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This & That for the Holidays Giveaway Hop!

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Christmas is almost upon us and what stage of preparation are you in?

Do you have a gift list made, have you bought any gifts?  Or maybe like me, you haven’t given it a thought yet!  It seems every year I’m out there a couple days before Christmas finishing up a few things.

I’m becoming more minimalistic in my thinking though and along with that my Christmas shopping has become more minimalistic too!  There have been Christmas’s in the past that I have gone into debt to buy gifts and I now realize that is the wrong thing for me to do.  I want to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus and make it more about that.

But now, no more of my rattling on, let’s focus on why you’re here.  The This & That Holiday Giveaway Hop!

I am giving away a $50.00 Visa gift card in this giveaway!

Who can’t use more money at this time of year?  So in that line of thinking, I decided to offer the Visa card so you can purchase the gift you choose for someone special.   So enter here and then go to all of the other blogs and enter there too!

Enter the This & That holiday giveaway hop for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! #holidayhop #giveaway #This&That #win Click To Tweet

I received no compensation for this giveaway.

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{ 138 comments }
Dana Rodriguez November 1, 2017, 12:50 pm

I have started but I have a long way to go!

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mami2jcn November 1, 2017, 1:00 pm

I’ve only purchased one gift so far.

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Karen Moore November 1, 2017, 1:40 pm

Yes I shopp all year long so that the expense is not so big in December.

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Lisa Brown November 1, 2017, 1:52 pm

no i have not started yet

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Cindy November 1, 2017, 1:55 pm

I have not started my Christmas shopping.

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Janet W. November 1, 2017, 1:59 pm

No, I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet.

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Connie Lee November 1, 2017, 2:02 pm

I’ve not started Christmas shopping yet, I have a small family and not much to shop for.

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Molli Vandehey-Taylor November 1, 2017, 2:52 pm

hahaha, noooo not one item, cant even think about christmas!

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Natalie November 1, 2017, 4:35 pm

I am over half way done with Christmas shopping!

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Rosie November 1, 2017, 4:56 pm

I try to make gifts, and also do gift baskets with food items, so I’ve been doing things since summer! But I haven’t done any real shopping yet.

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Maria B November 1, 2017, 6:18 pm

I picked up some gifts for Christmas.

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Julie Wood November 1, 2017, 7:52 pm

Yes, I have started my Christmas shopping. I started last month.

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Colleen Boudreau November 1, 2017, 8:52 pm

No I haven’t started yet.

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Susan Smith November 1, 2017, 9:20 pm

No I usually don’t start until after Thanksgiving.

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Ann Fantom November 1, 2017, 9:28 pm

No, I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet. I will start after Thanskgiving

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Pamela Gurganus November 1, 2017, 9:35 pm

No, I haven’t started my Christmas shopping! I don’t have a lot to buy this year, so I figured I could put it off a little longer.

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Barrie November 1, 2017, 10:56 pm

I have started my holiday shopping! I purchase year round so I have less to purchase near the end.

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Steve Weber November 1, 2017, 11:30 pm

I have not started Christmas shopping yet.. I usually wait til December to start.

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Piroska November 1, 2017, 11:59 pm

This is the first year that I’ve actually already started doing some Christmas shopping, early.

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Anonymous November 2, 2017, 12:05 am

No I haven’t started Christmas shopping. My husband and I are retired and take care of our adult autistic son. I try to win stuff to give for Christmas and birthdays.

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Patty Wright November 2, 2017, 12:10 am

I haven’t started shopping for Christmas yet. I had three people I had to buy birthday gifts for in October and 1 in November. My husband and I are retired and take care of our adult autistic son. I try to win stuff for Christmas. Last year I won a $390 worth of skin care. I won a riding car for my grandaughter. And a amazon card for my autistic son.

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Pauline Milner November 2, 2017, 1:50 am

I have bought quite a few things this year. I will go to New Hampshire shopping for five days the first week of December. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

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Kathy Davis November 2, 2017, 2:11 am

Yes, I have hopefully started my shopping by entering giveaways. I hope to win my gifts since it has been a tight year. We are retired and on a fixed income and in the past 7 months I have had 2 major back surgeries with complications. OUCH! Lots of extra medical bills.

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jennifer bowen November 2, 2017, 2:42 am

i have not started my x-mas shoping yet

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Lisa November 2, 2017, 3:01 am

I wish I could say that I’ve started Christmas shopping, but I haven’t. I really wish I could say that I was finished! LOL! I’ll get there. Some way. Some how. 🙂

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James Robert November 2, 2017, 5:16 am

I have started and gotten about 10 items but with 5 kids, not near enough.

