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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! There aren’t a ton of items this week, but you can still pick up a few things to add.

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

Top Donation Deals

  • Walmart – Aquafresh Extreme Clean, Travel Size 97¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Aquafresh Extreme Whitening Action toothpaste, trial size printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Aquafresh Extreme Clean Breath Action or Iso-Active product, RP 9/11
    (makes it FREE)
  • 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)
  • Target – Duracell Coppertop 10 pack, $7
    $10 Target Gift Card WYB (2)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell CopperTop AA or AAA 6 pk + or C, D, 9V, or Duracell Ultra 6 pk +, or PowerPix or Ultra Photo Lithium, on product
    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
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, PG 10/30
    (buy (2) and use (2) $1 off, makes it $1 ea.)
  • Target – Aveeno Active Naturals bar soap, $2.89
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Aveeno Active Naturals product, SS 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3/2 Aveeno Active Naturals product, SS 10/30
    Store Coupon -$1 off Aveeno skin care item (Target coupon), excl trial size, Target Beauty Bag booklet
    (use store and $1 off mfr, makes it 89¢)
  • Target – Olay Bar Single (travel size), 3.5 oz, 97¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Olay bar soap, body wash, in-shower body lotion, or hand and body lotion, November Ebony magazine P&G Coupon Booklet
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Olay bar, body wash, in shower body lotion or hand and body lotion, PG 10/30
    (use $1 off, makes it FREE)
  • Walgreens – $5 RR WYB (2) Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 4-4.1 oz, or Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush at $3.50 ea.
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz, + or liquid gel, PG 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Crest toothpaste 4 oz, + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda or Tartar, PG 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Crest toothpaste or liquid gel, 4 oz+, November Ebony magazine P&G Coupon Booklet
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz, + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar, PG 10/16
    (use (2) $1 off, makes it FREE)
  • Walgreens – $2 RR WYB (2) Colgate MaxWhite, Fresh or Clean Toothpaste, 6 oz, at $1.75 ea.
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz, +, SS 10/30
    (makes it 25¢ ea.)
  • CVS – $1 ECB Crest ProHealth, 4.2 oz, or Complete Multi Benefit Toothpaste or Oral-B Scope Fresh Scent Toothbrush, 1 ct., $2.99 Limit 1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Crest Complete toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast rinse, or Oral-B Complete floss or toothbrush, SS 9/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, excl Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar, PG 10/16
    (use $2 off, makes it FREE)
  • Kroger – Colgate Total Advanced or MaxWhite Toothpaste, 4-6 oz, $1.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 10/30
    (makes it 99¢)
  • Harris Teeter – Duracell AA/AAA 4pk, $2.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Duracell Coppertop,Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries, PG 10/16
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, PG 10/30
    Store Coupon -$1 off Duracell Batteries Harris Teeter eCoupon
    (makes it 49¢)

Food Bank Ideas

  • Walmart – Campbell’s Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup, 10.75 oz, 60¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/3 Campbell’s soup, excl chicken noodle or tomato, SS 9/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/2 Campbell’s soup, excl chicken noodle or tomato or Great for Cooking, SS 9/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/2 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 -.40/4 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soup, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/4 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soup, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s condensed soups, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/3 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soup, SS 10/09
    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
    (use .40/2, makes it 40¢ ea.)
  • Walmart – Finesse Shampoo, Conditioner, & Styling Products $2.57
    -$2 off Mail-in Rebate WYB a Finesse product by 12/31/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Finesse hair care, September All You magazine
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Finesse product, SS 10/16
    (makes it FREE after rebate)
  • Walgreens – Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, 10.75 oz, 59¢ w/in-ad coupon
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed soup, excl Great for Cooking printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup, SS 9/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle or tomato soup, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s condensed soups, SS 10/09
    (use .40/4, makes it 49¢ ea.)
  • CVS – Jif Peanut Butter, 18 oz, or Welch’s Grape Jelly, 32 oz, $1.67
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Welch’s jam or jelly or spread printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.55/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly or Spread, any size, any flavor, SS 9/25
    (use .75/1, makes it 92¢)
  • CVS – Campbell’s or Swanson Soup, 10.5-11.5 oz, 88¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup, SS 9/11
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s condensed chicken noodle or tomato soup, SS 10/02
    (makes it 78¢ ea.)
  • Publix – Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 28 oz, $2.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Peter Pan product, September All You magazine
    Store Coupon -$3/2 Peter Pan peanut butter (Publix coupon), 28 oz +, Publix Conagra Rebate booklet
    (makes it 49-99¢)
  • Kroger – Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna, 2.5 oz pouch, 69¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Bumble Bee products (print), Recycle Bank coupon printable
    (makes it 19¢ ea.)
  • Kroger – Campbells Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup, 10.75 oz, 49¢
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.25/4 Campbell’s great for cooking soups, SS 9/18
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/4 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soup, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/4 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soup, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/3 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soup, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/5 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking soup printable
    (makes it 29¢ ea.)
  • Bi-Lo – Campbell’s Select Soup, 18.6-18.8 oz, at $2.66 ($1.33)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest , can or bowl, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/4 Campbell’s Healthy Request Chunky or Select Harvest, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/4 Campbell’s Select Harvest , can or bowl, SS 10/09, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/2 Campbell’s Healthy Request Chunky or Select Harvest, SS 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest , can or bowl, SS 10/09, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/4 Campbell’s Healthy Request Chunky or Select Harvest, SS 10/09
    (use $1/2, makes it 83¢ ea.)
  • Harris Teeter – Bumble Bee Tuna, 2.5 oz pouch, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Bumble Bee products (print), Recycle Bank coupon

