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Spend $15, get twelve $15 gift certificates/discounts

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I know I don’t usually blog on weekends….but there’s something I kept meaning to mention this week and I never did fit it in.

So, here I am.

You know the people who put together those really big ebook bundles with bonus offers?

This year, they put together a December gift certificate bundle where you pay $15 and then you get twelve $15 gift certificates to various online companies.

I bought one because I figured if I use even just two of the gift certificates, it would be a bargain.

What I bought

My two favorite gift certificates are the ones for Strawesome (the company that makes the glass straws we use every day) and Life Without Plastic (they have so many awesome reusable, non-plastic items).

turtle glass straw

(Sonia’s glass turtle straw, which she got for her birthday)

I ordered two stainless steel Klean Kanteen cups from Life Without Plastic and I just had to pay shipping.

I also used the certificate to Bloom Naturals to purchase some hand balm ($18, so $3 with my certificate, plus shipping) for Mr. FG’s dry winter hands.

So, because of those three stores, I feel like buying the bundle was worth it.

I do still mean to use my Artsy Couture certificate to make a set of photo greeting cards; I just haven’t gotten around to that yet!

The certificates I didn’t use

Some of these certificates feel more like discounts to me than gift certificates.   For instance, some of the shops don’t have items close to a $15 price point, so you have to spend quite a bit of money out of pocket to use the gift certificate.   $15 off of a $50 item seems like a discount rather than a certificate, you know?

Also, some of the offers were for things I’m just not in the market for and things I don’t need to give as gifts (a mom subscription box, a coffee club, etc.)   It’s not that they’re bad offers, it’s that they weren’t right for me.

Should you buy a gift certificate bundle?

I’d take a peek at the stores offered and then make a decision.

This year’s Very Merry Gift Certificate Bundle comes with $180 worth of gift certificates including:

If you feel like there are several certificates that would be valuable to you, then the $15 is totally worth it, even if there are some certificates you’d skip right on by.

The bundle is available just thru Monday, so if you want one, you need to snag it promptly.



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Monday 5th of December 2016

When do they expire?


Monday 5th of December 2016

There are some great options for these certificates! I was able to get hand balm from Crunchy balm, a stainless cup and bowl from Life without plastics (they were marked down), 2 straws from Strawesome (they have some clearance ones), and Ecocentric mom you can purchase individual things, not just the gift box some I got some all natural toothpaste!

Mrs. Picky Pincher

Sunday 4th of December 2016

Oooh thanks for the heads up! I think this would be great for Christmas shopping. I just ordered a lot of stuff on While I don't get discounts, it does apply a percentage of my purchases to a local charity of my choice, so that's quite in line with the Christmas spirit as well!


Sunday 4th of December 2016

When using the gift certificates, can the $15 apply to shipping as well? or do you have to buy something $15 or higher?


Sunday 4th of December 2016

Nope, you do have to pay shipping (my frugal mind wondered that as well!)

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