April 14, 2018

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 4/14/2018 ~ Donations and Deals

We were blessed to get a couple large boxes of donations from Sew Delightful.    So many fun and useful items with which to fill up shoeboxes.  Beautiful sewn dresses!



Someone also had some pens they had bought for an event, but seemed unused:  checked them all and they worked great, and we could see they still had LOTS of ink in them.



I also had great success at Bargain Hunt-they had 50% off lowest marked price office supplies-got 10 packs of pencils for $0.19 & cute cases with 10 colored pencils & sharpener for $0.25...plus a few other fun supplies!





I was glad to find this nice, car themed notebook.  I'm planning a box in memory of my uncle who died last month and he liked cars!  Also a couple cute little dinosaur 3D puzzles. 



At CVS I was able to get a good deal on Irish Spring-after coupons and ECBs it worked out to less than 17 cents a bar. I'm excited because they're nice, big bars, plus are colorful and have a nice scent-almost makes the soap a "Wow" item-LOL!  Plus a little board book 50% off with Easter stuff.




Never shared a couple weeks ago that we got a few of the Dollar General BOGO cars and gloves 70% off.



Spent from shoebox packing budget: $56.05  
Saved $234.03 or 79%

Saved through "Bargain Hunting":  $208.19
Saved thru clearance:  $2.84
Saved through BOGO deals: $13
Saved through CVS deals: $10


...plus even more value for shoebox packing with donations!

1 comment:

grace day said...

Great deals! I've discovered KoleImports.com and have found some amazing prices there. We were paying $1 per bag of 50 marbles (plus a shooter) at Dollar Tree, but had to look elsewhere when they stopped selling them. Kole Imports has 100 marbles plus 2 shooters for 75 cents. Beware, shipping is expensive because of the weight of the marbles, but I figured they still came to just $1.25 per bag of 102, including shipping. We sew little drawstring marble bags and each package fills two cloth marble bags.

Size 4 soccer balls are $4.95 right now. When I ordered 11 of them they still came out to less than $6 each with shipping. I know they are sturdy and durable because I have already received one order. Ball pumps are a great deal as well... under a dollar each if you order a certain number.

I called the company and spoke with Angel. He works a lot with OCC volunteers and only recommends items that are worthy of putting into a box.


             
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