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Cyber Shopping

November 30th, 2015 at 05:13 am

I only purchased two items during the weekend shopping frenzy and I bought them both online. As a matter of fact on Black Friday, I took my phone and used it to make money. I used Shopkick and Checkpoints to check in and scan items.

I did purchase the Kindle Fire that was on sale for $34.99 late Wednesday night and it arrived on Friday! I went back and forth deciding if I should, but my other one is 2 years old and the power button is sticking often. I use my Kindle Fire every day (sometimes for work too). So, I bought it for $21 after taxes and Amazon credit. This morning I made my other purchase on Target.com. I bought my son a pair of jeans for Christmas. They started at $18.55 including tax. By the time I used my Red Card, used the 15% off Target is offering today, and gift cards from Shopkick, I paid $6.98 including tax. I also get free shipping.

I am doing very little shopping this year. I am only buying for my son (spending $50 or less), my nephew (I stick to no more than $15), my grandmother ($25) and putting savings of $25 each in my two grandkids accounts, that will be it. My adult kids and I don't exchange. My husband still isn't working (that is a post for another time) so no exchange there either. I should spend less than $150 total. One part of me feels slightly guilty. However, I do not want to spend money I don't have and everyone has so much stuff already.

I did have my friend crochet some really nice stockings for my grandkids too. I paid for the supplies when I visited her in Michigan last January. I picked them up when I went back in October. My daughter brought them to my son's house on Thanksgiving. I wish the picture feature worked here so I could post how nice they turned out.

On a financial note, I am keeping a tight budget until my first full paycheck at the new job on the 17th. Thank goodness for savings and mystery shopping income. It will pull me through in the meantime.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

4 Responses to “Cyber Shopping”

  1. pjmama Says:

    Because you're going light on the gifts, you can focus instead on just spending time and enjoying company for the holidays! Great find with the Fire!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like great work to me on the spending!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sometimes you need a break from buying lots of Christmas presents because of financial reasons, it happens to all of us

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm only exchanging gifts with my mom and my BF - my brother and I agreed a long time ago not to exchange gifts. When I was in CA I treated my grandma and aunt to a couple different things. Other than that - that's it.

    Good job on the Fire deal!

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