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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 of the things on sale this week that could help you fill up your Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Most stores are running candy deals this month. Just be sure you buy candy that won’t melt!

Leave a comment if you’ve found any other great deals for your OCC box!

Toys and Candy

  • Target – Wonka Jumbo Bag Factory Mix, 260 ct., $13.99
    Store Coupon -$1 off Nestle or Wonka holiday candy, 48 oz +, (Target coupon) printable
    (makes it $12.99)
  • CVS – $2 ECB WYB (3) Hershey’s Snack Size Candy or Twizzlers, 10.2-11.6 oz or 22 oz, $3.33, limit 1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Hershey’s chocolates bags, 9.4 oz+, SS 9/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers snack size bags, 9-22 oz, SS 9/23 (EXP 10/13)
    (buy (3), use $1/3, makes it $2.33 ea.)
  • Rite Aid – $1 +UP wyb (2)
    Trident Vitality or Dentyne Pure, 9 ct., $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Trident gum, single packs (Facebook) printable
    (buy (3), use $1/3, makes it 33¢ ea.)
    Eclipse, Dentyne or Trident White Gum, 16-18 ct., $1
    Store Coupon -.25/1 Trident gum, 18 ct., (Rite Aid coupon – watch by 9/29) (EXP 10/13) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Trident gum, single packs (Facebook) printable
    Store Coupon -.25/1 Trident gum, 18 pc., (Rite Aid coupon – watch by 10/27) printable
    (buy (3), use (2) .25/1 store and $1/3 mfr, makes it 16¢ ea.)
    Bubble Tape or Bubblicious, $1
    (makes it 50¢ ea.)
    Stride or Orbit Gum, 14 ct., $1
    (buy (2), makes it FREE)
  • Publix – Mentos Gum, 45-50 ct., B1G1 at $3.29 ($1.64)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Mentos bottles, 45 pc+, SS 10/07
    (makes it $1.14 ea.)
  • Harris-Teeter – Tic Tac Strawberry Fields Singles, 1 oz, 74¢
  • Kroger – Kraft Fall Caramels, 14 oz, $2.50
  • Kroger – Mars Candy or Flipz, 6 pk. or 5 oz, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50/3 Mars M&M’s, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers or Snickers, RP 9/16
    (makes it 50¢)
  • Kroger – Nestle Fall Candy Mix, 32-44 oz, $7.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2.50/2 Nestle assorted candy, 32 oz+ printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2.50/2 Nestle Wonka candy, 32 oz+ printable
    (makes it $6.74)
  • Kroger – Tootsie Roll Child’s Play Fall Candy, 56 oz, $7.99
  • Kroger – Wonka, Wriggley’s or Hershey’s Fall Candy, 8.67-16 oz, $2.50
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Hershey’s chocolates bags, 9.4 oz+, SS 9/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/3 Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers snack size bags, 9-22 oz, SS 9/23 (EXP 10/13)
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50/3 Nestle Wonka candy, 9.47-12 oz printable
    (use $1/2, makes it $2 ea.)
  • Kroger – Brach’s Candy Corn or Peep’s Pumpkins, 9-11 oz or 3.37 oz, $1.25
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50/2 Brach’s bagged items printable (limit reached)
    (makes it 50¢ if you have the coupons)

School Supplies

  • Staples – Staedtler Maxum Ballpoint Pens, bold, 8 pk., $5.99, limit 1
    -$5.99 easy rebate
    (makes it FREE)

Toiletry Items

  • Rite Aid – $2 +UP wyb (1) of these dental care items
    Colgate Total or Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4-4.2 oz, $2.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste, Set Them up for Success booklet
    (makes it 24¢)
    Oral-B 5-Way Clean Manual Toothbrush, 1 ct., $2.99
    (makes it 99¢)
    Colgate Total Manual Toothbrush, 1 ct., $2.99
    (makes it 99¢)
  • Publix – Colgate MaxFresh, MaxWhite or MaxClean Toothpaste or Max Toothbrush, 4.6-8 oz or 1 ct., $1.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Colgate Max Fresh printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste, Set Them up for Success booklet
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/1 Colgate adult or kids manual toothbrush Plus or Extra clean, SS 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz+, SS 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Colgate adult or kids manual toothbrush Plus or Extra clean, SS 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz+, SS 9/30
    (use $1 off, makes it 99¢)
  • Harris Teeter – Oral-B Toothbrush, 1 ct. , $1.50
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    (makes it 50¢ or FREE with Super Doubles))
  • Kroger – Crest Toothpaste or Oral-B Cavity Defense Toothbrush, 4.2-4.6 oz, $1
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Crest toothpaste or liquid gel toothpaste, 4 oz +, Kroger eCoupon
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Crest toothpaste 4 oz + or liquid gel, excl trial size, Cavity, Baking Soda or Tartar, September Ebony magazine
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Crest toothpaste, 4 oz+, or liquid gel, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Crest toothpaste, 4 oz+, or liquid gel, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrushes, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Crest toothpaste, 4 oz+ or liquid gel, excl trial size, PG eCoupon
    (use .50/1, makes it FREE)

