I ran out of toothpaste six days ago. No big deal. Just go to Target buy some more, right? Well, it doesn't work that way for me. I coupon, I penny pinch, and I account for every dime in my budget so, spending $3.50 on my favorite toothpaste was absolutely out of the question.
So, I used my travel sized Aquafresh toothpaste for ONE day, and disliked it so much I had to figure something else out.
Looks like a normal tube of toothpaste, right?
Enter my scissors. Not only for crafting, but also useful in helping a bad breath crisis! I cut off the end of the toothpaste tube and discovered a gold mine of minty freshness!
The amount left in the tube got me through four more days of oral hygiene until I could get the coupons clipped and get to the store.
The best part? 3-packs of Crest on clearance at Target for $5.08, plus my coupons, plus a $5 gift card when you purchase three, plus my 5% Target redcard discount means that I got NINE tubes of toothpaste for 81¢ each! Heck yes!
The only bad news is that I will be butchering my toothpaste tube in the future to get every drop of paste and I have already moved on to new victims as well.