How to get a (nice) Christmas tree for (practically) free

The Christmas season is upon us, decoration are up, 15″ of fresh snow is on the ground and there are 14 days until the big day.  Many people put up Christmas trees, in this post you will learn how to get one for practically free.

Step One:  Convince your friends they need a REAL Christmas tree, that their life is empty without one.  You should offer to go with them to pick out a tree and to give encouraging words along the way.  You can even suggest other trees they might want to buy:

Direct them towards already decorated trees so they can visualize the end goal.

Step Two: To continue to your end goal–getting a tree for practically free, pick out the cheapest one.  In this case it was a spruce for $12.98.

Step Three: Purchase the tree and lights.  Do this 3-5 minutes before the store closes.  Then get into your car and go to pick up your tree.  Sometimes people will be confused and give the tree you bought to the people in the car in front of you, but you probably won’t notice because you are so excited to tie your tree on the roof of your car.


Tim is really excited to carry his newly purchased tree!

Step Four: When you arrive home examine the tree you brought home.  In some cases it will be a tree that was $30 at the store instead of the tree you purchased for $12.98.  You may be confused as to why this happen but realize it is really not your fault at all, clearly the employees were confused and wanted to spread Christmas cheer by giving you the nicer tree.

Here Tiffany is surprised with the end result: a nice tree for $12.98!

Step Five:  Decorate your tree and take ridiculous pictures in front of it.


Awkward Family Photo!

A beautiful balsam fir for $12.98! It's a Christmas miracle!

*Pictures taken by Tiffany

One thought on “How to get a (nice) Christmas tree for (practically) free

  1. Would you like to go tree shopping with us? Of course, we don’t have our tree yet. Don’t want to get it too early or we could have a fire hazard on our hands, you know. If we wait long enough, maybe we can get a bargain tree too. Or maybe we won’t get one because they’ll all be sold out…

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