Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Savings Update

I got a large portion of my Christmas shopping completed this past Saturday.  I had an hour and a half of kid free time to shop.  Let's just say I was on a mission.  I had my cash envelopes stuffed with coupons, my list of items, and time clicking away.  An hour and a half may not seem like a long time, but when you don't have 2 to 3 kids tagging along, you can accomplish almost anything.  Not only was I able to pick up almost all the items I was searching for, but I was able to really focus on making the most of the coupons I had in my hand.

Here's my totals to far...

2011 Christmas Spending...$288.39
2011 Christmas Savings.....$384.31

This coming weekend Steven and I are shopping for the kids.  I don't have near as many coupons for the items on their list, but I've done my research for the lowest prices in town this week.  I'm crossing my fingers for good savings, and more importantly, to be DONE with shopping.  Me likey presents under the tree, but me no likey having unchecked items on my list.


Alice said...

I want your list of the items you are getting and the savings...I will wait til after Christmas, I suppose!

I am going today to knock a few things off of my list. I am getting Colton the Little Tikes basketball goal that is on sale for $19 at Target. Then I have a coupon for $10 off at Toys R Us and they have their Melissa & Doug toys on sale Buy 2 get 1 free, so I get to save there too!! Yay for savings!

jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

I am the same way! I love having things checked off my list!