My oldest son, Josh, is having a birthday at the beginning of next month, so my husband and I sat down last night to talk about what birthday presents we would buy him this year. We usually budget right around $50.00 for each of our kids' birthdays. About 6 months ago his Nintendo DS completely died, and we found out that it would cost quite a bit to fix it. He has been so good about not complaining about it, and sharing his brother's DS. We decided to go ahead and buy him a new one for his birthday...did I just say our birthday budget was $50.00 AND we were going to buy him a Nintendo DS in the same breath? Yes and yes. :) (and for those of you who know Josh, don't spill the secret :)
How, in the world are we doing this? SWAGBUCKS!! I know that I've mentioned it before, but I want you to know that it is a legitimate way to earn prizes/giftcards just by going about doing your normal Internet searches. I had earned enough Swagbucks to trade in for $60.00 in Amazon giftcards, so I was able to use that "FREE money" to help cut the cost of the DS...we paid around $55.00 for it.
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