cvs toothpaste FREE with coupon and ECB

FREE toothpaste at CVS this week! with coupons and ExtraCareBucks:

Colgate Toothpaste $3.00 each

Get $2 ECBs back wyb Colgate Max, 6oz, or Total, 4-4.2oz, 2in1, 4.6oz or Optic White, 3.5oz (Limit 2)

Then USE:  $1/1 coupon “Colgate Enamel Health, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste”, exp. 9/6/14 (found in the SmartSource insert from 08/24/14)


Lanette made sleeping bags for the dolls she packs in her shoebox gifts

Lanette loves to pack a lovely doll in her shoebox gifts.

To make them even more special – she makes little flannel sleeping bags for them with some trim and embellishments.
“I always say a prayer for the child that will receive them as I sew.”
Aren’t they wonderful?  Thank you so much Lanette for sharing these with us!

Here’s one tutorial I found to make something similar:  CLICK HERE


 100days Today marks 83 days until Operation Christmas Child Collection Week!
Tip#14:  Pack a ToothBrush!

Oksana Nelson received her shoebox gift while living in an orphanage in Russia. 

She told us there was only 1 toothbrush to share between the 20 girls on her floor!

Getting her very own toothbrush was a very special gift.

Joy to Receive a ToothbrushAfter a distribution they might ask the children to hold up their favorite item in their box….and often they held up their new toothbrush!

Sometimes you might find toothbrush coupons that can be used with sales at Walgreens, CVS, etc.

But if you need large quantities, you might want to purchase them online in BULK.

Disclaimer:  Below are several websites with many different prices and qualities.  Reading comments on OCC sites, and bulletin boards, I have found that everyone has a different opinion, a different need, and a different price point.  There is no right or wrong, you must decide what would work best for your shoebox needs.

I would advise keeping this list in your “favorites” and check back once in awhile.  Each website runs specials, closeouts and shipping deals throughout the year.


Some also require “registration” on their website before they reveal their price.

Venture Six

Plak Smacker


Dollar Days

Smile Makers

Dollar Tree – (you can have them deliver to your local store)

Dr. Fresh (very slow website)

Pride Products


Medline Toothbrushes – 30-Tuft, Extra-Soft Nylon Bristles Individually Wrapped – Qty of 144

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Crochet For Beginners: Learn to Crochet Quickly and Create Great Crochet Patterns!

Crochet For Beginners: Learn to Crochet Quickly and Create Great Crochet Patterns!

Prices change quickly on Amazon – snatch up this Kindle book while it’s Free!

Learn to Crochet – teach your children to crochet – and make fun items for your Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes!

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Cut Your Notebooks in Half with a Bandsaw

From Shoebox Shoppers

Here’s a way to double your notebook stash!

Clip the wire first and then cuts the paper with a band saw. They then fit perfectly in a GO boxes — like inexpensive steno pads! You can also cut composition books as well.   Neatness counts!

We pack entire notebooks (yes they do fit by curving them) – but this is a good idea if you want to multiply your resources!

Thank you Shoebox Shoppers


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Free Paper and Erasers at Staples

FREE Paper and Erasers at Staples this week!

These are special erasers – good for schoolwork, but also great if you are making an “art” shoebox gift with colored pencils/charcoal pencils/sketch book, etc.

While you’re there – bring your flyers from ToysRUs, Office Max/Depot and Walgreens and SAVE A TRIP – Price Match!!
They price match 110%!
Plus all the same deals they’ve been running this month:
17 cents – 1 subject notebooks 70 pg
75 cents – slider pencil case
97 cents – Crayola Colored Pencils
$1 – RoseArt Colored Pencils
$1 – BIC Crystal Pens 10 pk
$1 – PaperMate Mechanical pencils 5 pk
$1 – BIC Mechanical pencils 5 pk
48 cents – 100 pk index cards
50 cents – Composition Books 100 pg
15 cents – 2 pocked folders
68 cents – 12 pencils
82 cents – 120 sheets filler paper
97 cents – Crayola Markers 10 pk
$1.25 – 4 pk Staples glue sticks
25 cents – wooden rulers

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Michaels 80 off Flip Flop Sale

RUN TO MICHAELS!! 80% off Spring/Summer Items:
59¢ Flip Flops (my store had bins full still)
Sticker books, craft items, hair ties, mini notepads and lots more!
“might” go to 90% eventually, but not sure what would be left by then! I would grab these flip flops!
Thx Anna and Kyla!!!

(There already had been an 80% sale on Summer – but that was wood items and house and garden items.)

There “may” be differences around the country – price check to make sure!

Sad to say not every store is following the same mark-down schedule!

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Great coupon this week

60% off any one cut of regularly priced fabric!

Good time to pick up some fleece for loveys and scarfs, or some special fabric to sew up some marble bags or little tote bags or even some batting for little quits.

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There are 3 different ads for Office Depot/Office Max running around the country this week of August 24.

office depot office max colorado august 24or

michigan office maxor

office max new york
Check and to check for YOUR local deals!
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Dollar General Free Pens wcoupon

FREE Pens at Dollar General this week w/coupon!
Bic Round Stic Pens Black or Blue 10-ct pkg on sale for 50¢
Which is a good deal already!
But then Use: (1) $1 Off (2) BIC Stationary Items (SmartSource insert from 8/3/14)
Get 2 packages free – just pay tax!
Thanks Kyla!

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