Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Give Up

                                                   Hey Family How Are You Today?

Hey Family. I been thinking about 2018. Well January 1th 2018. I think that's the perfect time to give up something that can save you money and improve your life. For example if I give up cake then it's saves me money from buying it and it helps me to not gain any more weight. Get the point. So what are you giving up for one month that will help you save money and improve your life?
                                    Have A great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$$

Happy Holiday

                   Hey Family, Wishing you a healthy and Happy Holiday. Be Safe and Enjoy

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Giving Gifts

                                       Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family, Tis The Season.....

Holiday Gift giving. This is the month that we really testing our spending limits. With Thanksgiving out of the way and black Friday. What's a cheapskate/frugal person to do when it comes to giving gifts? Personally I have stop giving gifts a long time ago. I only give  gifts to the main family like mother, best friend and that is it. My partner  doesn't even get a gift we decided to do vacations instead of gifts. But when I did go all out this is what I did.

For my co workers ,family & friends  I always  shopped thrift store, yard sales and flea markets in the summer time. It use to be that I could take $20 bucks and get a bagful of brand new gifts  from yard sales/garage sales  each gifts would cost me less then  $1. I take cruises when I can afford them and if I go places  that offers cheap or free but nice gifts.  I pick them  up  and save them for gifts to give during the holidays. One time the cruise ship I was on gave me a $400 onboard credit because my room had a leak. So I used my onboard cruise  credit to purchase all my holiday gifts  from the ships shops that year.  To me the cruise had just paid for all holiday shopping that year  These are some of the things I do but here's some gift giving suggestions

Re-Gifting- Don't look at me like that a lot of people regift items that are nice but they don't want so they give the gift to someone who they think might need it. Make sure that you do not regift to the same person who gave you the gift that your regifting.

Give gifts after the holidays. That way you are still giving gifts to family and friends but now the gifts are at a 50%-75% discount. Besides who says you have to give gifts on one day. Make a new tradition to give gifts after the holidays.

Yard Sale/Garage sales/Flea Markets. Estate Sales Like I mention before shop for your gifts during the summer yard sales, flea markets  and avoid the worries for the winter.
 
Don't forget to set a budget for the gifts that you are giving and the money for the food if your making the holiday dinner this year. 

Gift Basket comes to mind for a great gift. You can make your own check out some of the great youtube videos on gift baskets)   Use some of the things  you have around the house .Like the baskets and fillers, ribbons, cute decorations. You can always go to the craft store and see what they have in their clearance binds for your basket. I saw once where a person purchased a nice coffee cup cheap, filled the cup with a small package of coffee, instant milk and a small package of cookies. Wrapped it nice with ribbons and such and gave as a gift. I bet this idea cost the person less then $5 bucks and it was very creative as far a gifts goes. For the basket fillers use coupons  and 50% off items to make your basket simple and cute. 

How about telling  people that you will pass on giving gifts this year  and later on when your money is right you will make a big dinner for family and friends. That will be your gift to them

If you have children that you must give gifts to for the holidays. Then I have found that stores like toys are us and sears offer clearance  section in their toy department which these these toys might not be the latest but it's something right?

Secret Santa- Some people do a secret Santa if they have big family. That's where everyone puts their name in a hat and you pull one name  and that is the person you get a gift for with a budget in mind of course. This helps because instead of 15 people you have to shop for now you only have one. It's less stressful that way.

 Food nothing says gift giving like food. Bake something like cookies, brownies, cake. Or even make a pan of something that the person likes when you make it and give that as their gift.. Who can resist bake goods.

Well these are some of my  ideas on how to be cheap/frugal when it comes to gift giving for the holidays. Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day and Save that $$$ 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Something Funny!

 
Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family. Happy Dec 1th.
I found this comic and knew that  My family are the only ones that can appreciate a good laught and the truth all at the same time. So enjoy and Save that $$$

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Holiday Decorations

                                        Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family How Are You Today?

We never talked about this but let's talk decoration for the holidays on the cheap/frugal. First do you decorate for the holiday. You know put up a tree, decorative candles, all that holiday stuff in and outside of your home. If you decorate how much is it costing you to do it. Here's what I do . I buy a few poinsettias and that's my tree and decoration. and trust me I pay about $10 for the two of them and that's it for me. 
Here are some ideas for you.
Start buying your decorations after the holidays the stores are trying to get rid of their stuff and that's a great bargain for you.
Set a budget do not go over say $20 bucks and see how creative you can be when it comes to decorating on that $20.
Ask your friends and neighbors if they have extra decorations that they are not using that you can borrow. Did I tell you I like free and borrowed stuff saves me $$$. 
Yard sales, garage sales they are your friends. I have found tons of decorations at these places. When people go overboard that's a win win for you because they sell their stuff cheap sometimes they just give it away.
Buy decorations that you can use over and over again this saves on buying things every year. For example a plastic tree, holiday decorations, lights buy it once on the cheap and use it until you can not use it again.
Who says you have to decorate you can go visit and see others people's decorations and enjoy the feel and spirit of the holiday with out spending a penny  to decorate you home.
 
I do this when it comes to outside decorations I go house watching and see all the festive lights and displays people have done in the front of their home and I am satisfied that I don't need to do any decoration I got my decorating holiday fix from the neighbor's. These are just a few of my suggestions. Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that Money!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday


                                 Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family. How Are You Today?

Hello Family, Just a thought with Black Friday just a few days away. Are you doing this madness so that you can buy stuff for yourself or others that you and they don't need? I will pass on black Friday for a few reasons. First I am cheap and nothing on black Friday in merchandise compared to what I can get at yard sales for less then half of what the stores are selling.

2nd I really don't need anything that bad that I would get up out of my warm bed to fight traffic, crowds... and good knows what else to get anything and that included buying gifts.

Lastly I shopped in the summer for my holiday gifts, yardsales, garagesales, ,going out of business sales. So I am done and I paid the prices I wanted to pay for my gifts not what the overprices stores suggested I pay even on black Friday. So has a frugal /cheapskate how are you handling this Black Friday?   
                                 Have A Great Thanksgiving & Save That Money!