Purchase I regret – purple leg warmers

129 amy pugmire { 03.29.11 at 8:08 pm }

biggest purchase regret. my hubby up and sold my civic when i was in utah for a bmw trying to surprise me. and we have had nothing but problems with it and it costs a fortune to fix. :(

130 Patty Dion { 03.30.11 at 4:30 am }

tweeting @pattypooh11

my biggest shopping regret were these stupidly expensive shoes that were GORGEOUS!!! Oh, i loved them so much. Unfortunately I lasted less than 5 minutes wearing them. They were sooooo painful!! So I ended up carrying around my beautiful shoes all night. Everyone commented on how amazing the shoes were. It’s just too bad that i couldn’t wear them!

131 Brittney H. { 03.30.11 at 7:59 pm }

I bought these fabulous Audrey Hepburn-esque slacks with zipper details on the ankle. Only prob was they didn’t fit very well, but I swore I would shed a couple pounds just to wear them. Now I just wait for the day I can dress them up. Torture!

132 teia { 03.30.11 at 8:35 pm }

Biggest purchase regret is a hidous blazor I ordered online, and never sent back. It just looked way different online.

133 Sarah { 03.31.11 at 2:30 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was definitely electric blue suede boots. Yeah I know, but I thought they were cute at the time. I saw them on miley cyrus and was actually obsessed. I saved up hundreds of dollars to get them and I finally did. it took a while to find a store that sold them in the crazy color I wanted but I finally got them. I wore them once (thinking I looked like miley…) And I never wore them again, they’re still in the box. They were stylish for probably 30 seconds. And the boy I liked still calls me blueberry boots….

134 Maddie { 03.31.11 at 2:36 pm }

My biggest regret purchase was a very expensive watch! Very unnecessary when there are beautiful watches for a much better price.


135 anita b. { 03.31.11 at 6:20 pm }

my biggest regret is buying a fake Kate Spade bag. Everyone complimented me on it and I just broke and told them straight up it was fake. I felt so guilty wearing a fake that i vowed to never buy a phony again. I could have pulled it off but I just couldn’t live with my conscience lying to everyone.
imnotarunner at gmail dot com

136 Greeneyezmpa { 03.31.11 at 7:33 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is a winter white coat I purchased two years ago. It shows the slightest amount of dirt, so I rarely wear it. What was I thinking?

137 Jenna { 04.01.11 at 9:49 am }

I bought a fake Louis Vuitton handbag on ebay several years ago b/c I liked the one Jessica Simpson had. It looked so big and ridiculous and shouldn’t have cost as much as it did!

138 Carly Tencza { 04.01.11 at 11:37 am }

Yikes! My biggest product regret is a shape less dress piece. Not long enough to wear as a tunic but not short enough to be a shirt. It’s horrible!

139 AMD { 04.01.11 at 12:07 pm }

My biggest purchase regret ended up being one of my best buys ever. I bought a red Givenchy trench coat for an excellent price online, and when I got it was not exactly what I was expecting. Even though it was a good deal, it still cost me a lot of money, and of course, was unreturnable. I was so upset with myself, but just sucked it up. But now, years later, it is my go-to spring and fall coat. It is flattering with everything and always makes me pop. I get lots and lots and lots of compliments on it.

Of course, this is the EXCEPTION to the many many stupid purchases (mostly online) that I’ve made…

140 Beryl { 04.01.11 at 2:24 pm }

My biggest regret purchase regret is half os my closet..everytime i go to the mall with my friends, they always try on the smallest size of clothes there. I tend to buy clothes that are too small for me with the thought in my head that ill loose some pounds soon and ill be able to wear them in no time. this has taught me to b proud of my body and my curves and to never buy anything without trying it on :D

141 Allie Hartmann { 04.01.11 at 2:25 pm }

My biggest shopping regret is.. I don’t have one! Besides for those spur of the moment shopping sprees. But who really regrets that? I love bargain shopping so it never hurts my wallet.

142 Tiffany { 04.01.11 at 2:25 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was my old car back in 2004… I thought I was getting a great deal on it, and it broke down 2 weeks later. The gaskets had gone and it was going to cost me $3000 versus the $2000 I had spent on the stupid thing. Needless to say, that thing wasn’t worth the money to fix and was sitting in my driveway for 2 years while I took public transportation and saved for my next car.

143 Cindy { 04.01.11 at 2:26 pm }

Bubble Gum stretch jeans back in JHS. It looked as ugly as it sounds. Bad 80’s flashback!!!!

