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Christmas shopping & other stuff

November 16th, 2010 at 05:47 pm

I was not able to get what I wanted at CVS yesterday. Twice I have gone and both times they were out of the item. Apparently they will have another shipment on Wednesday so I'll stop by on my way to work.

I went Christmas shopping last night. I had a Gap Groupon I needed to use by 11/19. I was able to get my son 3 long sleeve tops and I am now done shopping for him except for a new cell phone. The display on his broke so he has been using one of our old phones. I know that I can get him a new phone for $20 or so. I scored a lot of good deals with his gifts so I am under budget for him.

I also got some things for my daughter. She's almost 11 and girls clothes are so much more expensive than boys clothes. I had a 40% off coupon but even with that I still ended up spending $90. Her birthday is in January so I also need to be on the lookout for gifts for that as well.

I know that I will be able to get some really good deals on Black Friday on some of the other things she wants so I think I should be able to stay on budget.

I never know what to get my mom and came across a really good deal I read about on a frugal blog. It's a free 8x10 picture on canvas from the Canvas People. All I need to do is pay about $15 in shipping. That comes in under the budget I had set for my mom and she would love a picture of my kids. Going to look through my digital pics tonight and see if there is a good one to upload.

Someone asked on my last post about how my cash budgeting was going. Honestly, I haven't withdrawn the cash yet. I was at the ATM yesterday to deposit checks and I didn't withdraw the money. Since I've already spent just a little from each budget category (household and personal care) I need to look at my budget spreadsheet to see what the balances are and then withdraw that amount.

Lastly, I took my car in this morning to get new brakes, replacement of the air filter and for them to see why the check engine light has been going off. I hope it's nothing major (the car only has 36,000 miles on it). I've got about $500 cash for car repairs and I'm hoping I only need to use no more than $400. Fingers crossed.

3 Responses to “Christmas shopping & other stuff”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Is it the elusive item of the week that everyone is after? Don't forget to get a raincheck. My best kept secret is the CVS in my mall. I swear no one shops there. That's where I found the item this time and last time they were on sale.

  2. Little L Says:

    I'm not sure what the elusive item is but if it's the Olay ProX exfoliating cleanser, then yes, that's what I've been looking for.

    It's on sale for $8 and I have a $5 coupon. I bought it last week when there were some ECBs on it. If I had waited until Saturday when the coupon came in the mail (didn't expect it to arrive that quickly) I could have gotten it for free.

    Oh well, I'll still use it so better to get it as cheap as possible.

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    Oh, I was talking about the Oral-B Vitality Flosser. I wasn't aware there was another hard to find item. Yes, that's a great price with that coupon! Hope you find it. Smile

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