Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My $5.24 Gift Basket

Well, my hubby is working late, L is taking a nap and J is watching a movie. So I decided to quick get a little blogging done.

Jeremy's family is going camping this weekend. They usually have a little auction. You can bring whatever you want to put on it. In the past the proceeds have been used to buy a large tent (one we can all gather under when we're camping) and given to my BIL to help with medical bills. I'm not exactly sure what they're planning on doing with this years money.

Anyway, I've been trying to decide what I want to put on the auction. I wanted to come up with something neat but didn't want to spend alot of money. Suddenly it dawned on me that I have all this toothpaste, razors, soap, and deodorant that I got for free or really cheap. So I decided to make a little gift basket with this stuff. Here's what I put in it and what it cost me.

  • Basket - $1.00
  • Bath Puff - $1.00
  • Crest Toothpaste - FREE
  • Oral B Toothpaste - FREE
  • Skintimate Shaving Gel - $.50
  • Schick Razor - $.99
  • Dial Hand Soap - FREE
  • Dove deodorant - $.50
  • Dove Body Lotion - $1.25

Total Cost = $5.24

My cost before coupons and extra care bucks

  • Basket - $1.00
  • Bath Puff - $1.00
  • Crest Toothpaste - $1.00
  • Oral B Toothbrush - $1.00
  • Skintimate Shaving Gel - $2.00
  • Schick Razor - $8.99
  • Dial Hand Soap - $1.00
  • Dove Deodorant - $2.50
  • Dove Body Lotion - $6.00

Total cost = $22.49

Are you convinced now that you can save money using coupons? :)


  1. I'm doing a "basket", too!! But mine is snacks--bought with coupons!! I haven't figured up the cost, yet.... :)

  2. Great job!! I bet you had fun putting it together.