Today I hit Wal-mart in hopes of finding some valentines clearance items like pencils and cups but everything was already gone. At least in the one store I stopped in at. So I started hunting through the treats for acceptable candy for shoe boxes (hard candy, no chocolate or gooey stuff).
I found these bags of heart shaped suckers. Regular $4 on for $2. There's about 100 in a bag so that makes each sucker 2 cents. I wondered if I should've bought more but I already have candy canes on hand from Christmas clearance as well as these:
The ever popular "book" of lifesavers were on clearance at Wal-mart after Christmas for $1.50 making each roll .25 cents.
So don't forget to check out the clearance items after each holiday. There's lots of goodies to be found!