Free Colgate Toothbrush At Target

 

Love this! Right now you can get a free Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush at Target – these are great to add to your stockpile or put in your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox. Here’s how to get the deal:

Buy 1 Colgate Toothbrush $.94

 

Thanks, Totally Target!  See all the top deals at Target this week, and create your Target shopping list before you shop.

Holiday Food Box Deals Top Price List {As Of 11/14/12}

 

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Salmon

No deals this week :(

 

Canned Vegetables

Harris Teeter-

 

Publix-

Bi-Lo-

  • Del Monte Canned Vegetables – ($.72 ea.)
  • Use $.50/4 Del Monte Green Beans from 11/4 SS or PRINT or PRINT
  • As low  as $.74

 

Target-

Aldi- Happy Harvest French Green Beans – $0.59

Wal Mart-

Winn- Dixie- Del Monte Vegetables, 14.5-15.25 oz.; Each – $0.79

Kroger-

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Holiday Food Box Deals Top Price List (As Of 11/7/11)

Holiday Food Box Deals

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Salmon

Publix- Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water, 4 pk, 5 oz can – $4.99

 

Canned Vegetables

Harris Teeter-

 

Publix-

Kroger- Kroger- Green Giant Canned Vegetables – $0.49

Target-

Aldi- Happy Harvest French Green Beans – $0.59

Bi-Lo- Green Giant Can Vegetables – $.75

Winn- Dixie- Winn Dixie Canned Vegetables, various – $0.70

Wal Mart-

Harvey’s- Sunshine Canned Green Beans, $1

 

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Passionate Giving: Operation Christmas Child + Giveaway

Congratulations to meganb….@gmail.com for winning the giveaway, and thanks so much to everyone who entered. (I loved hearing your sweet comments!) Comments on this post are now closed.

It’s week two of our Christmas donation chats, and I’m super excited to share another wonderful ministry with you. This week, we’re talking about Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, which is one of my favorite ministries to donate through during the Holidays as it so easily allows us to share the importance of giving during the Christmas Season with our children.

 

Each year, my children choose an age and gender of a child in need to pack a box for, and then we head to the Dollar Tree to pick up items for those children in addition to a few items we add from our stockpile.  It literally takes us less than an hour to do, and reminds my children and myself that there are those in need all over the world.  Here are some of the items that we usually look for:

  • Balls
  • Sunglasses
  • Socks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Candy (not chocolate as it will melt)
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons
  • Small Stuffed Animals

 

We also enclose $7 which pays for the cost of shipping. Here’s a peek at what our boxes looked like this year as we filled them.

 

{Please bear with me ~ my husband was out of town for the weekend and happened to walk in during the middle of the video, so I was a little scatter-brained as I taped it! And of course, my regular camera wasn’t charged so this was taken on my iPhone ~ yikes…} ;)

 

The awesome folks at Samaritan’s Purse have partnered with me to give one lucky reader a fantastic giveaway, and I’m so excited that one of you will win this!  They’ve sent a Scotty McCreary Christmas CD, ten Operation Christmas Child Ornaments and a super cute Operation Christmas Child t-shirt for one lucky PPP reader.

 


Here’ s how to enter to win:

{Here’s a closer look at the t-shirt ~ I just got it in my mailbox last night and haven’t had a chance to iron it yet, but I promise you’ll love it!}

 

 

 

This giveaway will end next Monday night, 11/12/12 at 10 PM.  Good luck ~ I promise you’ll enjoy this, and hope that you’ll consider packing a shoebox to send as well.  If you’re not sure where to drop off your shoebox, visit the Samaritan’s Purse website to find out more details, and I can’t wait to hear how you all are giving! Also, if you choose to create a label online, you can track your shoebox right to where it goes ~ I love that! Thanks so much to Liz for sharing, and please let us know how you’re giving.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Hurrican Sandy Relief Efforts

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I so rarely watch TV that I stay pretty much out of the loop when it comes to national events.  But yesterday as I was driving I heard on the radio more details on those suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and it just broke my heart ~ the devastation is almost too great to comprehend.

If you’re looking for a place to give, consider making a donation to one of the following organizations:

If you’re a local reader in the North Alabama area, relief efforts here locally coordinated through Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa will be collecting  water, canned food, hygiene items and baby care items at all three Huntsville area police precincts through November 11th to take to those in need in the Northeast.  You can find updated information on the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa Facebook page.

While I know there is so much to do, even just a small donation made by each of us could have such an impact.  And if you’re in the areas ravaged by the storms, our thoughts and prayers are continually with you.

