Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 2: Black Friday/General Shopping Tips and Tricks

Day 2: Black Friday/General Shopping Tips & Tricks

Tip 1: I don't go shopping on Black Friday. I always work... i could either sit here and throw a pitty party for myself - or use it as a productive day in the office and then at 2:00 I can leave to go and cut down our family XMas tree....

Tip 2: Make a list [Santa's not the only one with a list this time of year!] note all the people who you are exchanging gifts with, ideas of what to get them, and then your budget for their gift. Try to stay under budget if at all possible

Tip 3: I always shop online and then go to the store to buy.... I rarely go shopping - I go buying. Alleviates the stress and I know exactly what I am after when I go into the stores

Tip 4: Keep a running list of ideas for gifts throughout the year. Even though the person mentions that they would like something in May make a note of it... it will make it that much more special when they open it - that you first off cared to listen back then, but more importantly that you were listening!

What are your shopping/buying tips? I would love to hear yours!

Head on over to Aly or Molly's blogs and link up!

Happy Tuesday!

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Aly @ Analyze This said...

Remember in May I wanted that Coach bag and that new pair of Kate Spade sunglasses...Oh, and that sweater from Target ... Ya, just reminding you in case THAT post-it went missing!! ;)

Kit said...

I am loving Tip 3!

Miss Chelsea said...

I try to remember what people mention all year long, except I'm not bright enough to keep a list... so it usually slips my mind by the time Christmas comes around. Err, it's the thought that counts right?

Melissa Jo said...

Keeping a running list is such a great idea! I always come up with ideas and then forget & then remember again, it gets so frustrating!

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Molly said...

Love these! Boo for not being able to shop on black friday, but its fun that you go get the family tree that day ;)

SO sad I can't join your blogger meet up, darn for living too far away :(

Thanks for linking up girl!


Kendra said...

I started my list for gift ideas for people back in June. It's good to buy while you have money.!

LivKit said...

Great ideas! I dont do black friday either!