It really does feel like Autumn this morning. Last night was very chilly indeed but the sun is trying to break through....fingers crossed :)
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. It was so nice to have 'get well' wishes, I just hope I didn't come across as feeling self pitying :/
Yesterday, my thoughts turned to Christmas. Yay! I love Christmas! But not the expense :(
Last year I had some cash from selling my handmade cards to a local shop. This year I have precisely....zilch....so my thoughts turned to ways of buying gifts for points not cash. I know I have Nectar points as I haven't spent any since last Christmas (well, post Christmas actually as I tried to eke them out as long as possible in January 2017) as well as some Boots points which I have been saving up. I don't spend extra to get these points I just maximise the ones available. For example, Sainsbugs have been offering extra points for a set number of card swipes in a given time so whenever near the store I buy a couple of items I need from there. It's usually 8 swipes in 4 weeks so that's 2 per week and fuel purchases count too. I only buy items the same price or cheaper than elsewhere too, otherwise it's a bit pointless (lol....please excuse the pun, I couldn't resist it!) So I have:
Boots (as yet unknown)
M & S (ditto)
I also have a sealed pot to be opened in November
DD and I usually go Chrissie shopping the first week in November so I need to have a good think how to fund it this year. We have new babies to buy for this year too but I just want to put cash in a card for them. I don't want to start having to choose gifts which might be totally unsuitable. I'll start as I mean to go on. We don't buy gifts for many adults in the family. There is DD's family of 4, my brother and sister in law, and token gifts to 2 neighbours and a young couple we know.
Perhaps I can make some stocking fillers again this year.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Lists done? Bought anything?
Have a wonderful Sunday x
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