Goal: Cut out the entire cost of Christmas gift purchases, but still be able to give (new - not used) gifts to our regular people.
Reason: Um, we have no money. Come on, who's with us on that one?
How: Utilizing available resources, such as freebies, coupons, giveaways and most importantly: getting rid of stuff we don't use.
I know it would be (nearly) impossible to have an entirely free Christmas - unless, of course, there were no purchases whatsoever. But I don't want go that route. I like presents, what can I say? Mostly, I love giving presents.
I will log here the number of giveaways I enter (with link-ups, if I have time - and you can bet I'll be posting about them for extra entries); and coupons (and sharing codes, if I can - or linking with fabulous sites that share coupons).
I will also be collecting (and logging) all our stuff from the garage, shed, storage space, and even the way backs of our closets, and selling it off! Hey, if I haven't noticed it was missing for the past year or more, there's no need for it to take up space in my house.
I'm hoping the money we make on our old stuff will end up paying for our entire Christmas - making it a virtually FREE Christmas!
If you have any tips you'd like to share, please do!