Sunday, February 19, 2017

Christmas again?

Oooh Ooooh! I'm so excited! For the past couple of years I have been wanting a new pre-lit artificial Christmas tree. But, the one's that look really nice are also really expensive and of course when I'm looking at them it's Christmas season and they cost $250 on up. So, it never happens. My current tree that I have had several years is a white fake tree. (prior fake green tree was a hand me down from my mom that finally wore out) I picked it up at Walmart after Christmas on clearance. It was a $100 tree for $9 bucks. Figured what the heck! for 9 bucks, even if I only used it a couple of years, hey, I got to have a different tree for a while. Well, I've kept using it for several more years, but it's starting to show it's age, not to mention I'm really tired of a white tree by now.

Back it up a few hours and I was texting with DD to ask her what blender she uses to make smoothies. Because both blenders I have (then I remembered I gave her my newer blender before we moved) just plain suck. One is just ancient (a wedding gift, but it actually works better than the new one). The other was one I bought a couple years ago was an inexpensive one and it blends terrible. If you try to make a smoothie it gets stuck. But again, I don't want to spend $200 for a blender. I was then googling and watching a video of the Magic Bullet. Hmm....seems like a handy little gadget and was on sale at Kohl's for $20. Plus I had a 30% off coupon. These things sell for $60 everywhere else it seemed. Even with having to pay shipping (since my Kohl's order wasn't over $75) it was still $20 and a good deal. If it didn't work that great, at least I didn't spend a lot of money, but it looked like it has a lot of different uses, so I decided to try it.

For some reason I then clicked on the "clearance" tab on Kohl's. Two of the first items were pre-lit artificial Christmas trees. REALLY on sale! The first one was 9 feet (too tall) but the next one was 7 ft, pre-lit LED lights, regularly priced at $400. The sale price???  $80!! Take off my 30% and you have a very nice Christmas tree for only $56. OMG! I bought it too. I added a filler item for a few more dollars to make the $75 free shipping (the blender was going to cost $9 to ship) threshold and my order is in! Jingle those bells!


  1. Wow! That is a great deal! Nice looking tree.

  2. Only crazy frugal people buy a Xmas tree in February!lolz
    Well done.

    1. I'm so excited I'll probably have to set it up when it comes just to see what it looks like LOL. It should last me a long time. My mom's tree (it was a pretty good one) lasted her a long time and then lasted me many years.

    2. Looks really good! When you get it can you tell us how it assembles and how the lights from each section plug together? I'm looking for one where there are not plugs between the sections but it connects when you snap it together. (I'm probably not explaining this very well) we need to replace our tree but I am not willing to pay a fortune!

    3. I'll probably put it together when it comes, just to see how it looks and works. My current tree is a total pain to put together. You have to attached each branch (and then disassemble each piece too - ugh!). Plus it has no lights. I think this one is like 3 pieces to attach together and the branches fold down, but other than that I don't know how they work. I'll let you know!