Entries from November 26, 2006 - December 2, 2006


Weekend Update

I'm going to finally start my Christmas shopping for real this weekend. Throughout the year, I've picked up gifts, but not everything I needed to get. And even though this goes against all my bargain hunting wisdom, I don't ever feel like Christmas shopping in July, know what I mean? So, I'm doing my shopping in December. There are lots of good deals out there, online and in stores. I'll keep posting the good deals as I find them!

Disneyshopping.com has a new promotion- $20 off $75+ + free shipping!

Get Free Shipping on orders $125 or more at DisneyShopping.com! Valid 12.1 - 12.3

Take $20 off your order of $75 or more DisneyShopping.com! Valid 12.1 - 12.3

Target .com, Online Advertising

Awesome deal- digital photo key chain for $9

Toys R Us Bonus Deals, Dec.1-3, 2006

Entertainment Book Deal! Save on all your holiday needs! Also makes a great gift!

Save on all the things you love to do!

Are you including photos in your Christmas cards? Or making photo gifts? Get FREE prints and pick up available at your local Walgreens!

Snapfish, 20 FREE prints, 12c prints

~I haven't tried this yet, but some people are getting tons of free Market Pantry Mexican items at Target. Print your coupons here

~Watch your mail for a new JCPenney catalog with a coupon for $10 off $50+

~Eddiebauer.com 30% off code, Dec.4th only!! EBFAMILY


Mid-Week Update

If you are shopping online this holiday season, keep in mind that in order to get free shipping (Amazon offers it for less than 18 more days) and get your order in time, you need to start thinking now about what you want to buy. I'm planning on shopping at Amazon.com, Disneyshopping.com, Walmart.com, Lands' End and other stores. And speaking of online deals, here's some!

Walmart has extended their online deals until December 1st! Click the banner below to get your deals!
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC


Disney shopping 25% off code, DISNEY25 and Free Shipping over $100 - code SHIP100

A few of the deals include:

Cinderella 10'' LCD TV-$199.99 +25% off

Nemo's Fishy Friends PJ Pals- $5.99 +25% off

Holiday Princess Twin Flannel Sheet Set- $16.99 +25% off

Princess Cinderella Doll- $17.99 +25%

Click the banner below to get your deal!


JCPenney deal, Awesome play kitchen deal, Homestyle Kitchen with Lights & Sound, $29.99

Huge magazine sale, $5 each! Includes O magazine, Cosmo, much more. Plus, you can opt for "bill me later" and you don't have to pay now.

For the movie fans on your gift list, order them Netflix subscriptions!
Netflix, Inc.

Toys R Us has a new sale this week! Plus, get $10 off your order of $30+ instantly, when you use Google check-out, see the deals!

Have you gotten your 2007 Entertainment book yet? If not, it's $5 off now, pick yours up today and save on all your holiday needs!

Save on all the things you love to do!


~Best Buy bucks expire soon, Dec. 2nd! If you aren't sure what to use them on (and they limit $3 per dvd or cd), I bought an Itunes gc. You can also use them online.

~It's the end of the month and there are many deals that are ending soon! Be sure to check the coupon and freebies pages and don't miss out!

Self magazine freebie: Purchase 2+ Johnson's products and receive a free sisal-terry bath sponge

ABC's 25 days of Christmas Holiday TV Show Calendar- get your TIVO ready!

Check out this holiday tipping guide

New! Mypoints.com instant win game

Print lots of Target printable coupons the easy way

14 free holiday music downloads from Best Buy!


Thrifty Gift Ideas!

Some inexpensive and nice gift ideas include:

  • Framed photo
  • Homemade ornament
  • Yum! Make cookies, brownies, etc. and give in a decorative tin
  • Have a talent? Make coupons offering your services (resume writing, painting, etc.)
  • Movie gift basket: fill a basket with packets of microwave popcorn, Blockbuster gc or Netflix gift subscription, cocoa and mugs
  • Pasta basket: fill a metal colander with pasta necessities like sauce, spices, grated cheese and of course, pasta!
  • Spa basket: fill a pretty basket with those free Bath and Body Works products (coupon was in Nov. Better Homes and Gardens and Redbook), a loofah, lotion, etc.
  • New married couple on your list? Surprise them with a set of ornaments for their Christmas tree or decorations for their new home
  • Regift! While not the always popular choice, it can work in a pinch if you need a gift fast. Just make sure the receiver has never seen the gift or wasn't the one who originally gave it to you. Also, the item should be in original packaging
  • Check ebay before paying full-price. Just be sure to look over the seller's feedback, to make sure you are dealing with an honest person. Also, find out how long it will take them to ship. Christmas is less than a month away!
  • Dig out those gift cards you haven't used all year and use them for gifts!
  • Cash in your change! If you have a ton of change, cash in at Coinstar, they'll give you a gift card to places like Amazon.com, at no charge!
  • Plan your shopping ahead of time! Use coupons, wait for sales.