Is there a saving for Xmas 09 thread?

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Hi all,

does anyone know if theres a saving for Xmas09 thread, and where it is :) thanks!
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  • doelani
    doelani Posts: 2,576 Forumite
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    2009 :eek: I have not even thought of Xmas 2008
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  • Cleosmum
    Cleosmum Posts: 2,673 Forumite
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    And I thought I started early by shopping in the jan sales!
  • xredwebx
    xredwebx Posts: 156 Forumite
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    lmao, I meant 08!!! lol whoops! not that organised!!!
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  • Bargainfinder_3
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    lol - and I thought I was organised!! We have £60 a month going into an account, which is a combined account for christmas/birthdays/family events/social life.... so I'm not sure what will be left at Christmas!! Hopefully enough. Does anyone else buy presents throughout the year and have a 'present box' I do - it's fab.... it overflows after my birthday.. (hides in shame!!)
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    lol - and I thought I was organised!! We have £60 a month going into an account, which is a combined account for christmas/birthdays/family events/social life.... so I'm not sure what will be left at Christmas!! Hopefully enough. Does anyone else buy presents throughout the year and have a 'present box' I do - it's fab.... it overflows after my birthday.. (hides in shame!!)
    I used to have 3 present boxes and a present drawer (due to finished baskets and reducing shopaholicness now only got 1 box and 1 drawer but some finished baskets!:rotfl:
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  • Cleosmum
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    Did a search and found a few mentioning xmas 08 but this is the savings one:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=691649
  • milliemonster
    milliemonster Posts: 3,708 Forumite
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    I do buy during the year but normally end up at xmas with far too many presents for the kids!, I think I would be better by giving myself a budget in November and then just getting everything in one go as I would spend less that way
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  • angelflower_2
    angelflower_2 Posts: 2,426 Forumite
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    lol - and I thought I was organised!! We have £60 a month going into an account, which is a combined account for christmas/birthdays/family events/social life.... so I'm not sure what will be left at Christmas!! Hopefully enough. Does anyone else buy presents throughout the year and have a 'present box' I do - it's fab.... it overflows after my birthday.. (hides in shame!!)

    Ha ha ha ha....yes, I do that too....the present box .... also admit to it getting fuller after xmas and birthdays. In fact, dd just had her birthday and on the night of it, she came through with a few items for the present box which i thought was hilarious.
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  • NW-ANGEL
    NW-ANGEL Posts: 299 Forumite
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    lol - and I thought I was organised!! We have £60 a month going into an account, which is a combined account for christmas/birthdays/family events/social life.... so I'm not sure what will be left at Christmas!! Hopefully enough. Does anyone else buy presents throughout the year and have a 'present box' I do - it's fab.... it overflows after my birthday.. (hides in shame!!)

    love the present box idea thats cool!!!
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