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    Can You Get Through This Post Without Spending $50?

    A mountainous incense holder, an inflatable fort, and some water rockets. 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 it 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. But if you must criticize, at least come up with something better than "I can't spend $50 if I don't have $50." It's gettin' real old, and I know that you commenters out there can come up with something better. Preferably in pun form.


    1. This incense holder that creates a beautiful foggy mountain scene with just smoke.,

    Well, this just makes a lot of scents.

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (the dragon style can be found here).

    2. These Wolverine-like gardening gloves are sure to give you a bloodlust for soil that you didn't know you had.

    Santa loves these. (because claws)

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    3. This round beach towel with your favorite eight-legged wonder on it.

    You'll always be heavily armed with this.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    4. This cool set of liar's dice that'll have you deceiving your closest friends in no time.

    So many dice. You might even say it's a para-dice.

    Learn how to play here; it's a fun dice game that's easy to pick up. You can also turn it into a drinking game, but you probably didn't need me to suggest that.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    5. This treble and bass clef necklace — it's like music for your eyes.

    People will think you're a real treble maker with this on.

    Get it from McLaughlinCreations on Etsy for $18+.

    6. This inflatable fort that blows up in seconds with a simple box fan.

    $54 for a fort? How...a-fort-able.

    Get it from Amazon for $54 (also available in pink).

    7. This pocketknife with an adorable animal shape for each tool.

    "Hey, we're going camping this weekend."

    "Alpaca knife."

    Get it from Firebox for $23.

    8. This chic bracelet that contains a clever groove for your spare hair tie.,

    I was going to make a pun, but I was too tie-red.

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in 5 colors).

    9. This ice cream scoop that can pierce even the most solidly frozen pints.

    A journalist's best friend.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    10. This flat wall tap that you can swivel to the side for easily hiding behind a couch.,

    For when you're in a power struggle with your furniture.

    Get it from Amazon for $15+ (also available with USB ports).

    11. This scratch-off map of the world to show off all the destinations you've been to.

    This map means the world to me.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    12. This fancy oil and vinegar set that you'll want to use on every piece of bread you own.

    Just don't spill olive it.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    13. This license plate bumper for protecting your car from those terrible parallel parkers.,

    Bumper?! I hardly know her!

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    14. This jar of raw cacao powder to add a dash of flavor to your morning coffee/chai.

    Drink it slowly and take your sweet time.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    15. These cat measuring spoons that "grow up" as you size up in spoons.

    They should really sell these in litters.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    16. These dog-themed coat hangers to put a smile on your face every time you reach for your coat.

    I wish these were made out of bark.

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in 32 styles).

    17. This all-corner baking pan so your brownies will always have that crispy edge.

    If you like the corner pieces, more flour to you.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    18. This water rocket kit that's perfect for teaching kids some science this summer., Amazonian Anderson / Amazon / Via

    It's not the fanciest-looking one, but sometimes you just gotta rocket.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    That be all for this week! If you're feeling particularly peckish for more, there is always last week's edition here.

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