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100 Days to Christmas Are Shops Marketing This Earlier and Earlier?

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I have just been inundated with marketing emails reminding me it is only 100 to Christmas. I seem to remember it used to be after Haloween before Christmas stuff was on the shelves. Do you think it's a clever plot to buy more? e.g you buy the tins of chocolates because they are on offer knowing you will have to replace them or is that just me? πŸ˜€

beccatavender
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff9 days ago

Yes, I agree with you this year advertising Christmas products have started already. I see those chocolate tins in stores welcoming you as soon as you enter.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE9 days ago

I am really surprised at how early Christmas begins in the stores - not really in to it this early!

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador9 days ago

I think it's nice to have something to look forward to, what with many peoples holidays and lives taking a hit this year.

If people don't like it, simply ignore it.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
9 days ago

Whilst thinking it's too early, I must admit that as I have been spending more time in-doors.I have done more internet shopping, so have been making the most of the deals, so have done most of my Christmas shopping πŸ˜‡ although I will have to remember what I have bought and where I have hidden them 😊

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RegularComper90
RegularComper909 days ago

Bah humbug!

Only kidding. πŸ˜†

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap8 days ago

I forgot where I'd hid one of my sons pressents the other week🀣@beccatavender

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laraquinn
laraquinn9 days ago

I wish there was some kind of moratorium on Christmas until at least November.Lets get Halloween out of the way first.πŸŽƒ

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Getsome
Getsome9 days ago

On the way to work this morning the radio station had all I want for Christmas playing!!!! Far too early for Christmas songs urgh

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
9 days ago

Agree, I have a friend who hates Christmas and the build up to it just makes her feel more alone. My personally hate " It Wish it could be Christmas Everyday" by Slade, but I do like other Christmas songs but in December πŸ™‚

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644689 days ago

I can’t believe it’s only 100 days until Christmas! I feel like I need to start shopping but know it will get left until last minute the same as every year lol!

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
9 days ago

It may be a good thing as a lot of the cheapest sale have a 2 or 3 month delivery time πŸ™‚

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold9 days ago

I suspect alot of shops will be hoping to claw back some of the money they lost during the pandemic (those that were closed at least) hence the earlier marketing this year.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
9 days ago

True & if you go by the number of parcel deliveries I get ever day, I have done my bit for the economy πŸ™‚

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SarahBenne67061
SarahBenne670619 days ago

I think this year people are starting early because they want the year to be over and have something to look forward to! So I think the shops have started early to reflect that..

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ACR
ACR9 days ago

Yes definitely, I posted a competition in July to win a Christmas bundle for 2021. So, not only are we getting marketing for this Christmas, but also the next one πŸŽ… Merry Christmas for 2021! πŸŽ… - https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/competitions/win-2021-christmas-box-croftandcole

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Moonstone22
Moonstone229 days ago

It doesn't seem right that there are more Christmas decorations than Halloween decorations in store when Halloween is closer

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold8 days ago

Iv noticed that there doesn't seem to be as many Halloween decorations in stores. I think maybe the shops have realised there is going to be fewer Halloween gatherings this year so demand for costumes is going to be lower & so therefore they have ordered fewer stock.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone228 days ago

Glitterandgold I agree with you, it is so difficult to find any Halloween things. It is understandable that the stores don't want to waste money buying stock when there will probably be nobody trick or treating. It is a shame, I have been going from shop to shop trying to find a pumpkin pie and nobody is making any this year. I have had to import Halloween snacks from America

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rls
rls9 days ago

This year I have been more organised than ever I started buying in January. Maybe past me knew what was in the offing......

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi9 days ago

It is normal

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
9 days ago

Completely agree. It's the same ever year. Except this year is quite different for lots of families.

Missing family members and friends is always more poignant over the festive season. This year has been one to remember for all the wrong reasons.

I am not a big Christmas person myself. This year, will probably be even more low key. I kind of like it that way. I think the message of Christmas gets lost amongst the endless needless and excessive gifts. It is my least favourite Christian festival. Any meaning has been lost a long time ago.

Xx

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi8 days ago

People lost their jobs, have no money. Lock down months on reduced income was a hit for most.

I think we will balance back if we spend less during Christmas.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
9 days ago

I agree with the sentiment as I lost my Mum this year. However, I get a lot of joy from choosing gifts for friends and family and during lock down online retail therapy has help me keep my spirits up. As I know Christmas itself will be extremely hard for me

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap8 days ago

I only think of pressents if I see a good deal until after my daughter birthday end October

I do have 1 or 2 things and buy paper when cheap after Christmas

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BusySparrowMum
BusySparrowMum8 days ago

Yes ... I LOVE Christmas but let’s just hold off until December shall we πŸ™„

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
8 days ago

True, the original question was about marketing being too early☺

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SuzJ
SuzJ8 days ago

Oh gosh, I hadn't given Christmas any thought at all

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beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
8 days ago

I have but only because there have been such good deals, recently and I needed to justify spending so much πŸ˜€

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