Thursday, December 30, 2010

What I Spent My Christmas Money On


Every year I save any Christmas money or gift cards that I get to spend on the after Christmas sales. I am very boring when it comes to spending Christmas or Birthday money. I always seem to spend it on something I want or need, but can't bring myself to buy out of the regular family budget. This year I received a $30.00 gift card to Bed, Bath, and Beyond from my employer. I also received $20.00 in cash in a card, and returned a pair of dress boots that weren't my size for another $15.00 dollars (Child #2 accompanied Dear Hubby on the after Thanksgiving Day sales, and scored the boots for 50% off. I believe, I see another Tightwad in training.....I am SO proud). My grand total to spend was $65.00. I needed a second calendar, and I found one (with cute pictures that I can frame after I am done using the calendar) for 50% off at the mall. The final cost for the calendar was $6.00. I dropped my pizza stone on the floor and broke it into several pieces, earlier this year. I have been making pizza on my cookie sheet, but it is just not the same. I found a new pizza stone at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $14.99. I have really needed new bathroom towels for a long time, but I have been making due. You can see through most of mine, at this point!  I consider towels an investment purchase (the last time I bought towels was probably 8 years ago). I never have good luck with cheap towels. They always shrink up funny, they aren't as absorbent, and they tend get get holes in them fairly quickly, too. A decent towel that will last for years are about $10.00 a piece. I lucked out today at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They had some really nice towels on clearance for $5.99 each (regularly $9.99 a piece). I bought 5 bath towels and 2 hand towels ($4.59 each) for total of $39.13 ( $34.13 after I used a coupon for $5.00 off your total purchase). Today's shopping spree cost me $55.12. I am so excited to have fluffy towels, again. The best part is there are few dollars leftover. Maybe I'll hit happy hour at Sonic for a Diet Cherry Coke to celebrate!

8 comments:

  1. Way to go.... you did get bargains. I love buying my own gifts on sale too. It takes the pressure off of someone trying to buy you something. I did love the gifts I got this year, too. Some things I didn't know about and I hope to share some time this month on my blog. I think I need to take a trip to BB&B. Happy New Year.

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  2. I love to shop at BB&B with gift cards after Christmas and my birthday. My son's always go in together and get me a gift card....they laugh about how easy it is to shop for me.HA!
    You sound like you made some wise purchases and got some great bargains!!! Good job! :-)

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  3. Good job! I love a bargain. You found some great bargains. And, you got to spread the Christmas fun out over a few more days!

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  4. Too bad I don't live closer, I'd go on that Sonic run with you!

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  5. Love it. Enjoy your great finds.

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  6. Looks like you had fun! I got a GC to Safeway, two actually, for $25 each. I spent it on...you guessed it...food! Well, I did buy a few things that were so cheap and reduced for next year's holidays!
    www.cheapskatelife.blogspot.com

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  7. I bought myself towels for Christmas this year too! It's amazing what a lift fresh, fluffy towels can give you when you're used to using threadbare ones on their last leg!

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  8. New towels are always such a treat. When you think about the fact that we use them every day, why is it so hard to spend money on them? I think I finally got rid of some towels we were given for our wedding last year (around our 25th anniversary). =D My pizza stone broke a couple of years ago and I never replaced it. You have me thinking ...

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