How to Pack a Shoebox on a Budget Part 5: Thrift Stores

I LOVE Operation Christmas Child and last year managed to pack 45 good quality boxes for just $45 because I didn’t just start in November right before packing week. If that’s you and you don’t have totes full of goodies you’ve saved throughout the year, don’t panic! This is a whole series of posts on Budget Tips for Operation Christmas Child. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing my tips on how to pack a shoebox on a budget.

Today is about ‘Thrift Stores’

Although you shouldn’t give used items to Samaritan’s Purse and other such organizations, thrift stores are still a wealth of goodies as they have unused stuff for great prices. I recently picked up some funny play teeth for only $.25!!! Cheap as chips as we say in England!

Be choosy about where you go and choosy about what you grab but I do know Goodwill stores get shipments from Target and things that were originally in the Target dollar Spot I’ve managed to snag for a quarter before now.

Check out this and this for more ideas.

Did you check out the rest of the series?
Tip 1: Holiday Clearance
Tip 2: Free Items
Tip 3: Holiday Candy
Tip 4: Regifting

Tip 6: Shipping Costs
Tip 7: Hunt Around The House
Tip 8: School Supplies
Tip 9: Hotel Items
Tip 10: The Dollar Store

Welcome if you’re new around here! Please sign up for my daily tips email HERE. Not only will you get great FREEBIES in your mailbox but you’ll be entered to win $100! 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 and also the tips I’m giving over the next few weeks!

If you live in the Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area please consider joining us on 11/11/10 for a packing party, details here.

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