May 26, 2018

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 5/26/2018 ~ Mostly Freebies

We've had a couple big weeks for shoebox stockpile.
First we had gotten a $20 promotional gift card to Oriental Trading, so when their was a free shipping code, I looked online and found a couple things on sale/clearance to purchase to make the funds go even further!!  And we needed balls for the boxes-the footballs were a little smaller than we imagined-but they're really fun to throw around...we HAD to test them out-LOL!  The football helmet "water bottles" were a little bigger than I expected, but if they're too big to fit in our boxes, they'll make great fillers for the processing center!

A friend brought over some empty shoeboxes-so fun!!   We often like to use traditional standard sized shoeboxes-you can read my thoughts on shoebox options for Operation Christmas Child.  We've found that different shapes of standard size boxes can help us pack the random odd shaped items we come up with.



Then we were at a store and asked if they had any extra shoeboxes.  Turns out they save them for a church, but had extra, so we got these bags full!!  

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $0.24 
Saved $57.97  or   99.9%
Plus free shoeboxes save even more!!


Saved from sale/clearance:  $30.98
Saved from $20 promotional Gift Card: $20

Saved from free shipping code: $6.99



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've used odd shaped water bottles before. I've taken the straw out & packed separate in the box. Used the water bottle to fill with stuff. Figured useful item with surprises inside. Good haul!

Sarah said...

Thanks! I'll have to try them, I've done it with more normal water bottles, but not odd shaped ones like these.


             
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