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    what do you budget for your lil extras

    like t shirts, hats, etc, etc, what not and what not??
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    We usually figure to spend about 150-200 on extras (including gift for the folks who got the mail etc.).
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    I don't really budget since I don't usually go overboard with souvenirs. Last trip I bought myself a black hoodie with an embroidered Tink on it since I was freezing and it was raining out, normally I wouldn't have spent $50 for that! I wear it all the time now so it wasn't a total loss. I like to get my boys things, I hope they still have PJs, got some really cute ones last year and they are still in good shape. Another thing I like to get is the souvenir book with pictures from all the parks. So, really it depends what kind of souvenirs you like to get and how crazy you go in the shops. Didn't really answer your question did I?


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    well last year we were there for 2 days and we bought like $100 worth of stuff right before we left. we each got a t shirt so that was 5 shirts and then brent got a model 18 wheeler with mickey on it and i got 2 magnets..

    all the other lil in park stuff my father in law bought her, sunglasses, a stuff ariel, a light thing, and a minnie purse and 2 sets of ears..

    the we bought her a set too..

    so my child is spoiled in other words....LOL
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    Of course my little guy wanted to get one of everything, he got something daily, donchu worry. Cars set, Mickey lightsaber, Indiana Jones stuff (one of everything in the Outpost), hoodie, photo album. I was pleasantly surprised with the price of the lightsaber, 5 bucks with tax, that's pretty good.


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    well this time around we each set aside $$ into a big saving account to pay for all expenses...when it was all said and done my sister had 700(she used FF miles) and I had 500....umh.....we thought we'd come home with lots left over.....umh, yea didn't work out that way....we almost fell over when we got our bill the last day! Luckily we'd saved like that on purpose so that we didn't have to worry about $$. That was used on F&W festival booths, taxis when I got irritated waiting for the bus in the mornings, taxi and PI, pizza after PI , all our souvenirs, drinks at PI(do you see a pattern?), I also spent some $$ at Lush in the Orlando airport

    whew....BOY am I glad we saved!!
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    do you find being able to charge back to room you spend more than if you actully had to shuck the money of you wallet?
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    y'all are driving right? Dang it if you LOVE bath stuff Lush is an amazing place
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    yep were driving.. i tried to talk him into flying but it was a no go
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    I would think charging to your room would make it very easy to lose track of your spending. I don't put anything on the room, shopping for me is either with cash or credit card.


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    thats what i was thinking.. if we have to pay of it and see where its going too them maybe you wouldnt be so quick to blow your money on things you really dont need and just get one thing you really want!
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    umh yea LOL I swear we were like how in the HECK did we spend that much.

    hubby would have killed me when I got home if I'd jsut spent that out of pocket....we could even use are cards for the drinks at PI.....yikes
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    My kids are finally old enough to give them a set amount of money. After that is gone, they don't get anymore from me. I'm not sure how we will go about handling the "but I want..." with the little guys but they will get the same words from out of my mouth. "Use your own money- but use it wisely!" I can also tell them that if they want Santa to get that, they better tell me so I can help describe it to him.

    Otherwise, I budget about $150 for other extras that we may find.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy&Tayen View Post
    thats what i was thinking.. if we have to pay of it and see where its going too them maybe you wouldnt be so quick to blow your money on things you really dont need and just get one thing you really want!
    With my son, I would repeat to him to choose wisely because he was only gonna get one thing that day, so during the day he would look at things and after a few stores, would choose something (the merchandise repeats, unfortunately).


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