We've been buying things here and there since February. Trying t... moreWe've been buying things here and there since February. Trying to both pick up nice gifts at good prices, and also spread out the spending instead of doing it all at once. If we're just talking gifts, I'd say we'll spend about $800 this year by the time it's all said and done, maybe more. We do have about a third of it done already...we're a bit behind.
I would say that 100% of my shopping has been online. I've used ... moreI would say that 100% of my shopping has been online. I've used lots of rewards points and got gift cards to use on my purchases. My total shopping for 3 adults and 4 kids has been $40.
The early reports are in, stating that American retail sales wil... moreThe early reports are in, stating that American retail sales will increase 3.5 - 4% this year. The total amount in Christmas shopping will reach about $968 Billion. Slightly more than half will be online sales and 9% will go to catalog sales.
How will you shop this year and how much will you spend?
On Friday we were finally able to open our windows at home & tur... moreOn Friday we were finally able to open our windows at home & turn off the central a/c, thanks to some cooler weather. Hopefully we will be able to leave the windows open through Monday or Tuesday. It was really nice today, very cool in the morning. Right now it is only 76 in our house! Cooler than we would keep it if we had the air on, and saving money.
Today (Saturday) we enjoyed a nice fall morning breakfast on our back patio. Then we ran a couple of errands around town, dropped off clothes at the drycleaners. Did a "curb shop" (when someone sets items out at the curb free for pickup) and got a few items for the house - a nightstand/end table, a nice set of stainless steel industrial heavy shelving that we'll use in the garage, and a caddy for cleaning supplies. I had a few work hours this evening, but we're having internet problems so that hasn't gone too well. We had breakfast at home, but we did stop at McDonald's for lunch. DH skipped dinner, and I just made a quick sandwich.
Tomorrow - not sure so far. I ... less
I had a good day today. I went to work but after a couple of hou... moreI had a good day today. I went to work but after a couple of hours with a full staff and little sales, i told the Mgr that if he needed volunteers to go home, I'd volunteer. He told me to enjoy my Saturday and i got home and walked 2 miles to the gym, worked out, and walked 2 miles home. Nice day with a choice of wearing a light jacket or not. I never get saturdays off. Never.
I cleaned and decluttered a bit at home and baked out some chicken for tacos tomorrow and made pumpkin pie. DS#2 said it was good.
Turtle-I think you're right about how the ins. companies save money by asking patients to jump through hoops.
Nancy- That was nice of you to share your pantry with your brother. I'm sure he appreciated it. less
I'm not one to follow the latest fads and there are some fashions that I will never wear, but I don't like to look like a frump and I suspect that you don't, either. When the clothing budget is limited for any reason, shopping at thrift stores or garage sales is a logical alternative and even if the...
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