Monday, March 18, 2013

Target 3/18 Results

I just returned from Target and did pretty well with my coupons today!  I did pick up a couple of other items that I didn't have on my coupon list from earlier today. 

The extra items I picked up were pacifiers (with a MAM coupon) for $1.99 for a baby shower gift and I printed out a couple Coffee Mates B1G1 coupons to make each bottle $1.  The Poise wash was free with a coupon that came out on 3/10.  If you have the $3/1 Poise Feminine Care Item ETS 3-10-13 SS x4/20, Target has those items in stock again and you'll be able to pick those up.  Also, I was up late last night coughing again so some Target brand NyQuil is definitely needed tonight!

I paid $14.48 and saved $35.21.  The discount also includes the 5% off the total bill for using my Target Red Card. 

Me and Erik now have Soup and Salads for lunch for the next couple of days and I'll be able to catch some sleep tonight with the medicine I picked up!

Also, I couldn't find the Brown Rice Triscuits.  Usually when a new item comes out, companies will send out coupons before every store stocks them.  I'm keeping these items on my Target list and check back next week to see if they stock them. 

Have any questions?  Feel free to comment or email me!

Target Shopping 3/18

I'm Easter shopping today for the kids - next week is Spring Break so I need to do this without the kids. 

If you don't have the following manufacturers coupons, they are still good deals without.  For instance, the deal where you buy 2 Lean Cuisine Salad Additions and get a bag of salad for free would end up costing about $3 for all 3 IF Target will allow you to use a coupon on the free item (Fresh Express in this case).

Today's shopping list for Target with associated coupons:

Buy 2 Salad Additions ($2.39) & 1 Fresh Express Bagged Salad ($2.49) = $7.27
-$2.49 (the Bagged Salad will be FREE with Target Deal
-$1/2 Lean Cuisine entrées 6-oz. or larger Target Coupon x4/1
-$2.00 (use two $1/1 Lean Cuisine Salad Additions 1-6-13 SS#3 x4/6 or 3-10-13 SS x6/10
= $1.78 for all 3. If your store allows a coupon on a SALE freebie- also use:
-.55/1 Fresh Express Packaged Salad 3-10-13 SS x6/10

-$1.00 Fresh Express - Posted on here.
= $1.23 for all 3 items or .41 each after coupons and deal or less!

Campbell’s Go Soup 4 oz Pouch $2.49 – $2.99 (Regular Price)-$1/1 Campbell’s GO Soup 14 oz Target Coupon x3/30
-$1.00 off (1) package of Campbell’s Go Soup
= as low as .49 cents after stacking depending on price at your store

Buy 2 Triscuit Brown Rice & Wheat Crackers, 9 oz $2.54, regular priceUse one B1G1 FREE – Triscuit Brown Rice & Wheat Crackers – (
     to get this coupon, you'll need to share on Facebook or Twitter.
And use one $1.00/2 – Triscuit Brown Rice Crackers, limit one coupon or offer per guest, Target Coupon – (
Final Price: $0.77 each, when you buy 2

Chocolate Eggs 6 pk: Reese’s, Snickers & Select Others 2/$6
-$1/2 Easter Chocolates 6 pk Reese’s, Snickers, Hershey’s, Mars Target In Ad Coupon x3/23*
-$1/2 Hershey’s, Reese’s or Cadbury Centerpiece Items 2oz+ 3-17-13 SS x3/31
= $2 each after stack

Bagged Easter Candy: Reese’s 10 oz Eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs 10 oz & Select Others 2/$6
-$1/2 Easter Chocolate Items 7.4-12.6 oz Bags Target In Ad Coupon x3/23*
*Cadbury, Peepsters, Hershey’s, Dove, Reese’s, Nestle, M&M’s, Mars
-$2/3 Hershey’s Products 8oz+ (Reese’s, Hershey’s, Cadbury included) 3-17-13 SS x3/31
= $6 for 3 or $2 each after stack

Lindt Chocolate Bunny 3.5 oz $3.50
-$1/1 Lindt Gold Bunny 3.5-oz. Target Coupon x4/6
= $2.50 after coupon

Thanks to for the deals and coupon matchups.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Heading over to Dollar Tree Today

Today I went over to Dollar Tree to pick up my papers, but I'm also there to coupon.    Dollar Tree now accepts Manufacturer's Coupons!  Their coupon policy allows for 2 Internet coupons per day per household, but each Internet Coupon must have a different serial number.

