Sears | Brand Partner
Christmas can be so darn expensive. Add up the kids, spouse, siblings, nieces and nephews, grandparents and maybe a few friends, and you might as well take out a loan just to get everyone something for the holiday season. But what if I told you that you can shop for less without breaking the bank?
This year I teamed up with Sears Canada for a challenge to shop for everyone with a certain amount of money ($150 gift card) and see what I could buy. I was up for the challenge. So we headed out to our local Sears here in Chilliwack to get the holiday ball rolling.
I remember growing up as a kid and waiting for the mail man to come with the Sears Wishbook. My brothers and I would get so excited when it finally came. We’d lay on our tummy’s in the living room, markers in hand, fight over who got to circle what first. We couldn’t wait each and every year to look through the big book of happiness filled with toys, clothes and games plus so much more. It became a holiday tradition.
Theis still around. In fact you can shop online now and either have your items shipped to you or pick them up at your local Sears store. So much more convenient, especially with all the great deals Sears has each and every day.
I’m pretty lucky where I live because I can shop at both the Sears in Chilliwack or the Sears Outlet store in Abbotsford. Both have great deals. But I prefer the one in Chilliwack. The staff is always friendly, helpful and can find you anything you are looking for.
I met with Joanne the duty manager when we arrived. She was in a super great mood. I was sicker than a dog of course but determined to make the challenge work. I had to find something for everyone in the family for less than $150 bucks. I was sure I could pull it off.
Christmas is about getting your loved ones things they need. Not things they want.
Wanting is something we do on a whim. Needing something is something we wish we had but don’t.
Keep that in mind when you shop!
The Sears Wishbook offers a variety of items. Everything from clothing to tools, holiday decor to toys. You can shop right now from the comfort of your own home, getting to spend more time with the ones you love.
So I knew right away what items I was looking for. My shopping list had me buying for: My hubby. My two boys. My brother and his fiance. My mom and My dad. So seven people in total. But could I do it?
My oldest son had flannel shirts and work style pants on his wish list. The men’s department always has great discounts, and I lucked out. I managed to buy 1 Logan Hill flannel shirt + 1 pair of Logan Hill cargo style pants. I know he will be thrilled come Christmas morning.
Trace needed a jacket. A warm one. The rain here has been pouring down like a flood out of control, and I got tired of him wearing sweatshirts and windbreakers saying it was okay. I found him a green and blue plaid vintage style jacket, quite stylish for only $10 bucks! It was more than 50% off. Plus mommy managed to get a toy for $10 bucks to put under the tree.
As I walked around the store, I realized that nearly everything was on sale. When I spoke with Joanne about it, she said
Sears Canada wants Canadians to know they offer the same great deals their competitors do, except you are getting name brand quality at affordable prices. How can you not love that?
For my brother and his finance, I can’t tell you what I got them because it’s their Christmas present ha-ha. But I can tell you they will be snuggling by their fire feeling warm and fuzzy. Now they are both done, gifts wrapped beneath the tree.
The boys had fun picking out a gift for Nana & Papa. We opted to get my mom curtains she wanted. Thermal backing, 2 panels per pack, thick and cozy.
I even managed to grab hubby something with what I had left over. Something I know he’ll appreciate.
I think I did great getting everyone what they needed. Shopping at Sears was fun, inexpensive and you really can get one gift for everyone for $150 bucks.
Shopping at Sears, I will admit I was surprised. Brand named apparel more than 50% off. Select group of baby, kids and teens clothing and toys on sale. Even holiday items from Debbie Travis decor were less expensive than I imagined them being with sales going on almost each and every day.
Jake’s gift = $30
Trace jacket and gift = $20
Hubby’s gift = $10
Brother & Fiance gift = $60
Parents Present = $20
Grand Total Spent = $140 (tax came out of my pocket) =$6.80
I wish to thank Sears Canada for allowing me to participate in this great shopping event. I had a ton of fun and will definitely be going back for more of my everyday needs. You can shop online, in-store or through the Sears Wish Book right now. Sears is offering free shipping on items valued over $99 and gift codes randomly you can use before heading to the online check-out for great savings.
Do you remember shopping through the Sears Wish Book as a Kid? Share your Christmas memory with us in the comments and don’t forget to share this post with your friends!