How I got 6 shirts, 16 bars of soap, and 30 hair bands for just $4.48 for Operation Christmas Child!
Kimber emailed in the following tip:
The other day, when I saw the $10/$25 coupon for JCPenney posted here onMoneySavingMom.com, I wondered if I might be able to use that coupon to grab some items to finish filling my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
I remembered that I had received a similar coupon in the mail, so I dug through my coupons to find it – and discovered that I had been mailed a $10/25 coupon AND a $10/10 coupon! I knew I had to head to JCPenney!
I hit up the clearance rack and found some cute shirts for $4. But when they scanned, I was thrilled to see that they had been marked down to under $2 each! I picked up six shirts for a total of $11.97, so after the coupon, I ended up paying $1.97 for all six shirts!
I’m blessed to live near several major stores, so I hit up Michaels next to see if they had any fun clearance items. I found some cute sparkly hair bands for $0.19 per package. So after tax, I paid $1.03 for 5 packages (30 bands total!)
Finally, I ran to Target to pick up a few groceries and one more thing for my boxes. A few days ago, Dial had a coupon for $2 off 8-10-count packages of men’s Dial soap on their Facebook page. I used two and I printed off a $2/2 TQ from Swagbucks. The two packages of soap I purchased were $3.49 and $3.99; so after coupons, I paid just $1.48 for 16 bars of soap.
My Operation Christmas Child total for the day was $4.48 — and I brought home 6 shirts, 16 bars of soap, and 30 hair bands. Now I just can’t wait to ship off my shoeboxes that Swagbucks paid for!
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