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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Here are some great items that are under $1 or Free that you can add to your Operation Christmas Child boxes! It’s not a huge list, but picking up a couple extra items each week will fill your boxes pretty quickly.

Also, keep an eye out in the main weekly lists for this gift icon Gift Icon next to any item that would work well for an Operation Christmas Child box.

Free Ritz Pix 6×6 Photo Book (Just remember no pictures of cows or pigs)

Dollar General 10¢ Clearance Items

Top Donation Deals

  • Walmart – Colgate Wisp, 4 ct., 94¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Colgate Wisp printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Colgate Wisp, 4 ct + printable
    (makes it 44¢)
  • Walmart – Crest Complete Toothpaste, 97¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Crest Complete toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast rinse, or Oral-B Complete floss or toothbrush, SS 9/11
    (makes it FREE + profit)
  • Staples – Duracell AA or AAA batteries, 16 pk, $14.29 Limit 2
    -100% back in Staples Rewards
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Duracell Coppertop,Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries, PG 10/16
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Duracell Coppertop,Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries, PG 10/16
    (makes it FREE)
  • Publix – Crest Toothpaste, 8.2 oz or Oral-B Indicator, Advantage or Complete Toothbrush, 1 ct, $2
    Store Coupon -$1 off Crest toothpaste (Publix coupon), Stocking Spree home mailer
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth or Complete toothbrushes or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes, PG 10/02 (EXP 10/31)
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrush, PG 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Crest Complete toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast rinse, or Oral-B Complete floss or toothbrush, SS 9/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda or Tartar, PG 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, PG 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, PG 10/02 (EXP 10/31)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda or Tartar, PG 10/02 (EXP 10/31)
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar, PG 10/16
    (makes it FREE)
  • Publix – Energizer Max AA or AAA 8 pk, $5.91
    -Free $10 iTunes gift card Mail in Rebate
    WYB (3) participating Energizer Products
    -Free Mail in Rebate $10 gift card from MasterCard, Paypal, or a $10 National Park Foundation donation WYB (3) participating Energizer batteries or flashlight
    Store Coupon -$2 off Energizer Max AA or AAA (Publix coupon), 8 pk, Green Advantage flyer
    Store Coupon -$3 off Energizer Max AA batteries (Publix coupon), 16-24 ct, Green Advantage flyer
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3 off Energizer Max AA or AAA batteries (Facebook), 8 ct (no longer available) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Energizer batteries or flashlight, SS 10/02
    (makes it 91¢)
  • Kroger – Oral-B Cavity Defense Toothbrush, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/2 Oral-B Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes, PG 10/02
    (makes it 64¢ ea.)
  • Walgreens – $4 RR WYB (2) Colgate Pro Clinical or Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz, or Total Toothbrush at $3 ea.
    Store Coupon -$1 off Colgate Total toothpaste 4 oz +, Fall 2011 Walgreens Diabetes & You booklet
    (use (2) $1 off, makes it FREE)
  • Walgreens – Yardley Bar Soap, 4.25 oz, 69¢ w/in-ad coupon
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/1 Yardley London product, September All You magazine
    (makes it 44¢)

Food Bank Ideas

  • Target – Kashi TLC Bars, 6 ct., $2.79
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Kashi product (print), Recycle Bank coupon (zip 28203) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Kashi or TLC snack printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50/2 Kashi TLC bars printable
    (makes it 79¢)
  • Kashi Cereal 10.4-17.5 oz $2.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Kashi product (print), Recycle Bank coupon (zip 28203) printable
    (makes it 99¢)
  • Publix – Campbell’s Condensed Soup, 10.5-11.5 oz, $1
    (excludes Won Ton, Cream of Shrimp, & Oyster Stew)
    Store Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s condensed soup, 10.5-11.5 oz, (Publix coupon) (EXP 10/26) printable
    Store Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Healthy Request condensed soups, (Publix Store Coupon), SS 10/02 (EXP 10/26)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed soup, excl Great for Cooking printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle or tomato soup, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s condensed soups, excl chicken noodle, tomato or Great for Cooking, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/2 Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle or tomato soup, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/2 Campbell’s condensed soups, excl chicken noodle, tomato or Great for Cooking, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s condensed soups, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s Healthy Harvest condensed soup, SS 10/09

