Monday, March 30, 2009

Sharing the Wealth: The Deal Diva Way



What's the best part about being a Deal Diva? For me, it's finding deals on things that can help those in need. As I've mentioned before, when I first started learning how to use coupons and find deals, I quickly accumulated much more than our family needed. For instance, each month the Walgreens EasySaver rebate program has between 1 - 12 items that are completely free after rebate (and better than free if you use a coupon). On top of these items being free, if you request your rebate in the form of a Walgreens gift card, they throw in an extra 10% back in addition to the full rebate. Often, the rebate items are for shampoo, conditioner, and other miscellaneous toiletries. The same is true for CVS. With the CVS ExtraCare program, you can quickly accumulate quite a large amount of free toothpaste, toothbrushes, make-up, and hair care products.

So, what do you do when you have more than your family can use?

DONATE them!

The items that are typical free or "money-makers" at Walgreens and CVS are often the types of things most commonly needed by homeless shelters, women's shelters, and local charities. My favorite charity is always in need of toiletries, so whenever I am shopping and find an opportunity to pick up additional free items, I take advantage of it.

Pictured above is the donation we are dropping off this week at our favorite charity. I encourage you to do the same as you find deals that can helps others as well.

1 comment:

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