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Christmas Club

November 4th, 2012 at 05:13 pm

All last year we had been saving regularly in our Christmas Club. Since it is the first of November, it was time to get our money. We had over $1600.

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to go to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg -- bus trip with the credit union where we have the Christmas Club -- $30 each. That is incredibly reasonable for a 170 mile (one way) trip.

DH has been scouring the ads and checking this and that. He knew what he wanted...a new suit for church. He saw one at our Penney's, but not in his size. The great thing was it was marked down a bit yesterday, so he got a suit and a new shirt and I still have quite a bit of money left.

Some friends asked how we could afford to just go and buy something like that and pay cash. I said because we saved all year. In fact, I just wrote a check for next year's Christmas Club tonight. Got to be regular and start saving.

We did some other shopping for other folks and other than a couple of things I need to get closer to Christmas, I think my shopping is done. I usually make baskets with goodies for many of my friends. We are at the point in our lives the last thing we need is more stuff. But food is always a good gift. I have most of the ingredients bought for my Christmas basket food making other than stuff like eggs. I have been finding baskets and found some beautiful napkins to put in them.

Oh, we and splurged! We bought some Godiva chocolates to enjoy in the next few days. Expensive, but rich, and paid for!

4 Responses to “Christmas Club”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'll bet it was crazy busy! I was at Old Orchard Mall yesterday and I could hardly find a parking place!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    It was busy, CB. Crazy is an accurate term.

  3. Jerry Says:

    I am glad that your trip could lead to some bargains (and some delicious chocolates, no less!)... it's nice to get things out of the way early, in my opinion, so you have some insurance that you can enjoy the actual holidays with less stress!
    Jerry

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, Jerry!

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