    (use $1/5 store and mfr., makes it 60¢ ea)
  • Publix – Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5-15 oz, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/2 Chef Boyardee products, September All You magazine

    (makes it 50-75¢)
  • Kroger – Chef Boyardeee Pasta, 15 oz, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/2 Chef Boyardee products, September All You magazine
    (makes it 50¢ ea.)
  • Kroger – Campbell’s Condensed Soups, 10.5-11.5 oz, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed soup, excl Great for Cooking printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s Healthy Request condensed soup, SS 9/11 (EXP 10/23)
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle or tomato soup, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s condensed soups, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/2 Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle or tomato soup, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/2 Campbell’s condensed soups, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s condensed soups, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s Healthy Harvest condensed soup, SS 10/09
    (use .40/2, makes it 60¢ ea.)
  • Kroger – Dole Canned Pineapple, 20 oz, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/2 Dole Pineapple cans printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/2 Dole canned fruit, November All You magazine
    (makes it 50¢ ea.)
  • Walgreens – Planters Peanut Butter, 16.3 oz, or Welch’s Grape Jelly, 32 oz, $1.50 w/in-ad coupon
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Planter’s peanut butter, 16.3 oz, Support Breast Cancer Awareness booklet (EXP 10/24)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Welch’s jams, jellies or spreads, SS 7/31
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Welch’s jam or jelly or spread printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.35/1 Welch’s jams, jellies or spreads, SS 7/31
    Manufacturer Coupon -.55/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly or Spread, any size, any flavor, SS 9/25
    (use .75/1, makes it 75¢)
    • Susan

      Jenny, how thoughtful of you to compile this list and to remind us to think of others as the holidays approach.

    • Lowes91

      exactly what types of non perishable foods can you put in these boxes, my family will be making 4 this yr and would like to know what all I can include..

      • Jana

        Mainly, just candy.  Like gum, hard candy.  No chocolate.  And any candy you send, really needs to be put in a ziploc bag.  We know from this experience as we have had several soldiers overseas that had candy that tasted like the bar of soap that was in the same package.

    • DianneL

      Can I put child size blunt scissors in my Christmas box?

      • Jana

        I wouldn’t.  No nail clippers either.  Michael’s has little bracelet and necklace kits that come with everything you need that don’t require scissors or glue.  I found several on clearance for under a $1.00.

    • Jana

      At the CVS near my home, they have kids sunglasses marked 90% off.  This made them 60 to 90 cents a piece!  Better deal than the Dollar Tree and much better quality!   

    • Veganpadua

      no pictures of cows or pigs?  is this an inside joke? lol

      • All I can figure is that these boxes may end up in countries where pigs are reviled or cows are revered.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks everyone for the ideas and deals I can check out now. I am on the hunt for items to pack a box. I just found out today my son will have to pack a box for a class project. I’d hate to send just junk from the Dollar Tree that will just break after a day.

    • Itsmytimetogrow

      My walmart in Peachtree City, GA  had kids “soft knit” tanks and shorts on Clearance for $1.00.  They will fit into a box easily and then the child will have a whole new outfit!

      • amber

        Kmart has their summer clothes on clerance for 99cents too! I didn’t even think about putting those in there! I may have to go back and get some tees and shorts for our boxes!

    • amber

      Target has a lot of clearance going on right now in the toy section. I found single cans of Play-doh for 26cents each…with the Target debit card that was less than $1 for 4 cans…I think I bought 17 cans to put in our boxes for the church. We plan on doing 40+ boxes this year!