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I'm already thinking about the holidays. The kids in the family all seem to want $$$, but I am used to buying things on clearance, each costing much less than $10. They always compare, how much did you get?I am not sure what to do this year, give in to what the kids want or try to find stuff for

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  1. #1
    Anggie Thompson
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    I'm already thinking about the holidays. The kids in the family all seem to want $$$, but I am used to buying things on clearance, each costing much less than $10. They always compare, how much did you get?I am not sure what to do this year, give in to what the kids want or try to find stuff for older elementary/pre-teens on clearance, which is harder & harder every year.

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  2. #2
    Yolonda
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    I used to do the clearance thing for them
    only to find out they would either throw it out, give it away or put it in the
    next yard sale so I figured I wasn’t really saving any money at all. Now
    I just give them a GC to a favorite place. I use the coupons for prescriptions
    that give you GC or cash in my online survey points for them. They love it
    (especially the Starbucks ones) and that’s what really counts!








    I'm already thinking about the holidays. The kids in the family all
    seem to want $$$, but I am used to buying things on clearance, each costing
    much less than $10. They always compare, how much did you get?I am not
    sure what to do this year, give in to what the kids want or try to find stuff
    for older elementary/pre-teens on clearance, which is harder & harder
    every year.


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    Lisa Cushin
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    Hmmm....thats a tough one....but this might be an idea, actually I have two ideas:
    1. I'd like to mention something I came across the other day called titletrader. www.titletrader.com. If you have piles of books, dvds, vhs tapes, music cds, computer games/software, magazines, craft books, etc sitting around that you don't use you can list them on this site. When someone orders the items you listed, and they receive it, they leave positive feedback at least 99% of the time. After you get your feedback you get points added to your account which you can use to "buy" dvds etc that others have listed on the website. You can also literally buy points for different prices but I found this not cost effective. It costs at least $4 per point. usually more. Which is why I say it is not cost effective. Most of the good stuff in my opinion "costs" 2 or 3 points. It costs $3 on average to mail an item. This translates to "costing" you $6 to $9 to get a
    good item. If you buy points at $4 a point....well it ends up "costing" you $8 to $12 for the same item. It is worth checking it out though, I like it so far.

    2. If you are looking for gifts for teens I noticed ebay has dvds, music cd's, computer games, lots of cool stuff people like, especially people that age...for very reduced prices. Recently my husband and I saw a movie at Walmart we wanted, it was $15.99. I said well lets go home and check ebay and if ebay costs more or the same we will come back and get it next time. I got it for $7 on ebay. Another time I got 2 Cake (music group) cd for my sister for Christmas and they were $7 each, I paid $15 for both of them. They were $15 EACH in the store. I save a lot of money buying for myself and others on ebay when it comes to dvds, music and computer software.


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    I'm already thinking about the holidays. The kids in the family all seem to want $$$, but I am used to buying things on clearance, each costing much less than $10. They always compare, how much did you get?I am not sure what to do this year, give in to what the kids want or try to find stuff for older elementary/pre- teens on clearance, which is harder & harder every year. <BR clear="all">
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    Lisa Cushin
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    I may have mentioned this before....and you kinda need a LOT of time to get GC's

    quick but they ARE free and once in awhile you get lucky and win cash (comes in

    form of a check). It is called and you play this lottery type game

    for points when you get 25,000 pts you get $25 GC, 50,000 pts $50 GC or 2 $25

    GC's etc. Took me 6 months of playing and another 3 months to receive items to

    get 1 GC and $25 cash with hubby and I both playing under seperate accounts.

    By the way it's 100 points if you refer someone and they sign up and then you

    get I think it's 400 more points if they play 100 times.







    ----- Original Message ----

    From: Yolonda <yoledgerwood@bellsouth.net>

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:27:45 PM

    Subject: RE: Budget101.com : Holidays......




