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    Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50?

    A Mario coin block, weird yoga toe supports, and a hella corny pin: How far can *you* get without buying something?

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

    The game is simple. Try to make it through this entire post without buying something.

    Don’t plan to buy anything? That’s OK! Stay and enjoy my groanworthy jokes! I italicize each pun for maximum cringe, AND BECAUSE I WOULD REALLY HATE IT IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS GETTING AT. If we had the ability to highlight words at BuzzFeed, I would.

    Come up with a better pun? Post in the comments! I DO READ ALL THE COMMENTS, EVEN THE COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE WHO SERIOUSLY HATE ON THIS POST! And it's ok. I write this series to have fun and don't take it personally.


    1. This Monty Python Silly Walk watch that'll tell you the time with legs that appear to break themselves every hour.

    I've been told to break a leg, but this is just ridiculous.

    Get it from Amazon for $40.

    2. A plush Mario coin box with a storage compartment to hold all your mushrooms and fire flowers., Brian C / Amazon / Via

    Keep all your...boos in there.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    3. This magnetic stove shelf sticks onto your range to create more space.

    Facebook: stoveshelf,

    It comes in a range of colors, as well.

    Get them from Amazon for $40 (available in black, stainless, and white).

    4. A set of rug corners to stop that curling bullshit they do after awhile.

    It'll make your rug more...rugged.

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in 4-pack or 8-pack).

    5. These sequin pillows with a satisfying texture that lets you draw on them., Heather Frankson / Via

    These pillow puns are gonna be so badly, I'm gonna be a-rest-ed...dude.

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in 13 color combinations).

    6. This pack of sand coasters to hold your precious snacks and drinks away from the grit.

    Keep a coaster on your skateboard near the beach. So you can coast on your coaster near the coast.

    Get a 4-pack from Amazon for $13 (available in 15 colors).

    7. A set of YogaToes to help you fight hammer toe and other types of foot pain while doing your daily routine.

    These will toe-tally keep you on your toes.

    Get a pair from Amazon for $37 (available in extra small and small sizes).

    8. These flavored toothpicks to add a lasting touch after a satisfying meal.

    They only come in one color, so they are not bluetooth enabled.

    Fuck. That one was bad.

    Get a pack of 200 for $11 (available in cinnamon and mint flavors).

    9. This library kit for the bibliophile who loves to keep track of their book lending.

    Perhaps you should, I dunno...check it out?

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    10. These cute correction tape pens to charmingly cover your mistakes.

    I'm sure your interest in puns has off by now.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.

    11. This magnetic drawing board that'll add a tactile dimension to your art.

    You can only draw attractive things with it.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    12. A grocery bag dispenser to sort out that huge collection you have taking up your drawers.

    It's literally a mixed bag of usefulness.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    13. This set of interlocking discs that'll allow you to make all sorts of sculptures and scenes.

    Enter a world of disc-overy and disc-ussion.

    Get a set of 500 from Amazon for $17.

    14. A silicone shower organizer for holding your toothbrush, razor, and small articles for safe keeping.

    Organizer?! I hardly know her!

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    15. This steel compost bin with a charcoal filter to keep the smell down from your kitchen scraps.

    This product is kinda degrading, honestly.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.

    16. This canvas and leather toiletry bag that'll hold it all and look sharp as fuck.

    Canvas AND leather? How per-sueding.

    Get it from Amazon for $45.

    17. A small trailer hitch vault you can use to hide keys or other valuables.

    I hear the installation will go without a hitch!

    HITCH-HIKERS LOVE IT! There you go, there's an extra gem for you.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.

    While we have reached the end, it's important that the spirit of the post carries on in pin form:

    SniffyCo / Etsy / Via

    There's a kernel of truth in each one.

    You can get it from SniffyCo on Etsy for $10+ (available with a rubber back, or a locking back).

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