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Do you shop(Christmas) within a budget?

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by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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WritingMom777
by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Yes, up to a point.  I have a set amount we want to try to stay within and do so as much as I am able.  Sometimes if there is a sale, though, we might buy extra to reserve for DH's birthday which is in January.  This year, DH and I are only getting each other small certificates that the whole family can use together so that we have enough to also spend on others.  DS and I always make as many gifts as possible to.  I also set aside money in an account just for gifts as I am able.  This year has been harder because of unexpected expenses but at least a good chunk will already be covered before Christmas.  

Jules_
by Julie on Nov. 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Same here but I also shop all year long. Not just in November in December.

Quoting PoehlerBear1983:

I only buy what i can afford. I dont do credit cards so i guess yes i do. I dont have a set amount in mind though its just what i can afford
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teesoloca
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

 i start out that way, then it all goes to hell midway through...LOL

ashleymosq
by Ruby Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Most years I kind of do. Our budget is usually really small so I get what I can on clearance and try to spend as little as possible on the rest. This year we didn't have a budget, so they got a lot more than they ever have from us.

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