144 Alexandra Hunt { 04.01.11 at 2:27 pm }

When I think about the worst purchase I’ve made, the first thing that comes to mind is… wait for it…. SMOOTH AWAY! Yes, I said it, Smooth Away. I was up late one night working on my blog, and gave in to the phony infomercial. It does not work AT ALL… at least not for me!

145 neda { 04.01.11 at 2:30 pm }

it was an auction and i wanted an amanda doll. it pees, eats, sing… and i was only 8 years old and i wanted it so bad. but i didn’t now the what money was. or how much one dollar was… so i got up to 200 dollars! im so regretting it… still having the doll! do u wanna buy?

146 Tina { 04.01.11 at 2:35 pm }

My biggest purchase regret was a Damier Azur Louis Vuitton speedy 30. I chose it as my graduation present and now I wish I had waited to get something more timeless and simple.

147 Brittney { 04.01.11 at 2:42 pm }

My biggest regret was the PC I bought right before college. If I could travel back in time, I would have gone with my Mac from the beginning. If I had only known then what I know now….

148 Amy H. { 04.01.11 at 2:42 pm }

My biggest purchase regret is a pair of denim shorts that are about 2 sizes too big for me. I have a problem with looking at the size of pants/jeans/shorts and buying them because that is “my size.” I’ve since learned to try on different sizes (whether bigger or smaller than what I think “my size” is) and get the pair that fit the best!

149 Jordab { 04.01.11 at 3:21 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was not getting a dress for a special occasion the moment I laid eyes on it. Of course, it was gone when I decided to return to buy it. =\

150 Zippy Sandler { 04.01.11 at 3:49 pm }

I regret buying a beautiful Halston outfit in a consignment shop. It was too small and I bought it with the intention of starving myself to fit into it. It hung in my closet like a museum piece for years before I finally got rid of it.

151 Julie Davis { 04.01.11 at 5:22 pm }

@finntannermom on twitter. I have a closet full of shirts I found on sale that I have never worn. Not such a good deal if you don’t wear them.

152 Angela { 04.01.11 at 5:42 pm }

I follow on twitter and I’ve been tweeting as @laCreoleMoon my biggest purchase regret was a dumb computer that never worked. It was purchased at a pawn shop .

153 victoria lester { 04.01.11 at 6:11 pm }

My biggest shopping regret was a long leather coat I purchased so I could go to work. I had it one week before it had got stolen. It was a $600.00 purchase and I was pretty upset that someone stole it, but I guess I should of known better than to leave it in a closet at work. I’ll never forget it and always wondered who was the thief.

154 Wendy { 04.01.11 at 8:01 pm }

Bell Bottom jeans from the 90’s. I hate them now :p

155 aquaheart { 04.01.11 at 11:38 pm }

I regret buying an ipad! It was an impulse buy that I hardly use, I even ended up taking it back. Used the money for clothes and makeup instead :)

156 Dawn Elam { 04.02.11 at 12:13 am }

My biggest regret was ever buying my Kirby Vacuum and trading in my Electrolux vacuum that I loved for it!!

157 Tracey Magpie Style { 04.02.11 at 4:41 am }

Oh, I’ve had a few purchase regrets! My biggest was a very expensive metallic leather jacket that I bought 3 sizes too big thinking I could get it altered. I couldn’t …::sigh:: and it now sits in my closet. I hope I never “grow into it!”

158 Aleks { 04.02.11 at 6:07 am }

My biggest purchase regret was a $181 sweater at BCBG. After I purchased it, I found out I could NOT return it for anything but store credit. I tried to return it within an hour of purchasing it but they would not let me.

159 Natalie J. Vandenberghe { 04.02.11 at 10:34 am }

My biggest shopping regret was paying too much for shoes (thinking if I paid more, they would be more comfortable), then not being able to wear them!

160 Charity S { 04.02.11 at 10:39 am }

My blue jean leggings. They just didn’t look or fit right on me.

161 April Uncapher { 04.02.11 at 10:53 am }

My biggest shopping regret is buying those leather pants and big long leather coat back in the 80’s when you thought it was cool!

162 Kellie Wilson { 04.02.11 at 4:04 pm }

$2000 Balenciaga bag collecting dust in my is beautiful but I never use it. Tweeting @kelliechio

163 trisha { 04.10.11 at 7:36 pm }

the 1948 desoto still waiting to be restored in my driveway!

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