So I guess you’ve already seen the ads on television or saw it in the paper, about Chrisco Christmas Hampers in which you pay a certain amount of money each week and at the end of the year everything gets delivered. The question is how much does it really cost?
I have gotten the prices from various supermarket catalogues and simply compared it with the Chrisco Hamper 2010 for this quick research so prices may vary.
Coca Cola Hamper
Chrisco: 2 x 24 packs of Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Cap, Coca-Cola beach towel and a frisbee. This costs $137.80 or $3.29 a week over 42 weeks.
Coles: 24 pack of Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta Or Lift Soft Drink Varieties cost $16 each, or a total of $32. So your paying $105.80 for a cap, towel, bag and frisbee.
Chrisco: Apple 20″ (2.66GHz processor, 320GB drive with 2GB RAM) for $2,184.00 or $42.00 per week.
Apple Store: Apple 21.5″ (3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 500GB drive with 4GB RAM) for $1,599.00 or $52.13 per month.
Chrisco: Panasonic 37″ Full HD LCD Television for $1,651.00 or $31.75 per week.
Harvey Norman: Panasonic 37″ Full HD LCD Television for $1499.
So just of these couple of examples, you can see you could potentially save hundreds of dollars if you put the same amount away each week and went to your local grocery store and electrical store.