It’s better to give than to receive

Are you looking for a great way to give to others during the holiday season? I know it can be difficult with the economy the way that it is now to give to others when you may be struggling yourself. Well, you’re in luck. This week at CVS there is a great opportunity to donate a brand new (and very popular) toy to a child in need.

Have you heard of Zhu Zhu Pets? They are these little hampster toys that look like this:


The Four Zhu Zhus


Cute, right? See the little button on their nose? They make noise when you push it. And after educating myself further (ahem, watching YouTube videos) I found out that they move and kids make little hamster runs for them just like a real hampster. Honestly, some genius thought these little guys up. What parent wouldn’t love their child to have a “pet” that they don’t have to clean up after, take to the vet, feed, etc? And they can just turn them off at the end of the day! Genius!

Anyway, let’s get to the deal! Head over to CVS this week and scan your ExtraCare Card. If you don’t have one, sign up for one at a register. Then head over to the scanning kiosks and scan your card. The kiosk will print out coupons for you to use in your next purchases. Scan your card as many times as you can until it stops giving you coupons. You should have a coupon for a $0.99 Zhu Zhu Pet! These little hampsters cost $9.89 at regular price! What a great deal!

Now, this deal gets even better on Dec. 18 when Zhu Zhu Pets are Buy One Get One FREE! That means you can buy 2 Zhu Zhu Pets for just $0.99! That’s just $0.49 cents each. A savings of $18.97. What a great way to get two great toys for two kids who might otherwise not have gifts on Christmas.

Now, where should you take your donation? Click here to see all of the Toys for Tots donation stations in Santa Clara County.   (Or, click here if you don’t live in Santa Clara County.) There are tons of drop-off stations all around the county and multiple in each city. You shouldn’t have to drive more than a mile or two to find one close to you. Make sure you check the collection dates on the website. Most collection stations collect until Dec. 20, but some don’t, so make sure you choose one that is still collecting. Also, Toys for Tots requests all toys be new and unwrapped so there’s no need to wrap the gift!

Unfortunately I’m not sure how long this deal will last. I found this deal tonight and the coupon was going to expire tomorrow. It’s also possible that the coupon will only print through tomorrow, Dec. 18. So if you can, don’t wait to grab this deal!

If you have any questions about how to get this deal or if you know another great way to make a donation this holiday season, please comment below!



December 17, 2011. FruGal Fix.

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