Passionate Giving: Local Food Pantries (Week One)

Holiday Food Box Deals

Note that you can click on the “Holiday Food Box Donation”  logo in the right sidebar or the Holiday Food Box Deals link at the top of the page to access the best prices currently available on items to fill your Holiday Food Boxes. Also watch for the red gift logo in our coupon matchups to find more deals.

 

 

 

Each Tuesday throughout November, Passionate Penny Pincher will highlight a charity in need this Christmas season.  While some of these are local charities in North Alabama (where we’re located), I’m betting a charity in your local area is looking for similar items, so hopefully you can find a place to give in your community as well!

                                                 

This week’s ministry is the Asbury United Methodist Food Pantry, which provides Holiday Food Boxes to hundreds of people across North Alabama.  On November 3rd from 1-4 PM, Asbury’s Food Pantry is hosting a Family Food Box Packing Event, where volunteers will pack Holiday Food Boxes using using items from the food pantry shelves. To make sure they’re well supplied, they are looking for donations of the following items:

  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham or Salmon
  • Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes
  • Boxed, Bagged, or Canned Potatoes
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Gravy Mix (or Canned Gravy)
  • Canned Fruits
  • Boxed Desserts
  • Applesauce

 

If you have even just a few of these items that you can donate to help fill those boxes, drop them off at the receptionist desk at Asbury UMC before 11/2/12. And, if you’re in another area, contact a local church to see if they’re accepting similar donations!

 

In addition to the Holiday Food Box Ministry at Asbury, they also provide weekend backpacks to low income children at two local schools in Madison, Alabama.  They are ­­­in need of items to fill these backpacks year round, and are very low on supplies to pack backpacks right now.  Here are a few examples of things they’re looking for:

  • Single Serving Cereals
  • Pop Top Pastas or Soups (i.e. Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup or Spaghettio’s)
  • Granola or Cereal Bars
  • Single Serve Fruit Cups

 

If you’re able, consider donating just an item or two this week to someone in need in your community ~  I promise it will make such a difference for them this Christmas season. And please (please!) don’t feel overwhelmed by the needs out there ~ I promise, if each of us do just a small part we really can have a huge impact.  If each person who visitst PPP throughout the month  of November donates just 2 items to charity, over 100,000 items would be donated this month alone ~ WOOHOOO!   So, consider exactly where God is calling you to give, and know that your generosity will bless someone this season.

 

“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

Holiday Food Box Deal Scenario at Kroger: No Coupons Required

Holiday Food Box Deals

Are you starting to put together items for your Holiday Food Boxes?  Kroger has some great sales on food boxes items this week, and the best part is you don’t even need coupons to get a few great deals.  {I was seriously a little too excited last night while doing the Kroger ad ~ just ask my husband!}

 

It’s hard to believe that there are people who may not have money to provide a meal for their family this Thanksgiving.  But, I’m thankful that by shopping wisely we can stretch our pennies and give more. . . this won’t fill up your Holiday Food boxes, but it sure will be a start.  (And I’m betting Publix will have a lot of the items on sale next week also!)

 

Here are the deals:

Buy 10 get $5 off instantly at Kroger starting 10/28/12 (price reflects savings):

  • Buy 1 Stove Top Stuffing Mix – $0.79
  • Buy 1 Heinz Gravy – $0.69
  • Buy 3 Green Giant Canned Vegetables – $0.49
  • Buy 2 Del Monte Canned Fruit $.99
  • Buy 1 Cranberry Sauce $.99
  • Buy 2 Del Monte Canned Vegetables $.99
  • Total $7.90 ( Hopefully you grabbed some Potatoes last week and Pillsbury Brownie Mix is $.75 at Publix)
Here is a quick scenario for some of the items if you do have a few coupons

 

Check out all the great deals at Kroger this week!

 

 

Holiday Food Box Deals: Saving So We Can Give Abundantly

Holiday Food Box Deals

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for bargains on those Holiday Gift Boxes!  One of the biggest reason we do what we do on this site is to help you save abundantly for your own families and in turn give back to charity, so the season of giving is our favorite time of year . . . this is what it’s all about!

 

If you’re a local reader here in the Madison, Alabama area, our church (Asbury United Methodist) is preparing to stock Holiday food boxes.  The packing days are scheduled for November 3rd and November 17th, and we’ll keep you updated with additional information but wanted to give you an idea of what deals to watch for as you’re shopping!  Start watching the sales now, but definitely expect to see your best prices after Halloween . . . we should see deals on these items just about everywhere.  (Except for those free Betty Crocker Potatoes ~ go ahead and pick them up now!)

