The $10 Gift Basket Challenge Shopping Results

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Welcome to the $10 gift basket challenge, where I have endeavored to create some high-quality gifts on a budget using coupons, and store sales. Last night I put the finishing touches on my Fragrance Gift Baskets with a purchase from Target, and one from Walgreens.

{Target}
(5) Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders @ $2.99 = $14.95
(5) Glade Premium Room Spray @ $2.99 = $14.95
=$29.90
Earned $10 Target gift cards ($5 for buying 5 Glade holiday items x 2)
-$1/1 Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders printable, used five
-$1.50/2 Glade Holiday Item 12/8 SS insert, used two
-$0.55/1 Glade Spray printable, used one
Final Price: All for $11.35

{Walgreens}
(6) Patriot Jar Candles 3 oz. $1.99, B1G1 free = $5.97
-15% Friends & Family Coupon – no longer available
Final Price: All for $5.07 ($0.85 each)

This week, I spent a total of $16.42 on 5 gift baskets (that’s $3.28 each). In past weeks, I spent a total of $1.58 per basket, bringing my total to $4.86

$3.28 + $1.58 = $4.86 each

This includes the gift baskets themselves (from the Dollar Tree), and the tissue paper.  That’s HALF of my budgeted $10.  And they’re so full, I couldn’t possibly add another thing!  Wahoo!

If you want to create this basket yourself, you can still get in on these deals!

  • Target is offering a $5 gift card when you buy (5) Glade Holiday items, plus you can find lots of corresponding coupons on coupons.com to further lower your cost.
  • Patriot Jar Candles are on sale for $1.99, B1G1 free at Walgreens through today ($1 each).
  • You’ll find Renuzit Cones priced $0.89 at Walgreens, minus the $1.50/3 printable makes them $0.39 each!
  • Don’t forget to stop at Dollar Tree to pick up a $1 gift basket, tissue paper, and perhaps a big bow!

021Shopping Results from This Week

The Manicure Sets pictured above were priced $1 each at HEB. I had a catalina coupon for $4 off a $4+ purchase of cosmetics or accessories, making them all FREE! I will use them in my Spa/Pampering gift baskets, which should be finished next week. Photos to come!

Free Printable of the Day

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Thirty Handmade Days has created a free printable bag topper to go along with the Glade Winter Collection Sweet Holiday Treat fragrance. You may remember that through 12/28 you can take advantage of a gift card deal at Target to get these for a song.

{Scenario}
(5) Glade Winter Collection Items @ $2.99 = $14.95
Earn $5 Target gift card wyb five
-$1.50/2 Glade Winter Collection 12/8 SS insert, or
-$1/1 Glade Scented Oil Holder printable, or
-$0.55/1 Glade Premium Room Spray printable, or
-$1/2 Glade Jar Candles printable
Final Price: As low as $0.99 each

Free Printable of the Day

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Artist Lisa M Griffin has created a set of beautiful hand-drawn gift tags, and made them available as free printables! Get yours HERE, and be sure to head over to her Facebook page to see her other wonderful creations!

Free Printable of the Day

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Give the teachers on your list a gift they can use with the free printable Hand Sanitizer Label from The Idea Room.

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Get a free printable Holiday Love Note for your hubby from Nest of Posies! So cute!

Free Printable of the Day

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This is awesome! Host an Ugly Sweater Party using the ideas, games and free printables from The Dating Divas. Includes invitations, name tags, festive signs, drink wraps, food labels, voting ballets and LOTS more!

Free Printable of the Day

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I Heart Naptime has a set of free printables for attaching to sweet treats! Scroll through HERE for more holiday printables.

Free Printable of the Day

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The wonderful ladies over at Eighteen25 have released a new word art printable for the holidays! Head over HERE to get it. It comes in three color options, and can be printed as an 8×10″ or 16×20″.