Thursday, March 1, 2012

Target Toothbrushes - Janelle's Surgery & Walgreens

Ok, so sorry this post is about a week later than it should be and I doubt these toothbrushes will still be available.  However, any that are left may be marked down further :)  Target clearance had 10 OralB toothbrushes for 4.98 which is around 50 cents each.  Last year I got the marjority of my toothbrushes free or for 25 cents each but this year I am just not having the same experience with couponing and clearances so I have settled for the 50 cents per toothbrush hoping to find additional deals that may be better during the year of course :)

Well, one of the reasons I did not post the toothbrush deal sooner was my daughter Janelle's shoulder surgery last week.  She is doing great by the way.  Well, when I was waiting during her surgery they placed me in a room with a woman who saw me crocheting and asked what I was making.  I explained how I had been using my mom's leftover yarn to make small purses for the OCC boxes.  She had heard of the boxes through Samaritan's Purse and thought what I was doing was great so we struck up a conversation.  I assumed she also filled boxes due to her interest but in reality she herself doesn't fill any but was quite aware of what small things like that can mean to an child who has very little to nothing to call their own.  She had lived in small rural areas in China for 4 years and mentioned how valuable a zip closure bag is to the people there because of the humidity.  I guess they store what is valuable to them inside to protect them from moisture.  So I thought I would include at least one in each box.  I purchased a large box of the gallon size at Sam's club.  She mentioned that the plain zip ones hold up the best because the ones with the little red sliding thing don't hold up as well because the red thing tends to break off after many many uses.  I really enjoyed talking with her because she was involved in marketing items that women in those small communities made so that they could receive some income for their families.  Too bad I didn't ask her name :(

Finally, this week I stopped at a few Walgreens stores in hopes of finding great clearance selections.  I found one lone doll for a little girls box.  She was around $ 3.50 which I can't afford for each box but grabbed this one hoping it would find her way to just the right little girl.  I won't be including the bottle because it contains liquid.