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Friday, January 3, 2014

Clearanced Christmas Items Make Great Operation Christmas Child Items!!!!! Learn how to get a LOT for very little $!

Now that Christmas is over, stores will be marking their Christmas items down by 50-90% OFF!!!!
This will give you an opportunity to stock up for next Christmas saving you money to use elsewhere.
I also like to start my Operation Christmas Child Boxes stockpile. 
The best items to look for are:

  • non-chocolate hard candies such as lollipops, jolly ranchers, sweet tarts, etc.  
  • Stuffed Animals (smaller ones work better for OCC boxes to allow for other items in the box, but bigger ones can go to Toys for Tots) 
  • Baby dolls
  • Toys (keep in mind no war related or weapon toys for OCC)
  • Bubbles (for your own use. Not allowed for OCC)
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Stickers
  • Cups
  • Pre-filled stockings for your own use next year
  • Play jewelry
  • Arts and craft items
  • School supplies
  • Toiletry items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs, etc.

Basically anything that won't go bad in a year(if for you) or about 7-8 months (for OCC).

Here's where to look:
  • Walgreens
  • Right Aid
  • CVS
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Kmart
  • Meijer
  • Your local grocery store

Keep in mind the longer you wait, the bigger the discount!!! Most start out at 50% off and within a couple days it will be 75% off. Wait just a tad more and it will be 90% off!!!! If their isn't much stock, you should grab it if you want, however if they have a TON, it should be safe to wait a couple days to see if the discount goes up.

Happy Shopping. Let me know if you find some awesome deals!

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