Couponing for a Cause!

I began using coupons “seriously” a little over 4 years ago.  The money we have saved using coupons has been a huge blessing for our family, and we have also been blessed because we have been able to give back to others.  As you become more confident in your couponing skills, I encourage you to work toward building a stockpile for your own family with items that you use regularly, but I also encourage you to take some of the items that you are able to get for free or really cheap and donate them to others who may be in need.  Food banks and women’s shelters or homeless shelters are always looking for donations of non-perishable food items as well as health and beauty items.  Many times, local church organizations also collect these items.

I’d like to introduce you to two different ways you can help to “coupon for a cause.”

Couponing for Community is a nationwide event utilizing the power of couponing and social media to make a united impact for those in need.  We invite you to join this community by using your couponing skills to give to a homeless shelter, food pantry, or a friend in need during the week of May 8-14! They chose this week to match up with Stamp Out Hunger Day, which is May 14th.  If your local Post Office is participating, all you have to do is put a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox on May 14th!

What is the Goal?
This year we are setting a goal of 10,000 items donated in one week’s time. We invite you to track your giving during the week of May 8-14 and share your story here. They will have a giving tracker to tally up everyone’s efforts!!

Make sure you like Couponing for Community here on Facebook to join in with this great cause!


Clair at Mummy Deals is also starting a “Charity Challenge” and each Tuesday she will be posting ideas about things that you can donate on a budget.  You can read more about that here.

Here are some free or cheap items you can pick up to donate this week:

Target ~

Band Aid bandages (8 ct adult or 10 ct character) – $.97 (in travel section)
$2/2 Band Aid printable
Final Price = free after coupon (when you buy 2)

Degree Men’s Deodorant – $1.97
$1/1 Men’s Degree deodorant – 3-27 RP
$1/1 Degree deodorant Target printable
Final Price = FREE after coupons!

Zantac Maximum Strength – $7.74
$2/1 Zantac Target printable
$5/1 Zantac printable
Final Price – $.74 after coupon

Walgreens ~

Buy Carefree pantiliners (20-22 ct) – $.99, get a $1 RR
$.50/1 Carefree – 3-27 RP
Final Price = $.51 moneymaker after coupon/RRs

Buy Luster White 7 toothpaste – $4.99, get a $4 RR
$1.50/1 Luster White 7 – 4-3 SS
Final Price = $.51 moneymaker after coupon/RRs

Walmart ~

Buy 1 Similac Ready to Feed – $3.84

Use $5/1 coupon

Get $1.16 in overage!


Buy 2 Similac Ready to Feed – $3.84/each

Use $5/1 coupon
Use $3/1 coupon

Get $.32 overage!

*Get all of the details on this deal here

Are you already participating in an event like this in your community?  I’d love to hear about it!

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  3. […] A few weeks ago, I posted about Couponing for a Cause.  Since I started using coupons seriously about four years ago, it has blessed our lives because we’ve been able to cut our grocery budget significantly, but it has also allowed us to bless the lives of others through donations.  I have sat and watched the footage of Joplin and my heart aches for the people there.  I want to help and I’m so happy that I’ve found a way to help!  On Facebook, there is a Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery page here.  Yesterday someone posted a link to a spreadsheet of drop-off locations for donations.  I was THRILLED to see there is a location here in Texas!  Our family will be getting together toiletries, batteries, clothing, and toys to donate.  I think this will be a great learning experience for my kids.  To find drop-off locations for donations in your area or to get other ideas about how you can help, check out the spreadsheet here. I’d love to see pictures or hear about what your families are doing to help with relief efforts in Joplin! […]