#Ridiculous

by J. Money - Published November 17, 2015[Edit]

shopping holidays

A list of all the shopping “holidays”… ugh.

Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!

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1 Rajesh November 17, 2015 at 7:05 am

god save me from getting trapped!! :P

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2 Jim Wang November 17, 2015 at 7:31 am

Regain Sanity Tuesday………………… November 31

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3 Roy Largo @ Band of Savers November 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

It’s unfortunate that that day doesn’t exist :(

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4 J. Money November 17, 2015 at 7:55 am

Watch your wallets!! :)

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5 Penny @ She Picks Up Pennies November 17, 2015 at 8:19 am

I’m surprised Thanksgiving made the list of holidays this month. ;)

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6 J. Money November 17, 2015 at 11:59 am

Hah – for real.

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7 Karen November 17, 2015 at 8:21 am

How about stay away from the mall day or Don’t use your credit card/Paypal for online shopping day?

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8 Hannah November 17, 2015 at 8:23 am

Oh J. Money, if you only knew all the things we retailers have up our sleeves for this holiday season (which started before Halloween in case you were curious).

Don’t forget the third week of January which is formally, “Why are there no good deals? week.” The answer is that all the marketers are on vacation.

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9 Chuck November 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

So glad I feel no compulsion to participate. I think we’ll go hiking instead.

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10 J. Money November 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Did you see what REI is doing for Black Friday? :)

http://optoutside.rei.com/

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11 Lisa O November 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

I cannot believe all the Christmas decorations & music out already. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving..it always has been. I refuse to decorate or start shopping until after Thanksgiving…not on Thanksgiving but after Thanksgiving. We wonder what is wrong with the world…the people waiting on you are Mother/Fathers/Sons/Daughters/Brother/Sisters we forget to respect “family”.

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12 J. Money November 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I don’t mind all the pretty decorations, but I do mind people talking about shopping all day/dinner long while hanging out :(

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13 Thias @It Pays Dividends November 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

My favorite is the companies that allow you to enjoy Black Friday “All Month Long”! All that means is you get mediocre deals…all month long!

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14 Roy Largo @ Band of Savers November 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I still can’t understand why we allow all of the materialism to overrun our holidays. Why can’t society realize the freedoms that come from not getting caught up in the materialistic games that the stores try to push on us.

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15 Free to Pursue November 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Our plastic is staying nice and cozy in our wallets where it belongs. There’s no need to answer the call when all it is is purposeless noise…and purposeless spending for the most part. What a waste!

Now, can you pass the candied yams pretty please?

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16 Tawcan November 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm

What the heck is luxury Sunday and green Monday? Never heard of them before.

We Canadians used to just have “Boxing Day” (boy that sounds cool doesn’t it), but lately more and more shops are following the US “shopping” holidays. And you wonder why it’s so easy to spend money on things…

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17 Free to Pursue November 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm

I definitely miss the lack of noise that used to be the norm in Canada. At least we were left alone until early December. Now we get to be pitched around two Thanksgiving dates that are over a month apart. Hallowe’en’s barely over before the first pitch is made. Ugh!

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18 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm

I know about your Boxing Day – it’s my birthday! :) I give you permission to celebrate, haha..

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19 Christine @ The Pursuit of Green November 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Black Friday starts on Thanksgiving now for many places!!!!!! I’ve been seeing Christmas decorations since before Halloween this year. It’s getting crazy!

The only thing I might do is small business Saturday:P Yeah it’s still shopping. But oh well I have a gift list to fulfill!

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20 Slackerjo November 17, 2015 at 3:42 pm

All the buying hoopla just makes me chuckle. It doesn’t bother me at all. The people who fall for the hype are the YOLO and FOMO folks. I suspect they don’t visit this site.

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21 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Hah – probably.

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22 Melissa @ Sunburnt Saver November 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm

I don’t know half those “holidays” existed…Thanksgiving is on the shopping list?! Ugh.

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23 Julia November 17, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Dec. 5th Repeal Day!

Much more important. The day the 21st Amendment ended prohibition.

Time to have a drink.

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24 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:23 pm

*Cheers!*

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25 Sandy November 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

And then January would be the official panic month because the bills from November and December over spending will arrive in the mail.

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26 Josh Williams November 18, 2015 at 4:50 am

Thanksgiving should NOT be on this list! *grumble, grumble, grumble*
I was quite happy to see that some of the big retailers are closing on that day.

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27 Dee @ Color Me Frugal November 18, 2015 at 7:25 am

I’ve never even heard of Mobile Monday or Luxury Sunday! Who makes up these days anyway??

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28 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Marketing companies :)

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29 Mr and Mrs Geek November 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

All those days is what makes the money flowing and our investments growing ;) If everyone in the world was saving like us there wasn’t an economy.

From a different perspective, I see all those days has an opportunity to buy something that I need in a cheaper price instead of buying stuff that are nice to have.

Now, it’s our job to have a clear understanding what is the difference between “something I really need” against “something that is nice to have”.

Cheers,
Mr and Mrs Geek

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30 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm

For sure.. Def. helpful if you’re strategic with it and focused. Just that the average American isn’t :(

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31 Tiffany November 18, 2015 at 8:45 am

Why not rename November and have a special day every day of the month?

I’ve never heard of a majority over those days. Stuff like this just ruins holidays. Honestly, I’ve gotten to the point where I hate the Christmas season, because people expect money, spending, and stuff. It drives me nuts.

The day after Christmas, Valentine’s Day stuff will roll out. Along with Sweetest Day and whatever new holidays the marketing departments come up with.

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32 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm

I think all the VDay cards come out the day after Christmas because it’s my birthday ;) Everyone loves me!!! Muah haha….

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33 Harmony November 18, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Crazy ridiculous! I plan to be earning money instead of spending it :)

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34 J. Money November 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

That’s going to be Jan-October for the rest of the shoppers ;)

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35 Jenna November 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm

By any other name: Ridiculist

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36 J. Money November 20, 2015 at 3:58 pm

(I see what you did there!)

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37 Doria December 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

I just started reading your blog. I could not agree with you more. What’s even more frustrating is when you have kids and the only association they have with any holiday is materialism. Sure, you can try to set an example at home, but you’re up against huge marketing forces!

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38 J. Money December 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

I know. We need some back up to get the goodness back infused!

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