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*Expired* Free 2010 Calendars

by Freebies4Mom on December 31, 2009 7:44 am

Instead of buying a 2010 Calendar to hang in my kitchen, I’m using one that I got for free. There are lots of free calendars available, and some of them include great coupons. I’ve shared several free calendar offers with you and these look like they are still available to request:
2010 Oriental Trading Co.
2010 Eat Better America
2010 Womens Health Planning
2010 Chick-fil-A Calendar (free with gift card purchase)

Here are some printable calendars:
2010 8×10 Photo Calendar by Manda Girl
2009/10 School Year Kids Coloring Calendar
DLTK’s Custom Kids Calendars
MomAdvice’s Weekly Planner

Last year I repurposed my Chick-fil-A Calendar by pasting my old Sunflower Calendar pictures onto it. I didn’t really want to be looking at the Chick-fil-A cows in my kitchen (as cute as they may be). So I took my 2008 Sunflower Calendar and cut out the photos to paste onto my 2009 Chick-fil-A Calendar. I used scissors, double-stick tape, and a hole punch to create it. Yes, it took some time to do this and I did have a problem with the calendar being extra thick now and the inner-most page detached and I had to glue it. But I was proud of myself for eliminating the need to purchase any calendars for 2009.

Remember my Printable Weekly Planner that I created with MomAdvice’s help? Here it is, ready to help me stay organized in the new year. I love that I can see 2 weeks at one time.

You may not want to take the time or have the materials to create your own calendars like I did, but here are my tips for buying calendars for really cheap:

How to Find Cheap Calendars:

* Target Dollar Spot @ 50% and 75% off – My Target has their Dollar Spot on sale for 50% off everything, and I saw a few calendars. I’ve seen the Dollar Spot at 75% off before so I know it may happen. Of course selection is limited, but you never know what you’ll find if you dig a little!

* Christmas Clearance – Sometimes you even find calendars in the Christmas Clearance. Many stores are going 75% off this week, some will even go 90% off starting next week!

* Dollar Store – The Dollar Store usually has a great selection of calendars for $1

When you are taking down your 2009 calendars, why not find a way to utilize the photographs or illustrations they contain? Last year I had a few extra pages from my 2008 Sunflower calendar that I used to create a decorative cover for this notebook.

I know there are some wonderful digital calendars out there to help everyone out, and most are completely free! I need paper calendars because my computer is off for most of the day and I need to look at my calendar all the time.

How are you saving money on creating your 2010 Calendars? What are you doing with your 2009 Calendars?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kat the Great December 31, 2009 at 8:00 am

Just wanted to say thank you for all the great stuff and happy 2010!

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Anonymous December 31, 2009 at 8:01 am

I always wait until the end of January when the calendar kiosks in the mall go 75% before closing up!

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Anjanette December 31, 2009 at 8:26 am

re-purposing is a great idea!!!!!!! I got the OTC free calender but I'm not excited about the photos.

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Anonymous December 31, 2009 at 9:08 am

Michael's (Art and Craft store) has photo calendars for $1.00. You just add a picture each month. My sister gave me one for Christmas. I am planning on putting my baby's pic in there each month (2 weeks until she is due)and at the end of the year I will have pics of her first year. The pictures are 4×6 or 5×7 so they can be taken apart and framed next year.

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Cyndi December 31, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I love the idea of re-purposing a calendar. You have a super cute notebook cover! I have been subscribing to your blog for about a month or so. I love it! Thanks for all the time you spend posting deals and great ideas. Have a wonderful 2010!

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marisa December 31, 2009 at 8:40 pm

thanks for the free calendar link! Just was telling hubby I had to buy one!

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Anonymous January 1, 2010 at 8:08 am

I think this is a great idea.Here's an idea I use. I save all of the Christmas cards and other holiday cards from years past I just store them with my gift wrapping stuff. Then I reuse them for name tags. Simply cut the card in half along the crease,then fold the picture part in half put a hole in the top corner on the card using a hole punch then attach the card to your bag or package with a ribbon. If your attaching to a bag simply untie the bag string loop through and retie. I love doing this it makes for free adorable tags and you don't have to feel terrible about throwing away all those cards!

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Anonymous January 1, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I have ferrets and one year my sister gave me a ferret calendar for xmas. The next year I used the super cute pictures to decorate the room I keep my ferrets in. House guests loved it. And all it cost me was a few pieces of tape!

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Time4mom2 January 2, 2010 at 12:58 am

Most of the FREE calendar links have no more available 🙁

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Christina January 4, 2010 at 11:04 am

Go to http://www.seecalendar.com for a buy one get one free calendar sale. This calendar lasts for multiple years. It is a large type daily wall calendar, great for teaching kids about the date.

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Anonymous January 9, 2010 at 12:43 am

I have reused calendars for years. I got a beautiful scenic one with Bible verses one year. I simply printed new calendsr grids off of MSN's website and glued them over the previous year's. I've also used the printable ones, bound in a 3 prong folder, for budgeting/bill paying. I did come across the $1.00 scrapbook ones at Michael's this year so my mom gave me and my kids each one this year. Kris

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