How much have we saved?

Discussion in 'Budget & Bargains' started by tanya, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    Our home buys a LOT for Christmas! But I do try really, really hard NEVER to pay full price for anything. Unless we absolutely love it or we need it.

    So this year when Im planning Christmas Im goingto keep track of exactly what I have saved by buying on sale/ clearance.

    So far its not much. But I saved $4.50 on the total cost of cards for next Christmas!
  2. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I saved $160.00 on an artificial Christmas tree, $24.00 on 3 boxes of ornaments, and $12.80 on pretty decorative ornament hangers.
  3. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    Wow Jane- good buying!
    I have had no luck with paper, tags etc.... they all seem to be gone... I think the stores here were discounting before Christmas. But I missed most of it.
  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Tanya, an interesting post. I too spend a lot of time planning, tracking and buying for Christmas. I rarely pay full price for anything unless it is absolutely necessary. I look out for sales all year and will only buy something at a price I am happy to pay. I have never thought of keeping a track of what I spend/save.

    So far this year, basket for mum $4.00, battery operated house $14.00, Natio gift sets $7.00, gift tags and gift boxes $6.00 so not too bad so far.
    Jane great going on the tree, that is a bargain.
  5. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I rarely buy full price too. For 2017 I have 10 new boxes of lights at $2 instead of $10, a christmas tree at $20 instead of $170. fluffy sock gift boxes $3 instead of $10, nail polish ornaments $3 instead of $10, 2 fabric Christmas baskets $3 instead of $10, cups with tea $4 instead of $10, gift basket $24 instead of $70....
  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Lucie, great bargains there. Isn't it lovely to start the year with things in the gift closet and at a great price?
  7. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    Great deals!
    I did get some after sun spray for next years stocking/ sacks. Only saved $3 but every saving adds up.

    Christmas seems long gone from our stores here.... its Back to School items that are now out... school does not go back for a month....
  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Tanya, just came back from the mall, back to school is in full swing. Oh and hot cross buns are in Woolworths :(
  9. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I saved $41.37 today on some paper goods and gift tags. I'll use the paper goods MLK weekend when we get together with DH's family at the state park on the lake. We usually do it at Christmas, but since it's after, I'm going for a winter theme. Target has some paper goods that had snowflakes, so I picked those up. I was thankful to find them because I was having a hard time deciding what I could use. I like having a theme, even when we go in the summer or other times of the year.
  10. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I went after shopping after Christmas and found some things in the Christmas area that I needed for half off: Christmas wrap and a few Christmas bows. There was also Christmas wrapping paper in non-traditional colors that I picked up for year round wrapping. I also picked up surge protectors marketed for the tree but they can be used for any electronic. I saved $13.50!
  11. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    In the past week we have bought several new packs of C9 lights and icicle lights for outside, new outdoor nativity scene, outdoor light up santa train, wrapping paper and boxes and few gifts .. We saved over $200 as everything was 50 to 75% off.
  12. tanya

    tanya Well-Known Member

    Today I added more to the gift closet. Shower gels, novels for me to read on the beach, new swim suit for me, body lotion and outdoor cushions to take to the beach (I saw someone with them- looked like a great idea) Overall I saved $41.25.
  13. p.a.

    p.a. Active Member

    I've saved a lot of money by staying away from the

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