Black Friday, Red Budget?

Black Friday has come and gone. Cyber Monday is upon us. The shopping frenzy continues. At Thanksgiving, my aunt was talking about catching a couple of hours of sleep and then packing up at midnight to head to the mall. A little crazy? Sure. But it's all in good fun.

The real question is:

Did you budget for it?

Is your little outburst of shopping frenzy putting you in the red? People really go nuts over this stuff. I don't think it is as bad as it used to be, but I also don't think that the deals are as good, nor the products as high-quality as they used to be.

The Mrs. hit the Black Friday sales at JoAnn's (surprised?) and spent around $60. Since my paycheck had hit, it came out of December's budget. We'd talked about budgeting some for Black Friday shopping, but without knowing what would be on sale, we hesitated. Even still, our budget remains in the black.

What did you spend on shopping this year? Did you bust the budget? Let us know in the comments, and consider watching What Would Jesus Buy:)


Ms. May said...

I spent $20 or so on handcrafted yarn that was slashed 50% at a local yarn shop. I felt a little guilty about it, but yarn is just one of those things... and it didn't break the bank, so I'll just cuddle with it and enjoy the deal I got.

sara l said...

I didn't spend any money on Friday. Monday I bought an unplanned for KitchenAid mixer. It's a big (and unplanned for expense) expense but won't send us into the red. We wouldn't have bought it otherwise.

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