So not only am I picking up my coupons, but I figured out this deal too:

I found this manufacturer's coupon at the Target Coupon website for $1 off a box of Post Shredded Wheat Cereal.  Target's coupon website has 2 types of coupons for you to print, manufacturer's coupons and Target Coupons.  You can read about how to tell the difference before you print at here.  Typically, I would print off 2 coupons since the Target website will allow that, but the serial numbers are the same on the coupons and Dollar Tree Coupon policy does not allow that.  You would be able to use 1 at a time though.   

The Post Shredded Wheat Cereal coupon would make the 9.25 oz box FREE!  Just pay the tax. 

So I bought 6 papers and a box of cereal for $6.04! 

A Year and a New Goal

Ok, I admit it's been about a year since I've really couponed and focused on using the stash in the basement.  Now that I'm getting low on shampoo, toilet paper, and other necessities that can cost an arm and a leg, I've gotta get back into working those deals!

Within this last year, I've overhauled our diet to include more fresh and less processed foods.  I wouldn't have been able to use coupons for these items anyway so I figure I wasn't missing out on saving tons of money like in the past.  Because of this, I won't be focusing as much on all the foods that are super cheap just because I can get them for a decent price.   Personal items and household items are the items that are going to be my main focus.  You'll probably see a few cereal deals, granola bars, etc as items that I'll pick up too but I'm definitely going to focus on more fresh foods for the family.

So as a first step, last week I went and bought 6 papers from the Dollar Tree store for the coupons and clipped for the first time this year.  You have to start somewhere - right?  I think that amount (or even probably less!) is about right for a family of four, but I may adjust to even less sometime in the future.  Last year when I quit couponing, I bought 10 papers a week for the coupons.  That was just too much.  Yes I received alot of free items but when I really think about it, it has taken me a year to deplete some of the stuff that I had stocked up on! 

So my goals for this new year of couponing are to realistically buy only what we'll use, minimize time spent couponing, and to help friends do the same.  Join me in learning the basics of couponing from the very start! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cold Play’s Mylo Xyloto Album MP3 Download Only $0.25 posted a great deal on Coldplay's latest album.  It's only $0.25!  It's a great way to add music to your mp3 player.  Woo hoo!

If you are a fan of Cold Play, you are gonna love this deal! Currently, you can head on over to Amazon to download Cold Play’s Mylo Xyloto album for just $0.25! Not sure how long this will last, so download while you can!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food 3.5-lb Bag $0.99 (Regularly $5.49!)

Do you have a dog?  Here's the deal for you!  Head on over to and print out a $2 off any 3.5 oz bag of Purina Beneful Dry Dogfood.  When you combine that with the $2.50/1 ANY Purina Beneful 3.5 OR 7lb bag dry dog food coupon found in the 2/19 RP and you'll be feeding your dog for cheap!  This deal is posted on so check out her post if you have any questions!

Here's what has to say about the deal:

Here’s another great Target deal for ya:
Purina Beneful Dry Dog food 3.5lb bag $5.49
Use the $2 off any 3.5lb or larger Purina Beneful Target store coupon found here
Plus, stack with the $2.50/1 ANY Purina Beneful 3.5 OR 7lb bag dry dog food coupon found in the 2/19 RP
Final cost only $0.99!
* For even more Target deals, click here.
(Thanks, Midwest Coupon Clippers and!)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Denver Sunday Coupon Preview 3/4/2011

This Sunday in the Denver Post we're expecting 3 inserts, one RedPlum, one SmartSource and one P&G (Proctor and Gamble). has a full listing of the expected coupons.  Please keep in mind that inserts vary by region so we may or may not get the same coupons or the values may vary.  This is just to give you an idea of the coupons that you may want more than just one. 

Here's a list of the coupons that I expect to use to get free or cheap products:

Ban Save $.75/1 full size Invisible Solid antiperspirant deodorant (4/14)
Snuggle Save $.50/1 fabric softener liquid or dryer sheets (4/15)
I can't find the P&G coupon insert preview.  I guess we'll see what we get tomrrow!

The coupons in Sunday's paper don't seem to be the best, so I'm not going to buy as many newspapers as I usually do.