Short on dollars but need a meaningful gift for a friend or neighbor?
I love giving 'memories' instead of 'things.' So an opportunity to give the gift of a free Christmas movie night is right up my alley. But I can't afford movie tickets, and I can't afford to purchase DVD's.
What's a little elf to do?
Get Redbox codes. Yes! You can purchase gift codes at www.redbox.com to share with all your favorite pals. You can purchase 5 or you can purchase 50. What joy! I had no idea! Until a few days ago, at least.
Here's how the movie night became a package deal: $1 popcorn bowl from Dollar Tree, bag of popcorn from Walmart, four packs of cocoa out of a mega pack from Sam's, an Advent devotional from the Christian bookstore, a few mini candy canes, and a cute printed card with their Redbox gift code. You could easily keep this gift under $5 without the addition of the devotional. (Or make it extra special and create your own Advent devotional to tuck inside!)
...and off you go!
UPDATE 12/9/14 - Thanks to encouragement and requests I've made PDF's of my basket card. You will need to write the codes in by hand or print the PDF then make a separate blank document to type the codes in and reprint on the same paper. Hope this is helpful!