Planning for early shopping next week

@adnileb (5035)
Philippines
October 18, 2012 8:16pm CST
...and I’m so excited! We have a holiday here next week that falls on a Friday. It’s for the Muslims called Feast of the Sacrifice. And that day, we decided to go on a shopping for gifts during the holidays. We will go at some place cheaper so we can buy many gifts. Maybe later, I will list down the items to buy. I have read some of you have started their shopping as early as now too. How about the others? Are you planning to go on a shopping soon? Thanks for sharing!
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Can I join you? hahahaha! Actually I am pretty excited myself for a whole week break of my kids. I don't need to wake up so early in the morning to cook breakfast for them. And yes, I could use that time to go to the mall and do some Christmas Shopping.
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Of course you can join me! So let's go shopping by next week then. Have you listed down the ityems you will buy?
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
I no longer make lists like I used to do. I just buy things which I think is worth it for a specific person, well, of course, within a budget.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
I will buy gifts for many persons so I am trying to list some now. It's my first time to list down things to buy because last year, I was able to forget to buy some persons their gifts. So, it turns out that I saved a bit from forgetting. In this way, I can list the estimated price too so I know I am still within the budget.
• India
19 Oct 12
We just used to shop our clothes once in a month or twice in a month and it depends on the availibality of money in my pocket. Tomorrow is the day my mother just used to go to market and purchase things needed for the kitchen. It is the day the shops are loaded with new vegetables and I think it is the best day to select as the shopping day becuase we can get good new vegetables
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Oh, it's like having a market day. I think every place have what they call the "market day" It's good to buy many veggies especially when they are fresh. I missed eating fresh veggies way back when I was in Baguio. Have a nice day! Enjoy your shopping tomorrow!
• India
19 Oct 12
During the shopping I would like to give myparents a little surprises and I hope it can put a lot of smile on the. It is long time I was planning to give them something and I feel tomorrow is the right time to it
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Wow, that's so nice of you. So what are you planning to give your mom?
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
SM Bacoor is having a big sale for this month and I am excited to go. I want to go for an early christmas gift shopping for family specially when it's "sale" co's for sure I will get good deals. I'm just waiting for hubby to come home from work seminar so that we'll to there together. Of course I needed hubby's credit card for the shopping. hahaha. I don't have the list yet but I have the stuff to buy in my mind already. I wish hubby would come home soon.:)
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Your hubby's credit card?? It's a good thing to wait for him then. Haha! How wonderful it is to just swipe and swipe and then your hubby will be the one to pay in the end.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Yup! my hubby's credit card. We actually agreed that we're only having one credit card so that we will not spend that much and not just giving all our money to the bank for paying every month. Hubby is always on the look of the stuff I'm buying. There are a lot of "we really need that? do you really need that? we still have that! and a lot more... do you think's???..." whenever we go shopping. hahaha. But its better to be like that than regret at the end when the bill comes. Happy mylotting to you.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
That's better than just buying everything you like. We should always take into consideration whether the item is usable or not. Nowadays, everything gets so expensive so we should spend wisely.
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Good for you, i already went to shopping last payday and i almost run out of budget coz there's a lot of things that i really want to buy specially new line of clothing as i wanted to change all my clothes but then i only shop for my self though not yet for gift as i need to wait for my thirteen month pay for it, though last Sunday my mother told me that i need to buy new clothes for my daughter who is now having vacation at the province for almost 2 months now as she said my daughter gain a lot of weight and that her clothes is already small to her and i feel so guilty that i didn't even think of buying my clothes when i was shopping for myself.
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
22 Oct 12
How exciting it is to shop for yourself? I wanted that a long time ago but lack of money controls me. I was always hesitant to spend my savings and always wait for 13th month pay before I shop for myself. But sometimes, when I have extra money, I save it for one time shopping. I always go to bazaar because it's much cheaper. Maybe on your 13th month pay, you can shop for your daughter.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
20 Oct 12
Hi adnileb! I wish I could do that also. Perhaps I could go for shopping on the first week of November after my examination (work related). Just finished with my training and my budget might not be enough. Hopefully we have our bonus already. Have a nice day and enjoy your shopping!
