This was a big Christmas shopping week. Big, because I bought gifts for 11 people and only spent $9.76 oop (out of pocket)
On Sunday I spent $40.69 on gifts for 2 of my nephews at Macys. Paid with part of my Macy's gcs
Then I bought VS bags for 5 nieces. Used a 10/$10 q and paid $9.76 oop (darn high shipping costs).
I also purchased 2 x $50 Red Robin value packs at Sams for $85.56. Each pack contains 3 x $15 gcs and a bonus $5 card. I only need 4 x $15 as gifts and we'll still have $40 to use ourselves. Paid with my Walmart gcs.
So after crunching numbers and marking gifts off my list, I realised that I'm more than halfway done with Christmas shopping.
What I still need to buy
Need : $60
I have more than enough gcs to cover that expense. I'm just waiting on Kohls to send me a 40% off mystery discount
Need $150 (might not need this much, but I like to have tax covered too)
Currently have : $50 gcs
Amount still needed : $100 gc
Need : $300 (again not sure if I need $300. It all depends on sale prices)
Currently have : $66.66
Amount still needed : $233.34
Cash (for gc purchases and one more gc to a place that doesn't offer gcs)
Need : $263
Currently have : $348.21 (April balance from online sales less VS oop)
So I only need to earn more Walmart and Target gcs. I'll use Ibotta and IGC for Walmart and Swagbucks for Target. The rest of our point earning accounts will be used to earn more gcs for Black Friday shopping.
Has anyone else gotten a head start on Christmas shopping yet, or am I the only crazy fool?...lol. The best part of shopping this way is that I don't have to worry about extra spending over the holidays and because I pay with gcs, I'll earn cash back through Ebates and rebate offers. So more cash in my pocket.
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