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jayneewins111 November 2, 2017, 6:14 am

I have not started my Christmas shopping.

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Debra Holloway November 2, 2017, 8:00 am

I have begun Christmas shopping already. This year I wanted to get a jump on it.

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Kristin C November 2, 2017, 9:32 am

I’ve gotten a few odds and ends already.

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Amber Ludwig November 2, 2017, 10:28 am

I kind of have!! I usually shop as money becomes available 😉

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Sarah De Diego November 2, 2017, 12:18 pm

We don’t exchange gifts for Christmas (although we celebrate the occasion). My Kids birthday is December 11 and I’ve been ready for 11 months (I shop in January and get all the sales). Thanks for giving. Besos Sarah.
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Rebecca Orr November 2, 2017, 12:30 pm

I have purchased a few things so far. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love spending time with family.

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heather November 2, 2017, 4:42 pm

I so have not started Christmas shopping yet.

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Cheryl November 3, 2017, 1:53 am

I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet.

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Terra Heck November 3, 2017, 2:40 am

I shop for Christmas throughout the year so I don’t have to spend a bunch of money all at once. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Jen D. November 3, 2017, 10:00 am

I do have some stocking stuffers, but otherwise I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet.

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HS November 3, 2017, 10:40 am

I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet.

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Tamra Phelps November 3, 2017, 2:56 pm

Oh, yes, I’ve started Christmas shopping. I start in August, lol. If I don’t, I’ll be broke in December.

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Dorothy Boucher November 3, 2017, 3:42 pm

I sure have, I have nine grandchildren to buy for this year, so nana here has to start early.
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paige chandler November 3, 2017, 7:28 pm

Yes. I shop for Christmas all year round.

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Melissa Storms November 3, 2017, 7:57 pm

I actually have a few small gifts already. I haven’t really started seriously thinkiing about it yet though.

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Sabrina Templin November 4, 2017, 2:59 am

No, I have not started Christmas Shopping….unless you count buying a tree 🙂

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Jamie Williams November 4, 2017, 5:06 am

Omg my! No! I’ve yet to even think of starting my Christmas shopping.

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Kelly Kimmell November 4, 2017, 7:08 am

Yes, I have already started my Christmas shopping, almost done.
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SHAYNA November 4, 2017, 8:59 am

I HAVE NOT STARTED CHRISTMAS SHOPPING YET.

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Katie Bellamy November 4, 2017, 2:13 pm

I have picked up a couple things but I got a looong way to go!

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Dawn Monzu November 4, 2017, 7:15 pm

That question is hilarious…and the answer is NO! haha I wish I was that organized! I don’t have the money yet, so I haven’t even thought about Christmas yet. God bless everyone!

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Christy Keen November 4, 2017, 7:44 pm

Just this weekend I started trying to come up with ideas of what I wanted to buy for each person.

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Gladys Aguilar November 4, 2017, 8:52 pm

No I havent

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Darcy Koch November 4, 2017, 8:55 pm

I actually started my Christmas shopping in September. I start by making lists and searching the web for ideas.

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Anonymous November 4, 2017, 9:12 pm

I have yet to start Christmas shopping.

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Linda November 5, 2017, 2:59 am

I have not started Christmas shopping yet, but I will in the next couple of weeks.

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Pat Schwab November 5, 2017, 2:39 pm

I haven’t started shopping but I am asking my kids for their wish lists. Thanks

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Debbie Yoder November 5, 2017, 4:26 pm

No, I havent started yet!

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Stephanie November 5, 2017, 11:29 pm

Yes, I just started my Christmas shopping recently.

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MARTHAIA November 6, 2017, 12:32 am

Always shop sales through out the year for presents…but need to pick up a few more…

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Donna B November 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

I started my shopping in July. I try to have everything done as early as possible. I have several more things to get the grands then I’m done.

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Edye November 7, 2017, 8:49 pm

I’ve gotten a few gifts 🙂
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Darcy Koch November 7, 2017, 9:54 pm

I started my Christmas shopping in September. I stary by making lists.

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April P. November 7, 2017, 10:57 pm

Nope, I have not started yet. I am not ready!

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Annamarie V November 8, 2017, 1:44 am

I have not started my Christmas shopping yet but I did just start thinking about it.

