What Shopping in 2009 Taught Me

My girls got some great gifts this year for Christmas.  I have deemed it, “The year of the doll” because most of their gifts were dolls or were doll related.  They got the Disney Princess Sparkle baby dolls, at least 5 Barbie dolls each, one got a stroller and the list goes on.

I did a great job of finding the best shopping deals out there this holiday season and I think that was key in staying within the budget I set for each girl.

I went full throttle for Black Friday.  I followed My BFDeals, I found the Black Friday ads online and printed the pages with the items I was looking for and I shopped at Toys R Us at midnight freezing and tired to get the best deals on the toys my daughters asked for.  Then after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas, I kept my eyes on the Sunday ads to compare shopping prices and actually found a toy I had purchased at Target $5 less at Meijer.  I was so excited for that savings!

For 2010, I think I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a great deal on a freezer.  Then I can stock up on chicken,steak and other frozen foods when the grocery stores are having great deals.

It’s all about spending less on quality merchandise for 2010!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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