Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deals, Deals, Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday ushers in the start of the gift giving season. Enticing deals, one after the next can be spotted splashed across TV screens, newspapers, bill boards and the internet. 

People literally go insane to get their hands on something they didn't even know they needed before a sale was announced. 

And I get it. I too get caught up in the black friday, cyber monday madness. This year the deals were especially good. Most of my favorite stores advertised 40 - 60% off storewide sales. But, before I clicked the confirm purchase button, I pledged to and successfully stepped away from my virtual shopping cart for ten minutes and seriously contemplated what I was about to do.


Because I took this approach to shopping this go round, I was able to make better decisions and not make spur of the moment purchases that were fueled by red tags. So what did I purchase?

This decision came about because I had to carefully weigh what was more important. Based on inevitable changes in my life and the economic climate in the near future, I have to tighten my purse strings and every penny need to be properly managed.

Even though I had to pass up some great deals, I have no regrets. Life goes on and there will always be next black friday and cyber monday.




14 comments:

  1. Love this post. I actually made myself not check the internet at all and guess what?!
    I ended up buying a MacBook Pro honestly, but all the little things that add up I avoided lol
    Let me just hush now :)

    http://jamiesessions11.blogspot.com

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    1. Whooooooa, a macbook pro!!! At least that will last for years on end (lol).

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  2. We don't have black friday in England, we do have boxing day sales though on the 26th which people seem to go a bit mental other! I prefer to shop online though.

    Oh, I am here from the bloghop by the way =)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Shopping online definitely is less of a hassle. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I grabbed a LOT of cyber deals with closed eyes . I just can't resist some good deals!
    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. haha Noor! Those deals were really calling my name too.

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  4. Never celebrated thanksgiving or black friday, i only once had the boxing day (day after christmas) in London. Serious insane!!!!!!

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    1. Are your stores open on Boxing day in London? Ours aren't open over here.

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  5. we don't have black friday in Singapore... soo sad
    xoxo
    Rena

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    1. Were you able to participate in the cyber monday sales? On another note, I would love to visit Singapore someday to study your educational practices. Heard you'll have some of the highest performing students in the world.

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  6. Well said. It's been so tempting for me too, because most of the US sites I like deliver to New Zealand. I must admit, I've been pretty bad this pre-Christmas. So many sales going on at the moment. Need to stop!

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    1. Yup those deals were really seductive!

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  7. love this post omg! i was very tempted too

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Glad you stopped by.

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