Today, I headed to the mall with LB. My goal was to see the after-Christmas sales and to just browse. In my Christmas shopping expeditions this year, I never even went to the mall. Anyway, I was looking for good deals and specifically, dress shoes for both hubby and I. We need dress shoes and decided that the smart money choice would be to buy them on sale. While out shopping, I did buy myself one more Starbucks peppermint mocha for the holiday season. I am going to be careful with Starbucks....what an easy way to spend $5 a day. At the mall, I picked up 3 games. Each tin had 4 decks of cards...they are going in my gift basket for Easter, birthdays, or next Christmas. Each tin was on sale at 50% off for $4...a perfect amount to spend on some of BB's friends. I also hit the bookstore and picked up 2 Christmas books for stocking stuffers for next year...again, 50% off for a total of $3.50 each. And, no luck on the shoes. But, I feel great about the choices I did make and have very specific plans for gift-giving events coming up in the next year.
Tip #1...Don't spend money on hand soap from Bath and Body Works when you can get a similar product at Target or buy in bulk at Costco.