I have to say that I am not much of a shopper. I mean, yes I shop. Having food, clothes, tools and accessories comes in handy for humans and critters alike after all. But I don’t usually find particular joy in accumulating stuff (the exception for me would be when shopping for items for a new horse- now THAT is fun). While I can’t say I am a minimalist, I certainly lean in that direction.
Even so, I have come to REALLY appreciate Cyber Monday for horse-related shopping. In my world, the price of everything keeps going up but income doesn’t. Cyber Monday is one of the few times in a year that I can make either a large purchase or a bunch of smaller purchases without stressing IF I do some pre-planning.
At the start of each year, I keep a list of the things that I feel I need to replace or buy for the first time. If I can do without something until Cyber Monday rolls around, I will do that. In the mean time, I put money aside specifically for Cyber Monday shopping.
There is something strangely satisfying about placing instant gratification aside and instead slowly watching my Cyber Monday money-pile grow. Even $5 or $10 at a time. It all adds up.
There are some seriously good deals to be had during Cyber Monday and the surrounding shopping days online. Steep discounts. BOGO offers. Free gifts with purchase. Handy gift cards offers like “buy $100 worth of product and get a free $25 gift card for future use”. It is fun to compare deals and see who has what sales/offers.
So if you have some room in your budget to save, you might want to join me in preparing for your own Cyber Monday shopping. Remember, the date is Monday, November 30th, 2020!