November 23, 2012

Paid $2.50 for $47 Worth of Goodies for OCC Shoeboxes, Charity Sewing & Sailors

This was a great week for my various stockpiles for giving, especially Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing.  It is interesting the various ways of obtaining great deals and freebies for giving.  As you all know from original blog, Simply CVS, I do a lot of shoe box deal shopping at CVS.  They also have been a great source for health & beauty supplies that I have donated locally.  And now they are becoming a source for my nephew the sailor and his buddies in arms.  This week's
deals have proven helpful--and I still have one more trip to take this week for more freebies.

My second source for deals this week was our local discount craft/sewing store.  They recently had a contest and I was one of the winners of a $10 off $25 coupon. They also buy fabric from customers and I had some that I could not use for my charity sewing so I decided to sell it and by combining that money with my $10 off $25 I could get $25 worth of products for just $2.50--a 90% savings.  I picked up a few items for my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and also some sewing supplies for our state representative for Dress A Girl Around the World (one of my newest, favorite organizations to give to and to sew for--so fun & rewarding sewing dresses for girls in crisis).

So here are my Friday's Finds (total price:  $47.32, total paid:  $2.50, total savings:  $44.82 or 94%:

CVS Shopping for Operation Christmas Child
Advertised price total:  $2.00
Price Paid (after coupons & CVS extra bucks):  $.00
Savings:  100%
CVS Shopping for Shoe Boxes for Sailors
Advertised Price Total: $20.32
Price Paid (after coupons & CVS extra bucks):  $.00
Savings:  100%
We have read that many sailors ask for soft toilet paper, so
we figured this would be great to use as packing.
Discount Craft Store Shopping for
Dress A Girl Around the World
Total Price:  $18.24
Total Paid:  $1.82
Savings:  90%
At a store like Joann's the total price would have been
approximately $55, making it an even larger savings.
Discount Craft Store shopping for
Operation Christmas Child.
Sewing kits for 10 - 14 year old girls
Work gloves for 10 - 14 year old boys
Total Price:  $6.76
Total Paid:  $.68
Total Savings:  90%
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.

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