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April 11, 2012

My Dollar General Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Shopping Trip ~ Saved 72%


Last week we moved into a new house and there is a Dollar General store just a mile away.  I read comments on the Clip With Purpose Facebook page of shoppers finding great items for their Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes on clearance at DG--clothing items for $1 each.  So I ran down today to see what our store had.  I was not disappointed.  I purchased $75.50 worth of products for $20.50.  Here's what I got:

2 -- Long Sleeve T-shirts (for 10-14 year old girl boxes) [reg. $8 each] $1 each
1 -- Long Sleeve Thermal Shirt (for 10-14 year old girl boxes) [reg. $8] $1
6 -- Coloring Books [reg. $1 each] $.50 each
3 -- Sticker Books [reg. $1 each] $.50 each
1 -- Hat & Glove Set (this has a "Cars" theme and I have some other items with that I had gotten earlier so this will make a fun theme box for a boy) [reg. $6.50] $1
1 -- 2-Pair pack of ladies gloves [reg. $3 each] $1 each
11 -- 2-Pair pack of toddlers mittens (I didn't have any of this size yet so am excited for these--there were even some with Penguins which we were already making theme boxes of) [reg. $3 each] $1 each

This is how I can fill many more shoeboxes.

Each Saturday Sarah shares our additions to our stockpile.  You can see them all here:  Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ Adding to Our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stockpile.

5 comments:

Gina said...

That's awesome... I might start thinking about Dollar General in a different way...

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

They have fantastic clearances, Gina. I look forward to having one so close and being able to stop in more and take advantage of their great deals. They also often have a $5 off $25 total purchase--matched with sales can really help the budget.

Amy @ Pounds4Pennies said...

Wow this is an awesome deal. Thanks for sharing your savings at PoundsPennies this week.

Amy @ Pounds4Pennies said...

This is awesome. I am going to try to do some shoeboxes this year too! Thanks for stopping by Pounds4Pennies and linking up this week.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Amy, it is such an enjoyable and rewarding project. We've been doing it since it started back in the early 90's.


             
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