She made one last run for items we were still lacking on Saturday. Right before she left I received an email from Family Dollar with a $5 off $25 purchase coupon. She needed some socks and zipper bags that she could get there so I printed off the coupon for her--her total came to exactly $25.
My husband was going with her so he took one of the coupons, too, to pick up some household items we needed. I had no idea how much my total would come to so I told them to check the clearance dollar corner and fill out the $25 if they were close so we could use the coupon and get some shoe box items.
His total was $20--Perfect!! They went to see if they could find $5 of clearance items. They found eight locker mirrors (non-breakable) for a total of $4. Then my daughter spied two three-packs of sippy cups. She knows I am trying to include practical items in the boxes so she grabbed both packages at $1 each. So they added these to my husband's order and with the $5 off $25 coupon they were able to pay just $1 for all of these which were regularly $12. Fourteen items to tuck away for next year.
Confession time: who else has already started shopping or crafting for shoe box season 2014???