First, from Amazon I got these toothbrush holders ( Medline Toothbrush Holders, 72 count) I'm really happy with them as they seem to hold all different kinds of toothbrushes I've got deals on. I was even able to fit two of the cheaper ones in! I like to try to send more expensive ones (that I get on sale with coupons, see simplycvsshopping.com for more info on how I do that) when possible as I hope they're last longer then cheaper ones, and as I can often get them for around $0.25 a piece for nice name brand ones, I thought it was worth it.
From Dollar Tree I ordered these (Plastic Snack Containers with Lock-Top Lids, 3-ct. Packs) fellow packers recommended for soap cases. I really like them, they even have a seal which I hope will keep the scent in.
I stopped at Office Depot after church to get some of the penny and quarter deals
I had an $8 ECB I'd got at CVS from buying oral care items for shoeboxes that was going to expire, so I picked up four of these $2.50 T-shirts for the 10-14 boy boxes, as they were still on our needed list...we're getting really close to everything we need for the year...still picking up fun stuff as we find it though-more to shove in our boxes this year, or a start for next year.
When I stopped by Mighty Dollar to pick up something we needed, I saw this, decided to pick up one to check it out-they turned out to be really cute!!! Jungle and ice scenes, lion, gorilla, polar bear, walrus, two penguins, and a mama and young elephant.
Spent from shoebox packing budget: $4.33
Spent from gift cards earned or won online: $46.48
Added to stockpile:
- 72 toothbrush cases
- 72 cases to use for soap
- 6 magic marker 10 packs
- 9 erasers
- 3 composition books
- 72 pens (red & black)
- 4 t-shirts
- 8 foam puzzle animals