Monday, May 23, 2011

Target frustrations

I really love shopping at Target.
But I am starting to have more issues with their checkout process and with using coupons there.

Here are a few of my deals.
My plan was to do the Graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow deal (buy 2 at 2.99 each and get the marshmallows free). I then used a target .50 off the Hershey's 6-pk, a MC Buy all three get $1.00 off, and my plan was to price match the chocolate (with the Walmart add for 2.48). The other deal worked fine, but when I tried to price match they said they can only do that at customer service. So I went to customer service to get my .50, but the price was saying I paid 1.99 instead of 2.99, but I paid 2.99. In the end, after nicely complaining about the process, the guy gave me $2.50 back (I guess I'll take an extra $2).

In another deal I was trying to get, the AcneFree was on sale for $5.99 each, it was buy 2 get a $5 gift card. I also had a 15% of AcneFree Target coupon. Instead of taking $1.79 off, it took .90 off. I didn't notice until I got home, but I guess I already got an extra two dollars from customer service, so I guess I won't complain.

Other deals:
Carefree =free with coupon from a few weeks ago
Cutter insect repellent $3.99, used $1.50 MC from this week's insert, and $2 Target coupon = .50!
Aquafresh toothbrush $1.99, $1 MC, $1 Target coupon = free (they only had pink)
Monster sticker projects (for Jay's room and his birthday party!) clearance for $1.99 each.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A few King Soopers Deals

I made it to King Soopers and used $35 worth of coupons. Some of it was frozen food that I had already put in the freezer before I took this picture.
Pampers Kandoo wipes $1.00, used 2- 1.00mc, and a KS $1.50 coupon = .50 overage
Boulder chips $1.49, found a 1.00 coupon I forgot to spend 2 wks ago =.50
Eggs $1.00, Free with KS coupon= free
Wisk $3.99, used 2- 2.00 mc =1.99 each
Similac 5.64, used 5.00mc =.64
Cool whip .89 (and I have more in the freezer)
Pillsbury biscuits 1.00each, used 2- .30/2 which doubled, received $2 Catalina for buying 4 =.20 each (we had pop-n-fresh BBQ tonight and it was delicious)
Strawberries 2.00 each, used 2- .55mc (which doubled)from driscoll facebook link =1.00 each
Yopliat .44 each, used .50/8 = .31 each
Voskos Greek yogurt $1.25, used 2- 1.00mc =.25 each
Mountain High yogurt .69, used 2- .50/2 = .19 each
Think Thin bars 1.00, used 2- 1.00mc = free
Butterfinger .50 each, used .50/2mc = all for free

Today I got my deals from Denver Bargains in the King Soopers and Safeway categories. I didn't like that every time you copy and paste something from their site to make your grocery list it gives you this long warning about using their content (which I had to delete from my grocery list each time).

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Deals lately...

I hit a few garage sales this morning:
1 Eddie Bauer Jeans
1 Gap khaki pants
1 Gap khaki shorts
1 Anne Taylor Loft shorts
1 Gap (part cashmere) sweater
1 flowy cover shirt (white)
1 cute top (red)
1 Gap shirt for Jay
1 Sandra Boynton book for Jay
= $10 total
(Jay got a bunch of clothes last week at garage sales- Thanks Kristie!)
Next I went to Walgreens:

Pampers Diapers 2/$18
Pampers Wipes $2.99
Used 2 $1.50 MC for diapers
used 1 .50 mc for wipes
used $2 Walgreens coupon off Pampers from the baby care book (took $4 off)
Got $3 RR (and $5 off my next pampers purchase (RR) because I spent over $20 on Pampers products)
= $4 each for the diapers
Then I did the traction again with 2 more Pampers and used the $5 RRMC instead of one of the $1.50 MC and got them for = $2.25 each for the diapers
Carefree pantyliner .99= used MC = free
Tylenol Precise $7.99, $5.00 MC, $3.00 Walgreens coupon (from May book)= free
Nexcare bandaids $2.99, used .55 mc, will submit for $2.99 rebate = free
Infant Advil (this stuff works GREAT for Jay) $5.49, $1 mc, $1 Walgreens coupon =$3.49
Suckers clearance for .15 each (fillers to use RR's)

Then I went to Toys R Us:

Swim diapers $6.99 sale, $2.00mc = $4.99 each
3 Baby food boxes $3.98 each (clearance) for 6 2pks =12 containers for under $4 each

And I went to Target: (not my best Target deal)

The Gerber Graduate snacks are because I want Jay to try them, the sippy cups are because no other sippy cup is working for him right now, and the baby food in the middle is because they are the MOST CONVENIENT baby food out there. I can even feed him in his car seat if I would need to. They also are great for keeping in the diaper bag.
Aquafresh training toothpaste $2.49, used $1 mc, $1 Target coupon =.49 (it was supposed to be $1.99 so it would have been free, but since I plan on using it I thought I could pay .49:)
Carefree .99, used 2 Target coupons for .01 each, and 1 mc for .99 = all for free
Clear Eyes $2.69 (price cut), $1 mc, =$1.69 each (this is John's favorite and I never have coupons for it)

I still want to try and hit the King Soopers deals sometime this week, but Jay came with me for all this shopping today because John had to work so I couldn't do that to him.
On another note, here are all the toys Jay got for free at garage sales this morning because he was so smiley and cute: