For day 12, if you are planning on getting gift cards then you want to look for a sale on them. Often you can find discounts at places like Jewel, or if you have the ability you can get gift cards from your child's school through their Script program if they offer it. With Emmy's school when I buy a gift card through the script program a portion of that purchase will go towards her DC trip next spring. With my sons old school a portion went towards his yearly tuition. This way you get a benefit and a gift card to give someone, or to even use yourself.