Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thrifty Thursday.........



It's 90 days until the 20th of December.  Plenty of time to save a little bit of money without it costing you a lot all at once.  How to do this, well starting from today you put a little bit of money away each day.

If you put $1 away each day you will have $90 saved up to spend just before Christmas.

50 cents/pence per day will be $45 and even 25 cents/pence per day will mean you will have saved $22.50.

I am going to do the $1 per day and that will be more than enough to pay for all the food over Christmas.

We have made a couple of batches of wine so the alcohol is taken care of.  I put $20 away each week for Christmas presents, so this $1 will take care of the food.

Anyone else thinking about Christmas yet?

For more Thrifty Thursday posts, pop by Angela's at Tracing Rainbows......

17 comments:

Angela said...

I have a few items in 'the box' and will start wrapping them over our half term break in 3 weeks time. I knitted something for one member of the family, whilst on holiday- hid it quickly when they arrived, and now I cannot remember where I put it. Hope it turns up before December!

Janet said...

Good tip -trouble is something always comes up and then you end up [well-you do if you are me ] dipping into your savings ! x

Mrs Bent said...

very wise advice there x

boopnut said...

Great idea! I think I could save $1 a day too. Forming in my mind's eye shopping lists.

Jenn Jilks said...

Oh, my. Still enjoying fall! Mind you, I've bought the grandkids their treasures.
My adult kids we tend to buy them a pig or something! They don't need anything, and charity is a good thing. We'll wrap the card up in a large box, disguise it someway. They all have what they need.

John Gray said...

if I can afford 1£ a day
I will give it a go

Niki said...

good idea Gill, I'm going to start a $1/day as well....should be very handy!
Have a wonderful day,
Niki

~Carla~ said...

Good idea on the $1/day! Our turkey last year alone was $50! ouch!

Jane and Chris said...

Homemade wine and beer always on the go here!!
Jane x

mrsnesbitt said...

My kitchen is currently being updated - infact I can hear my decorator in the kitchen now! Next week I will have my new sink unit fitted and the remaining units...then I can get to work on my Christmas tipples. We have elderberries ready so it will be elderberry vodka!!! Lots of apples so rustic apple crumbles and other delicious delicacies care of our garden.

Scarlet said...

I'm giving lots of 'vintage' presents this year, along with homemade.My stash of them is coming along nicely!

Scrappy quilter said...

I was just talking to a friend about Christmas yesterday. Getting so close isn't it. Great tips. Hugs

Jake said...

I am finally getting some ideas for Christmas gifts!!

Yes, we are planning to take the Tasty Sweet tour just arranging a date with some friends!!

Piece by Piece said...

I am thinking about Christmas and before you know it, it will be upon us. Stashing a $1 per day sounds like a great idea.
For the last couple of years the adult members of our family have drawn names, with a limit on how much is spent, everyone under the age of 16 years receive gifts from grandma,aunts & uncles this has cut down on the gift expenses considerably.
My children and spouses now take turns in hosting our family Christmas dinner.
Hope you are having a great day.
Patricia

EG Wow said...

No. I'm not thinking about it yot...but I ought to be!

Rose said...

Me, too...I have always stuck away for Christmas...or for the past few years but didn't this year...but still should be okay..I have one thing bought and hope to get out and buy more gradually.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Oh yes, I have already started -- this was going to be my DIY Christmas meaning that some gifts are going to be homemade and I have already gotten some of that done. I have a whole different attitude toward Christmas this year. Thank you for trying to get me some review books -- that would be great if it works out!