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OK I don't panic buy or over buy at Xmas the shop is shut for 2 days corner shop one but at the supermarket you see people with trolleys full to top most of them 2

Do you buy excessive amounts of alcohol I used to buy loads but over the years learnt I was just wasting money as it ended up in bin

Ann1984
2 months ago
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hspexy
hspexy2 months ago

No, I buy more after xmas, once the sales kick in. All the fancy xmas stuff on offer now will be half the price after Boxing Day, and 70% or more off in January

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain2 months ago

This year instead of buying boxes of biscuits we have bought individual packet and saved half what we normally spend.

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TiaTia
TiaTia2 months ago

No I have never really gone over the top but I know what you mean about people with trolleys full of food and drink, the shops are only closed for a day or two, you'd think the world was coming to an end. 😆 Don't get me wrong I still buy treats such as chocolates, nibbles, a few bottles etc. I tend to look at all the lovely Christmas items on display and just think when the shop re opens after Christmas it will all be half price so may as well wait another few days. ha ha. Always buy my cards and wrapping paper in the sale too. 👍

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8r3
8r32 months ago

We buy a lot, but then we don't have to go shopping for a while, plus we're a family of 5.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

No, just do not go over budget.

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Mango4
Mango42 months ago

Yes unfortunately we do every year buy much more than we need ( despite trying every year not to), also end up giving more presents than we intended.

The thing is we start buying bits and pieces around September time, and it just seems to accumulate, often we forget what we have bought already and buy similar again a few months later, or the shops tempt us in with great deals nearer Christmas.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

No way only buy for close friends and family and only buy what they want

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Faye1
Faye12 months ago

No I stick to what I need and that is it. Otherwise I end up binning it and not using it

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

No, we just buy what we need. Our corner shop is open on boxing day and was actually open on Christmas day last year in the morning (the owner doesn't celebrate Christmas). We don't buy alcohol as we don't drink.

My mum always went minimal at Christmas. Enough food for Christmas day and for the leftovers to do boxing day and my mil is the same so my husband and I do the same too.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames2 months ago

I go over the top on presents but not food. We go to my mums every year for xmas dinner and she goes over the top in the run up to xmas buying food that no one really eats but is associated with xmas 🤣 the only thing i buy extra is a few chocolate tubs and tins of biscuits.

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JaneWest
JaneWest2 months ago

I still do my 7 day meal planner but but over Christmas we have beef gammon and pork so it's more special menu for that week so buy a few bits more then normally would, I probably spend the same amount on presents as years ago but it is now split into kids and grandkids, and also buy some alcohol as I don't drink in the house normally, think there is still wine from mothers day in cupboard

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KazLou
KazLou2 months ago

I try to go for more in the sales I started in January then added a few bits on Black Friday and then used my voucher money from latest deals on amazon to buy my food it worked out so much better I didn’t spend over the top and still managed to get what I wanted x

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold2 months ago

I used too. When my kids were little we did go over the top but learnt it's not worth it. Half the toys weren't played with & often we'd be left in debt. Iv got much better over the years at planning & organizing. I probably still go a little over the top compared to some but it is now within our means & more organized/prepared for, less stressful & far more enjoyable.

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