April 11, 2012

My Dollar General Shoe Box 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 shoe boxes, and Jessica at Clip With Purpose helps keep me aware of great deals all year long to take advantage of.

5 comments:

Gina said...

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

Cheryl 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 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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