This month, there are several printable toy coupons from Hasbro. Save $3 on Glo-Worm, $5 on My Little Pony and many more! Typically, internet printable coupons from sites like this one will give you 30 days after printing until the expiration date. However, this one is printing with longer dates—allowing you to print them while they are available but save for a great holiday sale! Click on the Hasbro Savings Center to the left and print the ones you want.
Even if you do not think you will purchase the included items, it might be a good idea to print them all. There is a good chance that holiday sales combined with these coupons could result in free or nearly free toys! They may not appear on your own gift lists, but they could really brighten the holidays for a child in need. There are many programs throughout the season for donating gifts to those who may not otherwise receive any.
Toys for Tots, Operation Christmas Child, Salvation Army, local churches, retail stores, Angel trees and other community organizations will organize toy drives to reach those in need. I have also found a great resource for tracking down collections in your area. Secret Santa helps support toy programs across the country by compiling a database of drives based on zip code. It is a bit early still for the 2009 drives to be listed, but it isn’t too early to plan ahead for how you will spend your charitable funds this holiday season. Or, more importantly, to start finding ways to help even if you don’t have a charitable budget this year.
One of the things that has always been a party of our mission is encouraging our community to get involved and share with others, even when they are on a tight budget themselves. It is often surprisingly easy to help others just by being aware of what is available to you. Thankful Thursday is our chance to share the opportunities, organizations and services we have found!