September 22, 2014

Washcloth Frenzy & A Splurge for My Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

One of my goals this year was to pack more Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes (surprised?).  But I also wanted to increase the quality of my boxes.  I shared earlier that I have taken to entering blog giveaways to help "support my shoe boxing habit."  This is one way I hope to pay for better quality items.  Another is to take advantage of online discounts.
Washcloths for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Kohl's has become a favorite store of mine to shop online with (I do not have a local Kohl's). I love that you can combine discount codes -- you can use two (one $ off $$ amount & one % off -- or combine either with a free shipping code).  When I
saw a coupon for $10 off $50 home I had to see if the washcloths were on sale.  They were!  And they offered a large variety of colors!  Here's how I did my deal:
  • Started at Ebates (where I will get 6% back for shopping Kohl's that day--double what they normally give)
  • Washcloths -- on sale for $3.99/6 instead of $9.99/6.
  • Used $10 off $50 Home discount code (good only two days) -- My total was $51.87 for 13 packs
  • Used a 20% off total order code (good only two days) -- 20% comes off AFTER $10
My total was $33.50 before shipping & tax (regular Kohl's retail price would have been $129.87).  A savings of almost 75%.  With shipping and tax my per washcloth price came out to about 50 cents each. That is quite high compared to Dollar General or Walmart's 18 packs for $4.00 (Walmart's 8 packs are $4 -- so the same price I got), but I like the quality of these and decided I'd splurge as I knew I was to receive $80 towards shoebox supplies next month.

You can check out all of our shoebox stockpile additions here:  Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ Adding to Our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stockpile.

If you want to learn how to win prizes on blogs check out my post How To Find and Enter Blog Giveaways for Packing More Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

1 comment:

Denise Marie said...

love that U got so many!! And, all those color combos were not in the stores.


             
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