Couponing to Help Others | 2014 Backpack Challenge UPDATE

I love when I can give back through couponing and Back to School time is a great time to help because you can get school supplies for cheap!   Consider picking up a few extra supplies to help out less fortunate students!

Two years ago I participated in a Backpack Challenge.  I’m happy to be participating again!

I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. #givingbackpack #ebates


The backpack and everything in or on the backpack was purchased last week for $4.23 – you can see the breakdown of that here.  I have $20.77 left to spend.

Here is my update on my shopping for this week!

On the left is my Office Depot purchase.

Filler paper @ $.75

Plastic Pocket Folders (3) @ $1.50 ($.50 each)

Notebooks (2) @ $.02 (a penny each!)

Total spent was $2.27


On the right is my Fred’s purchase.

Filler Paper (2) @ $1.00 ($.50 each)

Notebooks (2) @ $.50 ($.25 each)

Pencils @ $.50

Crayons @ $.65 (were supposed to be $.50 but I decided not to quibble over $.15 – I was in a hurry!)

Glue @ $.50

Index Cards @ $.50

Total spent was $3.65


Both trips this week cost me a total of $5.92.  Subtract from $20.77 left in my budget and it leaves me with $14.85 to spend!

Everything in the picture above has only cost me $10.15!

Thanks again to the sponsor of the backpack challenge for giving me the opportunity to give back!

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