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RadioFanatic
08-16-2005, 12:04 PM
Well, every year around Christmas, I start stressing b/c I have to get Christmas presents for 28 people (not even including dh) and bday presents for 5 people. Needless to say, things get expensive.

So this year, b/c of the great ideas from this board (for which I thank all Dis'ers), I have gotten presents for 7 out of the 8 kids (disney direct) and candles for 12 people (yankee candle). I can't wait to see what comes up next! Keep the ideas coming!

What about y'all?

RadioFanatic
08-16-2005, 01:46 PM
no one wants to answer?

kelleigh1
08-16-2005, 01:50 PM
I haven't gotten anything because of the budget board exactly. But I did buy one thing for hubby so far...through BMG as part of my buy 3 get 1 free special. And I just ordered a couple of small things for my sister, bil, niece and nephew from Avon which were all on sale. I will be paying a little more attention to the budget board though for more ideas...especially as our WDW vacation is very soon after Christmas.

ARIEYELLOW
08-16-2005, 01:59 PM
I have gotten a ton of stuff because of finding good deals thru the budget board!!

strasfamily
08-16-2005, 02:12 PM
I have bought lots of things thinking they were going to be Christmas presents, but then I end up keeping them for myself!!! Keep those ideas coming so I can get my Christmas shopping started LOL!

mrsbornkuntry
08-16-2005, 03:23 PM
I got some pins for stockings stuffers from the Disneydirect pin sale, I also got a nightgown for DMIL with some great Chadwicks codes I got on here. Oh, got DD pajamas and winter gloves from Disneydirect, too. I've gotten a ton of school supplies for $14 at Walmart that I plan on using for teachers' gifts, an idea from the school supply and Christmas gift threads. That's all so far for Christmas, but I've also gotten things I've used for birthday gifts and Easter baskets, too.

spoon full of sugar
08-16-2005, 03:43 PM
From Disneydeals.com I got a bambi snowglobe for DS for Christmas :love: (btw it is HUGE) and a Disney themed croquet set I'm saving for Easter.

tikilyn
08-16-2005, 03:48 PM
I have the Vtech Vsmile game system for dd 4 and a spiderman heros towns or something like that in Layaway ( does that count?). Today Ups dropped off the toys r us easy bake oven for dd. So yeah, I've started, but I got to buy for dd's 5th birthday soon. That one is easy. she's getting a princess tv and maybe something else small.

Gosh as much as I love Christmas I'm really dreading the shopping part this year.

sabrina

ElizaB39
08-16-2005, 03:49 PM
None, nada, zilch!

HTH

Tjaleks
08-16-2005, 04:50 PM
Unfortunately, NONE. I did, however, receive my 1st FREE sample today because of the Budget Board :jumping1:

Besides, for my children this Xmas we are going to DISNEY WORLD :teeth:

(We are going to allow them to get some stuff while we are there, but are not buying any presents before hand.)

PatsGirl
08-16-2005, 05:41 PM
I got a Christmas Stitch plush and Power Ranger sleeping bag for nephews from Disney Direct (or Disney Deals, can't remember) and a very big Bratz doll, around 2 or 3' and Fur Real Panda Bear for my daughter from Buy.com -- all excellent prices.

Brenda

Danemom
08-16-2005, 05:46 PM
I bought 3 Yankee Candles and a couple things from the "free" silver jewelry site. That thing is addictive! I keep wanting to check "one more time" to see what the new item will be!

Paxtrist
08-16-2005, 06:00 PM
3 Yankee Candles so far.

RadioFanatic
08-19-2005, 09:34 AM
4 more christmas presents thanks to the Reebok thread!

kelleigh1
08-19-2005, 09:38 AM
4 more christmas presents thanks to the Reebok thread!

We have a Reebok outlet near us, and I received a postcard in the mail from them yesterday about the 40% off sale. (I'm on their mailing list.) I have to go by that way tomorrow, so I might take a stop by to see if I can get a couple of things checked off my christmas list. Oh...and even better...I get an additional 15% off with my AAA card at the outlet.

swilshire
08-19-2005, 11:14 AM
Do they let you combine the AAA discount and the coupon? I always forget about all the AAA stuff. I don't think I've ever remembered to use it for any discount.

