It feels like forever since I last wrote an actual post (although that isn’t true). Mostly, its probably because the last few days were so busy and tiring that its just kind of a blur. Regardless, I opted for a calm and easy post today! I have to admit that this year’s Boxing Day sales weren’t really impressive. I didn’t really end up buying a whole lot and other than weather causing a lot of traffic to get from one place to the next, the actual shopping time wasn’t a whole lot.
Aside from what I bought on Boxing Day here, I ended up getting paper towels, Oreos and surge protector power bar. Weird enough, as I get older, it seems to be a lot of picking up these household and food items. At the same time, around December 23rd or 24th (I think), the Steam Winter Sale started. Seeing as gaming is being a huge part of my life now and I’m having tons of fun, I took the liberty to pick up a few games. I won’t go into too much detail but I’ll list it under so you all can tell me your thoughts and whether you’ve played it!
- Kung Fu Panda 3
- Jurassic World
- In the Heart of the Sea
- The Age of Adaline
The wild card addition was The Age of Adaline that I’ve been wanting to watch but never remember to keep an eye out for it. Luckily, it was a good price so I added it to the pile. Compared to previous years, this is a very small movie haul. But then, I’ve been focusing on Netflix a lot and trying to minimize too many physical movies to be more space efficient.
I wasn’t intending to get these gloves. Actually, the line-up at Adidas outlet store was so long (almost the length of the store) that I had time to browse the center display blocked by the two lines to see these gloves, which are actually a good alternative on mild winter days instead of my cute mittens.
- Nocturnal Animals by Austin Wright
- iT by Stephen King
- The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
- The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore
Some of you might know (because I mentioned once or twice this year) that in the goal to save money, I promised myself to not by any books for the entire year as of last Boxing Day (which was my last book purchase). I did pretty well because I didn’t buy any physical books and only bought on super cheap one to wrap up a book that I had started but was recently condensed from a trilogy to just one book and in the heart of wrapping up the book (and the review will go up soon), I ended up buying it. Physical book shopping at a physical store is about the most amazing feeling ever especially after a year of not doing it and having to give up books that I wanted to get and only window shopping. Regardless, the next year might have a similar goal because I still have a lot of unread books, both physical and ebook. Still, The Fate of Ten was my award to myself which wasn’t on sale but I really want to continue the Lorien Legacy series. And who knew that iT was so freakin’ huge.
Steam Winter Sale
- The Stanley Parable
- Duck Tales Remastered
- Amnesia: Memories
- The Room
- World of Goo
- Bundle: Deponia/Edna & Harvey:Harvey’s New Eyes/The Night of the Rabbit/Memoria/The Whispered World:Special Edition
- Bundle: The Longest Journey/Dreamfall:The Longest Journey
This is a lot more games than I anticipated but to be fair, the bundles were significantly cheaper so while I wanted The Whispered World, the bundle did also have Edna & Harvey that I’ve had my eye on as well. Same goes for something that I was browsing for The Longest Journey so figured I’d pick up the sequel also. Duck Tales Remastered was more of an impulsive buy because I didn’t know it was remastered and that whole all-new cast singing the theme song really has me hyped up. The Room, Braid, Contrast, Stanley Parable and World of Goo was all intentional buys.
This wraps up the haul!
Did you go out to Boxing Day? Any good deals that you picked up?
3 thoughts on “Boxing Day & Steam Winter Sale Haul!”
I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who thought the Boxing Day sales were not impressive this year. We did manage to get bun bun a new car seat (almost outgrow by height) and an umbrella stroller as Bo Bebe store pays taxes off certain brands for Boxing Week. It is as good as it gets until Salon de maternite, paternite et enfants where most participating stores usually have decent discounts and no taxes for kids under 6 stuff. 🙂
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To be fair, Black Friday had some really great sales. Boxing Day apparently was good for TV purchases…at least according to the Walmart crowd. Glad you still managed to find some stuff, especially useful things for bun bun 🙂
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I guess I was looking for more practical things than TV at Walmart. Needed to stock up on bun bun’s snacks and do not want to spend too much money to get free shipping (for some reason, store supplies tend to be horrible with best before day for love child organics and lack of selection is a problem)