Tuesday, November 1, 2011

OCC // Deals & Update

This week there are a few deals that may help you pack your Operation Christmas Child shoe box. But first, I wanted to share something really exciting that happened to me today…

I scanned my CVS card at the magic coupon machine (every CVS has a coupon machine near the entrance…scan your card and you could get Extra Care Bucks or some really great coupons!). Today I got a coupon that stated: “Pick up a Med D brochure at the Pharmacy and get a $5 gift card.”

Could it really be that simple? Get a brochure AND 5 bucks?! So I walked over the pharmacy to ask. At first the guy said, “Well it’s for Medicare part D and you aren’t a senior citizen…” I handed him the coupon and nicely pointed out the words “pick up” and it didn’t say “enroll”. And so he gave it to me! How great is that?! I love CVS.

So now I have $5 extra I can spend on Operation Christmas Child stuff! J I love how God always supplies the resources to do His work. (By the way – I prayed for favor before I went shopping today. Prayer works!)
If you are also wanting to pack a shoe box or give extra this holiday season, be sure to check my previous posts to get ideas about saving money while giving. And remember to always keep things in perspective! J

Now for the deals:
Note: The deals listed here are advertised sales and coupon match-ups for items that are appropriate for Operation Christmas Child only.  Keep in mind sales and coupon availability vary by region or store. It is possible you can find better prices and/or coupons for other items in store. In general, items for an OCC shoe box can be found for $1 or less.

Walgreens Deals
Buy 2 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 4-4.1 oz or Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush at $3.50 ea.
Get back $5 Register Rewards (RR)
Use one of these coupons:
-$1 off Crest toothpaste 4 oz, + or liquid gel PG 10/30
-$1 off Crest toothpaste or liquid gel, 4 oz+, November Ebony magazine P&G Coupon Booklet
-$1 off Crest toothpaste 4 oz, + or liquid gel PG 10/02
Final Cost: FREE when you use (2) $1 off

Buy 2 Colgate MaxWhite, Fresh or Clean Toothpaste 6 oz at $1.75
Get back $2 RR
Use this coupon:
-.50/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz+  SS 10/30
Final Cost:  25¢ ea

CVS Deals

Buy (3) American or Hallmark Greetings Cards (look for $1 cards)
Get back $3 Extra Care Bucks (ECB)
Final Cost: FREE after ECB

Buy Crest ProHealth 4.2 oz or Complete Multi Benefit Toothpaste or Oral-B Scope Fresh Scent Toothbrush, $2.99 ea
Get back $1 ECB
Use one of these coupons:
-$2 off Crest Complete toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast rinse, or Oral-B Complete floss or toothbrush, from Smart Source 9/11 Insert
-.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, Proctor & Gamble 10/16 Insert
Final Cost: Possibly FREE (if you use -$2 off)

Buy Revlon and Goody Hair Accessories or Brushes B1G1
Use one of these coupons:
-$1 off Revlon beauty tool, SS 7/31
-$1 off Revlon beauty tool, SS 8/28, SS 9/25, or SS 10/30
-$1 off Goody’s, 16 ct+, RP 8/28

Other Store Ideas:

Target has a Dollar Spot at the entrance with fun $1-$2 items perfect for shoeboxes.

WalMart (some stores) have a $0.97 spot with fun goodies for kids.

Dollar Tree has everything for $1. Look for books, coloring books, puzzles, toys, hygiene items, socks and more!

Happy Shopping! J