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OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 7/21/2018 ~ Summer Clearance and Such

This week's shoebox shopping got of too a good start when I found some fun stuff at Hobby Lobby for 80% off

Next day I stopped at Dollar Tree to pick up the pencil sharpeners we like to use for our shoeboxes-often they're harder to find closer to shoebox packing time, so got what I needed now-if you can't find them in your store, they are available to purchase online and possibly pick up for free in the store. (affiliate link-I'll be compensated if you purchase after clicking on it)

Also stopped at a Mighty Dollar to get the rest of the balls we needed for our boxes, plus the whistles were buy 1 get 3 free, so got some of those!

Finally, I got a code for penny prints at Walgreens so got 25 (the limit) of those for our shoeboxes.  Plus the pencil cases they had on sale for half off-which I plan to use to make Pencil Granny Filler Packs like last year.

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $33.12  

Saved $62.95 or 65%

Saved thru clearance Hobby Lobby Clearance:  $45.47 
Saved through B1G3 deals: $3
Saved through Walgreen's photo discount code: $8 
Saved through Walgreen's Sale:  $6.50  

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OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 7/14/2018 ~ Dollar General Deals and more

I had a pretty good week-was able to get most of the remaining school supplies we needed!!  Dollar General was having some back-to-school sales, plus $5 off when you spent $15, which made for an even better deal, here's what I was able to get at a few different stores/days.:

I also stopped by Mighty Dollar and picked up a couple things:

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $43.16 

Saved $67.50 or 61%

Saved thru Dollar General sale prices:  $52.50 
Saved through Dollar General $5 off $15 deal: $15 

Plus, I got this photo text from my aunt, she was able to get the crayons we needed:

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 7/7/2018 ~ Great Deals-Saved 85%

I was able to get some pretty good deals for shoeoxes this week!  First I got some nice clearance at Hobby Lobby-some 66% off summer, plus a couple craft kits more like 95% off!

I went to a thrift store, I was able to get some new games, a math kit whose packaging was pretty messed up and missing a few pieces, but the 4 pieces that were there were really cute and unused, so I'll take them out and send them.  Also, a like new stuffed that I just couldn't pass up-too cute!!

I went to Bargain Hunt-nothing too exciting, but did pick up a few fidget spinners-I know there's some controversy about these, but these ones seemed study, and I'll only put them in the oldest kids boxes.

I stopped at Big Lots to pick up some of the $0.17 notebooks-I was able to use the $5/$15 coupon I'd gotten for signing up to their loyalty program.

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $20.07  
Saved $112.39  or  85%

Saved thru clearance:  $17.13
Saved through Thrift Store special: $1

Saved through Bargain Hunt prices: $6.72
Saved through watching Bargain Hunt % off: $7.84
Saved through Big Lots Back-to-School prices: $74.70 
Saved through Big Lots Coupon:  $5 

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