back to top

Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50?

Dinosaur cookie cutters, zodiac lights, and Poe-ka dot socks. How far can *you* get without buying something?

Posted on

Welcome to another edition of “Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50?”

I am your host, AnaMaria. This game is simple: Try to make it through this entire post without taking out your credit card.

Don't need to buy anything? No worries! Scroll through and enjoy my sense of humor. (Disclaimer: I've been told in the past that I'm not funny.)

The following products will be riddled with puns, song lyrics, various movie references, and potential Instagram captions.

Come up with a better line? Drop it in the comments below! I DO READ THOSE!

1. A supernova sphere with four different lighting effects. It's been known to make owners say, "zoom zoom zoom..."

"...make my heart go BOOM BOOM, my supernova sphere." —Proto Zoa in the Oscar-nominated film, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.

Get it from ThinkGeek for $39.99.


6. A hatching candle designed to trick Khaleesi; tell her you'll return her dragons in exchange for the Iron Throne.


9. A bath soap related to Benny from Halloweentown. I think they're like second cousins or something.

Fair warning: this thing will always be skullking around your bathroom.

Get it from The Bubbling Cauldron on Etsy for $7.50. / Available in 25 different scents (like Lavender Pumpkin and Death by Chocolate) and 12 different colors.

10. Earrings explicitly referenced in Gnash's hit song, "i hate u, i love u." Ironically, this is how I feel about the song itself.

These earrings also inspired "Hate That I Love You," Rihanna ft. Ne-Yo.

Get them from Amazon for $11.99.


11. An LED night-light that will make your room look like it came straight from a movie Seine.

I need this because Eiffel for Paris when I studied abroad. #basic

Get it from Apollo Box for $27.99. / Use code BUZZ15 for 15% off at checkout.

13. A Guillotine card game inspired by the French Reign of Terror. Warning: You may Louis your head.

"Oh really? Off with my head? How about you dance till you're dead and see how you like it?"

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

14. Constellation lights for anyone who uses their zodiac sign to justify every one of their bad qualities.

If it's any constellation, your pet loves you for who you are.

(Sadly, I do not have a pet. Temperamental Scorpio foreva.)

Get them from Apollo Box for $48.99. / Use promo code BUZZ15 to get 15% off your order.


15. Shell and cactus sippers that practically scream, "Bring me to the beach! Post pictures of me on Instagram!",

Instagram caption #1: "I'm a little shellfish when it comes to my drinks 🐚🍹"

Instagram caption #2: "I get a little prickly when I'm thirsty 🌵🍹"

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $10 (left) and $10 (right).