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Valentines Day Clearance & Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 2/27/2016

Got some fun things with Valentines clearance this week for our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!

Dollar General clearance coloring books for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.
Got these at Dollar General 70%...hard to beat 30 cents for a coloring book!

Got the toothpaste for free at CVS, plus some Valentines items on 75% off clearance-if you'd like to know more about how I get great deals, check out my other blog Simply CVS.

Kmart Valentines Day clearance shopping for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
I stopped at Kmart on the way to praise team practice (I'm on the media team at my church), and the plush and Valentines were ringing up 90% off (candy only 70%) which I knew thanks to price scanners, as it wasn't marked down that far.  I was able to get some Valentines with pencils, stuffed animals, and some box/candy/stuffed animal sets (one taken apart at lower right to show what was included) that were ringing up 90% off with the plush.  The candy will expire too soon to send, but at $0.79 still a good price for cute and nice looking stuffed animals plus the little boxes.

Stuffed animals for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
When I stopped by Friday to pick something else up, and ran back and got the rest of the sets they had as we were so happy with the stuffed animals! 
 (Hint, if you happen to get any, you'll want to take them apart now, they had LOTS of tape holding them in place, and the longer it stays on the harder it may be to get off without hurting them)

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $13.92

Spent from gift cards I earned or won online: $1.26

Added to stockpile:
  • 6 coloring books
  • 60 decorative pencils
  • 2 tubes toothpaste
  • 24 mini boxes of temporary tattoos
  • 14 stuffed animals
  • 12 decorative boxes
We are always excited for stuffed animals.  You may want to read Why We Include a Stuffed Animal in Each of Our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

1 comment:

J Rodney said...

You found some great deals, and that Valentine's clearance sure is perfect for the boxes.

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