So we got 11″ of snow here a couple of days ago, on top of the snow and ice that came down a few days before that. Kids went to school Monday, but school was cancelled Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and they are off for teacher conferences Friday. I haven’t done much shopping.
But Saturday I did get my first $5 in Beauty Buck for the year. And then on Sunday I used them to buy one tube Colgate toothpaste (used the CVS coupon and a $1 manufacturer coupon to create a few cents’ overage), one 99-cent Wet & Wild lip liner (used a $1 off manufacturer coupon), and two 3-oz. Jergens moisturizers ($2.56 each). The Jergens purchase gave me back $5 in ECBs– so I basically got everything for free.
The toothpaste as usual will go to the local food pantry. Most of the makeup I get goes to a local church who outfits disadvantaged girls for prom. As for the moisturizer, I may hold on to that for awhile. I have an idea of creating 10-15 adult gift bags for some charity next Christmas and I think various lotions would got great in some of those.
Approximate value of items donated today: $10
Approximate value of times donated this year: $114