Stretching Your Christmas Budget
We have a limited Christmas budget this year- as we do every year.
We also have 3 semi-long Christmas lists to fill.
One of the things we wanted to get our daughter was a play kitchen. I couldn’t believe the price of decent kitchens! There was no way we’d be able to get her a kitchen as well as other things too.
Our answer was found on Craigslist! We found a used Kitchen for half the price of a new one.
One of the things my husband wants is a video game for the Gamecube, the game he wants is about $40, again if I went out to the store and bought that, he wouldn’t get much else. I found the game on Amazon.com for about $15 (after shipping). I didn’t get it, but if I did I would buy it used.
Another way to stretch your Christmas budget, besides buying used things, is throwing in the items at CVS in a bigger order. After combining coupons and sales and deals you’ll get those items for a fraction of what you’d pay for them at Walmart or some other store. Of course, you can’t find EVERYTHING at CVS, but they do have some electronics and some other items too.
Those are just a few ideas to help stretch your budget. Check out other people’s frugal ideas!
Posted: December 14th, 2007 under unlabled.