This morning I got an attachment from freebies to deals. The link to freebies2deals is right above. There is a coupon code for 50% off of graveyardmall that works in the clearance section! The code is shipbyseptember17. The kids are finally going to get a wagon that they can ride in. The code gave an additional half off to make it 75% off but with the shipping it came to 65% off.
I already have scooters for the kids from my Disney Movie Rewards. I think they are going to be from mom and dad though because Texas has seen the scooter that I got for Marilyn and he keeps on asking if he can play with it.
So at this rate I will only need to buy candy for Christmas. Two years ago we didn't have a budget for Christmas and got whatever family wanted (It didn't seem that bad then). I think this year it will be 75 for each of the kids, and 5 dollars for extended family members (Spencers side of the family draws names and they have a budget of 35). So all together that comes out to a 330 dollar budget. I am praying that they have the little George Forman's on sale for five dollars on black Friday again.
I haven't bought Texas' Christmas present yet because last year he wanted one thing and when we went to Bass Pro to see Santa, he saw all of the toys and wanted a remote controlled car instead.
Something else: we try to do a Secret Santa every year. Most years we go out of our way and spend 100 dollars per a person. This year I kind of want to find an angel tree and snag all of the tags so I know what the kids want for Christmas. I just kind of want to do that, I probably won't do it. This is just my own opinion but there are families out there that just want handouts and I don't want to do any of those kinds of families and it feels like every time we ask for a name that is what we get. What I really want to get nice gifts for abused children. I want to get them clothes, a blanket, a bag to hold everything in, and a toy to comfort them. That is what I really want to do for Secret Santa.