Friday, December 10, 2010

Who Needs Hickory Farms?

Not that I have anything against Hickory Farms ... let's get that right out there up front.  For Christmas, everyone on my husband's side of the family gets gift cards or money.  Boring right?  So we like to have another something they can open just as an extra.  Being that there are 5 guys, we decided to go the sausage/cheese/cracker route.  Well, when we looked at the prices of Hickory Farms we had an AH-HA moment and decided to do it ourselves.

Enter Walmart.  I have a love/hate relationship with Walmart ... love that you can get a ton of stuff at fairly decent prices, hate that my blood pressure shoots up the minute I walk through the doors.  Ah well, the price of being thrifty I guess. 

Anyway, hubby put these boxes together tonight ... for much less than we'd have paid at the mall and they're getting a bunch more stuff.

Cost Breakdown Per Box:

Box - 50 cents (2 x 1$ at the dollar store)
Tissue Crinkle - 50 cents (got 2 out of a $1 bag)
Crackers - $1.48 x 2 = $2.96 
Hummus - $2.98 (not sure what hummus is but hubby thought it sounded good)
Summer Sausage - $3.98
Beef Sausage - $4.98
Marbled Cheddar Cheese - $2.18
Pepper Jack Cheese - $2.18
Sharp Cheddar Cheese - $2.98
Muenster Cheese - $2.18

Total = $25.42

PS:  The women are getting knitted dishcloth/soap sack sets with handmade soap and boxes of chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your hubby did a good job with the sausage and cheese boxes; though I have a thing, and NEVER shop at Walmart. So, when your BP's rises, think of me. Truly hate that store.

    Great idea for the women. We no longer all exchange, the family has gotten too big, we buy one no gender items and do a game where people can steal from each other. I ended up with martini glasses this year, which I'm quite happy with.

    Totally agree gift cards are boring!

    Making my rounds to say Happy New Year to all the wonderful Bridge and Beyond Members.