Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dick the Halls

I think that these lights would look great on our tree. I'll have to talk to Den about it.
I have a sad total of $17.58 in the Christmas fund and well I spent it and then some. That little bit of money includes $3 that I got from Pinecone. I have earned $506 this year in free money not including free gifts or gift cards. I've paid $597.12 for everything below. The numbers won't match up(money earned and spent) because I still have a few things that are in the mail.
I think that I'm going to have to add $300 of our money to the fund. GASP! I'm fine with that. Even if I hit $500 OOP this year, that is so much better than the $1858.71 I spent last year. Sluggy bite your tongue and possibly a few other people's too.
This is what I have had come in/bought.

1 $25 Outback Steak house G.C.(paid $23)
1 $50 Macy's G.C.(paid $46.50)
1 $25 Game Stop G.C.(paid $22.50)
1 $25 Bass Pro G.C.(paid $25)
1 $10 Panera G.C.(free from My points)
2 kids tents for $32.23($40 worth of tents but had a $10 off coupon)

Here is what it looks like with everything added in

1 $25 Outback Steak house G.C.(paid $23)
1 $50 Macy's G.C.(paid $46.50)
1 $25 Game Stop G.C.(paid $22.50)
1 $25 Bass Pro G.C.(paid $25)
1 $10 Panera G.C.(free from My points)
2-$20 G.C. Chili's(paid $10 each)
2 $25G.C  Boston Market(paid $15 each)
4 $15 Rain Forest G.C. (paid $7.50 each)
5 $10 On the Border/Chili's/Macaroni Grill/Maggiano's G.C.(paid $5 each)
1 $25 GameStop G.C(free)
1 $25 Omaha Steak G.C( free from My Points)
1 $25 Omaha Steak gift card for $21.25 
 1 $10 Steak and Shake G.C. ($5.99)
8 $12 movie tickets($6.75 each)
1 $25 Olive Garden G.C. (free)
4 $10 Subway G.C.($5 each)
1 $15 Auto Zone G.C.(free)
1 $10 Burger King G.C($6.99)
1 $10 Target G.C(free)
1 $4 LA Tan (worth $15. 73% off)
1 $12 LA Tan (worth $30. 60% off)
1 Disney Movie(worth $28.99, free from Disney Movie rewards)
2 kids tents for $32.23($40 worth of tents but had a $10 off coupon) 1 Sports Illustrated subscription for $2
1 Time magazine subscription for $2
2 lg wooden puzzles $5each. $10 for both
1 foam activity $9.99.
8 wood catapults $.79 each. $6.32
4 race cars $1 each. $4
2 wood puzzles $1 each.$2
1 paint poster $1
1 plaster magnet $1.
1 tissue paper kit $1
1 Melissa and Doug decorate your own race car(not impressed) for $6.20 was $17.19, 69% savings
1 Melissa and Doug decorate your own train(still not impressed) for $6.20 was $17.19, 69% savings
1 Radio Flyer scooter for $33.20 was $65.99, 49% savings
1 doodle track car set for $11.83 was $14.95, 21% savings Plus all of the stuff in the gift closet from Cracker Barrel. That goes something like this...................
8 Light up ceramic car(4.50 each)
3 Xmas Stocking, dish towel, door hanger set thingy($3.90 each set)
2 Xmas Angel($4.50 each)
4 kids Xmas purses ($2.40 each)
2 silver Xmas tree($5.40 each)
1 lg Santa($9.00)
6 Xmas frame($3.00 each)
1 Xmas platter($5.40)

So to recap(I sound so official!), I have spent $597.12 on $2189.82 worth of crap stuff. I'm at 72.73% savings. I know that number is going to go down because the kids want Walmart gift cards and I know that I won't get those at a discount. What's the old saying, "Wish in one hand, shit in the other, see which one fills up first."
So classy,


Sheila said...

OMG, funny post & title. You crack me up...

Mark said...

This is my welcome back post? And I can see that you've been quite naughty while I was away this week. Soon I'll have to accept Terms and Conditions to enter your site.

slugmama said...

Yep, that's you....keeping it classy....
Did you get those lights at the Porn, er...Pawn shop?lol

Hon, if I had to bite my tongue when I saw what you spend on Xmas, it would be gone long before now. ;-)

But I will say I like your Xmas spending this year MUCH MORE!
You get the Sluggy Seal of

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-I really need a life!

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-I have been praying that you and your family are ok.
And you are scaring me a bit with the thought of the Terms and conditions bit. But I can see it happening.

SonyaAnn said...

sluggy-"You get the Sluggy Seal of"-GIVE ME THE DAMN SEAL AND NO ONE GETS HURT! What do you mean ALMOST! I have not spent one $.01 of my own MONEY! Oh you are in trouble!!!!

Jill said...

I am not even going to comment what I've spent on Christmas this year....if you find discounts on American Girl stuff let me know! LOL


P.S. Don't worry I only read your blog when the girls are not around, lol!

McVal said...

OH my! $1800 last year???

and are those pickle lights? that's what they look like...

Judy said...

Now I have to wipe tea off my screen again...warn a girl first

Judy said...

@mcval I think some people call them pickles but they are um....

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, I am SO proud of you! You cut your spending by an amazing amount!

For what it's worth, you get my seal of approval.

SonyaAnn said...

Jill-I'm so glad to know that I'm not warping your girls.
And as far as the American girl stuff goes, I got nothing. But maybe you could ask McVal to sew something for you.

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-If you wanna call it a pickle,I'm down with it.

SonyaAnn said...

Judy-It's my job to see if I can ruin your shit.

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-Thank you but I still think that I will drop some dough here pretty quick. SHAME