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Emily D November 8, 2017, 9:22 am

I haven’t done much, but I have bought maybe a dozen gifts so far. The bulk of my shopping is done on Black Friday though. 🙂

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Deborah Caudill November 8, 2017, 12:30 pm

No, I haven’t bought the first Christmas gift yet. I never started early in the past because, as crazy as it sounds, I could never get in the holiday spirit unless I was rushing around getting those last minute gifts. Now that I am older, disabled and can barely walk, I can’t get out into the crowds to shop anymore. I have to do all of my shopping online.

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denise low November 10, 2017, 6:18 pm

I have started my Christmas shopping. I start early in the summer. We have several grandkids so I have to start early.

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Robyn Bellefleur November 11, 2017, 2:27 pm

I have started my shopping, but have only managed a couple of gifts so far.

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chrissy c November 11, 2017, 5:19 pm

Sadly I have not started my Christmas shopping!

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meredith November 11, 2017, 8:42 pm

Just started my shopping today!

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Wanda McHenry November 11, 2017, 9:09 pm

I have not started any Christmas shopping yet. Actually, we probably won’t be doing much gift exchanging this year due to my husband’s medical condition.

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Kate F. November 12, 2017, 7:41 pm

I have done a little bit of Christmas shopping this week.

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Tammy Catterton November 12, 2017, 10:53 pm

I start already Christmas shopping so I can be finish before CHristmas

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Linda Madden November 12, 2017, 10:08 pm

Actually I have started my Christmas shopping! Still have a lot to go yet though!

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Rajee Pandi November 13, 2017, 5:18 am

no i have not started yet

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Kathy Davis November 13, 2017, 8:55 pm

I’ve asked my children for ideas, but I haven’t purchased anything yet.

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Sarah Phillips November 14, 2017, 9:19 am

I have not started my Christmas shopping yet! I usually have started by this time of the year, but I’ve been so busy lately!

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Heidi c. November 14, 2017, 9:46 am

I have stared my Christmas shopping. Who knows when i will be finished though :).

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rochelle Haynes November 14, 2017, 11:19 am

No i have not i do not shop any more

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Cynthia R November 14, 2017, 3:16 pm

I haven’t done any shopping per say, I’ve been saving up some blog wins towards christmas either in the form of gift cards or actual prizes.

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Kathy Ross November 14, 2017, 10:12 pm

Yes, I’ve started Christmas shopping.

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Helen November 16, 2017, 4:53 am

yes I have already started my Christmas shopping

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shannon fowler November 16, 2017, 11:06 pm

I really need to get started. My dad has a birthday next week, my fiancé has his december, and my sister in january. I haven’t gotten anything for anyone.

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Cathy French November 17, 2017, 10:32 am

No, I haven’t started shopping yet. No finances this year so it’ll be small gifts.

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tammy ta November 17, 2017, 1:49 pm

I have started my Christmas shopping-I am about 3/4 of the way done.

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Holly Thomas November 17, 2017, 10:06 pm

I have finished my christmas shopping for my kids but the rest of my family I haven’t even thought of what to get them yet!

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Jennifer Boehme November 18, 2017, 1:32 pm

Yes, I started after Christmas last year if I found good sales.

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Terry Cross November 20, 2017, 10:12 am

I’m about half done with my Christmas shopping

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heather s November 20, 2017, 3:43 pm

Yes, I am about half way done. I have found that you can get good deals before Black Friday and you don’t have to fight for the items (more selection). Stores are offering deals earlier and earlier.

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Robin Abrams November 20, 2017, 4:37 pm

Yes i shop year round when I see a great price on something my family and friends would love

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Laurie Nykaza November 20, 2017, 9:38 pm

I have finished my Christmas shopping for everyone except 2 gifts on black Friday I’m waiting to buy then I’m done.

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jenny November 22, 2017, 12:06 am

Absolutely not. I stress out just thinking about it!

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Theresa Jenkins November 22, 2017, 11:06 pm

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I always have it done by now!

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Margaret Smith November 23, 2017, 7:07 pm

Yes, started about two weeks ago.

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Derek Jennings November 23, 2017, 7:42 pm

Yes I started my Christmas shopping in august!

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Cynthia C November 24, 2017, 9:13 am

I haven’t started my shopping yet but will soon.

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Christina Sparks November 24, 2017, 11:54 am

Yes, I have bought a few things already for Christmas.

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Brandy G. November 24, 2017, 1:17 pm

Yes I have. I started ordering a few things from Amazon since October.

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Amber November 24, 2017, 2:17 pm

I’ve definitely started my Christmas shopping – more than halfway done actually!

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Debra Guillen November 25, 2017, 10:27 am

I am a last minute shopper so I have not started Christmas shopping.

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Crystal F November 25, 2017, 3:56 pm

I have started. I am probably half way finished with shopping for my girls. thank you!

