Christmas Challenge Update

Time for the Christmas Challenge update! There are 6 more shopping weeks until Christmas.

First I bought a T-shirt for DH from Vistaprint. It has a caricature of me, him, DS, and our rabbit on it. It will be a “sleep” shirt, but it was pretty cute so I couldn’t turn it down. It was regular $14.99, but I snagged it with a combination of a sale and coupon code for $4.74 (shipped).

I bought a bunch of smartstrip (energy saving powerstrips) in a lot. I wanted three for our house and I got a discount if I bought 5 instead. The ones I bought were $42 and the small ones were $31. I would have spent $126 just buying them for me. Instead, mine were $29 and the little ones were $24 when I bought all 5. Making my total (for all 5) $135. They accidently sent me one extra “large” one and didn’t want it back when I contacted them. So, for $9 I got 2 small and 1 large smartstrip, I’ll figure they were $3 each.

Finally, I bought two children’s songs CD’s. I found them at the JCPenny outlet. The first CD is one disc and an activity book and it was $1.99 (retail $9.99). The second is a set of 3 CD’s and it was $3.99 (retail $19.99). The total was $6.44 after tax.

Gifts so far

Gift #1 – VS body spray, lipgloss, and mints (retail $18.75) paid $0.81
Gift #2 – 3 Far Side Books (retail $34.85) paid $0.75
Gift #3 – White Cat Corn & photobook (retail $18.99) paid $1.61
Gift #4 – White Cat Corn (retail $7.00) paid $1.61
Gift #5 – Photobook (retail $11.99) paid nothing
Gift #6 – Llama llama red pajama doll (retail $2.99) paid $3.21 (tax made it go over retail)
Gift #7 – Juniors shirt (retail $22.00) paid $2.20
Gift #8 – Play kitchen (homemade – $8 spent so far), 4 children’s CD’s (retail $29.98) paid $6.44
Gift #9 – Sm Smartstrip (retail $31) paid $3
Gift #10 – Sm Smartstrip (retail $31) paid $3
Gift #11 – Sm Smartstrip (retail $42) paid $3
Gift #12 – custom T-shirt (retail $14.99) paid $4.74

Total OOP = $38.37

I’ll decide what gifts are complete and what gifts will have more things added to them as I get closer to Christmas. I still have 15 gifts that I haven’t even started yet!

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