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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Pottery Barn's Christmas decorations are lovely, but I'm always up for a cheaper option!

The weather has cooled off (for now) in South Carolina and we’re already thinking about Christmas decorations in our house.  Here’s a Pottery Barn look alike to help get you in the Christmas spirit.

Here's a Pottery Barn look alike just in time for Christmas. Huge savings!

Expensive:

Lit Mercury Glass Tree: $138 ($8-$14 Shipping)

These trees are sold separately, but I went ahead and lumped their price together to make it the same price as the frugal option.  If you were to buy the same 3 trees from Pottery Barn that come as a set from the other store, it would put you back $138.  These trees are the mercury glass and the title says they’re lit, but they don’t even come with lights.

Frugal:

Twinkling Mercury Glass Trees: $43.86 ($9.47)

QVC has a look alike available and it’s such a better deal!  First of all, this is a set of three (even cheaper than only the large tree from Pottery Barn).  These trees come with lights already included and they come with a timer!  This sounds like a pretty awesome deal to me.

These trees are more of a gold than the Pottery Barn trees, but you could always paint them.  You can buy a mercury glass can of spray paint to get the look you want.

See all of our other Frugal Look Alikes.

What is your favorite frugal look alike that you’ve ever found?