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Now Vs Later

June 14th, 2010 at 07:56 pm

Originally I was putting together going away packages for my son's platoon. There are 38 packages with 9 items in each package. Since word has come down that I should wait and send them what they need as they need it, I've been going back and forth about what to do.

I've decided to adopt a group of Marines already in Afghanistan that will be returning in October. Why, because they are in need NOW. I went to AnySoldier.com and found a group. The box is packed with items they requested. Tomorrow it will be sent priority mail in an APO/FPO box and they should have their items this time next week or a day or so after that.

Some folks just want letters, to stay connected and motivated, so feel free to log on even if your funds are tight.

Since this group is returning in October there won't be alot of overlap and I can help someone now instead of maybe later. The future is nebulous, right now I can help these people. And, at the rate I acquire items, it won't be a problem.

CVS
$4ea x 2 bottle of Gillete BW = $8 - $4/2MQ - 4eb=
0 + tax = .48 (I paid cash forgetting my GC, darn)
Got back 8eb.

Walgreens
Nivea Deal $5.99 +.50(envelopes)=$6.49 - 3MQ - .50RR = $3.48 (with tax) Got back 6RR.

Safeway - 5 deals avg. .25 oop with a $2 ONYO earned each time.

Giant Food - 4 toothbrushes, 2 pkg wacky mac, 2 bottle honey mustard, 1 ban deodorant = .93 after MQ and GF tripler. I also got a $4 ONYO cat for the toothbrushes. Happy dance time!

It was an incredible shopping day!

OOP I spent $6.14 (6.54 incl .50RR), a little over my $5 a day.

I have $14 in cats and 4 more ebs. I'm ahead over $11. Plus, lots of items.

2 Responses to “Now Vs Later”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    that's very nice of you to do that, i am sure they will appreciate the items

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    I took a look at the site. I'm going to start planning a care package. There was a request in there for female soldiers in Afghanistan requesting basic toiletries - dry powder, dry shampoo. I really like the idea of helping out.

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