 

During the Holidays we’ll keep a Holiday Food Box Match Up list similar to Pantry 911, and hopefully we’ll all be able to save and give abundantly this season. If you’re unsure of where to give in your community, send us an email at contact@ passionatepenny pincher.com (leave out spaces) and we’ll help you find one. . . Happy Giving!

 

 

“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

Advent Conspiracy: Pinch A Penny As You Give This Christmas Season 12/14/11

 

Our local church is encouraging us to focus this Holiday Season on something beyond our own family, and to give to those in need this CHRISTmas.  They are specifically encouraging us to give to two specific charities here in the North Alabama area:  the 8th Street Group Home and our local Prison Ministry, and to focus on a worldwide effort, the Advent Conspiracy.

 

To help your pennies stretch further as you give this Christmas, here’s a list of the best prices we could find on items that these programs are looking for requesting.  While you may be giving to other charities this Holiday season, I’m betting a few of the items listed will be things that you may need to find a deal on too!  Remember you can always find the best prices on donation deals this Christmas under the Holiday Food Box Tab at the top of the page.

8th Street

Shampoo

Publix-

Walgreens-

  • As low as $1.67

Target-

  • $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $2.00

Kroger- Suave Shampoo/ Conditioner – $0.60

 

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Publix- Gain Detergent, 100 oz bottle – $9.99

Rite Aid- Gain $5.00

CVS- Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.49

Kroger- Xtra Laundry Detergent – $1.49 (ends today)

Kroger-

  • $.50/1 Tide ecoupon
  • $0.50/1 Tide or Downy Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • $1.50 off Tide Product AND Downy Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $10.99

 

Sugar Free Snacks

I don’t see any this week :(

 

Soap

Kroger-

  • $1.50/1 Axe Shower Gel Product printable (regional) try zip code 35758
  • $2/2 Axe Product (Kroger eCoupons)
  • $2/1 Axe Shower Gel or Detailer, exp. 1/7/12 (RP 12/11/11)
  • $0.25/1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash, Body and Face Bar or Active Clean Shower Tool, exp. 12/11/11 (RP 11/13/11)
  • As low as $1.99
  • Use $1/1 from Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
  • As low as $1.99

Trash Bags

CVS- ALL CVS Trash or Food Storage Bags BOGO 50% off

 

Canned Greens/Corn

Target- Del Monte canned vegetables- $0.49

Aldi- Happy Harvest Vegetables – $0.59

Publix- Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables, 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialty Varieties and Asparagus) – $0.69

Kroger- Kroger Canned Vegetables – $0.60

 

Tuna

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- $.77

Kroger- Kroger Tuna $.69

 

Ziploc

Publix-

 

  • $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags (Recyclebank)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags, exp. 12-31-11 (Shape, Disney Family Fun,Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Fitness, Better Homes & Gardens, Oct)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags, exp. 12-31-11 (Weight Watchers, Nov)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 12/24/11 (SS 11/13/11)
  • $1/2 Ziploc Bags, exp. 1/14/12 (SS 12/04/11)
  • $1.50/2 Ziploc Product, exp. 2/20/12 (SS 11/20/11 R)
  • $1 off Ziploc Holiday Bags/Containers AND Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (Target Happy Thanksgiving Booklet) if considered a competitor
  • As low as $1.75

 

 

( Also, the residents always need white linens, twin sheets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and basic undergarments including underwear, socks, etc. which you may be able to find at Dollar General or Walmart for a decent price. And Kroger Gift Cards)
Prison Ministry Needs ~ Going Home Package 

Socks/Undershirts/Underwear
 
Walgreens- Hanes Shirts, Underwear or Socks BOGO

Kohls- Buy 1 get one 50%

Toothbrush

Walgreens-

  • Use $1/1 from Dec All You
  • or $1/1 PRINT or PRINT
  • or $.75/1 PRINT

 

Toothpaste

Target-

  • Great Advent conspiracy donation
  • $1/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Nov ’11)
  • $1/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, NO Exp. (Allure, Sept)
  • $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 12/24/12 (SS 12/04/11)
  • $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 1/31/12 (ALL YOU Dec ’11)
  • $2/1 Crest Complete Toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast Rinse, Oral-B Complete Floss, or Oral-B Complete Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 R)
  • $1/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 12/31/11 (Publix Stocking Spree Booklet )
  • $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $.49

Kroger- Close-Up and Aim Toothpaste – $0.88

Walgreens-

  • Use $1/1 from Dec All You
  • or $1/1 PRINT or PRINT
  • or $.75/1 PRINT
  • Should make for a great deal

 

 

Shampoo
 
Publix-

Walgreens-

  • As low as $1.67

Target-

  • $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 12/31/11 (P&G 11/27/11)
  • As low as $2.00

Kroger- Suave Shampoo/ Conditioner – $0.60

 

Deodorant

Walgreens-

  • Use $1/1 from 12/11 RP
  • or $1/2, $1/3 or $.25/1 from 11/13 RP
  • As low as $1.79
  • Use $1/1 from Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
  • As low as $1.99

CVS-

Towel/Washcloths

You may be able to find at Dollar General or Walmart for a decent price. Also if your out at TJ Max, Marshals and Ross check out the clearance items!

