New Thrifty Gifty - Organised for Christmas and all ocassions 2010- Santas Challenges

edited 17 September 2010 at 9:42PM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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  • Winter_JasmineWinter_Jasmine Forumite
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    Got another pressy today for a birthday in Feb - it's a 'recycled' one donated from OH's Christmas stash so there's £10 saved from my budget :D
    "Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now"

    MFW: Mortgage Cleared!!! 14 1/2 years early :D
  • elysia2003elysia2003 Forumite
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    I got two High School Musical mugs yesterday for my neices for easter. They were stuffed full of chocs and marshmallows and were only 75p (75% off from Sainsbury's). I wish I'd got more now though as the date on them was Late 2011! Oh Well.

    Saffstar - sorry for being nosy again but how did you win a prize from MSE?
    I :heartpuls M.S.E.
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  • Winter_JasmineWinter_Jasmine Forumite
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    elysia2003 wrote: »
    I got two High School Musical mugs yesterday for my neices for easter. They were stuffed full of chocs and marshmallows and were only 75p (75% off from Sainsbury's). I wish I'd got more now though as the date on them was Late 2011! Oh Well.

    Saffstar - sorry for being nosy again but how did you win a prize from MSE?

    No worries - through the competitions forum: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.html?f=72

    I've won loads through it over the last 18 months - a £150 Storm watch, a Tefal Actifry, loads of skincare and make-up goodies and other smaller stuff as well as the holiday - went with OH and my brother and his GF last June :D . My Mum's won tons too - two chairs worth £2,200 and £5,000 Asda vouchers are her best so far :)

    It's a bit time consuming but worth it when you win :)

    Wins you don't want make excellent Christmas pressies too!
    "Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want now"

    MFW: Mortgage Cleared!!! 14 1/2 years early :D
  • lurkylurkylurkylurky Forumite
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    hi everyone,

    Thanks everyone for saying how good the spreadsheet is! I, of course, cant take ANY credit for it as I didnt set it up but I know Joyce didn't mind me passing it on a few years ago to fellow MSEr's.

    My in box is now half empty if anyone else would like a copy!

    Thanks, Sugarhunny, for the spreadsheet - will start filling it in later.

    Can I join in now, please? Every Christmas I say I will be more organised next year and every year I am less so. Am thinking of going away for Christmas next year so will have to be more organised. To that end I am off to Boots tomorrow - the £5 off No7/Ruby & Millie voucher is back (thanks to lufoo7 on the Grabbit Board for this).
  • ermerm Forumite
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    Blimey - I'm away from my pc for a few days and come back to almost 20 pages!! Think I'm just about caught up now.

    Did manage to get my niece an "Adopt a Polar Bear" set and my nephew a robotic bug that climbs up windows for half price each in WHSmith. Should have been £24.99 and £9.99 and I got them for £9.50 and £4.99. Also managed to get all of my cards and wrapping paper for this year, so not a bad start.

    Em
  • ShortieShortie Forumite
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    Sorry if this has been posted on here already, just did a quick search... I suspect it's already somewhere else on MSE too but I don't get a lot of time to check MSE so tend to stick to certain threads :o

    I was in Boots yesterday nosing at the Miss Sixty perfume set, marked up as £14.95 when a kind SA siddled up to me and told me they were better than half price, at just under £5 :j (£4.95 I think?) so I bought a couple for gifts for next year and it smells yummy so think one might not make it :rotfl:
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    saffstar wrote: »
    just a plain old English/Welsh cross breed!! :rotfl:

    Yep, my two boys are English/Welsh cross breeds too. I'll have to call my eldest (only 6, blss him) a 'cross breed' now and see how he reacts :rotfl: .

    DH always proudly tells him he will be able to play Rugby for either Wales or England.. but currently he's faaaar more interested in horse riding :rotfl::rotfl:
    Sorry, I went right off topic there!
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  • jamtart6jamtart6 Forumite
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    Just a quickie! Been so busy and absent! Happy New Year all!

    Mum2one - you could take Coment much further than that under some disability act somewhere. Absolutely disgusting behaviour from them. Don't let it go.

    :ABeing Thrifty Gifty again this year:A

  • loopychrissloopychriss Forumite
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    mary-op wrote: »
    Did get some more cards done for MIL's card box and made a little sort of holder for stamps our of the same card I've covered the box with..............keep looking at it and wanting to keep it for myself.............:rotfl:


    Well Mary, if you wanted to keep it, there's plenty of time before Christmas to make MIL another one!

    I know what you mean though, I hate parting with things I've made too. Even if I make another one, they don't usually turn out as good as the first one.
    Keep Calm and Carry On Kondoing




  • This cleaning mylarky [flylady] realy works - I've just cleaned the top of the kitchen cupboards and found a carrier bag with 2 Power Rangers activity books and one colouring book for older children - very pleased as I'd forgotten that they were there so its more to go in the pressie bag.

    Helen x
    Projects made for craft fair - 40 :)
    1st fair on 13/4/14 :j
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