Friday, February 1, 2008

Great Gifts on a Budget


I have a very large family and many nieces and nephews. I enjoy buying them birthday gifts but don't have much to spend. My budget is $10 per kid. My other siblings all spend much more than that so I really try to find a $25-30 gift marked down.


My favorite place for bargain gifts is Amazon.com. They have an amazing toy outlet and many items quality for free shipping if you spend $25 or more. I usually buy several gifts at once to get the free shipping.


In my experience, Amazon routinely marks down regularly priced merchandise for a day or two and then the item often returns to regular price.

For instance, I wanted to get an activity table for my niece. It was regularly marked $24.99. It first appeared in the toy outlet section for $14.99 and I added it to my cart. The next day when I was ready to place my order, it was marked down to $10. I had several other gifts to buy and received the free shipping.

My sister was estatic! She had looked at a similar activity table at Wal-Mart for $40.

I was able to give her something of great quality for a fraction of the price. Give the Amazon Toy Outlet a try for your next gift!

Where do you consistently find great deals?
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3 comments:

Beth said...

I bought the same the same table and the shipping was going to cost $20 dollars so I bought my girl friend another big item for her baby and a few other gifts. She was blown away and thought I spent a ton of money but I only spent $25 I love Amazon.

Amy said...

Great tip! I didn't know they had a toy outlet. Thanks!

christy said...

I didn't know they had a toy outlet. Thanks for the insight!