Christmas Clearance? Need some tips?

I have never been one who got excited about Christmas clearance. In my mind, I already had enough decorations and enough Christmas lights to last a long time. I don’t buy next years winter wardrobe now, it’s hard to think that far in advance. Not to mention, I love clothes. I could buy an entire wardrobe now and not like it one bit by the time next year rolls around.

However, through the sobering reality of our own financial situations I have learned the value in shopping Christmas Clearance. Just in case you are in need of a little push or are lacking inspiration, I hope this helps.

Candy

  • Any kind of chocolates or other candy that you like.  For example, kit kats, snickers, M & M’s etc.  I unwrap all the candy and chop it.  Then, I either freeze then, or set aside for baking.  A cup of chopped up candy bars added to a package of chocolate chip cookie mix turns a regular old chocolate chip cookie to an incredible gourmet melt in your mouth surprise!  For those of us, who have determined to cut back on our sweets we can go ahead and mix up the cookies, scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet and place the cookie sheet in the freezer.  Once the cookie ball is frozen, remove from cookie sheet and place in zip lock bags.  Now if you are having a sweet attack you can grab one cookie out of the freezer instead of cooking an entire batch.
  • I found a recipe here, for Halloween Candy Bark (see photo above, YUMMY).    Of course, it could also be any old time of the year Candy Bark she just happened to use left over Halloween Candy.

  • Do you have a favorite candy that you see on clearance?  I personally LOVE soft peppermint sticks.  I can buy them for half off at $0.44 a pack or pay a $1 or more throughout the year.  Last year at 90% off I got my favorite peppermints for only $0.10 a pack!! 

Childrens & Baby Items

 

  •  Christmas Pajamas – I bought my son a pair of Christmas pajamas for $2.50 the other day at WalMart.  Pick up a couple of extra pair while you are getting such a great price to set aside for future shower gifts, kids birthday gifts, etc.  It’s a great time to start a “gift closet.”  We’ll cover the details involved in creating a “gift closet,” in upcoming posts.  

  • Christmas bibs, babies first Christmas outfits, burp cloths, blankets, etc.  These will all come in handy for baby showers and birthday gifts.  

 

  • Several years ago when my daughter (now 7years old) was a baby.  I found Christmas Passey’s at Kmart for $0.25.  We still had several packs left when my son was born. 

 

  • Babies First Christmas Stocking, Ornaments, etc

 

  • Next Years Christmas Outfits or Christmas Dress.

I’ve got a ton of other ideas for you that we’ll pick up on tomorrow.  If you’ve got any suggestions leave a comment and share:)

Pampers Gift to Grow: 20 New Points

Pampers Gift to Grow program has a couple new 10 Pt. codes:

GTGWELCOME10PTS
NEWWIPESPACKAGE

*If you’re new to the Pampers Gift to Grow Program, just sign up here to get started!  When you purchase any Pampers diapers, training pants or wipes – you can find the code located in these products.  Just go online to enter your codes.  You can also find codes on their Pampers Facebook Page.  They offer a great selection of rewards just for buying their products and being a loyal customer.  So start collecting and redeem your points!  This program is running until December 2012.

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 100 points!

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WOW!!  You can score an extra 100 points by using code MYBABYREGISTRYT on your Pampers Gifts to Grow Account.  Good for only today, so snag your points before they expire!

Thanks Hot Coupon Mamas!

*If you’re new to the Pampers Gift to Grow Program, just sign up here to get started!  When you purchase any Pampers diapers, training pants or wipes – you can find the code located in these products.  Just go online to enter your codes.  You can also find codes on their Pampers Facebook Page.  They offer a great selection of rewards just for buying their products and being a loyal customer.  So start collecting and redeem your points!  This program is running until December 2012.

The Baby Buzz by Barbie: 12/9

Thanks to Barbie of CouponingMadeSimple for rounding up some of the best baby deals this week!

FREE UdderCovers Nursing Cover:

This is a great gift for a new mom, or for an upcoming baby shower present! Go to UdderCovers and use the code Thanksgiving or breastfeeding at checkout to get it for free. ($32.00 value) Or you can use the same code and get the gift set for only $5.00. Just pay shipping $9.95.

Orajel Toddler Product Coupons

My little guy ha 3 teeth coming in right now and all I can say is thank heaven’s for Orajel Toddler Products.  I love the swabs.   Don’t miss out on these printable coupons and stock up while.

