I have kept to a fairly low Christmas shopping budget. Poor planning meant a few last minute purchases. I did shop around for my mother's last gift and found a better price with a coupon code and in store pickup. Shopping around saved me $8!
I used an Amazon gift card and reward points to order peat pellets for free. I will use these to start my spring garden seeds. Believe it or not it is time to plant pepper and tomato seeds indoors for my area.
I stuck close to my grocery budget. I only have one holiday party to go. My family party is laid back with sandwiches and snacks. I expect to start a pantry challenge after Christmas since my pantry is overflowing.
I have started back doing Swagbucks to earn gift cards for extras.
I called the phone company after our phone bill with the new internet upgrade was higher than expected. The customer service representative discovered a monthly credit was not applied to our bill. He fixed it and the bill will be closer to what we were expecting.
I am getting an early start on next year's Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes by crocheting wash cloths with donated yarn. I will be on a much tighter budget this coming year but feel this is an important ministry project.
I received a protein bar that I won in an online instant win game.