Monday, December 5, 2011

My Elf

I like my elf and I bet you would too. Back to the Christmas mess.................................
I added $282.42 to the Christmas fund out of our own stash. That brought the fund to $300 for all of 60 seconds and then I went back to shopping. The good news is the Christmas gods smiled down upon me and sent me more money!!! I got $50 from BP and $287.50 from Bank of America. I have earned $843.50 this year in free money not including free gifts or gift cards.And what do I have in the fund now, $114.08. My books look like the government was in charge.
The only thing that I have had come in was a.......
$10 Papa John's G.C.(paid $5)

And this is the complete list of what I have

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)
1 $10 Papa John's G.C.(paid $5)
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)
I've spent $602.12 for $2199.82 worth of gifts. I'm at 73% savings. Not too bad but next year I will do so much better.
Have a great day,


slugmama said...

I think every one should touch their elf, and often! ;-)

If you need some alcoholic gifts, there is a good voucher over at EverSave for$35 for $70 in booze. I bought 1 so I can send my brother and SIL some wine.

Now WHY on earth where you the first person I thought of when I thought to share this? LOLOL

Mark said...

Why don't you just have Fred do all this shopping for you like he does for me? Silly girl!

McVal said...

You are amazing!!! Working on my little list too but I don't have all the items you have yet tho. by a long shot!

Judy said...

I love touching my elf......

You are reallly doing great on presents and Mark can we all borrow Fred for just a little while please

SonyaAnn said...

sluggy-Alcohol=SonyaAnn!I like it. My work here is done. Wine and touching the elf.

SonyaAnn said...

Mark-Why is it I want both of you? Now just change silly girl to naughty girl and we are all set.

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-But you can make a lot of your gifts. You are the luck one!

SonyaAnn said...

Judy-I really am trying to ruin the holidays for everyone!

Sheila said...

Reading your list stresses me as I've only bought a few things to date...thanks for the chuckle ;)

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-So sorry just get your elf involved.