#HealthySavings at Walgreens & DIY Duck Tape Bins for Your College Student

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It’s hard to believe that summer is over and it’s back to school time again.  We’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting our daughter all set to go back to college.  With this being her second year, I feel a lot more prepared than I did for her freshman year.  We had a much better idea on what to pack (and incidentally… what not to pack 😉 ).  One of my errands last week was a trip to Walgreens to get a variety of Pfizer products that every college student needs.DIY Duck Tape BinsIt’s no surprise to us that while our daughter is at college, healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits are not a priority for her.  We try and encourage her where we can, and in this case it means stocking up on a few things that will help when the going gets tough and Mom is not around to make her feel better 🙂  Items like Chapstick, Emergen-C 30 ct, Advil and Centrum Vitamins.

It’s even better when I can get some #HealthySavings by buying those items at Walgreens.   From 7/26 – 8/29 you can receive 10,000 Balance Rewards points when you spend $30 or more on participating Pfizer brands!  Look for the special display set up in the aisle or you’ll see specially marked tags by the participating products.#HealthySavings at Walgreens with Pfizer brands.  Spend $30 on participating products and earn 10,000 Balance Rewards PointsThe offer includes the items I bought as well as the Pfizer brands ThermaCare, Children’s Advil, Dimetapp, Robitussin, Centrum, Caltrate, and Nexium 24HR.  College is expensive y’all and those 10,000 Balance Rewards points is $10 in savings towards my next Walgreens purchase!  Cha-ching!Earn 10,000 Bonus Rewards Points at Walgreens when you purchase participating Pfizer brand products.  #HealthySavingsI have to admit though, it’s not very exciting getting handed a plastic bag full of vitamins and pain reliever.  So I found a fun way to give our daughter these Pfizer products with something she can re-use in her bedroom or bathroom.  These easy to make Duck Tape Bins use just a few materials and are great for organizing everything from Pfizer brand products to hair ties, toys, craft supplies and plenty of other things, since you can make them in just about any size that you want.DIY Duck Tape Bins


Materials Needed
Paper Bag (any size from lunch bag to grocery sack)
Duck Tape (patterned, colored, a variety of both), optional: Clear Packing Tape
1. Cut open a paper bag so that it lies flat.  Starting at the top of the bag fold a strip of Duck Tape lengthwise over the edge.  Then continue to lay down strips of Duck Tape across the rest of the bag.  If you want to re-inforce the bag completely, repeat this on the other side of the paper bag (recommended if the bin will be in an area with moisture, but you don’t have to do that).2. Once the bag is covered in Duck Tape, tape the bag into a tube shape.3. Then join the bottom edges with a strip of Duck Tape (or clear packing tape) folded over lengthwise.4. You’ll then want to make the inside bottom flat with one hand, and then taking the bottom points you’ll fold those toward the outside bottom and tape them down flat.  You can use the Duck Tape or clear packing tape for that.Ta Da!  Now you have some cute catch-all containers, that are cheap to make.  You can use all kinds of patterned Duck Tape to make them look fab for a college student to store their things.  The Duck Tape strengthens the bags so they should last for a long time.What kind of Pfizer Products will you stock up on during this #HealthySavings offer at Walgreens?  What do you use your Walgreens Balance Rewards on?  Do you splurge on something fun in the store, or use them for more #HealthySavings?

2 thoughts on “#HealthySavings at Walgreens & DIY Duck Tape Bins for Your College Student

  1. I use my rewards card for everything at Walgreen. Isn’t it amazing how pretty duct tape has become?

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