Monday, September 26, 2011
Christmas Crap Already
I'm at a whopping $322 for Christmas. Meh! I'm still working on it. I do have a separate fund that I have set up. I'm running this Christmas thing Sluggy style. I track everything when it comes to our money but I can't compete with our dear Slugs. I've been saving the little bit of money that I get from babysitting and any extra from our normal weeks. I have $76.82 in that fund. I just want to keep the money that I got for free separate from what I worked for.
The end of last year I spent $126.92 buying little gifts that were on clearance. I used gift cards. That took care of 35(ish) people. I will add a few things here or there to supplement those gifts.
I've also been purchasing gift cards on the cheap. I've purchased 2 $20 gift cards from Chili's for $10 each. That rocks, I know and you are welcome to say so. I have 2 $25 gift cards from Boston Market that I paid $15 each for. I have 4 Rain Forest gift cards that are for $15 each and I paid $7.50 for each one. And last but not least, I have 4 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's gift cards for $10 each that I paid $5 each for. I've been using deal sites like Savology and I've had help from family in getting enough. So I have saved 44% and that isn't including the other Christmas stuff that I bought last year.
I'm not sure who is getting what yet but I'm sure that I won't have a problem giving the gift cards away. So my OOP for Christmas this year is $100 and that was all free money.
I will keep you posted!
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