Target Weddings — Unexpected Adventures + a $25 gift card giveaway

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.

Today let’s talk about the Target Wedding Registry, memorable experiences, and unexpected finds. The registry was a lot of fun to browse, since MashupDad and I have been married for 17 years now — so it’s really been a while since I’ve taken a good look at a wedding registry. There’s lots of neat new stuff out there! For instance, I never would have thought to include a Canon EOS Rebel T5i on ours (not that they even existed 17 years ago…) but how cool to be able take your own high quality honeymoon photos and more.

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Our own most memorable trip recently was to Monterey California to attend my brother’s wedding. It’s so gorgeous out there, and we need an excuse to see far flung family every once in a while. I’m glad I had my phone along to document the whole experience — and I took this jellyfish photo at the Monterey Bay Aquarium just with my phone, but if they’re that impressive with a phone camera, how lovely would Canon Rebel photos have been? The neatest experience there was a little penguin who kept coming right up to the window and following the kids’ every movement with his bobbling head. That, I didn’t get a usable photo of since the penguin moved too fast and the glass was too water streaked, so probably another argument for a real camera.

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One of the things I’ve learned over 17 years of marriage, though, is that you don’t have to travel far from home to build memorable experiences, and that the most important are those you create with family and friends. So when picking products from the Target Wedding registry, I stuck a little closer to home. How fun is it, for instance, that board games are a suggested registry option? This both gives people a lower cost gift alternative, and starts you off with the basis for game nights with friends — and, later on, family!

wine-glasses

Of course, you might want some wine glasses, too, both for use on game nights and for entertaining in general. (These are a nice size, I’m kind of eying them myself, registry or no registry…) Have a summer game night out on the patio, sip some wine, and enjoy the experience.

canon-t5i

And yes, you might also want to included that Canon EOS Rebel T5i to document all these experiences and get togethers — plus, it’s a wedding registry, so it’s fun to put wishes on there too! :)

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a $25 Target eGift card!

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and share your own favorite couple travel story, or if you don’t have one, your favorite product from the Target Wedding Registry.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 9/4/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Target Weddings…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Target. This post is sponsored by Target; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 9/5/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

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Menards deals — Menards Days sale ad 8/31/14 – 9/14/14

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Menards deals for the Menards Days sale ad running 8/31/14 – 9/14/14. Remember, Menards mail-in rebates come in the form of store credit — but you can always roll that into more rebate-generating items.

  • This overlaps the Labor Day sales ad running through 9/1, so also check out those Menards Deals.
  • It also overlaps the Construction Sale ad running through 9/7, so check out those Menards Deals.

Free after rebate deals

  • Menards hats or t-shirts, $6.99 get a $6.99 rebate limit 4 total.
  • 18″x24″ broadloom mat, $1.98 get $1.98 rebate limit 4.
  • Bamboo cutting boards, $4.00 get $4.00 rebate limit 10.
  • Stackable parts bin, $.65 get $.65 rebate limit 10.
  • 14″ plastic mud pan, $4.99 get $4.99 rebate limit 2.
  • LED precision knife 15 pc set, $8.99 get $8.99 rebate limit 2.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s Menards deals! ***

End of August update on our chickens

fingers

If you’ve ever wondered how much chicks grow in a month… I took the above photo of Fingers a couple of days ago.

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And, this is what she looked like about a month ago! Yes, they’re pullets now, and really starting to look like real chickens. And by the way: When they were chicks, Mabel (the gray one) was boss — but Fingers now rules the roost. Fingers is also the friendliest, while Mabel is the most skittish and Nuggets can’t decide who to follow all the time.

chicken-run

MashupDad built them this nice long enclosed chicken run where they peck and scratch for bugs all day outside, plus the occasional treat we throw in there. (Kids don’t finish the ends of their corn-on-the-cob? Don’t worry, the chickens will peck that clean!)

going-up-ramp

Their coop is inside the corner of our old detached garage. MashupDad also put in a door and a ramp where they can go in and out, and we close the door at night, open it in the morning so they can go back out. They don’t generally start laying eggs until they’re 5-6 months old, so we still have a ways to go there, but he also built them a roost and nesting boxes inside so we’re all ready to go when they are!

CVS deals week of 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

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Here are the best CVS deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 8/31/14. Also: Get a 20% off shopping pass when you get your flu shot at CVS, and get $3 ECB when you create a CVS.com pharmacy account or add prescription access to your existing account.

