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!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Losing My Cheapness

                                        Hey Cheap Cheetah Family, How are you today?

I am back from a 2 week vacation. The first week I went on a California Coastal cruise with the Ruby Princess.  The last week I was in Vegas Baby! The two weeks that I was on vacation I realized that I had lost my cheapness for those two weeks.  I found myself spending money not really looking for the cheaper version of what I wanted to buy, But if something was offered free believe me I took it. I   spent a year saving for this trip so I was not worried about the spending money part. And to be truthful it felt kinda good just to spend money without thinking about getting a better deal. But I am back home now and I am back to be my old cheap self . Which I am ok with.  I have to ask you when you go on vacation do you lose your fugal/cheapness for the time that your on vacation?

As far as the cruise alone the California  part of it I will show you videos on that later. I will also show you my Vegas videos to. For right now I just wanted to ask you that questions. And to say I am back from vacation and that you were missed.

                                                     Have a great Cheap Cheetah Week!

P.S. The video is the Seals in San Fransisco one of the cruise stops we made.