Monday, June 13, 2011

I love Target.

So, thanks to tips from my new favorite website,  Thrifty and Thriving, a few weeks ago I did some amazing cheapskate shopping at Target.  

I bought a t-shirt, a bottle of Sally Hansen nail polish and 2 Reese's Peanut Butter cups (for the hubs).  Can you guess how much I spent?
 If this helps, the shirt was on clearance-- marked down to from $14.99 to $3.74.
And.... I used coupons.
What if I told you I only spent $1.57!  Yes-- one dollar and fifty seven cents.    Here's how I did it.

For those of you who don't know-- Target has a place on their website where you can download and print Target store coupons.   For the shirt, I used a $3 off women's apparel item coupon so the shirt only ended up costing me $.74.

Another fact-- Target will allow you to use a store coupon in conjunction with a manufacturer's coupon on an item.

So.... the Reese's Peanut Butter cups-- were $.74 each.  I had a Buy One Get One Free printable Target coupon and a $.50 off Reese's Peanut Butter Cup manufacturer's coupon--after both coupons, total for both-- $.24.

As for the the Sally Hansen nail polish was $1.49 BUT I also had a $1.00 manufacturer's coupon-- so make that $.49.

$.74 shirt + $.24 for two Reese's Peanut Butter cups + $.49 nail polish = $1.57 (after tax).

I'm not THAT good at couponing yet, but Christy at Thrifty and Thriving lays it all out for you-- it's so easy!  Check it out-- get one good deal like this and you'll be hooked.  Getting a good deal is such a thrill.

Let me know if you get any good deals!

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Try Krazy coupon lady... she maps out deals at many stores. There are great tips for couponing too.

Jolene said...

You have such amazing restraint! I go into Target with a list that I'm determined to stick to, and still end up coming out with at least 3 things I didn't plan on. And I usually never get out of there for less than $100!

Michael and Joanne said...

I can never get deals like that. You are going to end up like those over the top women on the Extreme Couponing show, so be careful, I hear it is like a drug, like your blog (have to check it everyday). Miss you.

Laura said...

Nancy-- I have Krazy Coupon lady bookmarked too! She's another GREAT resource.

Jolene-- I don't ALWAYS get out of Target with just the things on my list-- actually it's kind of rare that I do, but I was determined to ONLY get amazing deals on this one trip so... I stuck to my guns. I just went back the next day and filled a cart instead. :)

Joanne-- first we miss you too! secondly-- I decided the beauty of our tiny apartment is that I don't have ROOM to stockpile things (otherwise I just might become a hoarder!)