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Christmas Shopping questions?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Okay gals you already know already how much I adore, crave and live for Black Friday shopping. I love getting up early and racking up on the all the great deals. I have always been a morning person so rising at the butt crack of morning doesn't bother me(especially if I am gonna save money doing it!)

So that leaves me to ask you all a few person shopping questions.

How many of you will be hitting the store on Black Friday(and I not mean strolling out to Big Lots after eating leftover turkey sandwiches for lunch!) I mean.... who is gonna set their alarm for 3:30am, spring out of bed, grab up your sales flyer's, have your route all plotted out the night before and hit the road!

ME....ME.....ME {waves hands high in the air while jumping up and down}

My next question is do you set price limits on who you are buying for or do you just buy the item the person has asked for and never even glimpse at the hefty price tag?

My next questions...do you set your self a shopping budget? I never leave home without my Christmas list spread sheet. It has everyone names that I am buying for and the budget for that person.

And my last question....how much do you normally spend on Christmas gifts for friends & family? I try and stick to a very strict CASH budget when shopping for Christmas. We have a Christmas Club at work where I have money taken out of each pay check and then the last week in October they give us a check for the amount we have put in PLUS interest...WOO HOO!!!!

So fill me in...do you have any money saving tips or tricks that you can teach me????

Do share......


Kari said...

I LOVE Black Friday shopping! Last year, we actually left around 11:30 pm Thanksgiving night and stayed out all night. WalMart was open anyway and people were already lining up for their specific deals (of course you couldn't get sale prices until 5 a.m.) It was so much fun. We hit WalMart and Target and were home by 9 a.m. My Black Friday shopping is usually for some very specific deals on electronics. This year I'm hoping to find a great deal on a computer and a digital camera. Have fun!

T said...

I'm pretty sure you are close to being a Black Friday professional shopper!

Miss Jody said...

I'm so jealous.
I have never been able to shop Black Friday.
I have always had to work.
This year however....all flippin' year I thought I had it off. It's my original day off....
Then I was advised this week...I'm working. Boo!
I hope you do great and get some good stuff!!!!
Shop for me!!!!
I envy you!!!your so cute xoxoxoxoox

Tamela said...

Black Friday scares me! I tend to hide in my house until the day is over!

scrapwordsmom said...

This year I am going with one of my best friends so I can't wait! I will be looking for a deal on a Wii...we don't have one...

I will have specific things and what I can spend. We are on a waaaaay tight budget this year:(

Jules said...

You are way more of a pro Black Friday shopper than me. I just started going the last two years. But I found out I love it! I would love to learn all that you know....

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

i am SO flying to meet you to shop Black Friday! No, wait! Come here! We don't have sales tax on clothes! Even better! except it is super cold and you'll freeze your buns, but we can woggle after!

Now, we are strictly cash too, so I keep to a (decent) budget!

WhisperingWriter said...

I go out on Black Friday but not till 730. I'm not sure if I could do the 4 AM thing.

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