08 December 2009

Christmas on the Cheap

For the few Christmas gifts I bought this year, my budget was $5 or less, per gift. That may seem impossible to you, but if you know where to look, you can get a lot for $5. You can also get nice stocking stuffers for nothing but seconds of your time—by requesting free samples. Here’s where I “shopped” for Christmas ’09:

$5 magazine subscriptions from Hearst (Amazon sometimes offers similar deals)

$5 off (promo code 20077) a $10 bath/mug gift set from ULTA, plus other deals, depending on your purchase (check their homepage)

Free samples from Vocalpoint by becoming a member (it’s free) and providing short reviews; so far I’ve gotten a full-sized jar of an Olay product worth $50, along with other great products

More free samples from...
Sweet Free Stuff
Sweetie’s Swag
Walmart’s Free Samples
Wise Bread’s Best Deals Today

Happy holidays! :)


mario g. said...

There's also a store called Five and Below. Not sure how many branches there are nationwide but everything in it is $5 and below. Items range from DVDs, toys, books and other generic and name brand products. www.fivebelow.com

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Good info!