Monday, April 25, 2011

Giving Back: More donations

Each month this year, I plan to give myself some sort of challenge, to try to improve how I'm doing in that particular area.  In January, I did the Clean Out the Cupboards Challenge to use up the excess food in my pantry and spend as little as possible at the stores.  Last month, I did the Drugstore Bootstrap Challenge to build up my Extra Care Bucks from CVS and my Register Rewards from Walgreens.  In March and April, I'm planning to Give Back...One Coupon at a Time.

This week, I cleaned out my stockpile of health and beauty aids.  Although I generally only buy those items when they are free or moneymakers, I had managed to create quite a stockpile of them.  I had collected nine tubes of Colgate toothpaste - and I don't even like Colgate!  I had also gotten several bottles of men's body wash as moneymakers - but I found sixteen bottles of body wash in my collection.  Even with all the baths and showers my three daughters take, I didn't need such a large stash.

So, I went through my not-so-extreme health and beauty aids stockpile (which I'll feature tomorrow in my tips post) and collected some items to donate to a local woman's shelter.  I took a picture - usually my pics are to show what I got, but this time it's to show what I'm donating!


Included in the picture are:
  • 9 tubes of toothpaste
  • 6 bottles of body wash
  • 2 bottles of baby wash
  • 2 bottles of baby shampoo
  • 1 tube of baby ointment
  • 2 deodorants
  • 2 bars of soap
  • 3 packages of panty shields
  • 1 razor
How have you helped others with coupons or other frugal practices recently?  Leave a comment below!

Next month, I'll be on to a new frugal challenge.  Here's a clue below - can you guess what my new challenge will be?



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1 comments:

Julie April 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

That's so awesome that you're donating all of that. Just last week we gave some friends of ours a bag full of goodies to include trial size deodorants and body wash, full size crest pro health rinse, 2 tubes of toothpaste, 2 flosses, and big bottle of contact solution. It was soo nice to be able to share with someone else. :)

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