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Biting the Christmas Bullet - Did Some Shopping

November 10th, 2014 at 03:48 pm


On of the boys for Christmas had one item on his list: a Nintendo 3DS XL. I priced them a few weeks ago and they appeared to be $200 - still a stretch because I don't spent that much on each child.

I got the ads from my mom this morning. I've given up couponing and shop for groceries at Sam's Club or Aldis, but figured I should start keeping an eye on things.

Target had the item on sale for $174.99 and I had a $10 off of $100. It shouldn't have worked, the cashier told me, but it did, so I ended up paying $168.xx after using the debit RED card. I had a $100 bill for Christmas plus DH's $80 fro his second job with bio dad. Paid cash. One child done.

Now moving on to tackling the next desired purchase. Will have to pick one item and start strategizing.

4 Responses to “Biting the Christmas Bullet - Did Some Shopping”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice! My max is about $150 per child at Christmas. My oldest wants a drawing tablet, so is thinking of just requesting cash. It's $165 on Amazon, which is also above my threshold, but I may also go for it. Not sure yet!

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Nicely done!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Planning is the key...good job!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Great deal!

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