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Category: Deals & Steals

Today’s Target Trip

I stopped by Target today to pick up a few of the deals. Unfortunately, all the $2.50 pillows were already gone and the $1 Scotch tape bin was completely empty, but I was able to get a few other deals:

2 boxes of Up & Up Sheer Bandages (40-count) — $0.97 each
Used 2 $0.75/1 up & up™ First Aid Item Target coupons
$0.22 each after coupons

2 packages of Sharpie Permanent Markers Fine or Ultra-Fine (2-ct) – $1 each
Used 2 $1/1 Target coupons
Free after coupons

2 Papermate Crystal pens (10-pack) — $1.02 each
Used 2 $1/1 Target coupons
$0.02 each after coupons

1 number foam stickers from the dollar spot (I’m going to use these for a homeschool project.)

After coupons, my total was $1.59.

Today’s Target Trip

I took all of last week off from grocery shopping. It’s always nice to have a break and eat from the pantry, and then it always feels good to get back to coupons and bargains. I can’t stay away from them for long!

Here’s what I bought at Target today:

Shower Caddy — $9.99
Used $10/1 Bathroom furnishing coupon (no longer available)
Free after coupon

Sally Hansen Nail Product – $2.04
Used $1/1 printable (no longer available)
Stacked with $1/1 Target printable (no longer available)
$0.04 each after coupons

Suave Shampoo — $0.84
Used $0.75/1 Target coupon (no longer available)
$0.09 after coupon

Up & Up Pain Relief (24 ct) – $0.99
Used $0.50/1 Target printable
$0.49 after coupon

Ortega Green Chilies — $1.12 each
Bought 2 and used $1/2 any Ortega Products coupon
$0.62 each after coupon

1 jar Market Pantry Pasta Sauce ($1.34) & 1 box Market Pantry whole-wheat pasta ($1.04)
Used $1/2 Target coupon
$0.84 for the pasta sauce & $0.54 for the pasta after coupon

1 round King’s Hawaiian Bread Loaf — $2.99
Used $2/1 coupon
$0.99 after coupon

1 bag mini chocolate chips — $1.79

2 Market Pantry shredded cheese — $2.39 per bag
Used $1/2 coupon (no longer available)
$1.89 per bag after coupons

After coupons, my total was just over $11.

Today’s Walmart Price-Matching Shopping Trip

Walmart Shopping Trip

4 plums — price-matched to Aldi price of $0.25 each

4 nectarines — price-matched to Aldi price of $0.25 each

4 cantaloupe — price-matched to Aldi price $0.99 each

4 cartons of strawberries — price-matched to Aldi price of $0.99 each

4 peaches — price-matched to Aldi price of $0.25 each

5 pounds of bananas — price-match to a local store’s Thursday $0.18/lb. sale

The total after tax was $11.51.

I’m so thankful to be well-stocked up fruit again — at least for a few days. My children have been eating through fruit at a crazy rate here recently, but I’m not going to do anything to discourage it since I’m thrilled that they are asking to have fruit for snack.

Now if we could just get them to start asking for zucchini and spinach for snack, I’d really feel like a good mom. But I don’t think that’s going to be happening anytime soon! 🙂

Today’s Aldi, Dillon’s and Health Food Store Shopping Trips

We stopped at the health food store, Aldi and Dillon’s today. Here’s what we bought:

Health Food Store Shopping Trip:

4 bags of chips marked down to $0.99 each
2 bags of Edamame marked down to $0.99 each
1 bag of Rudi’s hot dog buns marked down to $0.99
1.81 lbs. Pears — $0.99/lb.
3.89 lbs. of Pink Lady Apples — $0.99/lb.
6.7 lbs. of Blue-taped marked down organic bananas — $0.39 per pound
1 Brown Cow yogurt — marked down to $1.99

Total: $18.37

Aldi Shopping Trip:

Corn Chips — $0.99
Tomatoes — $0.99 per bag
Cantaloupe — $1.49
Tortillas — $0.99
Carrots — $0.99
Cheese — $1.99
Freezer Bags — $1.89
Onions — $0.69
Corn — $0.99

Total: $12.88

Dillon’s Shopping Trip:

Watermelon — $3.99
2 heads of lettuce — $1.89 each
3 (1+ pound) packages of ground beef — $3.69/lb.

Total: $23.26

And other than a trip to Target to pick up some of the deals, I think we’re set for the week. In case you missed it, our weekly menu plan is here.

Today’s Target trip (and why I paid over $2 for a box of bandages)

I took a meal to a friend today who lives over by Target, so made a quick stop at Target to see what deals I could pick up. Here’s what I ended up getting:

Nexcare children’s bandages (20-count) at $1.68
Used $1/1 Target coupon (there’s also a $0.55/1 Nexcare coupon from the 4/3 or 6/5 SmartSource insert that I didn’t have)
$0.68 after coupon

Up & Up Hair Detangler — $1.34
Used $0.75/1 Up & Up Hair item coupon (no longer available)
$0.59 after coupon

Nivea Body Wash – $3.04
Used $1/1 Target coupon (from the Beauty Bag)
Stacked with $2/1 any Nivea Body Wash coupon from the 6/5 RedPlum insert
$0.04 after coupons

Seattle’s Best Coffee — $6.04
Used $1/1 Target coupon
Stacked with $2/1 printable
$3.04 after coupon

Mead Flashcards — $1.79
Used $1/1 Target coupon
$0.79 after coupon

Band-Aids — $2.19

After coupons, I paid $8.94.

Now, if you’re wondering why on earth I spent $2.19 on a box of Hello Kitty Band-Aids, it’s because Kaitlynn has been talking about the Strawberry Shortcake bandages I was planning to buy ever since she saw me print this coupon out. She was so excited I was going to buy them that she asked repeatedly if she could come shopping with me on this trip.

She held onto the Nexcare bandage coupon the whole drive and kept talking about buying the bandages. (Yes, for some reason bandages — especially character bandages — are one of my children’s favorite things right now. Don’t ask me why!)

When we got to Target, they were completely sold out of all Strawberry Shortcake bandages. I could see how disappointed she was when I tried to explain this to her so I decided to let her choose another box of character bandages instead.

Was it frugal? No. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I spent $2 on a box of bandages.

But it made my little girl’s day. And while I believe strongly that a parent shouldn’t give a child everything they want, I think it’s wonderful to occasionally let go of the frugality and buy something just because it will brighten someone’s day.

It was a $2 well spent.

Yesterday’s Dillon’s Shopping Trip

I went to Dillon’s yesterday and picked up some great bargains:

3 packages of Sister Schubert’s rolls — $1.79 each when you buy 10 participating items, used $0.50/1 coupons (doubled) from the 4/17 SmartSource insert — $0.79 after coupons

4 jars of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade — $1.25 each, used 4 $0.75/1 coupons (“doubled” to $1 off — there is a limit of one coupon per registration, but you can register multiple family members) — $0.25 per jar after coupons

5 boxes of Green Giant vegetables — $0.99 each when you buy 10 participating items

5 packages of Milano cookies — $1.99 each, used 5 $0.50/1 coupons — $0.99 each

2 Butterfinger bars — $0.50 each — used $1/2 coupon — free after coupon

StoveTop Stuffing — free with a coupon they sent me

Cottonelle — used free coupon

Suave Professionals — used free coupon

Two boxes of Tony’s pizza — used two free coupons they sent me

Total after coupons: $15.42