November 16, 2012

Bouncing Balls @ 85% Off Clearance for OCC Shoeboxes @ Family Dollar


Well, it is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child.  My boxes have been dropped off as well as some extra stockpile of shoe box gift goodies to a packing party for kids at our church and a box full to Samaritan's Purse for use as fillers in shoe boxes at the processing center.  It's time to start shopping for next year's boxes!

While shopping with Sarah for a Thanksgiving care package for my nephew in the Navy she stumbled upon a great clearance deal at Family Dollar that got "the ball rolling" on our Shoe Box stockpile for next year.  They had a sign up that clearance items were an additional 50% off.  These balls were $1.99 each regular priced and we "caught" them for just 30 cents each!  A savings of 85%.  They are the perfect size for a child's hand and for packing into a shoe box.

The two items my husband insists go into each box we pack are a ball and a flashlight (with extra batteries of course).  Finding small, sturdy, inexpensive balls is always one of the hardest for me, so I am thrilled to have this start in that department!  And my goal is to average just $.50 per item I tuck inside the box, so these coming in at $.30 leaves me some wiggle room on another item for these six boxes.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Great find! I have also started my OCC shopping for next year. My local Walmart has girls' jump ropes on sale for $.50 each.

Cheryl said...

Great price on the jump ropes, Vanessa! Glad to hear others are shopping for next year during collection week :-).

Tricia Roberts Griffith said...

Old Navy has great bouncy balls for twenty-five cents.

Cheryl said...

I have heard that, Tricia. Unfortunately no Old Navy near me -- we have very few shopping opportunities in my town.


             
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