November 16, 2012
Friday's Finds: Bouncing Balls @ 85% Off Clearance @ Family Dollar
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.
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