Every Holiday season, I fall into the same trap. I'm supposed to be thinking of others, not shopping for myself. But what do I do? I end up buying a ton of stuff for myself too, and it's soooooo nawt always stuff I need. I've been thinking about doing a longer No Buy for a while, but now I'm really ready to commit. No Buy July wasn't that bad. It wasn't even that hard. (And this is me saying that!)
But this time around is a little different. THIS No Buy isn't just for one month. It's not just for AFTER Black Friday. It's MORE than 3 months. It's 70 Days. SEVENTY!
Yep. You read that correctly!!! It's a HoHoHo No Buy!
Yesterday marked the beginning of my 2013 Holiday No Buy. 70 (seventy!) entire days of not purchasing anything other than the essentials.*
*With a few exceptions.
The Official Rules...
1. I won't by anything but the essentials. Essentials = Coffee, Soda, snacks, other beverages, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, foundation, and hairspray. (I think that's all.)
2. I'll allow myself 12 Treats of Christmas. 12 things from now until 12/25/13. Each treat must be under $6.00 and will be documented here.
3. Items purchased with Gift Cards don't count. Especially Gift Cards I already have.
4. Gift Cards may be purchased as gifts, but not for myself.