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'Tis the season to be frugal; Many shoppers searching for bargains, cutting down list


Harry

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'Tis the season to be frugal - yet again.

 

It's the second time around for holiday-bargain hunters since the Great Recession changed the economic landscape, and many are saying that tightening the purse strings is even more of a priority for them than it was in 2008.

 

"I started with a list of 15 people, and now I'm down to six," said Justin Zambrana, 48, of Flushing, as he waited for his wife and daughter in the halls of the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst.

 

"I don't exclude little kids, but all the adults have to go by the wayside," he said.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2009/12/22/2009-12-22_bargain_hunt_part_2_holiday_shoppers_tighten_purse_strings_for_second_year.html#ixzz0aR8X6CLL

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Amen. We all have to make cutbacks to take care of ourselves and our families. While gifts are nice, family and friends understand when you have to make sacrifices.

 

Plus some of the best gifts can be had for dirt cheap

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