The holidays are coming and I had to sit and go through my cupboards of giveaways and stash from sales and see who I can already check off. So, here is my start in a nutshell…
Husband (we do $50 limit for ourselves)
2 Teen Boys and 3 Year Old ($200 limit each teen and ~ $100 for 3 year old)incl stockings
2 sets of Parents ($50 each parent = $200)
2 young nephews and 2 tween nieces ($25 each = $100)
my husbands family (besides parents)-pick names. 2 names for us as couple at $35 limit each = $70
my Family-same = $70
My oldest son’s GF (they have been dating over 4 years, so I include a little something)$25
My 3 year Old’s daycare draw names $10 Teacher’s $30
My Boss and 3 Doctor’s $100
My Husbands Boss and 10 Store Manager’s (he is a DM) $130
Here is where I stand: I have taken care of My 3 year old, 1 niece, 2 nephews and the 2 names on my family side, 1 name on husband’s side, son’s GF, Daycare name draw to Total $315 of my budget! In checking thier names off, my actual total spent is $78!
My youngest:Toys R Us XMAS in July sale-several toys and GC I had in wallet, giveaway wins: shirts, toys and Eversave Deal at Zoopas $20 for $50 of items and I got a few toys there $42. Niece: Giveaway win of Jungle Speed $0. My family names draw & nephews (got nephews parents-my bro and sis-n-law): Family pack for all 4 to spend 2 days at Silverwood Theme Park next summer (Won 8 tickets in a photo contest for Silverwood this summer) $0. Husband’s side 1 name: Scentsy Warmer and bricks from a discount I had $30. Oldest’s GF: Cooking basket filled w/ giveaway wins, free products from product coupons and dollar store has Betty Crocker line of baking Utensils right now and found Big Bowl on Target Clearence Shelf $6! Daycare child: Soft Blocks I won $0.
I still have have $96 in Amazon code credits and more to come from 3 different Survey Sites–I still have giveaway wins comming that have not arrived yet and 2 more survey sites I am almost at redemtion for even more Amazon codes..I should be able to totally take care of my 13 year old with his HP Touch he wants just in my Amazon Codes! I also have $80 in Sears Gift Cards and $30 in Target GC and many other $5-$10 GC I have won/earned for places to eat and coffee for my oldest (this year he is going to have his entire budget be in many GC as he lives in own apartment and can use them)! So those little GC are on his budget right now and I will keep searching for ways to win/earn more! Can’t wait for the end result!! I will let you know.