I’m always looking for ways to spend less money on toys during the holidays. I’d rather spend that money on clothes, food and other things that we need around the house.
The reality is that children love toys and always expect to get A LOT of them during the holidays.
I want to make my boys happy and give them what they want. By the time the holidays roll around, I have over 20 items for my boys. I know, I get a little carried away, but can you blame me?
There is one thing you should know… I get a majority of them for free. Yes, free. You see, free is one of my favorite words.
It’s been about five years since I’ve gotten free toys for my boys during the holidays. I’m about to share with you just how I do it.
Are you ready?
If so, let’s get started.
First and foremost, I’m a Pampers and Huggies rewards member. This means that every time I purchase diapers or wipes from one or both of these companies, I scan the code on the Pampers app and submit my Huggies receipts to my Huggies rewards account. Over time, these points add up and allow me to get free items for my family. I mean, just take a look at all the amazing toys that they have!
Now that I have your attention, I have some more amazing news. Toys aren’t the only things that I get for free. Sometimes, I even get gift cards for children’s clothing stores such as Carter’s.
The best part? You can get in on the action, too!
For the last few years, I’ve been going to Carter’s to take part in their “Dash to Win” event. On Black Friday they give away gift cards to the first 100 customers at the door. This is an amazing chance to get some free gifts for the kids.
I usually attend with several of my family members so that we can combine our gift cards. It’s a fun and free event, and, you never know, you may very well win a gift card worth $100!
Here is why I suggest that you spend less on gifts for the holidays:
- You can save more
- Toys will get old and will eventually no longer be played with
- Sometimes toys break easily
- You will feel less stressed
I would highly suggest that you look into everything that I mentioned and save your money for other things that you need.
If you can get several free items for the holidays, you can use that left over money to finally go on that cruise you’ve always dreamed of. You can finally donate to that special charity you’ve envisioned donating. Maybe, you want to treat yourself to a spa day!
As soon as I saw how much I was saving from receiving free gifts, I knew I had to do it more often. That extra money comes in handy and you can do the same!