December 5, 2008

Friday Fun: Holiday Edition

Friday Fun
Hosted by Kiki

Kiki says..."This year, the economy in its current state has really hurt a lot of people. So this week’s meme is about spreading holiday cheer on a budget!"

1. Did you do the so fun Black Friday shopping? Did you get any really good deals? The only shopping I did on Black Friday was grocery shopping. The crowds are too much to deal with and I wish I had waited until the day after to do my shopping.

2. Does your family do gifts for everyone or do you draw names? My family is not that big so we tend to do gifts for everyone. Depending on how things are financially we may put spending limits on the gifts.

3. About how many people do you have to gift this year?
I have about 15 people to purchase gifts for, my children, brother, his wife and kids, my in-laws and The Man are included.

4. How about that big holiday meal? That can get pricey so how do you save some money and still put on a great meal?
We don't really have a huge meal. Turkey (or ham), stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner rolls, pies, cake, candies. It doesn't have to be elaborate...just yummy and fulfilling!

5. What are your top 5 tips for saving money this year on gifts? I always love finding something new and different!
~Shop early
~Browse stores online before going out shopping.
Look for bargains
~Know what you are looking for and find out the best place to purchase it.
~If you are going to multliple stores plan your trip ahead of time. Take into consideration peak shopping times and eat before you leave the house.


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