|Sarah chose some items with multiples that can be split between boxes.|
Three times we received the wrong item and they couldn't send us a replacement as it was out of stock, so they gave us the credit back and said to keep the item. One item we cannot use in shoe boxes, but the other two we can. Three items
we ordered in the last order were out of stock, so they credited the gift card and we still have $11. I think we will be sending it to my friend to shop for us at her store so we don't have to pay shipping.
If you remember my Kohl's Gift Card Win Shopping Trip I bought a pair of flamingo flip flops for a 2 to 4 year old girl. I was so excited when this order came and one of the puzzles is a flamingo! Sarah didn't bother to tell me ahead of time. She knows I love surprises! I can only imagine the bright pink, flamingo themed box in my future. Fun!!
This is one of the items we received by mistake that we were able to keep. It includes 10 board books. I have added board books to my 2 to 4 year old girl box packing list so I was thrilled!
This is the item we ordered that was out of stock and they sent the board books we called and told them they tried to send it again and they sent a Spirograph set. We called again and they said it was out of stock and gave us credit. Then when Sarah ordered the second time, a few weeks later, it was back in stock -- no longer on sale, but she really liked it. One side is traditional dominoes and the other side is animals. She is filling 10 to 14 year old girl boxes and thought it would be good as they could play it like regular or they can play with younger siblings with the animal side.
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Sarah had read that Dollar General was having 50% off their clearance items a few weeks back so she made a quick trip to see what she might find. She wasn't able to get cartloads like some shoppers we have seen, but she did find some fun things. These came to just under $6.00 and she used a gift card I had won on a giveaway. The next day we checked three more Dollar Generals and they had nothing. Clearance in our town is almost non-existent--even when it was 50% off our DG's had nearly nothing, so we were thrilled with this bagful of items she was able to get.
I love these coloring books that include stickers -- two gifts in one. I'll use the poker chips for making games, like the Travel Tic Tac Toe or Checkers Game. She said the toothbrushes were 67¢ each, a little more than she likes to spend, but they have dinosaurs on them so she splurged because of other dinosaur items she has for making themed boxes.
Sarah also picked up some items at CVS for me this week. These toothbrushes were free after extra bucks (she used $5 and got $4 back). You can find all the latest CVS deals if you are interested on her blog: Simply CVS.
She also had her eyes on these and was waiting for after Valentine's clearance to pick them up for me. She didn't let me know she had seen Hello Kitty pencils/valentine's there, but she was determined to go first thing Monday morning to see if there were any left. If she waited for them to go lower than 50% off they would most likely be all gone -- our stores empty clearance super quickly. She used a $5.00 gift card I had earned on Swagbucks and only paid 5 cents.
|The hearts are mini maze puzzles.|