reply to chrisretusn
Re: How Target found out a teen was pregnant before father knew So if Target pushes an ad at me - out of sheer spite, I'll buy it elsewhere if I want it. The trash can is on the way to the door - ads don't even make it in the house.
I can find used stuff cheaper anyway. Buy used and put the extra money in savings.
I either sewed or bought clothes for the kid at used boutiques. We had the money to buy, just didn't like the crap offered. What I did make would have cost well over $200. Not in Target's league.
I still don't care for most of the stuff for sale anyway. I won't do online surveys, won't give out email, avoid giving out phone # if possible. Usual answer as to why I didn't buy - piece of junk, not interested. I want what I want and that's it. No marketer will change my mind. They are just wasting their time.
Food coupons are the only ones I'll use, and then only for stuff I want. The rest go in the trash.
"buying lots of scent-free soap and extra-big bags of cotton balls, in addition to hand sanitizers"
I could have a rash, and I craft. Cotton balls are good for cleaning up, dabbing paint and various other things - like spotting a stain. So much for assuming.
Europe is starting to think about privacy laws: