When you see a fantastic deal or have the chance to get something for free, whether it be from free samples, by using coupons, or through hand me downs, take it. If you can’t use it, I’m sure there’s someone else who can.
I can assure you that there’s a food bank or women’s shelter nearby that would be happy to accept canned goods and pantry staples. When you can get toiletries free after rebate or coupon, get them to donate. And if there are freebies for baby supplies, these are great to package together for a gift or to pass along to your friends with little ones. There are always infant-focused charities that would love formula samples you receive by mail or free bottles that you get courtesy of coupons.
This year, I’ll be getting rid of all those school supplies I bought super cheap along with travel- and sample-sized toiletries through Operation Christmas Child.
You get the thrill of a killer deal and an organization in need gets a nice donation. Then you get another thrill from helping others. What a great little circle of happy feelings.