I am finding that I am buying more and more things online nowadays. The older I get the more I dislike trailing around stores fighting the crowds. Plus when you can often get free shipping why waste my gas/petrol? I will admit though the item I ordered this week from Amazon I did have to pay nearly $15 in shipping as it came from an affiliate store, but out of the $70 + this present cost it only cost me $20+ as I used my Amazon gift cards I got through Swagbucks.
I can't tell you what I ordered as it's for our son for Christmas and although he doesn't read my blog, it still might get back to him what I bought. I have my eye on some more things from Amazon, so as soon as November arrives I will cash in Swagbucks for more Amazon gift cards and will be able to order another $25 worth of product for $0 out of pocket.
The one thing I won't be able to do is cash in big time at Shopper's Drug Mart, as I haven't been shopping there much, so have under 50,000 points :(
I need to do an inventory of what I have for Christmas and lay it all out on the spare bed to see what I have got for whom. One thing I have ordered is a magazine subscription for Money Sense for son-in-law, has asked for it. I enjoy giving magazine subscriptions, as it's a year round gift.
I also buy the kids a $10 gift pack of scratch and win lottery tickets that come out every year. They enjoy sitting and scratching them on Christmas morning, and the year dd and son-in-law got engaged, ds won $1,000.
What's these in amongst the flowers and weeds????
They are the packing peanuts from ds Christmas gift. There was a note inside the box saying that they dissolve in water. So as we are going to have rain for the next few days, I thought we would see if what they say is true!!