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I made my last shopping trip of the year on New Year’s Eve.  I had a number of coupons that were due to expire that day and I tried to use as many as possible w/o breaking my budget.

I did three transactions because I was using a lot of coupons. I have found that when I am using a lot of coupons there are less mistakes with my coupons and any mistakes that are made are easier to catch.   I had to make my bi-weekly baby purchases so that always drives up my bottomline. Otherwise, I think I got some pretty good deals. 

Transaction #1- Baby Stock-up

  • (2) Huggie Pull-ups-$8.99 ea.
  • (2) Enfagrow Toddler formula-$17.09 ea
    • used $3.00/1 MQ
    • used $5.00/1 MQ
  • (9) Canisters of Gerber cereal-$2.99 ea.
    • used (3) BOGO MQ
    • used (2) .55/1 MQ
  • Up & Up children’s antacid-$1.97
  • Tag Jr. Book (Curious George)-$7.68  (This price was a pleasant surprise at the register)
    • used $5.00/1 MQ

Total OOP= $46.76, including tax       Total Coupons used=$34.56         Total Savings (accordling to receipt) =$38.36  

I have learned that the reciept includes any sale savings in addition to any coupons used to calculate your total savings

Transcations #2-Holiday clearance decorations

  • (3) Large gift bags-$1.00 ea.
  • (1) Medium gift bag-$.37
  • (1) Smal gift bag -.25
  • (2) Packs of tissue paaper-.25 ea. (I discovered after I got home that I wasn’t charged for one pack.)
  • (1) Pack of small gift boxes-.50

Total OOP= $4.63, including tax    Total savings according to my reciept=$13.13

Transaction #3-Everything else

  • (2) Downy Wrinkle Releaser-$1.47 ea.
    • used (2) $1.00/1 MQ
  • Bounce dryer sheets $1.99
    • used .50/1  MQ
    • used $1.00/1 TQ
  • Tide Stain Release-$3.99
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
    • used $1.00/1 TQ
  • Tide laundry detergent-$8.99
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
    • used $1.00/1 TQ
  • (2) Wonka Chcolate bars-$1.38 ea.
    • used (2) $1.00/1
  • (2) Wonka Christmas candy-.74 ea.
    • used (2) $1.00/1 MQ  (.52 overage given)
  • (2) Hershey Kisses-$1.34 ea.
  • (2) Pepperidge Farms cookie canisters-$1.37 ea.
    • used $1.00/2 MQ
  • (4) Pepperidge Farms bag cookies-.84 ea
    • used (2) $1.00/2 MQ
  • (4) Market Pantry frozen mini chicken sandwiches (6ct. box)-$1.99 ea
  • 2ltr.Coke Classic-$1.00
  • 2ltr. Sprite Zero-$1.00
  • (2) bottle deposits-.10 ea.
  • (10) VitaminWater-$1.00 ea.
    • used (4) BOGO FB Q
  • (6) 1ltr. Smartwaters-1.49 ea.
    • Target Special  Get 6 pk free wyb 10 VitaminWater
  • (3) Kraft shredded cheese -$2.04 (Not shown in picture)
  • Armor All car wash-$2.99
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
  • Armor All car wipes-$3.49
    • used $2.00/1 MQ
  • Bounty Basic paper towel-.99
    • used $1.00/1 MQ
  • (4) Poise pads-$3.04
    • used (4) $2.00/1 MQ
    • used (4) $1.50/1 TQ printable  ($1.82 overage given)
  • (2) Up & Up pantyliners
  • Bic ink pens
    • used $1.00/1 MQ 

Total OOP=$24.31  Total Coupons Used =$64.69 Total Savings according to my reciept=$101.16

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I haven’t shopped much in the last few weeks so, I was excited to get out this weekend. It was a marathon shopping day. I hit several stores and between trying to get all of my deals and Christmas shopping for my daughter,  I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I managed to save a ton of money at Target this week ($115.98 according to my receipt.)  I was cheated out of $9.00 in coupons, so I have to return a couple of items but, otherwise it was a pleasant trip. 

Purchases made in two transactions.

  • (4) AirWick candles $2.99 ea.
    • (4) $3/1 MQ 11/14/10-SS
  • (4) Tide (travel side) .97 ea
    • (4) $1/1 MQ  11/28/10 P&G Saver
  • (6) Sleepshirts $1.98-3.24 ea.
    • (2) $10/3 TQ
  • KitKat $1.00
  • (2) 7 ct. Nescafe stick pack  $1.00 ea.
    • (2) .75/1 printable
  • Market Pantry Bagels $1.24
  • (3) Healthy Choice frozen meals $1.79 ea.
    • (1) B1G1 (Snail Mail Q)
    • (1) $1/2 MQ 10/17/10-SS
  • (2) CPK Pizzas $2.89 ea.
    • (2) $1.50/1 printable
  • (4) Vaseline Lotions $2.69 ea.
    • (4) $1/1 MQ 11/14/10 RP
    • (4) $1.50/1 TQ
  • (6) Softsoaps $1.00 ea.
    • (3) $1/2 TQ (Target mailer)
  • (4) Suave deodorants .97 ea.
    • (4)  .75/1 MQ 11/14/10 RP
    • (2) $1/2 TQ
  • (3) Suave shampoo .99 ea.
    • (3) $1/1 TQ
  • (3) Degree deodorants (travel size) .97 ea.
    • (3) $1/1 TQ
  • (7) Gillette Shave Gel (travel size) .97 ea.
    • (7) $1/1 MQ  11/28/10 P&G Saver
  • (2) NYC nail color $1.72 ea.
  • (5) Herbal Essences .97 ea.
    • (5) $1/1 MQ  11/28/10 P&G Saver
  • (2) Vaseline Lip therapy $1.02 ea.
    • (2) $1/1 printable (no longer available)
  • (3) Up pantyliners .89 ea.
    • (3) .75/1 TQ
  • (2) Gas-X chewable tablets $3.98 ea.
  • Crayola crayons $1.97
  • Crayola Toy $5.99
    • $2/1 MQ (Sent from Pamper)
    • $1/1 TQ (Target Mailer)
  • (4) Friskies cat treats $1.42 ea.
    • (2) $2/2 MQ 11/14/10 RP
    • (2) $1/2 TQ
  • Leap Frog toy $19.99 (Not pictured)
  • OOP $46.71  Saved $115.98 