    I used to do the clearance thing for them only to find out they would either

    throw it out,






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    herberkids3
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    Teach your children NOW that money doesn't matter. The cost of an

    item, the quantity of presents- that's just material items. In the

    end, it's having a family, and having a home that matters.



    Sit down and just talk with them and explain that you don't put

    stock into the amount of money spent on a gift, that it's the

    thought a person puts into that counts. As long as it's still an

    item the person wants, there's no reason to spend more money on it

    than you need to.



    As for people outside your immediate home (you, your spouse, your

    children), tell them that things are tight, and that you

    unfortunatly need to set a strict holiday budget, and recommend that

    to make it easier on others, that everyone sticks to a budget for

    the get-together/family gifts this upcoming year.



    You could also recommend or try to do some craft days.. have your

    neices/nephews/young cousins/etc come over and make simple crafts to

    give to relatives as a gift. Have the women in your family get

    together to make gifts to give each other as well.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Anggie Thompson" <anggiet@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > I'm already thinking about the holidays. The kids in the family

    all seem to

    > want $$$, but I am used to buying things on clearance, each

    costing much

    > less than $10. They always compare, how much did you get? I am not

    sure what

    > to do this year, give in to what the kids want or try to find

    stuff for

    > older elementary/pre-teens on clearance, which is harder & harder

    every

    > year.

    >

    > --

    > Anggie

    > Fight Breast cancer......no one should die from it

    >










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    MNmomma107@aol.com
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    We have a radio station in town that sells gift certificates for less. Like a restaurant certificate worth $10 they sell for $7.00. I intend to use them a lot this year.


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    Amanda Graham
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    Every year, my mom, grandma, aunts, cousins and I get

    together (usually the 2nd weekend in December) and

    make cookies, candy, and other baked goods to give out

    @ the holidays. The past two years, Jake (my 5 yr old

    DS) and Zoe (cousins 4 yo dd) have "helped". They

    love rolling the p-butter for bon bons!

    For teens/pre-teens, I'm not really sure. For girls,

    you can always do bath/manicure baskets, but

    boys...I'm learning the older they get, the more

    expensive their "toys" are.

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  8. #8
    Ginny Thomas
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    What I did last year was to go to my bank (Wells Fargo) and get one of their Visa cards. There was no charge for it, you specify the amountand once the card is used thats it. That way my 17 y/o could use it for what she wanted.You use it just like an ATM. I don't think that she could get cash with it and I was assured she was spending it on good things. Not that she would have done anything otherwise but she couldn't lend $ to her friends either. My 15y/o gotgift cards for the things he does. Like $10.00 for movies, $5.00 for ice cream. That way he had enough for him and didn't buy for all his friends. It worked out great and they loved it. You can take one of those frames that have a spot for numerous pictures (dollar store has them) and put the gift cards in the frame. If you want decorate the frame. It is really cute and than they always know where their gift cards are. (Hanging on the wall
    hopefully. Ginny


  9. #9
    sandi overstreet
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    I don&#39;t know if this is the same as what I have, which is a greendot prepaid mastercard. With this I can get money from ATM&#39;s or money back from purchases that I made in the stores.


    On 7/25/07, Ginny Thomas[/b] <gthomas8@prodigy.net> wrote:








    What I did last year was to go to my bank (Wells Fargo) and get one of their Visa cards. There was no charge for it, you specify the amountand once the card is used thats it. That way my 17 y/o could use it for what she wanted.You use it just like an ATM. I don&#39;t think that she could get cash with it and I was assured she was spending it on good things. Not that she would have done anything otherwise but she couldn&#39;t lend $ to her friends either