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Food Box Deals Top Price List (As Of 12/13/11)

Do you need a few more items to fill your Holiday Food Box?  Here are the best prices on items that will match up with Holiday Food Box needs, and don’t forget you can always click the on Holiday Food Box Deals at  the top of the page to see a running tab of deals to give this Holiday Season.  Be sure to also clip these Holiday Food Box coupons to take with you as you shop!

 

Stuffing Mix

Alsi- Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix – $0.89

Target-

  • $1/3 Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/20/11 (St. Pete Times, Stove Top Insert)
    $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)
    As low as $.66 if your lucky enough to have the $1/3

Kroger-

  • $1/1 Pepperidge Farm Cookies printable
  • $2/4 Pepperidge Farm Bread, Stuffing or Croutons, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  • As low as $1.50
Publix-
  • $2/4 Pepperidge Farm Bread, Stuffing or Croutons, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  • As low as $2.00

 

Gravy

Publix-

  • $1/4 Campbell’s Gravy, exp. 1/15/12 (Share Something Delicious)
  • $0.25/4 Campbell’s Turkey Gravy, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)
  • As low as $.38

Kroger-

  • $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)

Target-

  • $3/1 Butterball Whole Turkey Fresh or Frozen wyb any combo of (4) Heinz Homestyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/13/11)

 

Instant Potatoes

Publix-

  • Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, 1.5 to 4.1 oz pkg or Scalloped or Au Gratin, 3.95 oz box – $1.00
  • FREE Idahoan Hash Brown Potatoes, exp. 1/31/12 (ALL YOU Nov ’11)
  • FREE Idahoan Au Gratin or Scalloped Homestyle Casserole, exp. 12/31/11 (ALL YOU Oct ’11)
  • $0.75/3 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Pouch printable
  • $1/4 Idahoan Items, exp. 12/31/11 (Publix Winter Savings Booklet)
  • As low as free

Kroger-

Target-

Aldi- Chef’s Cupboard Homestyle Mashed Potatoes – $0.79

 

Cornbread

Publix- $.48

Kroger- $.45

Target- $.52

 

Sweet Potatoes

Alsi- Happy Harvest Cut Sweet Potatoes 29oz – $1.29

Target- $1.19

Publix- $1.27

Kroger- $1.49

 

Canned Vegetables

Target- Del Monte canned vegetables- $0.49

Aldi- Happy Harvest Vegetables – $0.59

Publix- Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegetables, 11 to 15.25 oz can (excluding Specialty Varieties and Asparagus) – $0.69

Kroger- Kroger Canned Vegetables – $0.60

 

Macaroni and Cheese

Target- Market Pantry Macaroni and Cheese $.52

Publix- Publix brand $.79

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.50

 

Tuna

Target- Starkist $.62

Publix- $.77

Kroger- Kroger Tuna $.69

 

Diced Tomatoes

Publix-Target- Del Monte $.69

Kroger- Kroger Brand $.69

 

Cranberry Sauce

Aldi- Sweet Harvest Jellied Cranberry Sauce – $0.89

Target- Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce – $1.19

Publix- Publix Brand $1.39

Kroger- Kroger Brand $1.00

 

Canned Fruit

Kroger- Kroger Canned Mandarin Oranges or Pineapple – $1.00

Target- Del Monte $1.19

 

Dessert

Publix-

Publix-

  • Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix or Premium Cupcake Mix, 18.25 oz box (excluding Decadent and Angel Food) – $0.90$0.50/1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Duncan Hines Comstock or Wilderness Fruit Fillings, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • $1/2 Duncan Hines or Comstock Item, exp. 12/31/11 (Target Happy Thanksgiving Booklet) if considered a competitor
  • FREE Duncan Hines Cake Mix wyb Duncan Hines Cornstock or Wilderness Pie Filling, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • As low as free, overage if store allows!
Kroger-
  • Duncan Hines Cake Mix – $1.25FREE Duncan Hines Cake Mix wyb Duncan Hines Cornstock or Wilderness Pie Filling, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11 R)
  • $0.50/1 Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Duncan Hines Comstock or Wilderness Fruit Fillings, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 11/06/11)
  • As low as $.25

Target-



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