How to Give to Great Causes on a Budget Part 9

As we gear up for our Operation Christmas Child drive on November 3 I looked at all the stuff I’d bought and got GIIIIIIIIIIDDYY! This year I spent less and have more boxes to pack. I spent $45 and have stuff for 45 boxes! So right now I’m doing a 10 Ways to Give on a Budget Series and this is Part 9: After holiday candy.

All of our boxes need candy but what better day to get it than the day after Valentine’s, Christmas etc. My mother in law is also frugal and as my FIL loves candy around the house she buys it after the holidays when it’s cheaper. He doesn’t care if he’s eating green and red M&Ms in July, he just wants chocolate that hasn’t expired. In the same way we can fill our shoeboxes with 50% off candy. If you have time to wait a week it’ll get to 75% off maybe higher! For Operation Christmas Child they can’t have chcoloate and it needs to be hard candy or gum.

Did you catch all the rest of the series?
Part 1 – Seasonal Clearance
Part 2 – Freebies
Part 3 – McDonald’s toys
Part 4 – Regifting
Part 5 – Promo Items
Part 6 – Thrift Stores/Garage Sales
Part 7 – Dollar Stores
Part 8 – School Supply Sales
Part 9 – After holiday candy

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