Free Printable of the Day

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Give someone you love a memorable (and affordable) gift with the free printable Ice Cream Labels from I Heart Naptime. This is a complete kit – including labels for nuts, sprinkles, toppings and ice cream cones.  I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t LOVE a gift like this!

Free Printable of the Day

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Need an extra gift for your hubby? Visit The Dating Divas to get a free printable coupon booklet he will appreciate! Print them off, cut them out, and tie them together for an easy, affordable and thoughtful gift!

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!

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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!

Momspiration Monday

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Put the free photo offers to good use this time of year, with some easy and affordable DIY gifts:

The $10 Gift Basket Challenge: Week 2

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Welcome to the $10 Gift Basket Challenge, where we are using coupons and drug store deals to fill gift baskets for ten bucks or less! This week we have plenty of freebies to choose from, and I will be doing more shopping later in the week. But yesterday we had a rare 10% off Dollar Tree coupon, so I took advantage of it to buy my baskets. I got 9 baskets and some sparkle tissue paper for $9.

Total Spent Last Week: $5.23
Total Spent This Week: $9.00
Grand Total: $14.23, or $1.58 per basket

If you’re following along with this challenge, here are a few purchase ideas this week.

  1. Take advantage of the $4 money making Tresemme deal at Target.  Use the overage to snag some nail polish remover, a bath pouf, or other affordable items for the Spa gift baskets.
  2. Get some more Glade products with the $5 gift card deal (still going on).
  3. Visit Walgreens on Thursday for the start of the Black Friday sale, and get Herbal Essences, Pert Plus and Got2B shampoo free after Register Rewards.
  4. If you want to do a chocolate themed gift basket, there are plenty of freebies at CVS this week!  Or pick up some Hershey’s Kisses for $0.70 per bag.

JOIN ME!
Use your coupon ninja skills to snag some gift basket worthy deals of your own, then snap a photo and email it to me at momsbyheart at gmail dot com. If I use it on the blog, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Winner will be randomly selected on December 16th from among all eligible entries. You may enter as many times as you wish. You must be 18 years or older to enter, void where prohibited.

The $10 Gift Basket Challenge: Week 1

diy gift basket series - momsbyheart.net

This year, I am determined to take advantage of drug store deals to create gift baskets for $10 or less! I’ve never set out to do this before, so I am excited to see what I can accomplish. So far, I have decided on two themes: home fragrance and spa/pampering. I started this week by hitting the stores to cash in on some basket-worthy deals. Here’s what I got.

{Target}
(5) Jar Candles @ $2.99 = $14.95
Earn $5 Target gift card
-$1/3 Target printable HERE, used one
-$1.50/2 Target Mobile Coupon – text: PASTA to 827438
-5% Target Cartwheel Offer
-$2/2 Glade Products printable, used two
Final Price: All for $2.83 ($0.57 each)

{Walgreens – Sunday Trip}
(2) Suave Body Lotion @ $3, B1G1 50% off = 2/$4.50
Earn 2000 BR points ($2)
-$1.50/1 Suave 11/17 RP insert, limit 2 per shopping trip (used two)
Final Price: FREE with $0.50 profit

{Walgreens – Monday Trip}
(2) Suave Body Lotion @ $3, B1G1 50% off = 2/$4.50
(2) Wet n Wild Nail Polish @ $3.49, B1G1 50% off = 2/$5.24
(2) Wet n Wild Nail Polish @ $0.99, B1G1 50% off = 2/$1.49
(6) Renuzit Air Freshener Cones @ $0.89, B1G1 free = $2.67
=$13.90
Earn 2000 BR points ($2) on Suave
-$1.50/1 Suave 11/17 RP insert, limit 2 per shopping trip (used two)
-$1/1 Wet n Wild 11/17 RP insert, used four
-$1/3 Renuzit printable (no longer available), used two
Final Price: All for $2.90 ($0.24 each)

Total Spent: $5.23

I have the beginnings for (5) fragrance themed gift baskets, and (4) spa/pampering gift baskets! Not too shabby for just five bucks!  Come back each week between now and Christmas to see what else we can find.  I’ll update you on my purchases, and then show you the finished gift baskets when they’re complete!

JOIN ME!
Use your coupon ninja skills to snag some gift basket worthy deals of your own, then snap a photo and email it to me at momsbyheart at gmail dot com. If I use it on the blog, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. Winner will be randomly selected on December 16th from among all eligible entries. You may enter as many times as you wish. You must be 18 years or older to enter, void where prohibited.

 

UPDATE: Week 2 Results, Week 3 Results

Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark $1 + Free Printable Gift Tag

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This week at Walgreens, you can get Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark for just $1.

Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Bags 2/$6
-$2/1 Ghirardelli printable
Final Price: $1 each

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Attach this free printable gift tag and voila! A $1 gift that will wow them!  Just right click on the image above, and save it to your computer.  Then print onto card stock!

Or, you can take it up a notch and use the bark to make some delicious holiday treats.  Examples…

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Glade Jar Candles $0.59 at Target + Gift Idea

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If you missed out on the Glade candle deals last week, you’re in luck!  They’re even better this week!  Target is once again offering a $5 gift card when you buy five select Glade items. These would make a perfect teacher gift at just $0.59 each!

Glade Jar Candles (and other glade products) $2.99 (regular price)
Earn $5 Target gift card wyb five (through 12/28)
-$1/3 Target printable HERE, limit 1
-$1.50/2 Target Mobile Coupon – text: PASTA to 827438
-5% Target Cartwheel offer
-$2/2 printable, use two*
Final Price: $0.59 each

Pick up your candles this week, then use the free printable gift tag HERE to finish it off for your favorite teacher ;)

free printable teacher gift tag

*NOTE: If you already used the $2/2 Glade printable, you can use the $1.50/2 coupon from 11/3 SS insert and pay $0.79 each.