Thursday, April 17, 2014

Coupon Trip: Target

Holy crap, I did the biggest transaction that I have ever done at Target...

Update: Corrected my grocery deal math fail (don't attempt math while under the influence of jelly beans, y'all)

Okay before we get into this glorious mess:

(Target Coupon Policy)  (Target Cartwheel)  (Target Printable Coupons)


[Target Grocery Deal:  $10 off $50 in Grocery Target In-Ad Coupon]
 - individual prices below do not reflect this $10 discount

(3) Frosted Mini-Wheats - on sale $2.50 each
 - used: 50% off (-$1.25each) for Cartwheel offer (expires 4/19!!)
 - used: $3/3 Kellogg's cereals printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Price: $.25 each* (submitted for $1 rebate on Checkout51)

Special K Red Berries - $2.74
Special K Fruit and Yogurt - $2.74
Special K Chocolate - $2.74
 - used: $3/3 kellogg's cereals printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Price: $1.74 each (submitted for $1 rebate on Checkout 51 and (3) $.75 rebates on Ibotta)

(3) Frosted Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit - $2.79 each
 - used: 50% off ($1.39 off 1**) cartwheel offer
 - used: $3/3 kellogg's cereals printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Price: $.39 - 1.79 each

(3) Rice Krispies - $2.74 each
 - used: 25% off cartwheel (-$.69 each)
 - used: $3/3 kellogg's cereals printable coupon
Price: $1.05 each

La Croix Curate 8pk- $4.39
La Croix Regular 8pk - $3.00
 - used: BOGO printable coupon
Price: $4.39/2 or $2.19 each

(2) Triscuits - on sale 2/$4
 - used: (2) $1/1 newspaper coupon
Price: $1 each

Ritz Crackerfuls - $2.54
Price: $2.54 (submitted for $1 Checkout51 rebate)

(2) Market Pantry Vinegars $.92 each
 - used: (2) $.50/1 target coupon
 - used: 5% off cartwheel offer
Price: $.39 each

Miracle Whip - $2.99

(3) Cans Market Pantry Tuna - $.82 each

Deal Total: $18.25 with $10 target coupon applied, before rebates

Total (after rebates): $13


Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream - $17.99
 - used: $3/$15 beauty target coupon (from the target beauty box)
 - used: 20% cartwheel offer (-$3.60)
 - used: $3/1 mfr printable coupon
Price: $8.39***

[Suave/Tresemme Deal (Buy 3 of selected products, get a $5 giftcard)]

(3) Suave Naturals Infusions Conditioners - $2.89 each
 - used: (2) $1.50/1 mfr printable coupons
Deal Total: $5.67/3, received $5 gift card = $.67 for all 3 bottles

(3) Up & Up Nail Polish Removers - $.97 each
 - used: 5% off (-$.05 each) cartwheel offer
 - used : $.75 off $2 up & up nail care target coupon
Price: $2.01/3 or $.67 each


(2) Milo's Kitchen Dog Treats - 2/$6
 - used: 10% off (-$.30 each) cartwheel offer
 - used: $1/1 mfr printable
Price: $1.70 each****

(8) Meow Mix Wet Food - $.49 each
 - used: (4) BOGO printable coupons
Price: $.25 each


[Seventh Generation Deal - Buy 4 products, get 1 free]

(5) Seventh Generation Hand Dish Soap - $3.19
 - used: (2) $1/1 target coupons
 - used: (4) $1/1 mfr printable coupons
 - used: 10% off cartwheel (-$1.08 for all 5)
 - promo: -$3.19 (5th one is free)
Price: $5.68/5 or $1.13 each

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* - Target deducts coupons in a very specific order no matter how the cashier scans them.  (target coupons, then cartwheel offers, and then mfr coupons)

** - Cartwheel offers are limited to 4 items per offer per transaction

*** - Yeah, I know.  It's expensive as crap, but it works so well.  Also, I don't think that I will ever get it this cheap again.  Why must you be so good, night cream? Ugh...

**** - My old dog is absolutely bonkers over these!  I must scout for more deals.  Onward to tiny burger snacks!

Curious where to find the coupons I mentioned above?  You can use a coupon database. There are a ton out there.   I personally use the one at couponlikeaman (HERE) most often.

Additional Note:  I actually got a new cashier today.  The first coupon I had was the BOGO La Croix.  (I always put all the bogos together in the front of the stack for the cashier.)  The cashier wouldn't take it at first, because "you didn't get the BOGO brand."  That was a new one!  I explained and then the rest of the transaction went amazingly well.  Yay! 

I felt so sorry that I had to be "that first customer with the giant stack of coupons" for this new cashier, but she was super nice.    Love, love, love Target.  (Not regretting quitting Walmart at all.)

I'm also surprised I found as much stuff for the grocery deal as I did.  The Target I go to isn't a Super Target and has like 3 aisle for groceries.  That's it.  So, pleasantly surprised.
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