Of Course We’re Going to Decorate!

Every other year we go to Connecticut to spend Christmas at my sister’s house.  I’ve lived in Florida for twenty-five years and before I got married I’d only spent one Christmas in Florida – and that was when I was so desperately sick I didn’t get out of bed for a week, and was out of work for three.  It’s  just not Christmas unless it’s cold, and snow is preferred.

Even though I’d go away for Christmas this  Jewish girl still wanted a tree.  I really prefer live trees, but they were not very practical since I would not be there to water it.  So years ago I bought a small, 4 foot artificial tree for those Christmases I’d be away.  Now that I’m married and only get to go North for Christmases on alternate years the faux tree comes in handy.

Husband, of course, thinks it’s ridiculous that I want to decorate for the holidays at all on those years we head north.  Sill man.  I don’t go all out, but a few favorite decorations go up, and yes, Virginia, there will be a tree.

Husband is a bit of a Scrooge.  He’ll be somewhat less so when we have a home where he doesn’t have to use a ladder to go into the attic to get the decorations down.

Well, I can hope.

Deal of the Day December 20, 2008

Go here to print your copy of this Office Max coupon. Good in-store only. It expires 1/03/09.

Deal of the Day December 19, 2008

Did you take any great photos of your kids at their class parties or holiday festivities? Pick the best one and get a free 8×10 photo on Walgreens.com. Just enter code FREEGIFT through 12/20.

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Deal of the Day December 18, 2008

Looking for something to keep the kids busy over the winter break? Find out if you have an AMF Lanes in your area, and then sign up for their E-Club, and you’ll receive a welcome email that includes a coupon for a free game of bowling for up to 10 people. You will still have to pay for shoes, but as the coupon says in the fine print, “it’s worth it.” The coupon expires 14 days from the date you receive it.

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Deal of the Day December 17, 2008

There are over 200 merchants signed up for “Free Shipping Day.” Free shipping day is a day when participating merchants  offer free shipping to their customers and guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve. You can find the whole list of participating merchants here. I hope the merchants put out some good deals to maximize the savings!
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Deal of the Day December 16, 2008

Despite the bad press that certain gift cards have gotten this holiday season, it’s a great time to pick up dining gift cards because many restaurants are giving you a little something extra to say thanks. Check out the holiday gift card promotions with the national eatery chains below.

Applebee’s: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

California Pizza Kitchen: Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 CPK Rewards Card free

Denny’s: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

IHOP: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 off $5 coupon free

Max & Erma’s: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 gift card free

Outback Steakhouse: Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus card free

Papa John’s: Buy a $25 gift card, get a free medium pizza

Red Robin: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free

Steak ‘n Shake: Buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 off $5 coupon free (Thanks, Cincinnati Cents!)

Texas Roadhouse: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 off $5 coupon free

T.G.I. Friday’s: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 Bonus Bites gift card free

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Deal of the Day December 14, 2008

Amazon has some great deals on toys, and if you spend $25 or more (on most  items) you get free shipping.

Here are just a few of the  deals to be found:

Fisher-Price Elmo’s Restaurant is $44.99 (reg. $103.99)

Tollytots Graco Deluxe Playard with Playgym – Heatwave Red(This is for dolls) is $11.99 (reg. $24.99)

Crayola 50ct Telescoping Pipsqueaks Tower is $9.99 (reg. $29.99)

Moon Sand Adventure Island is $8.99 (reg. $29.99)

Baby Alive Learns to Potty is $17.99 (reg. $59.99)

Jakks Pacific G2 Game Girl Hannah Montana Guitar Video Game is $11.99 (reg. $59.99)

Transformers Animated The Battle Begins – Optimus Prime vs. Megatron is $10.99 (reg. $24.99)

Transformers Universe Voyager Autobot Blaster is now $10.99 (reg. $21.99)

Planet Toys Planet Earth Digital Microscope Kit is $14.99 (reg. $49.99)

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