Saturday, November 24, 2012

Use Your Freebie Stash to Make Holiday Gifts

Sometimes we get to the holidays without a whole lot in the gift budget! To save a few bucks and bust that freebie stash, here is a few things you can do to give nice gifts without costing yourself anything but a little time. 

Do you have a box full of Sephora, Origins, Lancome, Clinique or other beauty samples? Sometimes you can print out a "coupon" from some these company's websites or Facebook pages for free facials (in-store). Find a cute basket and arrange the samples and free facial coupon inside. Maybe add a few cheapies, like a scrubby pouf or scented body spray. Great for co-workers, lady pals or even teens!

If you cashed in on either of the Sleep Number freebies this year, they would both make excellent gifts! The scented candle is soy, and smells lovely. If you add a pretty (handmade?) pillow cover to the travel pillow, it would make a thoughtful gift for someone who travels a lot. 

ANY of the items in your Bath & Body Works freebie stockpile would make great stocking stuffers, co-worker or Secret Santa gifts, or be nice for a family member or teen. Some of the freebies we have seen this year are travel size lotions and body sprays, mini candles, and coupon deals where you make a purchase of $25 and get various full size freebies. 

I got these 3 candles FREE, and the candle holders were half off (normal price $3 each) so for 3 small gifts for neighbors, I paid $4.50! Plus I have various lotions and sprays to give to the ladies on my list. 

Victoria's Secret might seem like an odd store to do holiday gift shopping in, but they do sell more than just panties! When you get your birthday freebie (after signing up for their email list) you will get 1 free panty and $10 off any purchase of at least $10. I got my sister in law this cute t-shirt (she loves purple) off the clearance rack at our local store (marked down from $24.95 to $9.95), and it was FREE!

You can get a $10 off $10 coupon to World Market when you are a member of their Explorer Club! You can get a pretty decent gift for $10! 
Check out 3 of the examples I've found:

Vitacost offers a $10 credit to new members, PLUS $10 if you have a friend sign up! You can get great organic gift sets, cute baby toys, pet gifts, stocking stuffers, and even organic snacks!

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Get a FREE 24 pack gift bows, 1 roll of gift wrap and a package of gift tags at Valu Home Centers with these printable coupons. All three coupons are good 11/21/12 thru 11/24/12. 

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