    (during super doubles week, makes it FREE)
  • Harris Teeter – Starkist Yellowfin Tuna, 2.5 oz pouch, $1.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Starkist Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, (register) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off StarKist product, September All You magazine
    (use $1 off during super doubles week, makes it FREE)
    • Emily Amberson

      Thanks for putting these lists together! It really helps when I’m looking for things to put in my boxes. I have 3 boxes that are pretty full and I’m going to try to fill up 3 more, so this really helps.

    • coupons4kids

      Thank you SO much Jenny for all you do!  Your site is honestly the best!  I never would have started to coupon had I not found your site!  You made it so easy! Thank You!

    • Justalaina

      Do you happen to know what the restrictions are for the boxes?

      • Emily Amberson

        Here is the list of items NOT to include that they list in the handout:

        Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, chocolate or food; out-of-date candy, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers, aerosol cans.

        I’m not sure about shampoo, it doesn’t list it, but I would think it would fall under the liquids/lotions classification. Also, in the list of hygiene items they suggest they do not list shampoo. Basically stay away from liquids, things that melt, and war-themed items (as your box may go to a war-zone). If you send something that needs batteries, send extras because they may not be able to get more very easily.

        Hope this helps!

    • Scrappin_terri

      I was told yesterday at Walmart that you cannot buy the toothpaste on sale for .97 with a mfc for 1.00.  I explained that the policy states you cannot have an overage but the coupon can be adjusted to .97…the cashier laughed at me and would not budge on the subject…and of course no higher manager was nearby.  Which is funny since the day before I got 3 of them without a hassle all using the same coupon!  I REALLY wish companies could be more clear on the policies and stop letting the cashiers use their own interpretations!

      • coupons4kids

        That happened to me with an item today!  It was .98 and I had a $1 coupon. She flat right out refused to take it because of 2 cents!  And the crazy thing is, I was purchasing another item so its not like I would have actually gotten the $ back!  I had to pick my son up from preschool so I didn’t have time to argue! 

        • Anonymous

          happen to me i asked for my coupons back and left with nothing ””  went to cvs and no problem and was cheaper   ha ha i learned  big time

      • Anonymous

        me too

      • Jes

        The coupon policy actually states that u can have overage, print it out next time and if they have a problem pull out the policy. That’s what I had to do.

    • Sabst21

      Is the Target deal for the batteries correct? I went yesterday and they didn’t know anything about a $10 gift card for buying 2 and it’s not advertised this week in Florida. Is it regional?

    • Tadonda2

      Target – Duracell Coppertop 10 pack, $7

      $10 Target Gift Card WYB (2)Can’t find this deal at Georgia Targets I have gone to.  Has anyone found it?

      • Scott wilson

        the ad for the mid TN area doesnt say anything about a gift card either.  it does show the batteries for $7.  just no gift card.

    • Jenni P.

      And don’t forget the 70% clearance on yellow dot dollar section items at Target! And they also have some great wooden games for a $1 each – Tic Tac Toe, yo-yos, etc. 

    • Anonymous

      thank goodness jenny posted this today. I turned in my boxes to the Church this morning and put tons of fun stuff but added a lot of trial size soaps, shampoos etc and was afraid they wouldnt want it in there. yeahhhh i hope the children that recieve these boxes have as much fun opening as i did filling them i think i may try to get one more together by the 11th

    • CJ

      Can anyone recommend the best place to buy boxes for OCC? I’d like to get the plastic kind with a lid so that the child could re-use it for storing items and keeping things dry.
      Thanks!

      • CollegeSaver

        If you need something about the size of a shoebox, the Dollar Tree has some good plastic containers with a lid and they are $1. (I should say the Dollar Tree in Columbia, SC)

        • CJ

          Thanks for the help!

      • Amy T

        I got mine at Dollar General…Sterilite boxes with colored lids for $1.25.

      • pcarmi

        What area are you in?  Our church has the OCC flat boxes that you fold…and they are free!  Call the church’s in your area!

    • Ldover519

      Where do I get the target store coupon for the aveeno products? What is the beauty booklet? Thanks, I’m new to this.

    • Stephanie

      I’m confused too. Where do you get the coupons?

    • Brendabilly52

      how do i get mail in coupons?