I went to Target  on  Saturday and other than the fact that they cheated me out $2.00 in coupons it was a pretty good trip.  I will be returning  two of the Friskies because I never let Target get away with cheating me out of money.  This is my shopping list for this week.

  • (2) turtleneck  shirts for my daughter-On clearance for $2.00/ea
  • Sweater for my daughter-On clearance for $6.20
  • (2) Huggie Pull-ups $8.99/ea
    • used (1) $1.50 Target Q
    • used (2) $2.00 printable
  • Large bag of Nestle candy -$2.49 on clearance
  • Bag of M&M candy -$.67 on clearance
  • (2) Large bags of Hershey Kisses -$1.22/ea on clearance
    • used (2) Target printable
    • used $1/2 manu. 9/26/10 SS
  • (8) single containers of Meow Mix -.45/ea
    • used (4) $1/2 manu. 9/26/10 RP
  • (4) Friskies Party Mix-$1.34/ea
    • used (2) Target printable
    • used (4) $1/1 manu.  (Register only took off 2) 8/22/10 SS or 9/12/10 RP

Forgot to include in the other photo

  • (1) Alexia Sweet Potatoe Fries-$2.19
  • Berenstain Bears book-$1.00
  • MP Sandwich bread-.99
  • MP hot dog buns-$1.19

Total  OOP $31.73 including tax  Total saved $38.80 

I had a pretty uneventful shopping trip this week. The cashier tried to tell me that “one per purchase” meant I could only use one coupon per transaction, but after I explained the difference, she grudgingly scanned all my coupons.  I am so tired of the “purchase vs. transaction” debate.  I didn’t purchse a lot because they didn’t have my daughter’s formula and a couple of other items  on my shopping list.  It was still a good trip. 

  • (1) Bag of Lays Baked Chips – $2.79
  • (4) Premium saltine crackers – $1.99/ea
  • (2) Quaker Life bars – $2.39/ea
    • used (2) $1/1 Manu. Qpon(Rec’d with sample)
    • used (2) $1/1 Target printable
  • (6) Quaker Instant Oatmeal – $2.50/ea
    • used (6) $2/2 Manu. printable ( no longer available)
    • find another $1/1 Quaker Qpon in the 9/12/10 RP
    • used (4) .75/1 Target Notebook Qpon
  • (12)  The Goodlife Recipe cat food  – .69/ea
    • used (12) $1/1 Manu.  (adjusted  to .69/ea) 9/19/10 RP
  • Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies – $1.44

Target’s registers are so wonky that half of the time I can’t understand their savings calculations.  I am going to list my out-of-pocket costs and savings according to my calculations.

Total product value=$40.25    Total OOP  cost=$8.41 including tax       Total Saved=$31.84 or 79%

 

Today’s trip to Target for uneventful.  Thank God.  I was able to use all of my coupons and get some freebies problem-free. Here is what I was able to score for $13.26 including tax.

  • (2) Huggies Pull-ups-$8.99/ea.
  • (2) Gald Tough Odor Solutions carpet fresh-$1.99/ea.
  • (2) Glade Tough Odor Solutions room spray-$2.34/ea.
  • (8) Travel size Tide laundry detergant-.97/ea.
    • used (8) $1/1  RP 9/26/10
  • (4) Pairs Merona socks-$2.00/ea
  • (2) Nescafe Coffee 7ct. stick packs-$1.00/ea.
  • (1) Lunchable-$1.02 /ea.
  • (4) Kraft sting cheese-.49/ea.
  • (11) Olay Body Bars-.97/ea
    • used (11) $1.50/1 RP 9/26/10
  • (2) St.  Ives Travel size body wash-.99/ea 
    • used (2) $.75/1 SS 9/19/10

Total OOP  13.29  including tax          Total Saved $53.17 

Basically, I only paid for the Pull-UPs. 

I had a glorious time shopping at Target today.  Not only did I save 100%, I inadvertently made $2.85.  More on that later.  I am going to get right into my shopping recap.

  • C9 Girls Hat-$9.99
  • (2) Archer Frams Trail Mix-.99/ea
  • (2) Nescafe 7 ct. stick packs-$1.00/ea
  • (2) DelMonte Fruit Cups 4ct.-$2.00/ea
  • (3) Target Home  Shower Caddies-$7.48/ea (on clearance)
  • (2) Room Essentials toilet paper holders-$4.99/ea
  • (2) Room Essentials bath baskets-$5.99/ea
  • Birthday Card-$2.99
  • Used $5.00 gift card (gift from a friend, thanks Lisa)

Total Value=$65.36   Total Coupons=$53.00  Total OOP=$7.36 + tax  Returned C9 Hat=$10.59  Adjusted OOP=$0.00+$2.85 moneymaker.    

I 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 a while. 

You can checkout the video of this trip here.

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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