To be honest–and why would I be anything else–it's hard to share these links; in so doing, it lessens my chances of winning :). That being said, if it can't "be me", why, OF COURSE I want YOU, my darling readers to win!
- Visit Arianne at To Think is to Create for a chance to win a $500 Walmart giftcard, compliments of Nickelodeon. (Walmart's "Elevenmoms" will ALL be giving away $500 giftcards! I'll update this post as they post their contest rules: Christine @ From Dates to Diapers & Beyond, Jenn @ Frugal Upstate, Jessica @ Jessica Knows, Katja @ Skimbaco, Lynn @ Being Frugal, Monica @ Mommy Brain Reports…more to come soon).
Many of the elevenmoms are asking for your best holiday "green", decorating, or money-saving tip, and in a nutshell, mine is simply this:
(it falls into all the above contest categories.)
We all re-use gift bags & bows, some of us even re-use wrapping paper! Since I don't own Christmas china, I use my wedding china whenever occasion arises. It alwaysALWAYS makes me sad for those friends who tell me theirs is still in boxes in the attic. My philosophy? I'd rather break a piece than never use it…and I have my mother-in-law to thank for modeling this for me :). I challenge you to use your fine china when you'd rather use paper; a) it reduces land-fill waste, and b) it'll add "special" to every occasion, c) washing dishes with family or friends is actually enjoyable, d) it's just wise stewardship of what you already have!
I'd love to know your favorite tip for going green, decorating or saving money during the holidays…chime in with a comment!
- Gear Live is giving away $6,000 worth of prizes from HP including::
HP HDX18 Premium Notebook PC
HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC
HP Mini 1000 (Windows XP)
HP MediaSmart Connect
HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless All-in-One printer
HP 564 Photo Value Pack
Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 with 3 licenses
Microsoft WIndows Live
Corel VideoStudio X
Kung-Fu Panda on Blu-ray disc, and two DVDs
Click the link to get details on how you can win this crazygenerous giveaway; plenty to keep & plenty to give away yourself! If you won this prize pack, what would you keep and what would you give away? Thoughts?
Love that you compiled all these giveaways so nicely for the rest of us *cough*slackers*cough*. And we didn’t even register for china at our wedding – we just got a nicer set of dishes and use them at every holiday and family gathering! I couldn’t see asking people to buy us expensive dishes if we’d never feel comfortable using them.
does shopping on line and saving gas count?
I’m a papercrafter so I save money by making my own Christmas cards and also some gifts!
Have a good one,
Love your site! I support re-gifting. If you don’t want it and you know that someone else does, why not give it to them?
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