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Did you go over your budget Christmas shopping this year

I don't think I did, but once everything gets added up I'm sure I did. I ended up getting everything either on sale, clearance, or discounted. And managed to pick myself up a present too. So if I did go over budget it was well worth it =)

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MsWood729

Asked by MsWood729 at 4:16 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I did. I got some great deals, and thought I was ok, but DH did some shopping as well, so we ended up having to raise the dollar amount for all the kids. We usually do pretty well, just got our wires crossed this year :)
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 4:18 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • @ Scuba: Same here I'm saying I'm done & Hubby says he hasn't started yet, LoL!!! He says there's a few things he wants to pick up for our son. Just praying it's nothing that I already got him =)
    ~*~Holli~*~
    MsWood729

    Comment by MsWood729 (original poster) at 4:19 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I don't usually set a formal budget. I just watch for deals and try to opt for less expensive gifts. I also started shopping early so we wouldn't be paying for it all at once.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 4:22 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • @ HotMama330: I started shopping for my son in the Summertime, but I also do that b/c his Birthday is December 30th & I don't want to be strapped trying to buy everything at once.
    ~*~Holli~*~
    MsWood729

    Comment by MsWood729 (original poster) at 4:24 PM on Dec. 1, 2010


  • I still have 2 more gifts to get, but considering the items I plan to buy, I expect to be a few dollars under or right on my budget.
    sjjeaster

    Answer by sjjeaster at 4:44 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Nope. I spent just enough and got gifts I did not expect to find.
    Jazmineamomma

    Answer by Jazmineamomma at 4:48 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Not yet! But I think we might need to up it a little since we changed our minds on some things...
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 5:33 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • We did not go over the budget yet but still have about 6 gifts to get. Everything was on sale and I am trying not to buy anything for the new baby yet but still got some stuff. My son , nephews, and nieces have all their wants and needs . Nothing yet for the adult in our lives but I am praying $500 stretches with the upcoming sales.
    karing4elmas

    Answer by karing4elmas at 5:44 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Yup, we have no budget because we do not buy gifts. We celebrate family instead, it is awesome. Great food, great visit. Awesome Awesome Awesome. No stress, no gifts people dont want anyway. Awesomeness!
    voni681

    Answer by voni681 at 5:52 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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