Monday April 21st 2014

Smart Spending

DIY Holiday Gifts – Chocolate Kisses & Cookie Mix in a Jar under $2.50

By: Chrystie V.

Good Morning! Today we are going to start a week long series on DIY gifts on the cheap! They say it’s the thought that counts, right? Well this week we are going to explore some DIY gift ideas that will make you look like you are VERY thoughtful ;)

So, we’ve all see the “Cookie in a Jar” concept, well this week there is a sale going on Shaws, that lends itself nicely to creating these very inexpensively! Shaws is running the following promo: Buy (2) Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes & Get a FREE Bag of Hersheys Kisses. I was able to stack that sale with some printable coupons and pick up (2) cookie mixes & a bag of hershey kisses for $1.60! I paired that with an adorable glass jar I found at Christmas Tree Shop and some leftover ribbon and labels and voila, I’ve got a gift for under $3.00!

Materials:
Glass Jar $1.69 (Christmas Tree Shop)
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $.80 (Shaws)
Hershey Kisses (Free at Shaws)
Final Price = $2.49

For those of you wanting to do the Shaws deal, here it is:

Buy (2) Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mixes $2.00
Buy (1) Bag of Hershey’s Kisses
Use (2) $.60/1 Betty Crocker Mix coupon
or Use (2) $.50/1 Betty Crocker Mix coupon
Coupons will double
Final Price = $1.60 for 2 Bags of Cookie Mix & Hershey’s Kisses

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