Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Saving money for the holidays - please watch!!

We live in one of the more expensive areas of the country, and on just one income. It's not easy, but we try to be fairly creative in the way we spend and sometimes make money.

When I read about the Wal-Mart contest to submit a money-saving tip to win a $6,000 gift-card, I was pretty excited.

It took me a while to think of something that we did that was unique. I figured lots of people would enter with very similar ideas.

While in Mississippi, inspiration hit while we were wrapping Christmas presents. Yeah, we were wrapping them in October. Many were bought on December 26th. I'm sure you see where I'm going.

From what I understand, the contest is decided by which video is viewed the most. Please watch!!

***Unless you are my mom or Bob's dad. You guys cannot watch. Your presents and prices are included in this and I don't want you to know about them.

But please, everyone else watch!! Watch it lots of times!! Except for Gram and Grandpa Stew. (I'm pretty sure no other family members read this, but if you are family and think you might be getting a gift, then you shouldn't watch either!)

Feel free to tell friends and family to watch as well. I'm not sure if we stand a chance, but I think our tip is pretty helpful. And I know I recently fussed about Wal-Mart. The one closest to us is not a good Wal-Mart, but other than that store, my experiences with Wal-Mart are great.

Back to the regularly scheduled Little Elvis cuteness tomorrow!


Blogger Laura said...


You and I could have done our Christmas shopping together - I was done by June too!

Hope you win!

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! I watched it. You should be a news host or something. You speak well and are very photogenic.

Good luck! I hope you win.

I also buy most of our gifts after Christmas and also have great luck on toys clearanced way low in July. I have just a few gifts left and we are done as well!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

You are my hero. I love a good bargain, but I can never seem to get myself organized enough to snag them. I really hope you win. You deserve it.

12:00 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

great job. very well spoken.

good luck!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

OMG what a great video! Your video is awesome, and very helpful. I will watch it a bunch too :) I hope you win!

9:23 PM  

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