I’ve purchased these items over that last few weeks the intentions of donating them to the food pantry at Church. If I were to purchase these same items today without matching coupons to sales I would easily pay about $43 for everything here. When you are intentionally trying to lower your food budget an extra $43 just wont fit in. Do you think $2 will? Would you belive I paid less than $2 for all 32 items above. It’s true! By matching coupons with sales & buying as many as I had coupons for, it allowed me to maximize my savings and donate the extras.
The only items that were not completely free were the canned tomatoes and the Nature Valley Nut Clusters although they were pretty close to it. If your already making a trip to the store and already matching up your coupons and deals why not add the extra free stuff to donate?
I paid out-of-pocket for all the items in the picture a total of $0.98? $0.98 for 21 bars of soap 2 toothbrushes & 1 toothpaste pretty good huh?
All of the extra toiletry item I am able to purchase this year are going to Operation Christmas Child Program. Through our Church we will put together 300 shoe boxes for Boys in need. We will be able to give them simple necessities that we take for granite like soap and a toothbrush & toothpaste. We will send them baseballs & some candy, a shirt and a hat, a few writing instruments and paper. Most importantly these Boy will learn The Good News of Jesus Christ.
By matching coupons with sales at the lowest prices I can contribute more items more often. Since we coupon-ers like to purchase all the free items we can get why not put them to good use? My hope is you will see how easy it can be to donate and help others with the use of coupons…. since you’re using them anyway!
I hope you’ve been encouraged!!!
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