December 04, 2008

Frugal Friday: My First Giveaway!!

I was one of the winners of Rachel's Pay it Forward giveaway. (Rachel is paying if forward from winning Linda's give away.) My charge from Linda, thru Rachel?

"Nothing extravagant, just a simple treat in the mail. You choose the prize you want to give. It's the holidays so don't feel like it needs to be spendy."

How do you win? I'll us a Christmas tradition of my own (drawing names) from three people who comment on this blog with their favorite Christmas tradition. If you can't play along with a pay it forward give away of your own, go ahead and leave your tradition. Just be sure to let me know you're not throwing your hat into the ring.

What am I giving away? A book from one of my favorite authors - Janet Evanovich. Her Stephanie Plum series is a light hearted take on the mystery genre. Mr. Right gets irritated when I read her books because at least once in the book I can't help but literally laugh out loud!

The best part? Its frugal too! My secret? I found HARDBACK copies of the book at the Dollar Tree. That's right only $1 for a festive, funny book.

The Dollar Tree has tons of great stuff that can be combined in a basket to make a great (but frugal) Christmas gift. They also have a lot of crap. So just be sure you know who you're buying for or else it would be a waste of money (see the post over at Frugal Hacks "Giving and Misplaced Frugality".

For more great money saving ideas, check out this weeks Frugal Friday blog carnival over at Biblical Womanhood.


  1. Yay! Books!!

    My favorite Christmas Tradition eating Christmas Jell-o! An older lady that was our "adopted" grandma always had us girls over for a Christmas Tea and this was her special recipe. She passed it to my mom and now my mom makes it. It is so good and has 3 layers (red, white and green). My mom makes it in a Christmas tree mold.

  2. My favorite Christmas tradition was having my girls open their gifts from me on Christmas eve, then they'd open Santa's on Christmas morning. I loved watching them open everything upo and see how happy they were ontheir faces. Now that they are grown and married and one lives 600 miles away....we can't really do that tradition every year now but oh the memories I have!

    Our new one (23 years old) is playing Dirty Santa at my mom and dads with them, our kids and my parents. We have a blast and a lot of laughs!

    I LOVE the Plum series! I'm currently starting #6.

  3. My favorite Christmas tradition is similar to what Lisa said. We always opened family presents on Christmas Eve. And then Santa came on Christmas morning. These days we still exchange family presents on Christmas Eve and have a special meal. My other favorite Christmas tradition is fresh home meade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning!


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