Holiday Drinks 2016

What is a holiday without some festive beverages!! (check out my Thanksgiving drinks post here)

Christmas eve is almost upon us and I’ve put together my drink menu. I found all my drinks on Pinterest (follow me: MySavvySavings) and am super excited to whip them up!

Butterscotch Martini, Eggnog pudding shots, Eggnog Martini, and Snowflake Martini

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The original pictures above are not mine. I’ve added some art to the pictures I copied from the websites linked above to display on Xmas eve.

I noticed when putting together my shopping list that 3 of the 4 drinks called for vanilla vodka. Well I was in luck because both BevRage and Ibotta had cash back rebates on Smirnoff (any flavor). So I purchased the 1.75 L bottle for $19 and received $3 cash back already from each app.


Make sure to check out these apps for additional savings this holiday season. (Referral code for BevRage: ZCREWEHZ and for ibotta: xbwuvfs)

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Enjoy your drinks this holiday season!

Savings: 32% cash back


DIY Wine basket

029-3 wine basketWine baskets make a great Christmas gift but they can be pricey so I decided to make my own wine basket this year to save money!

First I bought a holiday box to put the wine and treats in (mine was $5 from Ocean State). Then I bought a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine. You can check the app BevRage & Ibotta for cashback rebates. I’ve used both and save $6 on Thanksgiving cocktails. (Referral code for BevRage: ZCREWEHZ and for ibotta: xbwuvfs)

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Then I went shopping for anything that pairs well with wine…cheese, crackers, cookies, chocolate, nuts etc. I found most of the treats for my wine basket/box at Ocean State Job lot (make sure to remove price tags). The olive oil and nuts were $3.49 and everything else was less than $3.

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I’m going to add the cheese and jar of olives later on but here’s what it looks like so far! You can add wine coasters, wine charms, or wine glasses. Whatever makes sense to you. I found a cute wine bell from Charming Charlie of all places that I will be including in this basket/box.

I’ll wrap in cellophane later too, which I got a roll from the dollar store for $1. Wine baskets this size would cost well over $100, but mine cost less than $50 with the wine included!

Savings: 50%