Stay Connected

Facebook Twitter Google+ pinterest You Tube

Saturday, November 5, 2011

HOW CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR 11 COST ME UNDER $60.

I don't keep my life a secret from many. I live on under $700. per month.
I live in a very old house in need of much repair! The heating costs alone
are scarey therefore, I must make do the best I can. I have 3 sons, a
daughter, son in law, 2 girl friends and 3 grandchildren, bro & sis on my
list! I started with a $10 off $25 coupon for JcPenney, a card from the
the mail for a free pair of Hipsters and a $10 off any item coupon from
Victoria Secrets, a mail coupon for $10 off $25 coupon from BonTon and as
I was leaving I received a $10 off any item at JcPenney from the mail man
as I collected the mail. Which was a great score but meant I had to rethink
my game plan and decided to just hit the clearance racks first. I knew I had
2 of my sons, SIL and brother to to shop for at Penny's and I'd check V.Secrets
for my son's long time girl friend. My best buy of the day was a clearance
rack of jeans for $6, yes "six dollars"! They were the last of that specific
order and they wanted the room. I bought a pair for each of the four (also
not counted in this cash, 3 more pair for my stash)! I bought a couple $2.37
shirts for my niece also for my stash)! Then 2 shirts for $4. and 2 for $5. ea.
My cost at JcPenney (not including items for my stash, not Christmas) = $22.
Jeans 3 pair $18, 1 $4 shirt and 2 $5 shirts = $32. minus $10 off = $22.
Jeans one pair $6, 1 $4 shirt = $10 minus $10 coupon + $0. On my way out I
asked for gift boxes to make them "look" better. At BonTon I purchased a
blanket my other son's girl friend will flip over! Cost $25. and change plus
tax minus the $10 off coupon under $18. Victoria Secret free Hipster's (Reg
$10.50) I know, could you imagine? Also a fancy jar of sparkling body powder
make up $10. minus $10 free coupon $0, not even tax! Total for that trip for
Christmas items just under $40. I will count it as $40. I have bought a box
of tissue $1, hot cocoa $1, to add to an upcycled basket along with winter
medicines won from blog giveaway, 2 cans of soup $1.20, crackers $1, small candle $1.60 altogether a beautiful winter basket (cost $5.80)! So far grand
total is $45.80! My sil really wanted a Scrabble game so I played every
giveaway when Scrabble Flash giveaways were available, luckily I won one!
With his other gifts I will add the personalized flask that I received for
him and my son "B" free through an online offer. Neither drink hard
liquor but these are awsome dresser or desk pieces! Starting last January
has really helped! I won a fantastic prize of a $50 gift card from Executive
Gifts in the spring which I used for a handsome bracelet for one of my sons.
Add with that rings from Tanga GC again won. I have 2 wall sayings picked out
specifically that make gorgeous gifts, once again won throughout the year.
I bought my sister a pair of dress pants at Fashion Bug $14.99 minus a $10
off any purchase coupon = $4.99 no tax. I am not sure why I have received
these $10 off any purchase of $10 or more coupons because I rarely shop. My
theory is because I only shop in their stores once or twice a year they try
for return business, although I am not at all sure. Anyways the total now is
$50.79. I won a Cape and Mask from a great giveaway as well as a $25 GC from
Build A Bear that I used online in their discount section to buy a pretty and
puffy cat for my granddaughter "K" (she absolutely loves all things cats)! The
postage was paid with the GC too but I owed 86 cents total $51.65 (I know I'm
gonna make a simple math mistake here somewhere just because I'm putting this
out there for everyone to read! The Cape and Mask are for grandson "D". I won a
green giveaway for children's blocks which will be the main gift for granddaughter
"L"! They all have a DVD coming they they want and a couple books because that
is the most important gift I feel we can give our children and grandchildren!
My daughter is getting a Propel Tee and a Run like a girl Tee for working out,
a software package for traveling that I won from "Mommy and Me", and beautiful
workout shoes that I won from "Sweeps 4 Bloggers" Oh and 1 more item that I have
managed to keep secret so far. Bahaha I forgot an $11 blanket for my sister and
Tee's I have won. Therefore, unless I missed something I bought, I'm sure I have
left out a few things that I won (on purpose) "surprize's"! My total spent is ...

$52.53
I would have had 12 to shop for making this even more of a challenge but to this day
my oldest son has nothing as of yet due to the fact he only wants 1 item and it is
$189. I cannot get this for him so until he changes his mind and realized how I shop
he will end up with things out of my stash. Sorry "D" this mama has to be spend
thrifty!

1 comment:

  1. This blog is content amazing information about Easter gift which is very useful for me. It very important information about Easter festival.
    Thank you very much for this great information.
    Easter Gift Basket Ideas For Babies

    ReplyDelete