Operation Christmas Child Budget Tips This Week


YAY! It’s Collection Week for your Operation Christmas Child boxes. Don’t panic though if you’re still to pack one, here are the hottest tips I can find for filling it with free or cheap items. In the next couple of days I’ll have photos and a post about an awesome way to do a last minute box on a budget.

If you’re not familiar with the organization check THIS out. Enter to win an all-expenses paid distribution trip here. There’s only a couple of people who’ve entered so far and it ends 11/22 so your odds are high!

Last year I made a short video on how to pack a shoebox on a budget HERE that you can get some ideas from. Here at Mummy Deals I’m going to be highlighting great deals that I find each week that are perfect for the shoe boxes so you too can do it on a budget and give more. Here are this week’s deals and steals:

  • FREE trade magazines HERE that would fit neatly on the bottom of a box of a teenager.
  • Use these FREE invites HERE as notes to the kids instead.
  • Free Kleenex sample pack here.
  • FREE dental products from CVS here
  • FREE Mentos gum from CVS here
  • FREE advent calendar here. Hopefully it will come in time.
  • FREE craft ideas for your kids to do HERE
  • Go HERE to grab $24 worth of kid’s toys for just $12. I recommend adding 2 of the mini kits to your cart at $9.95 each and then even with free shipping your total would be around $28. So you pay $12+$4 for it all. Either that or add some regular toys.
  • 6 rolls of Scotch packing tape for $6.99 here. Free shipping with Prime or Amazon Mom.
  • $10 off a $50 purchase here. Use it to buy your hygiene items. Free shipping too.
  • Use this coupon to get 20% off at Family Christian Stores

Please check out my other links here including my series called, “Ways to Pack a Shoebox on a Budget.”

This week’s tip: You know the resuable bags you keep getting from stores and can’t use? Line your box with one!

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 in Amazon cash just in time for Christmas.

We love Operation Christmas Child!

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