Household Items

  • Bi-Lo – Electrix Batteries AA or AAA 6 pk, C or D 2 pk., or (1) 9 volt, $1.99
  • Bi-Lo – Duracell Batteries AA or AAA 4 pk., C or D 2 pk., or 9 volt 1 ct., $3.59
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell batteries product, Over $22 in Coupons booklet on product
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty battieries, excl trial size, September Ebony magazine
    Store Coupon -$3/$15 Duracell batteries purchase (Publix coupon), One Stop One Store booklet
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    (use $1 off, makes it $2.59)
  • Harris Teeter YourHome Storage Entree Containers, 5 ct., $2
  • Kroger – Duracell Batteries, AA/AAA 8 pk., C/D 4 pk. or 9V 2 pk., $5.99
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell batteries, 6 pk. +, Booklet in Duracell Batteries Pack
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell batteries product, Over $22 in Coupons booklet on product
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Phot Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial sizes, Kroger eCoupon
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty battieries, excl trial size, September Ebony magazine
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG 9/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -.75/1 Duracell Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries, excl trial size, PG eCoupon
    (use $1 off, makes it $4.99)
    • Crystal

      I found a great deal yesterday at Michaels for this. They had $2 grab bags, packed full of stuff, journals, pencils, stickers, teaching supplies, and so much more. I picked up 5 and I’m going to use them for my boxes and stocking stuffers for the kids. I was so excited. The cashier said they do them about once a month. Check with your store. Enjoy! :)

    • pollard1184

      I have a really big package of brand new pens and I was wondering if I can split up the package to use for a few OCC boxes. Do the pens need to be in their original packaging?

      • Angela Birchfield Farnell

        I also included loose pens….Didn’t see anything not allowing it.

    • Angela Birchfield Farnell

      I got flip flops from Dollar General for $1.00 and also inflatable beach balls from Dollar Tree which I think are a really good use of space!

    • Heather

      Michael’s craft store – They had a BUNCH of their kids/Disney $1-$4 items on sale for 25 cents. I snagged 200+ items to fill multiple shoeboxes. Disney socks, stationary sets, crayons, markers, pencil holders, pencils, gag gifts, toy cars, Disney princess paper dolls, small tin puzzles, etc. I even was able to get drawstring bags for 10-30 cents each and will be putting 1 in each of the boxes we fill. Also, they have huge packs of 150-220 pc marker/crayon sets (6-8 colors in each) that you can split up among the shoeboxes.
      Dollar General – They’ve been having their 70%+ off summer items clearance lately. Their flip flops are now marked down to 50% off (50 cents each), tons of small toys are marked down to $1 or less. Any toy items with a yellow star below the price of the toy is 50-75% off. I got a ton of toys/small stuffed animals, sock monkeys, and dolls for less than 75 cents.
      Dollar Tree Stores – They have packages of 6 toothbrushes for $1. You can split these up among many shoeboxes.
      Big Lots/Wal-Mart – Instead of shoe boxes, we buy the 6 quart containers w/ lids that are shoe box sizes. These are a gift in themselves and I’ve read that a lady saw 1 family using the container to get water when her family needed it.
      Oriental trading – Keep an eye out for their sales. Occasionally there is a free shipping sale. I just purchased the other day tons of inflatable balls (they are small and deflated, so easily fit into a shoebox!) – they were 1 dozen for $1.59 shipped, mini flash lights 1 dozen for $1.49 shipped, 144 bouncy balls for $2.59 shipped, snow man toy filled tins (bracelet/sticker) only $1.29 shipped for a dozen!
      Kmart – Their clearance toys often go to an ADDITIONAL 50% – 75% clearance prices on toys, I got tonssss of jump ropes for 25 cents, princess cameras for $1.25, tech deck skateboards for the boys for 70 cents, etc.
      Make your own coloring books using free coloring pages online!
      Those are just a few of the deals me & the kids have been able to partake in since you first posted about OCC a few months ago.. I’m a single mom, and feel really blessed to be able to share this program of giving with my kids. We plan to fill over 40-50 bins… all under $10 a piece because of finding these great deals.