What is your budget per kid for Christmas? Well at my house it is $50! You may think this is crazy and such a small amount considering electronics and such. Not so crazy if you think about it and plan ahead.
A month after each season’s sales starts.
2-3 weeks after each holiday.
Who waits till the month before Christmas to shop? Well, I don’t! I literally start the day after Christmas for the next year’s items. I learn the clearance times of year for my local stores, I scour online for coupon codes, free shipping, and huge sales/clearance, and I shop second hand. Not everything has to have a huge price tag.
My favorite place for toys is Meijer! They have wonderful clearance and you earn bucks back with purchases. They use the original price for those totals also! Score! I got a Rock and Royal Barbie this year on clearance for $5 from its original price of around $25. Daughter loves Barbies and Music.
Who would pass up that price? Right? I love finding great deals. I also got “dress up” clothes on sale for $2 a piece. They are basically the Halloween costumes that went 90% off. I am talking Hello Kitty, Policewomen, Batgirl, Supergirl and a few others. I got her a few other items too and my total came to $47.43 this year with tax. She will have tons of presents under the tree and has no idea how much I spent. I am a frugal shopper, not due to finances, but due to the fact that I can spend that leftover money on other things for my house, my job, my car and even put it in savings. Hopefully, you all have a happy holiday and hope you find some great deals!
Best Times to Buy:
Very End of January, June and October.
Keep a look out for Special Clearance days when all or certain clearance items are an extra % off clearance price.