Save $1 off any ONE Orajel Baby Tooth & Gum Cleanser
Save $1 off any ONE Orajel Toddler Training Toothpaste

Pedia Care

Rite Aid:

It’s cold and flu season, so don’t miss out on this great deal on all the necessities to get you through those long days and nights with sick little ones.
Pedia Care Reward- $2.00 -Buy 1 item
RECEIVE THIS REWARD MULTIPLE TIMES BY PURCHASING MULTIPLE ITEMS (No Limit Listed) Sale Price listed is BEFORE/AFTER subtracting 2.00

Qualifying item-
Pediacare, 4 oz 5.99/3.99

Final Cost:  $3.99

Qualifying item-
Pediacare, Infants Fever Reducer, .5 oz 5.99/3.99

Final Cost:  $3.99

Walmart
Huggies Baby Wipes 60ct AND 180ct.
7.81 Huggies Baby Wipes, any 60 count or larger AND 180 count or larger $1.50/2 HERE-11/01
Final Cost:  $6.31
Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers Jumbo Pack.
8.97 Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers, any $3/2 HERE-11/12
Final Cost:  $7.47
Huggies LIttle Snugglers or Little Movers Jumbo Pack Diapers.
8.97 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, any $3/2 HERE-10/29
Final Cost:  $7.47
Albertsons
Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, 20-50 ct. jumbo pack
$9.99 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, any $2/1 (EXPIRES 12-11-10) SS-11/14 and (1-1-11) SS-12/5
Final Cost:  $7.99
Huggies Diapers, 20-50 ct. jumbo pack
$9.99 Huggies Diapers, any $1.50/1 (EXPIRES 12-11-10) SS-11/14
Final Cost:  $8.49
Pampers Diapers, 20-40 ct. jumbo pack $9.99
Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1/1 (12-31-10) PG-11/28
Final Cost:  $8.99
Smith’s (Kroger)
(Best Deal I found this week on diapers)
Pampers Diapers, Jumbo
8.99/8.49 Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1/1 (12-31-10) PG-11/28
Final Cost:  $7.49
Pampers Diapers, Jumbo 8.99/8.49 STORE COUPON, Kroger Stores Card Load, Pampers Baby dry diapers, any, exp Dec 25 $1/1 (active) This Link-11/02
Final Cost:  $7.49
Pampers Easy Ups, 1-6 ct Jumbo
8.99/8.49 Pampers UnderJams Night Wear or Easy Ups, any $1.50/1 (12-31-10) PG-11/28
Final Cost:  $6.99 
Pampers Easy Ups, 1.6 ct Jumbo
8.99/8.49 STORE COUPON, Kroger Stores Card Load, Pampers Easy Up Trainers, any, exp Dec 25 $1/1 (active) This Link-11/02
Final Cost:  $7.49
Huggies Wipes, 64-72 ct
2.59 Huggies Baby Wipes, any 64 ct. or larger .50/1 (12-11-10) SS-11/14
Final Cost:  $1.59
Walgreens
Huggies Little Movers Big Pack Diapers 56 or 64 pk
$18.99 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers, any $1.50/2 (active) This Link-11/24
Final Cost:  $18.24
Huggies Little Movers Big Pack Diapers 56 or 64 pk
$18.99 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, any $2/1 (12-11-10) SS-11/14
Final Cost:  $16.99
Pampers Cruisers Big Pack Diapers 56 or 64 pk
$18.99 Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1/1 (12-31-10) PG-11/28
Final Cost:  $17.99

FREE American Baby & BabyTalk Magazine Subscriptions!


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I loved getting these magazines when my kids were still babies – especially for the occasional great diaper/formula coupons hiding inside!

Weekly Baby Deals Roundup: 11/18

The Baby Buzz by Barbie!

Walgreens: $4.99 Huggies Diapers!  Check out the upcoming Huggies Deal HERE
Huggies Baby wipes 60ct AND 180ct. Reg $7.81
Use Huggies Baby Wipes, any 60 count or larger AND 180 count or larger $1.50/2  – 11/01 Here
Final Cost:  $6.31

Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers Jumbo Packs. Reg $8.98
Use Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, any $2.50/1 (active) Here-11/01
Final Cost:  $6.48

Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers Jumbo Pack. Reg $8.97
Use Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers, any $3/2 (active) Here-11/12
Final Cost:  $7.47

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