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What's your Black Friday budget for this year?


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#31 wittenlover  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 14, 2019 - 1:27 pm

I don't generally budget for Black Friday either, but I usually have a good idea what I can get away with. This year the drawstrings are tighter than they've been in a long time, so I'm just hoping for some really good deals.

 

Likewise... Luckily not much I'm looking for this year. Had some unexpected bills that have really put a dent in my "fun money", almost to the point of non-existence. Oof.


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Posted Oct 15, 2019 - 5:38 am

Much smaller than usual and I hate it!!

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#33 Gator Pam  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 15, 2019 - 4:21 pm

Between my bilateral mastectomy in June of 2018, my DIEP FLAP reconstructive surgery in January of this year, and complications from the reconstructive surgery and first revision, I have barely worked these past 15 months and my credit cards are way over spent. Unfortunately, I'm getting by by making minimum payments for now, and paying the interest for doing so.

That said, I'll still shop for my loved ones. But gifts will probably be more focused on novelty tee shirts and the like this year. I've finally returned to working, but since I work as a clerical sub for a couple of school districts, it's only per diem with no benefits. Hopefully, I'll be able to start catching up by making double payments starting around the New Year.

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Posted Oct 17, 2019 - 6:23 am

We used to wing it the years past, but I made a conscious effort to set a little aside per paycheck.  What ever is not used will go towards Christmas gifts.  So our budget is $500  :woot2:



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Posted Oct 19, 2019 - 7:35 pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again "Budget, what budget?"  :lmao:



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Posted Oct 20, 2019 - 6:05 am

I have a general Christmas budget (like a certain amount of money per person I’m shopping for) that I try to stick to, Black Friday or otherwise. Of course some people end up over, and others end up under due to great BF deals, but it all tends to balance out. I find this easier than an overall budget because it helps me keep track of what I’m spending per person.

As for the items I buy for myself/household stuff, I don’t really have a budget for that. If I see something I want/need for way cheaper than normal, I just go for it. And for the stuff I buy on BF every year (cat litter!), I don’t spend money on it all year except for on BF so everything balances out.

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Posted Oct 23, 2019 - 12:56 pm

I have a general Christmas budget (like a certain amount of money per person I’m shopping for) that I try to stick to, Black Friday or otherwise. Of course some people end up over, and others end up under due to great BF deals, but it all tends to balance out. I find this easier than an overall budget because it helps me keep track of what I’m spending per person.

As for the items I buy for myself/household stuff, I don’t really have a budget for that. If I see something I want/need for way cheaper than normal, I just go for it. And for the stuff I buy on BF every year (cat litter!), I don’t spend money on it all year except for on BF so everything balances out.

 

Same.  I have a price range for each person that I buy gifts for, but on BF I tend to buy a lot of household items.  I don't stick to a budget specifically for BF.



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Posted Oct 23, 2019 - 1:10 pm

Just passed my Security + certification so that is at least $300 that does not have to go into the reserve. Bring on Black Friday!!!!!!



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Posted Oct 23, 2019 - 1:11 pm

The quantity and quality of deals that pop up determines my budget each year.



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Posted Oct 23, 2019 - 4:27 pm

My stress level just went through the roof as I was unexpectedly terminated from my job so I was like well there goes Christmas. Applied for unemployment n was checking indeed I swear almost hourly. Got a call not even a week after my termination and I started today. God may close a door but he opened a window.

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Posted Nov 2, 2019 - 6:58 pm

Can't spend a fortune this year. Braves on my kid ate most of my funds. Hope there are good deals!




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