Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Checklist and Match-Ups

 
clip_image001With Hurricane Irene on her way, a reader recommended I put together a list for everyone.  Excellent idea, but my time was a little limited, so I employed the help of Coupon Queen That Saves The Green to help me put something together.  Here is a  check list and some links for coupons on items you may need/want. Please feel free to add to it, by posting in the comments section below and I will update the official list throughout the day.
Many stores sell ready-made hurricane safety kits, but it can be just as easy and more affordable to gather everyday items from around your home.
Here is a check list that could come in handy. Print this list so you can refer to it as you gather your items.
Food & Water
  • Bottled water, purifying tablets
    $1/2 Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, exp. 9/11/11 (RP 07/31/110)
    $1/2 Nestle Pure Life Purified  Water, Printable
  • Non-perishable food
    $1/3 Campbell's Chunky Soup, Campbell's Kitchen
    $1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 10/1/11 (GM 08/07/11)
  • Hand can opener
  • Baby food, formula
  • Vitamins
  • Snacks
  • Powdered or canned milk
  • Pet food, if needed (Note: most shelters do not allow pets)
Health needs
  • Prescription refills
  • Bandages, gauze pads
    $0.50/1 Neosporin Product or Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, exp. 8/31/11 (RP 06/12/11)
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
    $1/1 Scotch Precision, Multi-Purpose or Home & Office Scissors, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 08/07/11 R)
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic spray
  • Soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Latex gloves
  • Baby diapers
  • Eye glasses, contacts, eyecare products
  • Toilet pape
    $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue, exp. 9/25/11 (SS 08/14/11 R)
  • Sun screen
  • Bug repellant

Safety gear
  • Rain gear - poncho, umbrella
  • Blankets, sleeping bags
  • Hat, sun visor
  • Work gloves
  • Flashlights, extra batteries
$1/1 Rayovac Alkaline Batteries Printable
$1/1 Rayovac Batteries Facebook
  • Boots, shoes with rigid soles
  • Weather radio, portable radio and extra batteries
Documents:
  • Insurance documents
  • Personal identification
  • Extra money
  • Address book
  • Reading material, coloring activities for kids
  • Hurricane tracking chart
For coupon ideas, click the coupon match-ups button found on the left side of the Rock’n With Rite Aid Homepage.
Special thanks to Coupon Queen That Saves The Green for helping me compile this list. 
(Credit: USA Today)

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