Detroit Deal Diva

Couponing Gone Wrong Pt. 2-Target

Posted on: September 30, 2010

I had, what I thought, was a simple shopping  plan when I went to Target this past weekend. The plan was to have 2 transactions and  to reduce my out-of pocket cost on tracnsation #2 by using the gift cards earned from transaction #1.

The first transaction was six single pack Venus Embrace razors at $4.99 each.  There is a manufacturer coupon for $2/1 and a Target store coupon for $2.50/1 making each razor .49.  Target also has  a gift card deal to get a $5.00 GC when you buy (wyb)  three Venus Embrace razors.   This would have made for a $7.06 moneymaker (thanks totallytarget).  Sweet deal, right?   Wrong!!  Target’s raggedy registers would not scan my manufacturer coupons, the cashier (and manager) were dumbfounded  and my master plan went right out the door.  The drama that ensued caused  the whole deal to be scrapped and I went ahead with my second transaction. 

My favorite manager, Denise was not working  that day and I dare not shop there again unless I ensure that she is on duty.  I continued to have coupon issues throughout my second transaction, but eventually the torture was over.  So much for my coupon friendly store. I swear sometimes shopping with coupons feels like going to war. How sad is that? 

Oh well,  here is what I managed to wrangle out of the store. You can also check  out the video here.

  • (5) Huggie wipes 72 ct.-$1.99/ea
  • (3) Glade Sense and Sprays-$5.04/ea
    • used $3/1 (expired) and $3/1 Target Q (expired) 
  • (1) Glade Lasting Impressions-$6.49
    • used $3/1 (expired) and $3/1 Target Q (expired)
  • (2) pair of children’s socks-$1.00/ea
  • (3) Pillsbury Sweet Moments-$2.50/ea
    • used (2) $1.50/1 printable and (1) $1/1 8/8/10 SS and 9/12/10 GM
  • Tinker Bell Blu-Ray-DVD combo-$22.99
  • (1) Enfagrow infant formula $18.99
  • (2) Clean and Clear Surge refill pads-$3.84
    • used $3/1 8/1/10 SS
  • (1) Vaseline Lotion-$2.69/ea
  • Target Home towel bar$4.98
    • used $10/1 Target Q (adjusted down to $4.98)
  • (3) Shout travel size wipes-.97
    • Forgot to give coupons to cashier. I will be returning items on my next visit.

Total value=$115.55  Total OOP=$40.19   Total savings=65%

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1 Response to "Couponing Gone Wrong Pt. 2-Target"

[…] also returned the Shout travel wipes I mentioned in my last Target post and got back an additional $3.08. All in all, this was the best Target shopping trip I have had in […]

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