How much Christmas shopping have you done b/c of the Budget Board?

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  1. RadioFanatic

    RadioFanatic Mouseketeer<br><font color=6d6b70>SO not a jewelry

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    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?
     
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  3. RadioFanatic

    RadioFanatic Mouseketeer<br><font color=6d6b70>SO not a jewelry

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    no one wants to answer?
     
  4. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

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    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.
     
  5. ARIEYELLOW

    ARIEYELLOW Mouseketeer

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    I have gotten a ton of stuff because of finding good deals thru the budget board!!
     
  6. strasfamily

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    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!
     
  7. mrsbornkuntry

    mrsbornkuntry <font color=FF6666>I'm worried about raccoons<br><

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    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.
     
  8. spoon full of sugar

    spoon full of sugar Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  9. tikilyn

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    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
     
  10. ElizaB39

    ElizaB39 <font color=blue>Males with udders? What WERE they

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    None, nada, zilch!

    HTH
     
  11. Tjaleks

    Tjaleks Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>My Shepard doesn't

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    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.)
     
  12. PatsGirl

    PatsGirl <font color=teal>Kids will write the darndest thin

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    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
     
  13. Danemom

    Danemom <font color=blue>My trouble is that I don't rememb

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    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!
     
  14. Paxtrist

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    3 Yankee Candles so far.
     
  15. RadioFanatic

    RadioFanatic Mouseketeer<br><font color=6d6b70>SO not a jewelry

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    4 more christmas presents thanks to the Reebok thread!
     
  16. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

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    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.
     
  17. swilshire

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    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
     
  18. kelleigh1

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    Yes. They've allowed it in the past.
     
  19. coliebird

    coliebird <font color=red>I HAVE to sleep with socks on!<br>

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    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.
     
  20. mamo-4-wdw

    mamo-4-wdw It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disn

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    :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:
     
  21. lisajl

    lisajl <Font color=green>This is our dog Chloe!<br><font

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    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!
     

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