October 27, 2011

SWH4T$: How-To Do a Children's Stocking Under $20

The fourth week of She Works Hard For the Money is here...crazy!

Thank you, everyone, for linking up your tips and tricks, for sharing the hop on Twitter and Facebook, for promoting other blogs to hop to!

Some of our favourite tips so far...

Couponing - Shan's the Coupon Queen and we can expect more posts from her about this in the future!

Swagbucks - who knew!! A search engine that randomly awards you points for searching!

DIY Homegoods like laundry soap from Tina Dean Designs! Genius!

Come and link up with us, share your stories about how you make or save money for your family.

Rules of the Hop:

1.) Follow your hostesses at Baby Shmizz and Sweet Stella's via GFC

2.) Link up a specific post that relates to money, your job, your business, couponing, anything that shows how you "work hard for your money".

3.) Post our button on your post

Have fun linking and finding new blogs to read!

Last week I talked about using your Gifts to Grow points to score some awesome swag for your little one as the (expensive) holiday season approaches. Well...for us, stocking are a pretty big deal, and getting one filled and lovely for cheap is quite the challenge!

Since I'm at Michael's about twice a week, I always stop by their clearance bins and $1.50 kids crafts. I picked up bubbles, colouring books, crayons, a new rubber duck and some Toy Story memo pads to keep our son busy on the plane ride home from Florida.

Hitting up the discount movie bin at your local Walmart is also a great idea. If you dig, sometimes you can find cartoons! (We've also picked up some Sesame Street, Berenstein Bears and The Ant Bully in this bin! Each movie is $5!)

And you never know what you'll find over in the seasonal section of your grocery store. Dinnky cars for $0.99!! Amazing! Owen's recently become fascinated with driving cars on the floor, and "mmming" right along with them, so a new car in his stocking will be perfect.

Then we went to the party supply store...where there are tonnes of little games and toys for kiddos to put in their loot bags. What's awesome about this area is that they're cheap, so if they break...no biggie...they're $0.50 to replace!

Pretty awesome...a completely full stocking for our little one (he'll be 1 {and a half} at Christmas) for $17.89!

Link up your tips and tricks this week...how do you work hard for your money?

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Really great idea! I love those dollar bins!! Target has $5 kids movies all the time too - I think I'll get the Hello Kitty one for my baby's stocking Thanks for the idea!

I can't link up - it says it's not open yet. :(

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