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    Default Yesterday was "Buy Nothing Day"

    How did you all do?

    I didn't "need" to buy anything, until I found out my son invited 2 of his friends to spend the night, so with 3 teenage boys in the house I walked to the store, through the snow with our dogs and bought milk at about 8pm!

    I "almost" made it.

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    I guess I did pretty well, but I had no idea there was a movement afoot.

    I stayed home yesterday and today and didn't spend any money. Have to go shopping tomorrow, though.
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    MadHen -- From what I gathered... Buy Nothing Day in Canada is the opposite of Black Friday in the US

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    I had no choice but spend $96.35 on 12 bottles of assorted wines and 2 bottles of Champagne. Mostly to give away to male co-workers for Christmas and my coming Wine and cheese gathering. Well, I don't feel bad, because today I made $56.00 on my odd job. Now I all set with my presents, just have to wrap the bottles along with coasters.

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    So was it unpatriotic of me to not run out and buy stuff? Or am I just being a diplomat? So confused....
    Last edited by madhen; 11-29-2008 at 11:33 PM.
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    Madhen, I certainly wouldn't call you unpatriotic for not rushing out to be part of what seems to be the madness of Black Friday, just smart and frugal!

    As far as being a diplomat I think we could bestow that title upon you, even though you were unaware, LOL!

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    Woo hoo! Thank you!

    (Mad Hen the Diplomat is plotting how to work her way up to knighthood....)
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    ROTFLMAO!!!!

    Where's our british sisters when you need them, eh!

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    OK, I almost made it but DH sent me out to buy lottery tickets

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    Other than a few food items for family dinner, I didn't buy anything.

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    I didn't buy anything. I will admit, though, that I didn't know it was Buy Nothing Day; therefore, not buying anything really wasn't a conscious decision.

    Does it still count?

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    I've been celebrating Buy Nothing Day ever since I heard about it a couple years back.

    ETA: I'm quite certain it's not a specifically Canadian thing.
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    Please don't laugh, but I was brought up with some superstisions. I am not a big believer, but I follow some of them which I noticed make sence to me.
    On Mondays back home no one borrows money or lends money, they don't let anything out of the house, because apparently if you spend money on Monday, then all week you will spend, spend. If you get on Monday somethinga freebie, or even found a penney, then it is a good sign, you will have a good week. Yesterday I found two pennies, then got an assignment to do this week, which will pay $30.00. I don't even pay my bills on Mondays. Since I was stack at home on Sunday and Monday I didn't spend, I have two days NO spend money. Sweeet!

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    I was doing really good all day yesterday until I remembered that I had to pay off my k-mart layaway by Dec. 5th or forfeit the layaway.

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    So is this a once a month thing? Or what? I've not heard of Buy Nothing Day until these boards. Having to admit, I totally flubbed yesterday, but then I just didn't cotton on to what this was. I had to buy vitamins and supplements as it was 15-25% off day at the store and I was out of stuff.

    Jean

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