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How Far Can You Stretch Your Budget This Holiday Season?

Do you #stretch your wallet or make it rain?

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  1. Are you a shopaholic?

    sabrinandco.com
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    *shops till drops*
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    I mean, I go to the mall every once a season or so
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    ...does Amazon count?
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    Nah, shopping’s not my thing
  2. Do you shop exclusively at sales?

    Zach Epstein
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    I’ll buy anything at any time, regardless of sales
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    I love a good sale, but will buy something not on sale if I really like it
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    If it’s not on sale, byeeee.
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    Hitting up Goodwill is basically a 24/7 sale, right?
  3. Did you go Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday Shopping?

    alvexo.com
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    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are my Olympic sport
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    Sure, who doesn’t?
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    I checked it out, but didn’t end up checking out with anything.
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    Eh. Seems like a waste of time and money
  4. How do you buy a gift for your friends?

    spongebobia.com
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    The more extravagant, the better
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    If I find something shopping that I think he/she would like, I’ll grab it
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    Buy a card, probably a humorous one to make up for the fact I didn’t get him/her a legit gift
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    I prefer to hand-make gifts and cards
  5. How much do you usually spend on gifts?

    catchingthefunnies.tumblr.com
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    I’d spend any amount for just the right gift for someone
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    Probably a couple hundred maximum, for family or a really close friend
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    The cheaper the better!!!1!1
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    Free, I make all my own gifts and cards because I’m #crafty and #thoughtful
  6. What’s your strategy once you get to the mall?

    Marcia Trask via siriusdecisions.com
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    I have mapped out the perimeter in advance and start with more popular places first to ensure I get my goods
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    I stop at my usual stores and maybe more depending on what gifts I need to get
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    Food Court, then maybe some sales if I feel like it?
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    I don’t really go to the mall, how about a craft store though????
  7. When was the last time you used scissors?

    KidStock/Blend Images/Getty Images
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    Cutting off all the tags of all my new clothes, duh
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    Probably cutting the tag off of my one #treatyoself purchase
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    Cutting through the tape of my Amazon package because I just got some sweet deals, yo
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    Cutting through some paper to make a card for my friend
  8. On a scale from 1-10, how materialistic do you consider yourself?

    Sian Meades via lifetimetv.co.uk
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    10, but I feel self conscious about saying 10, so Imma say 9.
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    7?
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    A modest 4.
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    1, maybe 2
  9. What is your jam?

    Joe via blogs.nd.edu
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    24 karat, Bruno Mars
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    Material Girl, Madonna
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    Money Trees, Kendrick Lamar
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    Save Dat Money, Lil Dicky
  10. What is your idea of a perfect weekend?

    admin via franchiseshow.biz
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    Shopping, shopping, and more shopping
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    Going to a nice dinner with family and/or friends
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    Going on a hike or outdoor adventure
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    Downtime to yourself; reading, watching a movie

Make sure to share your #stretch on twitter and facebook!

Saving money is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to acting resourcefully. Learn more about the science of resourcefulness at www.IwillStretch.com and order the book Stretch. Written by Rice University professor Scott Sonenshein, Stretch teaches how to make the most out of whatever we have – and not just scavenging for sales! Using compelling studies and stories (including his research on food trucks), Stretch shows why everyone from executives to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, and athletes to artists perform better with constraints; why seeking too many resources undermines our work and well-being; and why even those with a lot benefit from making the most out of a little.

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