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!