August 20, 2016

School Supplies & Clearance for OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 8/20/2016

My sister and I both were able to stop and pick up the penny deals at Office Depot, I only got a photo of mine, though, but we got double of this for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. I'm waiting to decide on whether or not to send this brand of crayons until I do some more tests on it's quality.  UPDATE:  we did a melt and coloring test on several brands of crayons.  Find them here:  Crayon Brands Review.  This brand melted the most easily so we donated them locally instead of packing them in our shoeboxes.

School supplies deals for Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing.
I stopped by Dollar General and picked up a few of the Summer toys marked 40% off...they rang up 66% off (no clue why).  So I picked up some more, then when I went to another one and picked up a couple things to test the clearance, and it wasn't on clearance at all! ...odd!!

Dollar General clearance shopping for Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing.

I also picked up some of these cute toddler baseballs 50% off at CVS

Including a ball in every Operation Christmas Child shoebox we pack.

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $10.71

Spent from gift cards earned or won online: $3.74

Added to stockpile:
  • 16 jump ropes
  • 1 par work gloves
  • 1 butterfly toy
  • 1 kite string 
  • 5 toddler baseballs
  • 60 pens
  • 6 pencils sharpeners
If you are wondering what other types of things to pack in a shoebox check out this post:  Filler Items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

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