I love Dover Books. They print high quality items with strong covers, bright colors, and thick printed pages. These sell them at A.C. Moore and Michaels. But their various books can also be found at most federal and state parks, and historical locations. I’ve seen them at Gettysburg, Williamsburg, Ellis Island, etc. I just love them. The price is usually around $1.50 for children’s coloring and activity books.
Kathleen alerted me to this great deal:
Special Closeout Offer: Save 80% on ALL Sesame Street titles! Hurry, limited supply available. Titles will be discontinued after June 24, 2013. Many items are now only 30 cents each!!!!
Order 10 or more of one item and get 10% off!!—30 cents down to 27 cents each
PLUS there is FREE SHIPPING until June 24 on ALL ORDERS OVER $25.
order 10 or more of each and they sell for 27 cents, 10% off.
And just because it says Sesame Street don’t assume it can only be for the 2-4 age set. Many children 5-9 would love to use these. Many of these children have never seen TV so don’t assume they would be turned off by the title.
Check out their Sesame Street Little Activity Books
Some of the activity books have 64 pages; the sticker books are 2 to 4 pages.
But I just LOVE the PAPER DOLLS!
Summer always meant crafts to me. When I was little it was camp, when I was married it was VBS. Always it involved making lanyards. Sitting in the shade with your friends laughing and chatting and weaving those plastic cords back and forth.
Here is a lanyard-like craft using those poly ropes found at various dollar stores.
I found this fun tutorial over at Dollar Store Crafts: How to Make Raffia-Look Bracelets from Poly Rope
Get those scouts, VBS classes, and day camp kids started on these
FREE Shipping at Oriental Trading again. Use code FSFW25 until Thursday, June 20, 11:59 PM CT.
There are a number of well-priced items:
Pencil Sharpeners at 72 for $6.25 (better than Dollar Tree)
Class of 2012 Tote Bags at 12 for $3.99
Valentine’s Day Fun Bands at 50 for $2.49
Farm Animal Foam Visors at 12 for $3.25
Beginning June 30 Walgreen’s will have packs of Dentyne Gum on sale for 2 pks for $1 (normally 79 cents each or more depending on your store).
Print out THIS COUPON for $1 off 2 packs of Dentyne ICE gum and bring to Walgreen’s for FREE GUM to include in your shoe box gifts!
Print out your coupon to get 20% off everything you can fit into the FREE TOTE BAG they provide! Go EARLY in the week before they are all gone! (The coupon said to get your bag at customer service–my store had them at the registers.) Good until June 22nd!
The last time they had this promotion, I printed a coupon for me and one for my husband. They gave us 2 bags for FREE and let us keep the coupons. We went again later in the week and got 2 more totes!
I think I may have mentioned this a few times before….
I love Operation Christmas Child!
And, I’m guessing you do, too. Shopping year round for Operation Christmas Child is really a labor of love, isn’t it? I might even go so far as to call it a hobby because of how much I enjoy helping to bless God’s little children. I also love Samaritan’s Purse, the parent organization of Operation Christmas Child. They help hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and more. Plus, Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child do all their good works in the Name of Jesus Christ! He’s truly the focus of their ministry. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome!
Another favorite hobby of mine is running. I’ve been running for several years, and I enjoy it for so many reasons. But, I have to say my favorite part is when I’m in the middle of a run and the whole world just seems to disappear. It’s just so quiet and every stress and little worry just melts away. It’s at these times that I really feel at peace, and I feel I can talk and connect with our Lord the best.
Anyhow, I wanted to combine my 2 passions: OCC & running. It seems they are so separate from one another, until I heard about Team Samaritan’s Purse. They raise money for Samaritan’s Purse through athletic events. Recently, they’ve hosted a virtual 5K for Oklahoma and have an upcoming event at the Georgia Marathon. And, while I’m just a team of one (so far, who wants to join me???) out here in Colorado, I thought I would raise money for them as well.
On October 20th, I am running a full marathon in Denver: The Rock N Roll Denver Marathon. Yep, 26.2 miles at altitude. And, while some may think I’m crazy (I’ve even doubted myself at times), I’m super excited. And to help me get through my very first full marathon, I thought I’d get a little inspiration. And, there is no better inspiration than helping others. So, I have the very lofty goal of raising $5,000 for Team Samaritan’s Purse. You can help me by spreading the word or donating yourself. I have a fundraising site set up with Team Samaritan’s Purse (click here). I will take any and all contributions, whether you would like to give a $1 total or a $1 or more per mile, it is all going to help!
If we can reach the goal of raising $5,000 for Samaritan’s Purse, I will have to do something silly. Wear a costume perhaps? I’m still working out those details in my head….so feel free to chime in with any ideas you might have for that.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE spread the word. Share this post via email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, word of mouth, smoke signals, etc. There’s some sharing buttons at the bottom of the post if you need them.
And, don’t mind me, but I’m sure I’ll remind you to help me get the word out just a few times between now and October 20th.
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Save the Colgate coupon for next week (6/16-6/22), when Colgate toothpaste will be on sale for $3.00 at Walgreens with a $2.50 Register Reward.
Note: Although the coupon reads “Redeemable at Walmart,” it is a manufacturer coupon, so it can be used elsewhere.
Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4 or 4.2 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward 6/16 – 6/22
Use $1.00/1 – Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, no more than 4 coupons for the same product in the same transaction redeemable at Walmart – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.50 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.50 Moneymaker
Thank you Sandra for the heads up on this deal from KrazyCoupon Lady.
You can get 140 custom labels for $5 at VistaPrint including shipping right now.
There are hundreds of designs as well as a selection of Nick Jr labels- Dora, Sponge Bob and more.
So what can we do with labels?
You can use them as address labels and attach them to your letters for your shoe box gifts. You could also just use your name, and email address instead.
Did you know that you have 4 lines —- and they don’t have to be an address. You can write ANY WORDS.
For example, it could say: “We packed this box, just for you. We are praying for you. Love….The Jones Family.” and attach to the inside of the lid of your shoe box.
For our packing party, we used the labels for our sewing kits. We pack items into donated blank prescriptions bottles. I wanted to decorate the outside. I found a pretty pink background, large fun font and wrote:
SEWING KIT Packed with love just for you. Needles, thread, buttons, safety pins.
Since all the items and bottle were donated, I thought spending $5 for 140 labels was a good deal
Thank you My Frugal Adventures