In another effort to curb my household spending I have removed myself from most of the email mailing lists I was on. It was a last ditch effort, especially as the holiday sales started (in October). I would see a "great deal" and feel compelled to visit the site. Now the only way I am reminded to check the sites out is to actually need something. So Good-Bye, William Sonoma, Pottery Barn, L.L. Bean, Lands End and Hanna Andersson. If I need something, I'll let you know!