I had so much fun shopping at Walmart for the All You Champions for Kids Couponing for Good campaign. If you remember this post, I mentioned I put together two Easter baskets filled with random items from our chosen charity’s wish list.
Just as a refresher, we were given a mission: use coupons and do it for good. I purchased 27 items and paid $29.01 after tax. That’s about $1.07 for each item! A great way to maximize your donation funds….with just a few coupons and a little price matching, I saved over $24.00!
Take a look at the items I purchased for about $1 each:
Did you notice the All You magazine in the picture? There are some hot coupons inside! Check this out:
(Use that coupon at a store that doubles to get the Dole pineapple 2/$1….rather than $1 each!) All You Magazine cost about $3 at Walmart, but just right there, you’ve saved $1 (or $0.50) on pineapple cans. The magazine will definitely pay for itself!
This month, there are over $70 in coupons inside!
Keep in mind that coupons are like “paper money”, which can usually get you free items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, band-aids, soap, candy, etc.). Those make great donation items, too! (and will only cost you a trip to the store!)
We planned to visit our chosen charity this week, but we had crazy thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday, so our visit was rescheduled. We will get there next Monday, though! My daughter can’t wait! In the meantime, we will just add a few things to our baskets (or start a new one, since these are filled from top to bottom!)
While we chose a charity for our donations, you can choose a school or child care to donate to as well. Just find a container or basket to store “extra” items (or freebies) in. In no time, you will have collected more than you thought – and your school, church or charity will be very appreciative! It’s a SIMPLE Service Project.
You can check out my Google+ Story, which contains pictures and more details on my shopping trip!
For more information on you how you can help your local community, or to get some ideas on how to help, visit Champions for Kids at one of the places below:
Champions For Kids Website
Champions4Kids on Twitter Or search the hashtag #AllYouCFK
Champions for Kids on Facebook
“This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.”