Christmas Gifts You May Regret

Posted on December 20th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Nothing says wasted money like throwing away or giving away a Christmas present you received that you didn’t like. Here is a list of Christmas gifts more often regretted by the recipient.

1. Pets– A lot of people feel a pet is a good idea for a gift, but every year there is a HUGE influx of puppies and kittens that end up in the animal shelters once buyers remorse sets in.

2. Ties– My husband told me to put this, but he said he hated getting ties and usually never wore them. I guess I need to make a return. Novelty ties are to be especially avoided.

3. Big Mouth Billy Bass– Do you remember this little guy? He’s a fake bass fish that turns and talks to you when you walk buy. It’s TERRIBLE! My dad got one, one year and it didn’t do much more than entertain us for the day.

4. Fruit cake- My grandma argues with me on this one because she likes it, but that stuff is NASTY. And it’s like one of the top gifts EVER during the holiday season. People bring them to parties, gift exchanges and to teachers and bosses. Then those little jewels either get regifted or they go in the trash. Admit it, you’ve thrown a fruit cake in the trash.

5. Musical instruments- Unless you are a seasoned player of said instrument, don’t bother asking for one for Christmas. I did that one year in hopes of learning the guitar. It stayed in the case most of the time and I never learned a cord. It’s best to borrow a friend’s to learn on and once you know you love it, then spend the money.

What are some gifts you’ve hated?


Alternative to Typical Christmas Packing and Shipping

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Christmas is just around the corner and we have packages being delivered daily. When you live thousands of miles away from your family, this is how it goes. However, we received our packages from my brother and his family recently and I just had to share how they did it. It’s such a Thrifty way of doing it. Shipping is done by weight unless you do the stuff it in a flat rate plan. That wasn’t an option for my brother so instead of buying boxes that we would most likely just throw in the dump, they put the presents in plastic storage containers they had around the house and wrapped them in brown paper.

This is genius! not only are your packages more durable, but now we have two huge tubs that are like a whole other gift. We use them around here frequently. Boxes will most likely be bought and thrown away. With this method, you get less waste and more use!

I think it’s fabulous!

How are you shipping your gifts?


Monday, December 17th is Free Shipping Day!

Posted on December 14th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Get FREE SHIPPING with delivery by Christmas Eve from 1,500+ online retailers on Mon., December 17 at FreeShippingDay.com.

Finish up your Christmas shopping online this Monday!


More Movie Coupons for Your Christmas Shopping!

Posted on December 7th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Give the gift of entertainment and save some money for yourself with these printable coupons for movies!

$3.00 off West Side Story on Blu-ray
$3.00 off The Sound of Music Blu-ray™ + dvd
$3.00 off All Dogs Go To Heaven on Blu-ray
$3.00 off Home Alone on Blu-ray
$3.00 off Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
$3.00 off Miracle on 34th Street on Blu-ray


Give Movie Gifts! Printable Coupons to Save

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Do you like giving movies as gifts? These coupons will help your shopping list. 🙂

$3.00 off Chronicles of Narnia on Blu-ray
$3.00 off Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules dvd
$3.00 off Ramona and Beezus on Blu-ray
$3.00 off Rio on Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Copy
$5.00 off The Three Stooges on DVD or Blu-ray
$5.00 off Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
$5.00 off We Bought A Zoo on DVD or Blu-ray
$5.00 off Mirror Mirror on DVD or Blu-ray


Barbie DVDs only $5 on Amazon!

Posted on November 21st, 2012 by Discount Debbie

No need to brave the stores when there are hot deals to be found online!

Amazon has several Barbie DVDs on sale for only $5 each! Free shipping with Prime or Free Super Saver Shipping on an order $25+.

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011) – $5

Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar (2012) – $5

Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper (2010) – $5

Barbie Fairytopia – Magic of the Rainbow – $5

 


Amazon Gifts $6 or Less!

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Those with kids typically prefer to shop from home. No need to fight the crowds or find a babysitter! Here are some HOT deals on Amazon right now. You don’t even have to wait for Black Friday. 😉

All of these are FREE Shipping with Prime or with Free Super Saver Shipping with a $25+ Order.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

DVD: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012) $3.99

Horton Hears a Who (Single-Disc Edition)

DVD: Horton Hears a Who (Single-Disc Edition) (2008) – $3.99

Despicable Me (Single-Disc Edition)

DVD: Despicable Me (Single-Disc Edition) (2010) – $5.99

Princess Bedtime Stories (Disney Princess)

Book: Princess Bedtime Stories (Disney Princess) [Hardcover] – $5

Cars Storybook Collection (Disney Storybook Collections)

Book: Cars Storybook Collection (Disney Storybook Collections) [Hardcover] – $5

Book: Disney*Pixar Storybook Collection (Disney Storybook Collections) [Hardcover] – $5


Toys and Movies – Christmas Shopping Printable Coupons!

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by Coupon Cathy

Get ready for Christmas! Making it easier on your budget, here are new printable coupons for toys and movies. How’s that for a perfect holiday jump-start?

$2.00 off any one (1) BARBIE FASHIONISTAS Doll
$3.00 off any one (1) BARBIE I CAN BE…™ Doll
$10.00 off any one Original FIJIT FRIENDS Figure
$10.00 off one (1) BARBIE Sisters Cruise Ship
$4.00 off one BARBIE DESIGN & DRESS STUDIO™ Doll
$3.00 off KRE-O BATTLESHIP Building Set
$3.00 off Home Alone on Blu-ray
$3.00 off Miracle on 34th Street on Blu-ray
$3.00 off The Sound of Music Blu-ray™ + dvd
$3.00 off Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel


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