Sheila

kelleigh1
08-19-2005, 11:23 AM
Yes. They've allowed it in the past.

coliebird
08-19-2005, 02:29 PM
No Christmas shopping yet, but I did get my daughter a ton of clothes for next summer already thanks to someone posting about the Healthtex clearance sale.

mamo-4-wdw
08-19-2005, 04:49 PM
:cool1: I got the Bubba Keggs for my friends for Christmas. Some one on the budget board posted they got them in lime green for $3 at Walmarrt and when I went to my walmart they were $1.50 yahoooo! They were usually $7.95 ea. :banana: :banana: :banana: Happy Dance!!!!!!! Then some one posted that ToyRus had a sale on my little pony and polly pockets so I got them for my DM to give to the girls she babysits at church. I went to Target after some one posted they were doing the clearence sell and got some things for my oldest DS24 (cooler he can use as a lunchbox) :banana:
I just have to say the whole disboard has saved me tons of money to spend on Christmas, Disney vacations, Birthdays, Groceries. All the posters are so smart and savey, They know everything!!!!!!!! They are GREAT!!!!!! :goodvibes :teacher:

lisajl
08-20-2005, 09:18 AM
bought a few things from meijers. my dd works there and she let me know about the toy clearance. bought a few lego things on wednesday, then went yesterday and bought a huge lego castle set. it has over 600 pieces and was originally $90. with my dd's discount we got it for $30 and then they gave us a free birthday cake coupon!

mrsbornkuntry
08-20-2005, 10:56 AM
bought a few things from meijers. my dd works there and she let me know about the toy clearance. bought a few lego things on wednesday, then went yesterday and bought a huge lego castle set. it has over 600 pieces and was originally $90. with my dd's discount we got it for $30 and then they gave us a free birthday cake coupon!

You DD gets a discount at Meijer?! I worked there 6 years ago as a "team leader" (manager) and they didn't do that :rolleyes: Just a 10% off coupon at Christmas. I'm glad they're doing that for their employees now.

bettyann29
08-20-2005, 11:49 AM
The only thing I got in on so far was the Yankee Candles :banana: I was happy with just that... :teeth: I did get the free quatro shaver thanks to a post on here and that will go in my oldest daughters christmas stocking.. But now that the kiddos are back in school and me and my daughter will be going to WDW over Labor Day.. Once we get back I will start concentrating on Christmas so I will definitely be watching for the great deals.. So everyone.. please post them as you see them.. :cheer2:

ReneeQ
08-20-2005, 12:48 PM
Oh, I've gotten LOTS. I hit the sales at both Bath and Body Works and Yankee Candle (the actual store in the mall) back in July and got tons of stuff for Christmas AND birthday gifts.

Today, because of this board, I stopped at Toys R Us. My best deal was some Hot Wheels thing I got for my nephew, actually for part of his BD in Oct. It was marked $13.99, and should have been half price, so $7. Well, it rang up $19.99, so half was $10. She had to call the manager over to correct it and he entered it as $6.99, which then gave me half price at $3.49! The cashier pointed out what he had done and he said, "oh well, anything to make our customers happy." He also added, "You can't get anymore this cheap though, as I'll have to go fix it." Oh well, at least I got one!

lisajl
08-20-2005, 01:00 PM
You DD gets a discount at Meijer?! I worked there 6 years ago as a "team leader" (manager) and they didn't do that :rolleyes: Just a 10% off coupon at Christmas. I'm glad they're doing that for their employees now.


She only gets 10% off normally. They just had a huge sale with 50%off for anyone.
Sorry..just re-read that and it sounded like she got 50%off! That would be really nice!!

Lisa
P.S. what meijer did you work at?

mrsbornkuntry
08-20-2005, 01:54 PM
She only gets 10% off normally. They just had a huge sale with 50%off for anyone.
Sorry..just re-read that and it sounded like she got 50%off! That would be really nice!!

Lisa
P.S. what meijer did you work at?

I've worked at a few different ones as I worked my way up. I started out on the one on Hamilton Rd., I was a manager at Georgesville Rd., then a new one in Lexington, KY before I got pregnant for my 3rd child and quit. I figured the discount was about that, but when I worked there we didn't get a discount at all. Of course it's been 6 years since I worked there, I enjoyed it though.

lisajl
08-20-2005, 02:22 PM
I've worked at a few different ones as I worked my way up. I started out on the one on Hamilton Rd., I was a manager at Georgesville Rd., then a new one in Lexington, KY before I got pregnant for my 3rd child and quit. I figured the discount was about that, but when I worked there we didn't get a discount at all. Of course it's been 6 years since I worked there, I enjoyed it though.


She's at Lewis Center. Two of friends got jobs there after she did and she is trying to get another friend on there.
She doesn't like it a lot, but it is a paycheck!