10 Deals For Operation Christmas Child Week of 2/20/12

I LOVE Operation Christmas Child and in 2009 managed to pack 45 good quality boxes for just $45 because I didn’t just start in November right before packing week. The key to it was shopping year round which is why I am an Operation Christmas Child Year-Round Girl and you can be too.  Here are 10 Ways to stuff your shoebox with FREE items this week.  Join me?

1) Target has their Valentine’s items at 70% off at my local store.  I found some great  tattoo boxes to include in my shoeboxes.

2) If you received the Target Mobile Coupon for the Sonia Kashuk makeup brush, you maybe able to find it cheap or free.
Sonia Kashuk Makeup Brush $1.99 – $2.99
use $2.00/1 Target Mobile Coupon
Final Price: Free or $.99

3) FREE Alaska vacation magazine. Any kind of travel magazine would be a cool glimpse into American culture for kids overseas.

4) This Saturday February 25th Target is having a FREE Dr Seuss day. The celebration will include free goody bags, fun activities and more which are perfect for shoeboxes.

5) Twice a month Lowe’s has a FREE Build and Grow Clinic for kids where they can build something to take home. This weekend it’s a Rumblin’ Race Car on Saturday Feb 25, 2012 from 10:00 AM and would make a great gift for a shoebox plus your kids can help make it too. I would encourage you to call your local Lowe’s and find out where crafts go after and if you can get leftovers for Operation Christmas Child.

6) Vistaprint has several FREE items that you just pay shipping on. The business cards or mommy cards make great personalized notes for your shoeboxes and are cheaper than regular cards.

7) Sign up to receive email alerts from Kohl’s and you’ll be emailed a coupon worth $5 in Kohl’s money off a purchase of $5. This means buy something for $5.01 and get it for $.01.

8) Make a FREE Kid’s Craft at Lakeshore Learning 2/25/12. It’s a silly character from Dr. Seuss.

9) Walgreens has some great deals this week too.

Goody Ouchless Elastics (27 pack) – $2.99
Get a $2 RR
Final price: $0.99

Dove Deodorant (2.6-3 oz.) – $1.99 with in-ad coupon
Stack with $1 off coupon for Dove Men+Care from RP 1/2912
Final price: $0.99

Degree Deodorant (2.6 – 3 oz.) – $1.99 with in-ad coupon
Stack with $1/1 coupon from RP 1/29/12
Final price: $0.99

10) CVS has a couple of shoebox-worthy items!

Nivea Lip $2.50
Buy 4 and use $3.00/2 coupon from RP 2/12/12
Receive $3 Extra Care Bucks
Final Price: 4/$1.00 or $0.25ea
Limit 1 ECB

Eclipse Gum 18ct 3/$3.00
Receive $2.00 ECB on 3
Final Price: 3/$1.00 or $0.33ea
Limit 1 ECB

Colgate Products 5/$5.00
Plus Toothbrush 1ct, Cavity Protection 2.8-6.4oz, bak Soda/Peroxide 6.4oz, Kids Toothpaste 4.6oz
Apply for $5.00 MIR on $10 from 1/29/12 SS
Final Price: $5/10
Limit 5 ECBS

Kleenex Tissue $0.88 100ct or Lotion 70ct
Use $.50/3 Kleenex SavingStar and $0.50/3 from 2/12/12 SS
Final Price: $1.59/3

Operation Christmas Child fan? Me too! Please sign up for my daily tips email. You’ll get great FREEBIES in your mailbox! If you love OCC like me then you’ll want to pack as many boxes as possible and by signing up for my email you won’t miss out on the deals I write about throughout the year.

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