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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:38 pm
I spent around $250 extra this week for purim, between shalach manos (food and bags) extra wine. Just curious what the norm is.
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amother




Wheat
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:45 pm
I give 6 shalach monos that cost a total of $24
Shalach monos collection for my daughters teachers $85 (optional)
Costumes for 2 children $28
Themed paper goods and decorations for Seudah $26
Ingredients for seudah (approx $30)
Matono levyionim (giving more than usual since our Seudah is small (covid) $100

Total: $293 (if my math is correct)
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boat




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:49 pm
Dont forget about tips for teachers...unless you're in chinich and on the receiving end!
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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:50 pm
lk1234 wrote:
I spent around $250 extra this week for purim, between shalach manos (food and bags) extra wine. Just curious what the norm is.


oops - forgot matanos laevyonim so I actually spent $300 total on purim. I try to be frugal. So let's hear anyone else able to get away with cheaper?
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amother




Papaya
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:54 pm
50 x $2.20 = $110 - friends and family m”m
12 x $3.50 = $42 - teachers m”m
$400 = teachers tips
12x$14 = $168 - rabbanim, bosses, in-laws, mashgiach, etc m”m
$100 - wine
1.50 x 40 = $60- kids shaloch manos
40 x $1 = $40 - nieces, nephew, neighbors, friends kids
Costumes:
3 costumes - lots homemade - $15 total
3 kids free
Matanos levyonim - ?????
$50 - neighbor tzedakah pool

Approx $950 + nosh + Purim shtick + seuda food.

Family of 6 elementary age kids

I try to be frugal. But with large families it adds up.
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boat




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:55 pm
I probably spent $360 on about 50 family shalach manos, $30 for costumes, $75 dollars on boss and parents shalach manos, $75 on about 50+ kids shalach manos, $50 on teacher shalach manos, approz $400 on tips, ?? paper goods for seudah serving 20.

Now need to get ready for pesach expenses!
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amother




Babypink
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:56 pm
Husband taking care of matanos leevyonim.

Tips for teachers $275
Gifts for teachers $120
Gifts for Rav $60
MM approx $300
Kids MM approx $100
Costumes approx $90

Purim seuda chip in $100


When I write it out like that... Ouch!!
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amother




Copper
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:57 pm
$25 for a costume that my preschooler will wear 24/7
$250 for 13 shalach manos for family and Morahs (toddler and preschooler)
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amother




Wheat
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:57 pm
amother [ Babypink ] wrote:
Husband taking care of matanos leevyonim.

Tips for teachers $275
Gifts for teachers $120
Gifts for Rav $60
MM approx $300
Kids MM approx $100
Costumes approx $90


When I write it out like that... Ouch!!


Do you go away for Seudah?
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amother




Aquamarine
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 2:58 pm
We’re going by Minhagei Covid this year, so probably under $100, not including matanos l’evyonim
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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:01 pm
amother [ Aquamarine ] wrote:
We’re going by Minhagei Covid this year, so probably under $100, not including matanos l’evyonim


yes- same here! Somehow it just ended up adding up ... I know people spend much more but still.
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amother




Babypink
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:04 pm
amother [ Wheat ] wrote:
Do you go away for Seudah?


Have to add that. Going to a friend and chipped in $100
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metacognizant




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:07 pm
Is there a "going rate" for teacher gifts in preschool (Crown Heights)? I did not give those yet but I don't think it will be too bad if I give them late. A gift for the teacher is a nice, even expected thing to do but I don't think it needs to be part of the "mitzvah" of Purim.
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amother




Ruby
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:13 pm
14 mm $6 each total $84

12 kids mm probably $3 each $36

2 special mm for parents and teacher $45 each= $90

Tip for 1 morah $25

1 mm for in-laws overseas $65

2 costumes for kids $30

$52 matanos levyonim

$100 in extra tzedakah

Total: $482

I don’t know how much I spent on food for the seuda I’m not counting that.
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newima




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:14 pm
135 for 12 pre packaged
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amother




Wheat
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:16 pm
newima wrote:
135 for 12 pre packaged


Do you spend on costumes or seudah?
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amother




Pink
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:18 pm
$250 for 40 mm
$300 Matanos levyonim
$100 seudah
$50 costumes
$140 teachers and rebbi tips

spread out over a few weeks- we bought costumes and mm a few weeks ago

I forgot to add:
$40 kids MM
$100 Rav MM
$100 wine
$35 paper goods
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amother




Turquoise
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:20 pm
I’ll make everyone feel good for spending less.....
Approx $700 on mm
Approx $750 on wine
Approx $300 on food for seuda - I’m joining one.
Approx $ 100 on costumes
Approx $2000 on tips and presents for teachers and rabbis
Tzedaka will come from maaser I don’t know how much yet.
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amother




Sapphire
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:23 pm
We’re actually traveling to join vaccinated family in another state so we got off cheap-

Mishloach manos- $5 each x2 + $20 tip for Morah
Matanos leevyonim- $40
Our contribution to Seuda food- $30
2 bottles of wine- $25
Travel costs: $40

$165
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amother




Yellow
 

Post Thu, Feb 25 2021, 3:23 pm
I think I spent over $700!

Between mishloach manos, my kids mm for their friends, costumes, gift cards, food for Purim Seuda, paper goods, bags, ribbon.... probably the food for the Seuda costs the most we’re having a Seuda with 12 people.
I’m not frugal so things add up.

I just realized I forgot the wine! DH bought 10 bottles- don’t know what he spent.

I guess my total is about $900!
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