I firmly believe in staying within a budget for Christmas. For the past two years, our family has done a “cash Christmas” and I can’t tell you how nice it was in January to not be haunted by credit card bills! One of the ways I’m able to stay within my budget each year is by shopping for Christmas gifts year round!
There are some GREAT deals at Big Lots this week. If you price match at Walmart, you can also use coupons (Big Lots does not accept coupons) and you can put together a family movie and game night basket for under $10 that includes the following items:
-Toy Story Operation and/or Battleship – $1 each after coupon when you price match the Big Lots ad (see the details on the Big Lots ad and price matching at Walmart here)
-Skittles – $.80 after coupon
-Movie – $5 (from Walmart’s selection or at Big Lots)
-Popcorn – approximately $1.50 for a box of microwave popcorn
-Popcorn Bowl – $1 at Dollar Tree stores right now! (see the picture above)
The retail value of this gift is $20-$25!
Stay tuned for more “Christmas on a budget” gift ideas! Do you have a “Christmas on a budget” idea to share? Comment or send me an e-mail!
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