Saturday, December 27, 2008

After-Christmas deals!

Yeah! I finally discovered a way to "upload" my pictures to my blog via Picasa. It looks like IE is toast, but I'm afraid to uninstall it for fear I'll damage my Internet connection. (I'm not knowledgeable about those things.) At least it wasn't my favorite browser! I'll see if my ISP can help me on Monday.

For now, I can finally show you pictures of what all I picked up, and I can continue to blog with pictures in Firefox (at least, 4 pictures at a time) ...

Yesterday I got up bright and early and headed to Wal-Mart in time for the 6:00 a.m. opening. It's the only day of the year I do this - my personal "Black Friday," if you will. It's a tradition I enjoy thoroughly. :)

Anyway, check out all that I was able to snag for next year (and a few years to come in some instances) for a little less than $90:

Let's see if I can remember it all (my receipt isn't in front of me) ...

  • 2 shaped bath soap sets (tools and construction vehicles) for twin nephews - $2.50 each
  • 4 bath sets in pretty semi-circle boxes for teenaged nieces - $2.50 each
  • 3 nightgowns for sisters-in-law - $4.00 each
  • hurricane glass candleholder for Secret Sister gift - $5.00
  • tabletop fousball (spelling?) set for my husband's birthday (It's a secret!) - $7.00
  • 5 Stetson aftershave collections for nephews, brothers-in-law and male exchange gift - $2.50 each
  • 2 Disney Princess tea party tub sets for girl exchange gift and my own daughter - $5.00 each
  • bath fizzies for female exchange gift - $1.50
  • Dora the Explorer bath set for niece - $2.50
  • 8 rolls wrapping paper (2 all-purpose, 6 Thomas Kinkade) - $1.44 each (This will do me for 3-4 years, but Thomas Kinkade is my favorite!)
  • 2 pkgs tissue paper (can be all-purpose) - $1.50 each
  • 4 gift bags shaped like purses with animal tags - $0.50 each at Dollar Tree [My kids consider these gifts in themselves! :)]
  • tractor cookie jar for my son - $4.50
  • "Love" trivet and mug tea set for my Secret Sister (Valentine gift) - $2.50
  • Old Spice cologne set for my dad - $2.50
This is the only day of the year that my bill goes close to or over $100 and I don't worry about it! I'm pleased to have all the gifts for my husband's side of the family, as well as a few birthday and special occasion gifts and wrapping paper.

You might not consider this the most frugal Christmas post I've ever done, but considering how many people I shopped for, I'm happy. It averages out to $2.18 per gift, not including the wrapping supplies (which will last me a long time).

Next post: what I got for ME! :)


Melinda said...

I think this is a very frugal post!

I'm looking forward to seeing what else you got! :)