Buying items in bulk and splitting them between boxes is a great way to save while packing shoe boxes. We want to include colored pencils in all of our 10 to 14 year old Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box gifts. Crayola is our brand of choice but we have had trouble finding them at an affordable price. Last week Clip With Purpose shared a deal on Amazon for Crayola 240 packs for $15.47 each. I had some gift cards I had earned on Swagbucks so I knew this was a deal I could not pass up.
A bonus is that each included 12 pencil sharpeners. I usually pay $1/12 of those so I figure the pencils were $14.47/240 or $.72 per 12-- a much better deal than I have gotten in years. And of course getting them free with gift cards was perfect! Now to get busy on some pencil pouches.