Here are my last additions:
-Fire Safety Coloring Book and cardboard firetruck that you fold to put together (I requested these for FREE a couple weeks ago and I didn’t even think about OCC when I requested them. I think I’ve could’ve requested more than one of each. I will be sure to do that next year!)
And I made one last trip to the Dollar Tree –
– Three pack of kid’s toothbrushes (each toothbrush was packaged individually and you tore the packs apart on the perforations. Perfect! AND I only needed 2 toothbrushes so I have one left for next year!
– 2 Bible Story coloring books (ended up only using one so I have one for next year too!)
-Winnie the Pooh chalkboard and chalk (didn’t fit in the boxes that needed it so saving it for next year also!)
-Cars chalkboard and chalk
-Yo-yo’s 2 pk
Total for Dollar Tree items – $7.70
BUT, I had two packs of birthday invitations from the Dollar Tree that I didn’t use for Bug’s birthday party – SO I swapped them which means I only paid $5.50!
So here was how my total looked after the last purchases:
6 boxes at $10/each goal = $60.00
Take $7/each shipping out -$42.00
Total to spend on items = $18.00
Minus amount spent – $14.28
Total left to spend = $3.72
I had $3.72 left to spend and I spent $5.50. Which means I packed and shipped 6 boxes for $61.78 – not too far from my goal. And I have a few things leftover to start next years boxes!
(If you figure in the two things I bought that I didn’t use and take that $2.20 out of the total I actually came in $0.42 under budget. But then I’d have to add that to next years total so I decided since I’d already paid for them, I would just eat the overage and start with my items and a $0 balance for next years boxes.)