Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Christmas Question

I'm still behind on my Christmas stash. Ahhhh well, there are worse things in this world.
The good news is Den won $125 at a golf tournament. He handed the money over without question. Bless him and his straight swing.
So here is the tally................

$221.05   BP
$5            free check from magazines.com
$84          Pinecone research(surveys)
$75          Energy Plus(electricity rebate)
$160        Jewel(bonus for buying gift cards)
$13.20     Bank of America Add it up(Like Mr.Rebates/My Points)
$15          AutoZone rebate/visa card
$5            Amazon E-card from Recycle Bank
$8.40       Star Savings(Like My Points/Mr. Rebates)
$125        Golf $$$$$$ Den won

$706.65  for Christmas 2013.

Now for a short story and the question. I'm a Swagbucks lover. I have been holding my points for sometime. I decided this year instead of sending some of the family members actual gifts, I was just going to include a Restaurant.com gift card in their Christmas cards and be done with it. I really am working towards making the holidays less stressful. Round of applause for me. 
A $25 restaurant.com gift card usually goes for $10 but you can get a $25 restaurant.com e-card(I will just print it out) for 400 points. I figure that I will need about 15ish gift cards/e-cards. I have 4 on the way. Now for the question(bet you thought that I would never get to it!), I think this should count as money on my little tally up above but I have no idea how to come to a fair price. It isn't a real gift card. It's more of a discount code really. But it is subtracting something from my gift list. Any ideas because I know you have nothing better to do than ponder this stupid question! 
Little shit,
Sonya Ann


McVal said...

good job woman!!! Someday I'll slow down and check those out someday.

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-With your schedule, I don't know how you make time to pee.

Frances said...

I never count something I got for free as money when adding up Christmas spending. For example, Hubby gets gift card I cash out some CC points for. I did not spend extra money to get the points, so I consider it free money.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I'm not going to count those but I am going to count the free actual gift cards. Christmas is so confusing!