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December 15th, 2011 at 02:22 pm

I find the Game On Santa commercials from Best Buy to be mean-spirited. The mom's are trying to outdo Santa by buying gifts from Best Buy. But when they confront Santa, they are actually mean about it. I already don't care for Best Buy, but these commercials make me even less likely to shop there. I don't care for the message that giving gifts is a competition and I don't care for the idea of being mean to Santa, because he usually gives better gifts than you do.

I got several free trial size items from Walmart yesterday using coupons. 3 bottles of shampoo, 1 body wash, 1 deodorant and 2 packages of Tide.

I used the last of my RX reward money at King Soopers today - approx $18. I transferred another coupon but they said I had met the max and they wouldn't give me another reward - bummer!

When I was at Walmart I saw the classic xmas DVD The Year without a Santa Claus. That's my favorite xmas movie, I never see it played on TV anymore, so I bought it for $10. The only problem is that after watching it I have the 'heat miser' song stuck in my head for 3 days afterwards. Smile

I finished reading my book Eternity by Jude Devereaux. Romance - pretty good.

7 Responses to “mean-spirited”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    I feel the same about those commercials. I find them similar to the Bernenstein Bear books which make Dad out to be the buffoon of the family. Things like that just leave a bad taste in the mouth.

  2. DeniseNTexas Says:

    I find the commercials to be pretty offensive, myself. I feel the same way about most jeweler's commercials this time of year, too. They do everything but say "If he loves you, he'll buy you diamonds!" Meh.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Makes me glad I don't have cable television. I hate commercials, especially this time of year. So many of them are just not kind at all.

    Lux, I'm with you on those Bear books. I got one once at a garage sale and read it (always read them to myself before I read them to the kids) and threw it away. I didn't even try to find a good home for it like I normally would, because I didn't feel like passing on that sort of disrespectful book to some other child.

  4. patientsaver Says:

    That reminds me too that i'm sort of glad i'm not expose to all the sap on TV this time of year. (I also gave up cable last summer.) Becus invariably it would bum me out as my family life never compared to the fictional families you'd see on TV

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    We don't like those BB commercials either.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I've seen a couple of those commercials while watching POI on the net. I agree, they are quite disrespectful and mean spirited.

  7. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Haven't seen them and now I'll be on the lookout cause my son watches football games!

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