This week you'll find lots of Christmas fun, terrific ways to connect with Santa and more ways to save. Enjoy!
Fun ways to connect with Santa
This is one of my favorite things to do every year. Portable North Pole (PNP) allows you to create a personalized Santa video for that special someone on your list. It can be a kid, an adult, you name it. Each year they make this better and better. This year you can add a picture, a special message even an additional scene. The video is then sent to your email and ready to view. It’s free and will have your loved ones wondering how you did it.
Disney offers a similar service. You do need to register first.
Smilebox does a similar thing only it lets you download a picture or video with their name and age even questions for Santa. Then Santa replies.
More Christmas Fun
The Domain is offering free horse drawn carriage rides each Friday and Saturday until Christmas. Tips are of course appreciated. Every year this tends to create pretty long lines. The rides happen between 5:30pm and 9:30pm near the Dillard’s entrance and the Macy’s entrance. For more information, contact Guest Services at The Domain at (512) 795-4230 or visit The Domain website.
The Four Seasons gingerbread village is already up and it’s always free to visit. This year’s theme is the Grinch That Stole Christmas and it is amazing! This Wednesday and Thursday, December 4th and 5th from 5pm to 6pm they have their open houses. You’ll get a chance to ask the chefs questions, see Santa and enjoy complimentary cookies and cider. You can check out the story I did and see pictures of why it’s definitely worth a visit here.
Pictures on canvas make for great gifts. Austin-based Easy Canvas Prints is having a sale for 55% off the entire site + free shipping until 12/15.
Offers.com has created some pricing guides to help you find great gifts at great prices. These pages and deals should help you spread the holiday cheer. Thanks Amber for the tips!
Below are the newest freebies that coupon site BeFrugal.com is seeing this week. Thanks Jen for the info.
Free gifts with purchase
· Best Buy Free $50 Gift Card w/ Roomba 770 Vacuum, Plus free shipping. Expires: 12/15/2013
· Food Network Store Free Candle With $79+ Order, Plus free shipping. Expires: 12/19/2013
· LeapFrog Free Headphones With LeapReader System Order, Expires: 12/16/2013
· Krispy Kreme Buy 1 Dozen Glazed, Get 2nd Dozen Free On 12/12, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 12/12/2013
· Longhorn Steakhouse Free Appetizer Or Dessert, With the purchase of two adult dinner entrees. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 12/22/2013
· Starbucks Store Free Month of Coffee w/ Brewed Coffee Refill Tumbler, Expires: 12/16/2013
· Chicago Steak Company 4 Free Sirloin Steaks With $75+ Order, Plus get a free $25 Gift Check. Expires: 12/30/2013