I am ridiculously pleased with my small savings today.
My parents are snowbirds and right before they left in Janauary to go South, I introduced my dad to the game Qwirkle. He loved it and I decided I would get him a copy for his February birthday, well just a few weeks later I found a brand new copy at the thrift store for $3!!! What a score!
My moms birthday is today, before they left my sister got married and I took a picture of my mom and my 13 year old nephew all dressed up and laughing at each other. It is by far one of my favourite family photographs (and I am a photographer, so that says a lot). I didn't send my mom a copy of this picture because I wanted to surprise her. I used a coupon and got a beautiful 8x10 print for $2. I then framed it in a new frame I thrifted. My mom loves photos, this one will make her happy cry!!
Anyway, both presents wrapped in awesome vintage paper I got from the thrift store, with cards and bows I made! They look awesome and I know my parents will be very happy with their gifts. I also got them a free Canada Parks Pass, which is something they would not have been able to figure out how to get online. I tucked it into one of the cards as a bonus.
Not bad for $5, all I have to do now is buy one small strawberry cake (their fave) at the local bakery in my hometown. I'd make one, but they would kill me, they love these specific cakes. :) they just got home so this will be a nice birthday/homecoming celebration for them.