November 2017 Sales And Deals
What I’ve been up to since the last post
Since the post last week, I’ve been busy making new artwork for the C&K store, learning more about Adobe Illustrator CS6, and making vector files for printables. I’ve also been creating my Thanksgiving printable bundle. The bundle will include 5×7” recipe cards, full page recipe sheets, place cards, and more (which for newsletter subscribers will be offered completely free for a limited time). This bundle will be priced at £5.99 in the shop for non-subscribers.
The reason the store launch has been put on hold from the initial launch date is because I wanted to open the store with more than just a few items for sale. A grand store launch with one item is highly disappointing! Thank you for bearing with me while I create fantastic content for you! As I create new products, I’ll be adding them into the shop one by one. Please check back often for new items, and tell your friends about us if you like what you see.
Christmas Shopping & Deals
I finally started Christmas shopping this weekend, and may I just say how shocked I am by how expensive everything is? I can totally see how holiday shopping can quickly spiral out of control if you’re not tracking every single penny, using coupons where available, or trying to get the best deal. To be completely honest, we’ve had years that I’ve gone completely overboard, spending much more than I intended on Punky’s Christmas presents. I’ve learned from my mistakes, and now I’m an excellent bargain hunter!
Want, Need, Wear, Read
To reign in our spending the last year or two, we’ve decided to go the route of picking only four presents for Punky; something he wants, needs, wears, and reads. Now, I haven’t always been successful sticking to this plan, because like every parent, I want to make sure he has a memorable Christmas morning. For example, this year’s “want” was a Nintendo 3DS. I found a great deal on a nearly new one on Amazon. The only thing wrong with it is one tiny cosmetic scratch on the back of the console. Instead of spending £129.99 on a brand new one, I got it for £65 simply because it’s lightly used. The “want” present will be larger than the rest, because I’m including a few (used) games, a new case, and a new pack of stylus for his use. Nobody likes getting a present that they can’t immediately use!
Punky is no stranger to receiving preloved gifts. I routinely shop on ebay for games, toys, and sometimes clothes if there’s something he just has to have that I cannot afford right at that moment. For example, last year’s “want” gift was a bunch of Skylanders figures to go with his xbox 360 game. At nearly £15 per figurine, I couldn’t justify buying more than two or three. But, I then went onto Gamestop USA’s website and bought close to 30 pre-owned figures for £40 with £14 shipping. There was absolutely nothing wrong with them, they came individually packaged in Gamestop packaging, and arrived relatively quickly. The look on his face when he opened the box was priceless!
New Gifts & Sales
Now, if your kids expect brand new gifts (there’s nothing wrong with that!) and you’re on a strict budget this year, this post is for you. I wanted to share my love of bargain hunting and help you find amazing deals for all of your holiday needs!
Below you’ll find great deals from stores in the UK and US, coupon codes, free shipping offers, and more.
I do want to make aware that the banners in this post are affiliate ads, and I will receive a commission if you make a purchase through my links. This comes at no extra cost to you, and helps support my family. If you’re interested in reading my full affiliate ad disclosure, you can find it here.
Onto the sales!
Target deals are valid until November 18th 2017, so you’d better get on it quick!
Target REDCard: Everyday savings and exclusive extras with REDcard at Target. 5% off every day.
Online only: Extra 35% off $100 or more, now through 11/27. The challenge is on! Shop over 100,000 deals in store & online. Code: SHOPNOW8. Valid 11/25-11/27.
I know this was a super short post today compared to the others I’ve posted before. As I find new deals and sales, I’ll let you know! Wherever you are, I hope you’re having a fantastic day!