My biggest purchase was hygiene items at CVS (for more info on saving money shopping at CVS, check out my other blog Simply CVS. They had two deals I took advantage of:
- IVORY BAR SOAP-buy 1 get one half off-spend $30 get $10 ECB with the coupons I had, it worked out to $0.22 a bar.
- ORAL-B TOOTHBRUSH 2 or 4 count get $4 ECB back, I found this 2 pack for $4.99, so about $0.50 per toothbrush, not the best price, but nice toothbrushes, and I feel the better the toothbrush the longer it'll last.
I also stopped by Dollar General-found a couple small Lego type kits on clearance, and found this Lincoln Log type kit as part of the 3 day sale 50% off, so it was $5. Now, it's too big to fit in one box, but it includes 3 buildings, so I plan to build them, then bag them in three sets (with picture and instructions) which should make a fun, but able to fit, toy for 3 little boys or girls.
Finally, saw these eraser pencil grips at a local dollar store, and decided to buy them for most of our 2-4 boxes, thought it might help little hands learning to write.
Went back to the dollar store later in the week found this shirt, these 2 packs of flip-flops (originally $5.99) some extra ball inflating needles, cute Gund stuffed animals, and a cute friendship bracelet kit-has a little hardback instruction book, plus some floss and charms.
It has a big empty place in the back-plan to fill it with floss, beads, and other supplies to save room and make it even better! :)
Spent from shoebox packing budget: $20.48
Spent from gift cards earned or won online: $30.29
Added to stockpile:
- 80 bars Ivory soap
- 4 Oral-B toothbrushes
- 2 Lego type kits
- 1 Lincoln Logs type kit (plan to split between 3 boxes)
- 24 Eraser pencil grips