Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Challenge: How Many Toiletries Could You Buy For Just $10?

Challenge:  How Many Toiletries Could You Buy For Just $10?

We #RVA Frugal Bloggers are back at it again! Our first two challenges last Fall have lit the fire in all of us to continue to try & find ways to give back with our knack for savings!

For the past month - myself & 5 other local Richmond Frugal Bloggers;  Alison from Richmond Bargains, Stephanie from Coupon Clippin' Mommy, Tiffany from Young & Frugal in Virginia, Kim from Day by Day Savings, and Angie from My Four Monkeys have been scouring the sales in order to try & get as many toiletry items for just $10 (w/out tax)!  All of our bounty will be donated to the Safe Harbor Women & Children's Shelter to help those in need.

So without further ado - here is what I personally & we collectively accomplished!

I purchased a grand total of $83.62 worth of toiletries for just $9.55 spent out of pocket!  This was a savings of 88.58% for 24 items! 

February was a really busy month in my house and I didn't focus enough attention on the sales, as I should have.  I still feel great being able to donate to the shelter - just a little disappointed I didn't have time to push myself a little further to do a little more.

Here is what I was able to purchase for just $9.55!
6 - Colgate Whitening Toothpaste 6.4oz
2 - Colgate Sensitive Toothpate 6oz
2 - Colgate Total Toothpaste 4oz
2 - Crest 3D Vivid White Toothpaste 4oz
5 - Dove Deodorant 2.6oz
2 - L'Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo & Conditioner 13oz
2 - L'Oreal Styling Products 
1 - RevitaLens Multi-Purpose Solution 4oz
1 - Softsoap Body Wash 15oz
1 - Reach Toothbrush


We did such a great job!  Between the six of us we collected $468.81 worth of toiletries for just $59.13 out of pocket, which is an average savings of  87.39%!  High fives go out to Kim who won our challenge (2nd time in a row!) by purchasing $106.52 worth of toiletries for $10.32 out of pocket!  Alison purchased $90.33 worth for $10.14 out of pocket, Tiffany purchased $73.88 worth of toiletries for $9.83, Angie purchased $60.32 worth for $9.21 (not bad for her first challenge!) and Stephanie purchased $54.15 worth of toiletries for $10.08 out of pocket (her bounty isn't included in the photo above as she wasn't able to meet up with us last night)! 

Safe Harbor Shelter could always use your donation.  Go here for more information.

So, I ask you again - How Many Toiletries Could You Buy For Just $10?!

Related posts in the #RVA Frugal Blogger Saving Adventures:

How Many School Supplies Could You Buy For Just $10?

How Much Food Could You Buy For Just $10?

2 comments:

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

Great pictures, sad I couldn't be there.

Freelancebyu.com said...

HEY HEY HEY CONGRATS GIRLS
I just donated $200+ to the food bank for ZERO if I would have known you were collecting (send me a message on FB ELEONOR) I would have contributed to your quest.

I have a challenge for ya
how much can you NOT spend in a month
????????
I have been pantry shopping since December.......and STILL only need to fill the gaps.....you can do it too!

hugs to all
from the premiere frugalist / savings specialist in VA ......30 years and counting! :)
I have been doing this before some of you were born UGH thats a scarey thought!

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