Friday, October 17, 2008

Participation Day!

Hey! Two thoughts to share. The other day I bought our birth announcements. We're trying to do them as cheaply as possible as we'll be sending out Christmas photo cards soon. So, we figured to cut down costs we'd only send announcements to family and we'd take our own picture. I used Picnik to edit a photo Ben took and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'll share it eventually but don't want to spoil the announcements.

I searched the web for the best deals on photo cards. I didn't like Snapfish's selection, I did like Kodak's but they were a dollar a piece for one photo card! I checked out VistaPrint, found a simple enough card, not my favorite, but when I saw coupon codes for half price I was sold (deal ends October 31st)! Actually, the cards themselves ended up being 29 cents a piece, the envelopes were free, $2.50 for using my own picture, $7.15 for S/H and don't forget 42 cent stamps for each. Grand total? 87 cents a piece all costs included. I know these cards are cheaper the more you buy, so it may be hard to compare our deals, but can anyone find a better deal than that? Unfortunately, I can't buy our Christmas photo cards early because I want my Dad to take our picture. But perhaps you can benefit from this deal for your Christmas cards (follow the coupon code link).

Also, I noticed gas was $2.65 today in our town. I filled up last night at $2.69 and couldn't have waited any longer. Just wondering what it is where you're at! Also, any predictions as to the bottom price it'll hit before going back up? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!

5 comments:

kristina said...

gas was $2.93 last night, which is down from $3.18 on Monday. I of course, hope it keeps going down, but John-Paul said he heard OPEC is meeting and fears that will end up moving prices back up again. Hope not...

kendijo said...

Hey, Becca! Gas just hit $2.31 here! Unbelievable! And, yes, I know that the gas prices falling is a sure sign of economy problems, but I don't care!!! I love being able to fill up my suburban for less than a hundred bucks. It's been ages since I did that.
Juju is beautiful, and we're so happy for you guys!
Having two is not easy, but it's WAY more than twice the joy. Watching them interact is absolutely priceless.

Deanne said...

Ok, I'll tell you what we're paying for gas, but you'll be floored, for it is considerably higher than what you're paying.....ready?....I filled up this week and paid $3.65 a gallon. Shocked?? The good thing is that I don't drive around a whole lot, so I seem to only fill up about once every 3 weeks.

Gless said...

2.59 this morning when I filled up...and you know what - the oil companies are still raking in record profits!

Anonymous said...

$2.19...Sam's Club rocks!