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Yes, how I wish they'd give us our bonus every October. Have a nice weekend!
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
As early as September, my wife is making a list of people and their corresponding gifts. We really need to plan ahead to save money and time. Avoiding the rush, really to avoid being stressed out during those days. Thanks
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
That's good and early. If only I have the money, I prefer buying gifts as early as september too. But until now, I don't have money so I decided to spend money from my savings then I will just return it back upon receiving my 13th month pay on December. Have a nice day!
@thesids (22357)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 Oct 12
Hi adnileb I wonder what gift(s) are you going to buy for me I will be going shopping maybe this evening or tomorrow as my wife said she will try to catch the daytime train to my place If she is able to make it, we will be getting her the phone this evening. And yes, we take the train to kolkata tomorrow. So the rest of the shopping will be at this new place
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Yeeepeeee!! So your dashera vacation starts tomorrow? Can't wait to see some pictures from the festival. I was thinking of buying you something useful but as of now, I can't think of it yet. Before that, I will wait for a treat from you at the festival.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Oh two nearby malls here in the office are having their mega sale and giant sale so most of my colleagues where there now to do their Christmas shopping. Listing things that you will buy could help a lot so that you really know and won't forget anything.
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
I'd love to go on malls with sale but the problem is I sometimes hate crowds and long queues on every cashier. But if I am going to buy lots of things then it will be okay. Where is that mall? I think I can't make it there because we plan to go by next week. I have listed them all down, same with the person that I will give the gift. I also put there the estimated amount to spend per gift and oh my, the total is so shocking!
@lymsnb (223)
• China
19 Oct 12
i feel the same with you , today is friday , tomorrow is weekend, i am forword to shopping with my best friends forever ,as you said ,i also very excited .i guess we should go shopping as soon as after school. have a nice day wish you happy my dear friend
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Oh, so you still go to school. I think you are excited for the holidays and long vacation. Yes, you should an early shopping too with your friends. When you are together, you can brainstorm the gift ideas you want to buy. Have a nice weekend to you, lym...
• United States
19 Oct 12
I need to take a break right now and collect some more money. I am done with my mans shopping and i just need my daughters money and my mothers gift.
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@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
I don't have the holiday pay yet but I am going to spend my savings. So you already did the early shopping. Just few more and you can relax totally. What did you buy for Adrian? I was wondering what to buy for my fiance.
• India
2 Nov 12
Dashara is gone, i gave gifts as i have said in my discussion, Diwali is coming, i have to do shopping too. Thanks for sharing
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
The early shopping was canceled because of the typhoon that went here last last week. so we have to do it next week and hope this is for sure. What is the difference between dashara and diwali, if I may ask you, professor?
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• India
4 Nov 12
Dashara is basically worship of Goddess, Diwali is the festival of fire works, Goddess Laxmi and God Ganesh. You can get information in wikipaedia
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
Wiki explanation is long. Yours is specific. Thanks!
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• Malaysia
4 Nov 12
Hi. I know this discussion is three weeks old, but shopping isn't haha. Seriously, I'm sure you have done your shopping with excitement. Mind will be this coming December if everything goes well for Christmas and my youngest sis' wedding. This kind of shopping is special because it only comes once in a year. It doesn't mean I will spend money unneccessarily, but more like to share with other family members and make them feeling joyful.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
Guess what? My early shopping was postponed because of the last typhoon. We'll do it by next week. Hope the weather's just fine. We have to budget everything. This season is really expensive. I will also attend two weddings on December.
• Malaysia
4 Nov 12
So, I've missed the comments above. Sorry about that, but there is always next time. What is more important everyone's safety. December is going to be fllled with lots of activities with money involve so yes, it is wise to do your budget. Anyway, hope the weather is going to be nice to you hehe. Have fun shopping.
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
Hope so too. Thanks..