Apr 6, 2012

Kmart Easter Build A Basket Challenge #KmartEaster #CBias

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Earlier this week I was given the challenge to go to KMart and armed with $30 and my local circular ad, create the best Easter basket I could.  My original intention was to create one of the boys baskets.  But then I learned of a friend of a friend who's family just lost everything in a house fire. My friend was collecting clothes, diapers and personal items for the family.  I decided that while all the items were clearly NEEDED, sometimes its good to get a little something special in these times and this family has a young girl.  I thought maybe putting together the basket for her might be a small bright spot amidst the struggles for this young family.

So I set out to create a basket for a young girl I've never met. I know she has special needs and requires a wheelchair and feeding equipment (I was told the wheelchair made it out of the fire but the feeding equipment didn't).  

I spent a lot of time roaming the Easter section, partly because there was a ton to choose from and partly because I wasn't sure what this little girls limitations are.  In the end I did chose to include some candy, figuring if she's unable to eat it, maybe her mom or someone else might like a treat too.
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While I was wandering the aisle, I saw this deal for Bonus Rewards Members!  Earn $5 when you spend $30 in the Easter Department.  Find out more about Shop Your Way Rewards on Twitter.
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I also grabbed a package of festive Easter bubbles.  I can't be sure that she can blow bubbles, but I KNOW all kids love to watch bubbles so I'm sure if she isn't able to, someone who loves her will blow them for her to watch and enjoy.
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I also grabbed a coloring book and some fun purple rubber ducks! The last thing I had to do was decide on basket to hold it all.  I narrowed it down to this fun Tinkerbell bucket or the traditional basket.
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I decided to go with the bucket because I thought it would be used more after Easter to hold whatever she might want.  Plus, it was too cute to pass up.


You might also notice behind the baskets that I found some sweatshirts on clearance.  For $1.99 I can never pass up the chance to grab some for my kids.  But I decided to get some for this little girl too.  I grabbed them in sized larger than she is now hoping they'll also fit next season.  It was a total treat for me to buy pink and glittery things.
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Checking out was fast and easy, even though I couldn't find my Rewards card. Thankfully they are able to look up your account easily by your phone number so I still got my rewards for my purchase.  I was even handed my $5 gift card on the spot.
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Last night I put the basket together and dropped it off to my friend to deliver to the family.  I hope they enjoy it.
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14 comments:

  1. Oh I know they will! Such cute goodies inside!

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    1. THANKS!! I love easter stuff its always so fun and cute but getting to go girly was even better!!

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  2. Your basket turned out completely adorable. The little girl you're giving it to is going to love the fun items and yummy treats...and glittery shirts! :) What a kind heart you have.

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  3. Bless your heart Lisa. I love that bunny. I need to go see if I can find one exactly like it for a SPECIAL Girl I know. great job. I hope she loves it. Prayers to her and her family. I lost everything I owned in a house fire over 10 yrs ago and I can tell you there's still things I miss.

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    1. DId you find one? It was soo soft. I was touching all the choices lol When I found this one it was a definite winner!

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  4. The basket looks adorable! I am sure she will enjoy it as much as you did making it! Thanks for being so thoughtful Lisa! Vickie

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    1. THANKS! We do what we can. As much as I feel like we have to struggle, I'm reminded daily how lucky we really are.

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  5. What a great idea to do this for the family. They turned out great! I think Kmart has a great selection of Easter items.

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    1. THANKS! And they had a HUGE selection, I was pleasantly surprised!

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  6. Beautiful basket and what a beautiful heart YOU have! What a lovely thing you are all doing to help this family out. I'm sure she will cherish your happy gift. The bucket in itself certainly made her smile and everyone deserves to smile!

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  7. I love your creative basket! Kmart has some awesome deals around the holidays!

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