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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Frugal Christmas Shopping

Well, today was a first.  On the way home from church today, I had to make a stop at the automated stamp machine (in the post office lobby).  Since we were right across the street from Good Will, I told my boys that I needed to run in "quick" to check on a book for my niece.  She is collecting a certain author, and is wanting hard cover books for her collection.  Hardcover books are expensive!  Since I have had a lot of success in the past at buying nice books at Good Will, I thought I would take a chance.  Well, I was disappointed because I didn't find a book for my niece, but my boys hit the jackpot!!!!  Yippee!!!!  They found three 4-pack CD's of Adventures in Odyssey (a favorite from Focus on the Family) for $2.99 each!  These often retail around $25.00!!!  I agreed that I would buy them for their Christmas stockings, if they "could forget"!!!  My purchase was around $9.00 and I saved a ton!!   I have never purchased Christmas presents at Good Will before, but I am not ashamed to say that I have!  And I think this frugal lady might just have to do some more! 

Stay tuned, I intend to blog about other ways I have benefitted from Good Will Stores and ebay, in the future.

I would love to hear your frugal stories too!  :) Pin It Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Hi! Found your blog through the non-Paper MACHE...and am a like-minded mom of 3, recently started homeschooling & living on one income! So I'm going to have to become a follower of your blog!
    This year I bought Christmas presents at a thrift store for the first time ever. My daughter got a like-new Polly Pocket dollhouse that would have set me back $25 at Target for just $3! All the kids got Odyssey or McGee & Me videos 3 for $1 (each kid got 2), my 4 year old got an ABC puzzle for 99 cents...and got a few outfits too.
    This was our first year actually setting a budget for Christmas gifts...and our kids made out with many more gifts than they would have if all their gifts were 'store bought'!
    PS - my most active blog is http://gonnawantthis-handmade.blogspot.com


    Holly (Shakopee)

  2. Thanks for the feedback, Holly! I'm happy that you have had success shopping at thrift stores also. I kindof think of it as a treasure hunt! LOL!!


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