- Groceries: I went to two different stores last week: our local higher-priced grocery store as well as Kroger. I'm going to save the Kroger haul video for next week, but I thought I'd mention it because I bought... CHRISTMAS CANDY! With two Kroger eCoupons I was able to snag the candy for between $1.45 (M&Ms) and $2.54 (Peppermint Kisses) per pound. Which is pretty darn good for chocolate! I am going to use some for baking, some for gifts and some for plain old snacking. Nom.
4. Downloaded a free video editing app to my new computer. Yay!!! My Youtube videos have been sadly lacking lately due to lack of a video editor (YouTube dumped theirs in September... thanks a lot YouTube!). The one I'm using now is Animotica. I've repeatedly tried to buy the upgraded version in order to remove the watermark, but I keep getting an error message.
5. Worked on Christmas gifts. I had a fun time this year picking out gifts for people. Prices for gifts ranged from $0.00 to $80.00. I think our average cost per gift between siblings, parents, nieces and nephews was probably between $15.00 $20.00. Gifts are something that we don't try to pinch pennies on, but of course... if I can save a buck, I will.
We had six kids under ten this year to get presents for. I was able to do three of those gifts completely free (regifting stuff I already had, or making things from stuff I already had). One gift cost $2.00, and the other three cost between $7.00 and $10.00. Teens are a little harder to cheap out on because they have specific wants, especially before they're old enough to be earning much of their own money. Even so, I was able to get one teen gift for around $3.00.
So, I think that's about it for this week. I can't believe Christmas is so close!