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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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frugal date friday

Get your shoe box ready for Frugal Date Friday! We are going to go shopping for items and pack an Operation Christmas Child box.

You can each do a box and make one for a boy and one for a girl. You can use items from your stockpile and grab some additional items to pack the boxes.

Deal to look for:

-Hit the sale or clearance deals first when you go to the store
-Look for FREE or very cheap deals as you are shopping for your family

Things to include in your box:

-Sunglasses
-School Supplies
-Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
-Bar Soap
-Stickers
-Small Toys

There are a few things you will not want to include:

-Any candy that will melt (that means chocolate is out)
-Toys based off of weapons
-Liquids of any kind
-Items that may break or shatter
-Anything used or damaged

You will also want to include $7 per box to cover shipping if you are able. You can learn more about Operation Christmas Child boxes here.

This is a fun date where you are able to do something good for someone else, together!

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    • Judy Hall

      I do OCC shoeboxes every year and I am also an OCC church relations volunteer!! I love this ministry and everything about it. I especially love your enthusiasm and the money saving tips!! I think we tend to forget that the children receiving these boxes typically have never received a gift of any kind! As we bless them with these boxes filled with small, inexpensive items, we also provide the opportunity for this child to hear about Jesus!! There truly is no greater gift!!!