Show Dad Love 4 Less!

18 Jun

Father’s Day is right around the corner!  Just 3 days away.  These days, unnecessary spending is out and holidays like Father’s Day should be a time to honor and not just buy, buy, buy!  Does Dad really need another tie?

I love personalized gifts.  Pictures make great gifts.

  • CVS is offering a FREE 8×10 print!  Order a your picture online and pick it up in-store. The 8×10 usually costs  $3.99, but the cost is deducted if you use this coupon code FREE8x10.  This coupon code is valid through June 21. If you are new to using CVS Photo services you qualify for 50 FREE prints.   Just sign up for the “EverSave” card online when you visit their website.  Use coupon code 5OFF20 to save $5 on any Photo Gift order.  This offer expires June 22, 2009.  Photo gifts include personalized mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, puzzles, blankets, bowls, teddy bears, playing cards and the list goes on and on.

Get crafty!  Go to any store that carries t-shirts for 2 or 3 bucks.  Get a few colors of acryllic paint and let your children’s hands and feet do the work.  This can be a messy project, but well worth it in the end.  Dad ends up with something he can keep for years to come.  Years from now, he will be able to look back at it and see his children’s tiny hand and foot prints.  Do it for Dad, Granddad and God father.  Walgreens usually sells 5 t-shirts for $10.  So for about $15, you can create 5 gifts!  That’s a great deal…covered in love!

Instead of heading out to a restaurant, cook dad’s favorite meal at home.  Create a restaurant like atmosphere.  My daughter loves to get a note pad and take food orders and pretend that she is a waitress.  Have the children “serve” Dad for the day!

Here are several other crafty and cute ideas that don’t cost much at all, but are filled with love!

  • Create a handmade greeting card
  • Put together a coupon book for Dad.  Fill it with coupons like “Free back rub”, “1 week without trash duty”, “Breakfast in bed”, “Help cleaning the garage”.   You get the idea.  For young children, create a blank “This coupon is good for:______________” and you fill their response in for them.
  • Bake a cake and have the children decorate it for Dad
  • Write a short story.  Everyone can contribute.  My daughter loves to draw and write short stories, so creating a book about Dad and the family would be a blast for her.

Visit Disney Family Fun for more crafty ideas

Remember, Father’s Day is all about what Dad means to us… Not about the things we can buy.  So bypass the huge ONE DAY sale at the Department store and get creative making this Father’s Day something Dad will remember!

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3 Responses to “Show Dad Love 4 Less!”

  1. Coco June 18, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    This is great! I need to get a lot of photos printed, and you just saved me a ton of money!

    I found your blog through a Mcleans article online, and I love your approach to coupon clipping. All the other coupon blogs seem so complex that I want to give up before I’ve even started. You make it seem straightforward and easy– I’ll definitely be following the rise of your blog!

    • mochamom04 June 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks Coco! I am always glad to save people lots of money! I am a simple woman and so I try to explain things in a simple fashion. I know what you mean about the complexity of some coupon blogs or sites. I give it you the way I use it! Thanks for reading and I hope that you will continue find my posts informative.

  2. Michelle June 19, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    so true about Father’s Day! Thanks for the ideas!

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