I didn't find a thread started on this but I thought it would be fun to discuss how all of us shopaholics disguise our horrible disease from our loved ones and ourselves!! So please post all your sneaky tales of lying, manipulating, coercing, hiding to prove to others we're not THAT bad. As for me: 1.I hide my purchases in my trunk until my DH is not home then take them inside; 2. if i buy something new, I say 'oh, i just returned that old shirt i never wore, and am exchanging it for this so i'm not really spending. 3. i ALWAYS say 'it was on sale!' or 'i've had this forever' 4. i ship packages AND bills to alternate address AND i always check the mail first 5. I go shopping during hours where my DH thinks I'm elsewhere; during work lunch, school, right after work when i'm "working late" 6. my favorite line is "honey, i'm just going to run a quick errand, be right back! " Have fun with it; the crazier the better!!