Thursday, November 09, 2006
Bring on the food!
I received my confirmation letter in the mail last week about my Chrisco Christmas Hamper. This will be the 3rd time I have participated in this, and I'm really excited about it. I got the new 2007 catalogue in the mail yesterday, and during my spare moments I have flipped through the pages, dog-earring the ones that I am interested in for next year. This has become a big thing for Rob and I, deciding on what ones to get. I was initially very skeptical of this, ordering just a very small hamper the first year to see what would arrive. Even the small hampers are very big. I have 4 hampers coming this year, a freezer order(Great Grillers), a pantry order(Pantry Pack), a snack order (Savory Snacks) and an appetizer order (Awesome Appitizers). (You can see the catalogue here .) Even the on line catalogue is fun. I didn't even notice the 10.45 coming out of the bank account each week, and now on November 20th I will have almost 600.00 worth of groceries coming. Many people have asked me "Do you save any money by doing this?" Well, not really. BUT, the big advantage for me is, especially this time of year, I can spend more money on Christmas and less on groceries. It's a crapload of food, and the great thing about it is that it's all things that go together. Like spaghetti and spaghetti sauce. Everything, especially the pantry order, is food that you would use together to make a meal. I love it. I think it's a fabulous concept. I can't wait!