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a toilet paper emergency

March 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I saw a bit on the news the other day about how the local pantries are desperate for toilet paper. They are so low, they are only giving families one roll per month. They are trying to get 80,000 rolls donated next month. For some reason I never thought about donating toilet paper to the pantry. I guess because it's something that stores forever and I just keep it for myself.

Anyways Walgreens has 12 big rolls of Cottonelle on sale for $4 with their coupon and I had 2 $1 q's that expire tomorrow so I went to Walgreens today to pick up toilet paper and their other freebies this week.

Transaction #1

10.00 - 2 12 ct Cottonelle tp
4.00 - Dove shampoo
2.00 - Dentek dental floss
1.25 - tax
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17.25
-2.00 - 2 $1 manufacture q's for Cottonelle
-2.00 - Walgreen q from their April coupon book
-1.50 - Dove q
-1.00 - Dentek q
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10.75

I got back a $4 register reward for the Dove and a $2 reward for the Dentek, so I made money on those two items after the coupons

Transaction #2

4.00 - Dove
2.00 - Dentek
.47 - tax
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6.47
-1.50 - Dove q
-1.00 - Dentek q
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3.97

I got back another $4 and $2 reward, so again made money on these 2 items.

Everything I got will go to the food pantry for April.

2 12 ct rolls Cottonelle toilet paper
2 bottles Dove shampoo
2 packages dental floss

I got a sample in the mail yesterday of Kelloggs All Bran cereal and Bran Buds and they will go to the pantry also.

I finished reading my book Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs. Supernatural - very good.

4 Responses to “a toilet paper emergency”

  1. elisabeth Says:

    Stefan in a Scooby van adds a certain kind of humor to the story. Wulfe is just plain creepy. I only get tp when it is free or close to free. I had about 2 years worth and my mom suggested donating some to the food pantry. It hadn't crossed my mind but they were happy to have it so I keep 6mo to 1yr for me and donate the rest as deals appear.

  2. girltherapy Says:

    My BIL reminds me that toilet paper is something that you can't get with food stamps, thats probably why its in such demand at food pantries.

  3. cptacek Says:

    I gave probably 12 boxes of tampons and maxi pads as a donation after Katrina.

  4. Waterfall Says:

    An attention grabbing title, for sure Smile

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