    Ginny







  10. #10
    Nancy Jacobs
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    My thoughts: I like to give consumable items as gifts. I feel that people don't want things just added to the clutter or something they feel like they must display even if it isn't their style. I'm talking teenagers and adults. Last year for teacher gifts I got these great looking chocolate covered apples with pretty sprinkles. There is a chocolate shop in our mall that packages these up very pretty and cost $5. They are boxed up in a clear lightweight plastic box with lots of pretty confetti and ribbons. You could make your own for a lot less. Anyway, with3 kids, 2 of themwho have 6 teachers each (they are in middle and high schools) I found these chocolate covered apples a great gift. Also got some for cub scout leaders, religious education leaders etc. Everyone seemed to really be thrilled to get them. I also figured that if they were on a diet and didn't
    want the sweets that they could share the apples with their children and families. For other family members I've gotten pretty baskets at garage sales and goodwill. I fill up the baskets with candy, coffee, jelly, bubble bath, etc. basically things I know they will enjoy. Watch your coupons and you canget some of these things pretty inexpensively. For neighbor gifts, I have made layered cookie mix in a jar, homemade hot chocolate mix (get recipe off of www.foodnetwork.com) and chocolate covered pretzels. An early Merry Christmas everyone! Nancy J.

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  11. #11
    D Meyer
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    Wondering for anyone that plays net winner do you use the same #&#39;s or use the quick pick I don&#39;t play alot but $25 is $25 I didn&#39;t have before


    On 7/24/07, Lisa Cushin[/b] <trishay79@yahoo.com> wrote:
    I may have mentioned this before....and you kinda need a LOT of time to get GC&#39;s quick but they ARE free and once in awhile you get lucky and win cash (comes in form of a check).It is called and you play this lottery type game for points when you get 25,000 pts you get $25 GC, 50,000 pts $50 GC or 2 $25 GC&#39;s etc.Took me 6 months of playing and another 3 months to receive items to get 1 GC and $25 cash with hubby and I both playing under seperate accounts.

    By the way it&#39;s 100 points if you refer someone and they sign up and then you get I think it&#39;s 400 more points if they play 100 times.



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    sandi overstreet
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    I don&#39;t play cause I have heard of too many people not getting their money. I do write on associated content and have made about 20.00 for 4 articles. Also I do paid forum posting, but haven&#39;t gotten paid for that yet.



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  13. #13
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    I've always received my payment from Netwinner. I also write for

    Associated Content, I participate in Winster, Treasure Trooper,

    Pinecone Research, and I have a few 'shops' on Cafepress.



    For this year, from January 1st through today, I've cashed in for just

    shy of $1,000 in free gift cards, and checks.



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    > I don't play cause I have heard of too many people not

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    > yet.








  14. #14
    deanna bryan
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    i just click on the quick pick then check another

    email.. then go back and click win then go back and do

    it all over agaon while i check my email.

    Deanna

    --- D Meyer <dmmedic@gmail.com> wrote:



    > Wondering for anyone that plays net winner do you

    > use the same #'s or use

    > the quick pick I don't play alot but $25 is $25 I

    > didn't have before

    >

    > On 7/24/07, Lisa Cushin <trishay79@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > >

    > > I may have mentioned this before....and you kinda

    > need a LOT of time to

    > > get GC's quick but they ARE free and once in

    > awhile you get lucky and win

    > > cash (comes in form of a check). It is called

    > and you play this

    > > lottery type game for points when you get 25,000

    > pts you get $25 GC, 50,000

    > > pts $50 GC or 2 $25 GC's etc. Took me 6 months of

    > playing and another 3

    > > months to receive items to get 1 GC and $25 cash

    > with hubby and I both

    > > playing under seperate accounts.

    > > By the way it's 100 points if you refer someone

    > and they sign up and then

    > > you get I think it's 400 more points if they play

    > 100 times.

    > >

    > >

    > >

    > > ----- Original Message ----

    > > From: Yolonda <yoledgerwood@bellsouth.net>

    > > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > > Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:27:45 PM

    > > Subject: RE: Budget101.com : Holidays......

    > >

    > > I used to do the clearance thing for them only to

    > find out they would

    > > either throw it out,

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