Lock up your wallets and purses, cut up your credit cards and dump the love of your life - shopping!
It’s time to celebrate Buy Nothing Day!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
Buy Nothing Day is where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from buying stuff - anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending! Instead of shopping people around the world will take part in a 24 hour moratorium on consuming, either as a personal experiment or public statement.
Can you resist the urge to splurge? Or will Black Friday bully you into buying things you probably don’t need. Join the global network in over 60 countries who will be celebrating Buy Nothing Day and if Black Friday does tempt you to go shopping - just remember to DO NOTHING.
ESCAPE THE SHOPOCALYPSE
The anarchy that ensues on Black Friday has now become an absurd dystopian phenomenon. The big retailers use the event to spin out highly competitive one day offers, which often creates a rabid free for all. Black Friday is creating a brand of shoppers who will trample and fight each other to get their hands on next years landfill.
Black Friday sucks the life out of small businesses, who cannot compete against this ruthless price cutting. If you really need to shop on Buy Nothing Day, ignore the big retailers with their aisles of organised landfill and make commitment to support local independent shops and businesses.
PARTICIPATE BY NOT PARTICIPATING
Taking part in Buy Nothing Day is simple - it can be anything from staying at home with a good book to organising a free concert. It is entirely up to you how you participate. Below are a few suggestions and don't forget to share your event using #BuyNothingDay.
Here come the cheerful dead! Dress up as zoned out zombies, shuffling from shop-to-shop chanting BUY, BUY, BUY - BRANDS, BRANDS, BRANDS! Stalk the high street and those who have been infected with Black Friday!
SHOPPING FREE ZONE
Mark out a public area and fill it with people playing games, listening to music and chilling out on sofas or chairs (inflatable furniture is good). Hand out balloons with Buy Nothing Day written on them to the bemused onlookers.
Organise a group of friends to push empty shopping trolleys around a store in a long and silent conga line without ever actually buying anything.
Don’t forget - have fun, be courteous and engage with people - but please don’t hinder anyone going about their daily business.
SHOP LESS LIVE MORE
Of course, Buy Nothing Day isn't about changing your lifestyle for just one day - we want it to be a lasting relationship or maybe a life changing experience! We want people to make a commitment to shopping less and living more.
Send email to Buy Nothing Day UK bndpress @ gmail.com.