Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More giving less green...

My husband and I have worked very hard over the last 4 years following Uncle Dave's plan to become debt free. Today we are debt free but out house!

We follow Dave's "save, spend, give" rule when it comes to money. I regularly tithe at Church and give in others areas as well, like MOPS, our Church's Food Pantry and VBS. I love coupons, and from time to time coupons allow me to stretch my giving budget for our food pantry even farther!

This week at Target is a perfect example of how I stretch my giving budget!

Roseart crayons, colored pencils and markers are typically $1.50 each at Target, so all 3 would cost me $4.50 on any given day.

This week colored pencils are markers are both .49 each, a great price, and when you buy 1 of those two things you receive a free box of crayons.

But wait, there's more!

In the 7/28 Red Plum there was a coupon for 1.00 off when you buy 3 Roseart school supplies!

So it looks like this:
Buy 3 markers or pencils for 1.47 and get 3 boxes of crayons for free
-1.00 for the coupon
= all 6 items for .47 cents or .07 cents each!! WOW!

Best of all there is no limit on the coupon or the sale!

Today I picked up 24 boxes of pencils/markers and 22 boxes of crayons (my store was short 2 boxes, oh well!)

I spent $3.76 total for all 46 items!

Basically, for less the then regular shelf price of 3 items I picked up 46 items!!

I will be donating all of this to our Church food pantry for local needy families.

It took me no more time or effort to use coupons and save money, but it will make a huge difference in the lives of some family's in my own neighborhood.

God is Good!