OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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$500 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE UPDATE

This past weekend, I continued on my quest to find great deals and bargains for my $500 Holiday Challenge.  While at JC Penny's this weekend, ( JC Penny's always has great deals) I found Sterling Silver Earrings marked down 75% from $40.00 to $10.00.  I went ahead and picked up 4 different pairs.  These purchases completed my shopping for four individuals on my list. My grown granddaughters and my best friend's daughter.

My son-in-law is particularly hard to buy for, as I think all men are.  But I did find him a novelty T-shirt that he can relate to for $6.00 marked down from $10.00. I may have to use this for his upcoming Birthday gift, but at least I will have something for him. I also picked up some Pocket T-shirts for Mr. CTS, and they were a great price at about $4.00 each.  Shirts for him can be kinda expensive as I have to get shirts that are for tall men, and they always charge extra for that.  The shirts were regularly $25.00 each. A great bargain!!

Also last week, I found an interesting gift for my mom.  She had mentioned that she would like a "lava lamp" and at Ross they had them marked down to $9.99.  I could not pass that up!  It is similar to the one in the picture.  Black Lava in Orange water.

Currently I have spent $120.00 and have completed shopping for at least 4 individuals on my list.  

12 comments:

Niki said...

Wow. I haven't even been thinking about who we are buying for, let alone what. Way to be ahead of the pack,at this rate you won't have to go to a store in December, that is a plus.

jpkittie said...

that is so wonderful! I really should make my list & stick it in my purse - like you, I really never know what may pop up that I cna get for someone!!!

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

By keeping track of what I am buying on the blog, I am more aware of what I am spending and who still needs a gift and who is done.

Jane said...

Amazing - at this rate you'll be finished with months to spare & you'll be so CALM at Christmas while the rest of us run around like headless chickens. Bravo!!

Sharon said...

You are doing so great! I have not even begun to buy gifts for Christmas, I'm just trying to pool together the gift cards and swagbucks! I LOVE all of the cool stuff you purchased! How awesome to be done with 4!!

I will have to be very discreet when I update that part of my challenge as my family reads my blog!

Ravi Gupta said...

Lisa,

I like the way you think :)

Not only is let stressful but you're saving money in your wallet.. erm purse. Keep up the great work!

-Ravi Gupta

Lisa @Cents To Save said...

Jane: I am determined to do better than last year. It sucked.

Sharon: My family does not know I blog... so for now I can tell all.

Ravi: Thanks for the kudos!

judy said...

You are rocking the Christmas list. Right now I have almost all my handmade items made, but need to start hitting the yard sales, ross and Jcpenny Outlet.

My goal is to be done by september..but we shall se

judy

Martha said...

I have a lava lamp near my desk in the den. I love to look at it. I'm old - I can remember when they came out in the 60's. They are kind of fun to watch - rather they are calming to watch.

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judy said...

You are rocking the Christmas list. Right now I have almost all my handmade items made, but need to start hitting the yard sales, ross and Jcpenny Outlet.

My goal is to be done by september..but we shall se

judy

Jane said...

Amazing - at this rate you'll be finished with months to spare & you'll be so CALM at Christmas while the rest of us run around like headless chickens. Bravo!!

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