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Julie Bickham November 25, 2017, 5:24 pm

I bought a few Christmas things already.

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Sarah L November 25, 2017, 10:27 pm

I shop year round and just have a couple of stocking stuffers to get.
Thanks for the contest.

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Daniel M November 26, 2017, 6:05 pm

haven’t started shopping yet

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polly November 26, 2017, 7:37 pm

I HAVE NOT BOUGHT ONE THING YET.

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claudia davis November 26, 2017, 7:38 pm

I started my shopping weeks ago!

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latoya November 26, 2017, 9:16 pm

I have not started my christmas shopping, I only have a few people to shop for so I can get it done fairly quickly.

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Nannypanpan November 27, 2017, 9:07 pm

I started a month ago

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Tiana Senn November 27, 2017, 10:50 pm

My shopping was finished in October. 😉

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Jeanna Massman November 27, 2017, 11:32 pm

I am about halfway through my Christmas shopping.

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Zoey November 28, 2017, 6:44 am

Yes, I picked a few items up for the holidays on Black Friday / Cyber Monday.

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D. Paul November 28, 2017, 11:40 am

I am done with my Christmas shopping! I always take care of it in November and usually online too. I don’t have a long list of people to buy for, and so it’s mainly for my 4 little nephews. Toys are fun so I like starting early!

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Mary Gardner November 28, 2017, 1:13 pm

I have started my Christmas shopping but am no where near finished!

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elizabeth miller November 28, 2017, 1:39 pm

I have started my Christmas shopping but still have those hard to buy for people to get.

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Theresa D November 28, 2017, 6:25 pm

I am just about done with my Christmas shopping.

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sandra November 28, 2017, 10:41 pm

i have started, but haven’t gotten far

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Lisa L November 29, 2017, 1:15 am

No, have not started yet on the shopping.

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Judy Schechter November 29, 2017, 3:07 pm

I always wait til the last minute to do my holiday shopping.

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Linda G. November 29, 2017, 5:54 pm

I am done with my main shopping, I just need to buy stocking stuffers.

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golden storm November 29, 2017, 7:12 pm

yes i have started my christmas shopping for the first time in years

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Lisa November 29, 2017, 9:16 pm

I have about half of my Christmas shopping done.

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JanD November 29, 2017, 10:44 pm

I haven’t started Christmas shopping.

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Tracie Cooper November 30, 2017, 6:38 am

I try to shop year round as I find things.

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Betsy Barnes November 30, 2017, 1:58 pm

I did 95% of my Christmas shopping on Cyber Monday. I only need a few stocking stuffers.

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Lyndsey R. November 30, 2017, 2:41 pm

I have now gotten 3 things total. I need like 25. Haha

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Susan Climan November 30, 2017, 3:57 pm

Yes, a few weeks ago.

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Leela November 30, 2017, 5:34 pm

No, I haven’t.

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Anonymous November 30, 2017, 6:47 pm

I started on Black Friday. Im really in the mood this year.

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claudia davis November 30, 2017, 8:10 pm

I gave not started shopping yet!

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AEKZ2 November 30, 2017, 8:11 pm

Yes, I have started shopping. I’m about 50% done.

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Tabitha Miller November 30, 2017, 8:14 pm

I have with help of my gofundme I’m about half done. I’m on hospice so can’t work with four kids.

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Julieh November 30, 2017, 9:05 pm

I have started my Christmas shopping already.

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Dana Matthews November 30, 2017, 9:13 pm

Yes, I have started my Christmas shopping.

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Lynda Thomas November 30, 2017, 9:57 pm

I have started my shopping, and I’m nearly done! 🙂

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Linda Kish November 30, 2017, 10:00 pm

I haven’t started my shopping. I don’t have much to do but I don’t get my check til the 1st.

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Christian Alejandro November 30, 2017, 10:25 pm

I had a couple of days off and actually just about finished. The wrapping is another story.

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Jo-Ann Brightman November 30, 2017, 11:03 pm

I have started my Christmas shopping

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Jacquelyn Cannon November 30, 2017, 11:31 pm

Yes I have started my Christmas shopping for my grandchildren only!
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Michelle Catallo November 30, 2017, 11:33 pm

I can honestly say, I am d-o-n-e with my shopping 😀 However, I will still procrastinate until Christmas Eve with wrapping everything LOL
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Abigail Gibson November 30, 2017, 11:46 pm

I have completed my shopping online. Glad to be done.

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Sab Edwards December 1, 2017, 12:22 am

CONGRATs to the lucky winner

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