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CVS Clearance & Shopping at Home for My OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 1/16/2016

I decided maybe I should start a weekly blog post called "Shoebox Stockpile Saturday" of what I've added to my stockpile lately via purchases, crafting, donations, etc.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox shopping.

I stopped by CVS on Sunday after church and found all non-food Christmas 90% off.  So I got some fun stuff-the most I paid was $0.99 for the three animals in the center left, they're to stack, but make great little stuffed animals.  The Pez was only 50% off, but we're trying to make a snowman themed box.  The balls were dog I balls they're like rubber inside and bounce pretty good. If an item for dogs was something that would be touched more by a human, say a stuffed animal, I probably wouldn't use it, but as the human would handle the ball the same to throw it to a dog, or themselves, I wasn't too worried about safety issues (chemicals or something), and  was able to remove the "naughty" from the balls that said that (details in this Facebook post)

 Found these emery boards we got free at CVS a few years ago, kept being going to use them for some project or another, decided as we hadn't yet it was time to send in shoeboxes!

When packing away the last of the Christmas wrapping, decorations, gifts, I set aside these items to send in shoebox.  If you've been reading these posts you know I love tins to send-haha!  And I thought the mini drawstring bags would be perfect for jewelry kits with the beads I found last week.

Got another coloring book 50% off at CVS.

My mom & sister crocheted 6 Aunt Ida Hats.

Spent from shoebox packing budget: -$27.96 (the Office Depot rewards came back for batteries I bought a couple weeks ago and the family budget gave cash to the shoebox budget for them as we needed ink)

Spent from gift cards I earned or won online: $9.77

Added to stockpile:
  • 1 WOW item bag
  • 1 purse
  • 3 sets of pretty soap
  • 36 balls
  • 3 stuffed animals
  • 1 snowman hat
  • 1 snowman Pez
  • 22 packs of emery boards
  • 2 pails
  • 1 basket
  • 3 tins
  • 5 small bags
  • 1 ornament
  • 1 mini box
  • 6 crocheted hats
You may be interested in checking out our series of Tips for Packing Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.


Linda K said...

You got some great CVS deals. Love those balls that you removed the word 'naughty' from. Our CVS doesn't clearance as much stuff as your store does. Wish it did.

Sarah said...

The balls turned out to be great-I was pretty excited! I'm especially grateful for the CVS clearance as our town has a limited number of shopping options/stores others find good items at - no Target, no Michaels, etc.

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