Top CVS deals week of 8/31/14

  • Get $3 ECB when you create a CVS.com pharmacy account or add prescription access to your existing account.
  • Dawn 9 oz hand renewal, $.99. Use $.50/1 in the 8/31 PG and get it for $.49.
  • Dean’s milk, $2.99 get $1.00 ECB limit 2. Get another $.25 back from Ibotta through 8/31. Milk deals and brands are regional, so be sure to check your local ad.
  • Jumbo pack CVS diapers or training pants, $6.99 get $3.00 ECB limit 1.
  • PeroxiClear 3 oz solution, $4.99 get $3.00 ECB limit 1.
  • Buy Crest Sensitive toothpaste, brush, rinse, floss, get $3 ECB limit 2. $1.50/1 Crest Rinse 473 ml or larger in the 8/31 PG. Print $1.00/1 Sensi-Relief here. $.50/1 paste in the 8/31 PG. $1.00/1 Crest Be, Sensi-Relief, 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste or 3D White Booster, 3 oz or larger in the 8/31 PG. No prices in the ad, but online the Sensi-Care 16.9 oz rinse is $5.99. Assuming around that price in store, use the $1.50/1 in the 8/31 PG, pay $4.49 and get $3 ECB back for a net cost of $1.49.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s CVS deals! ***

Notes from the Chicago Tribune 8/31/14

Some notes of interest to couponers from the 8/31/14 Chicago Tribune, including some coupons and values that differ from the previews. Note that store ads and flyers can vary, depending what stores are near you and what they decide to put in your paper.

  • Chicago Restaurant Coupons — I add the coupons from each Sunday’s paper for an easy way to access the Chicago Restaurant Coupons list, since they’re not always in the general databases. Restaurant coupons vary by region, so this list reflects coupons found in the Sunday Chicago Tribune only.

Notes from the Chicago Tribune

  • Check your Carson’s ad for coupons: $10/$25 regular or sale through 9/4, and a savings pass through 9/4 with extra 25%/15%/10% various categories, and a 20% off yellow or black dot through 9/1. Be one of the first 200 customers in the door 9/1 and get a $20 quick card good on your regular and sale price purchase of $30+ in store only.
  • Ulta Beauty ad has a 20% off your entire purchase coupon through 9/6.
  • Kohl’s ad has a $10/$25 coupon. Or, use online — see $10/$25 Kohl’s code + other stackable codes here.
  • JCPenney ad has a 20% off with card or 15% off with other form of payment reg, sale, clearance apparel and more 8/31-9/1 only.
  • In your 8/31/14 P&G insert:
    • We did get the $3.00/1 Venus razor, which will be good for ECB deals at CVS.
    • $5.00/3 Pantene.
    • $.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal will also be good when it goes $.99 at CVS.
    • $1.00/1 Gillette shave prep — ditto CVS.
    • $4.00/1 Tide Oxi. Maybe Target will do another deal!
  • In your 8/31 Target ad, watch for the top 10 deals tomorrow, but in-ad coupons include $5/$20 Just One You Made by Carter’s (text JOY to 827438 for mobile version) and 25% off your Boots & Barkley pet purchase of $30+ (text BARK to 827438 for mobile version).
  • Look for a little CVS flyer with P&G manufacturer coupons (but they all have the CVS logo). Some are higher than the P&G insert itself — like $5.00/1 Prilosec 42 ct, $3.00/1 114 dose Metamucil, $1.00/1 Bounty six roll+, etc.
  • The Kmart ad has a $25 prescription transfer coupon.
  • The back of life+style has 40% off a single item at regular price at Hobby Lobby.

Walgreens deals week of 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

Here are the top Walgreens deals and coupon matchups for the week of 8/31/14. Walgreens deals come to us courtesy of Couponing for 4.

Top Walgreens deals this week

Scope Mouthwash 16.9 oz $2.99
Get $2.50 RR
Use $.75 Scope Classic, Outlast or Sparkle Rinse Printable
Use $1 Scope Mouthwash from 7/27 P&G
Final Price: $.49 Moneymaker!

Morton Epsom Salt 4 lbs $4
Get $4 RR
Final Price: Free!

Walgreens Trueresult Blood Glucose Monitor $12.99
File in-box $12.99 rebate
Final Price: Free!

Nestle Candy $.49 (Limit 6)
Use $.50/2 Nestle Single Girl Scout Crunch or Regular Crunch Candy Bars from 7/13 SS
Final Price: 2/$.48 ($.24 each)

Butterball Turkey Bacon 6 oz $1.49
Use recent $.75 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable (no longer available)
Use $1 Butterball Product printable
Final Price: $.49

Lindsay Olives 5 or 6 oz $.99 w/in-ad coupon (Limit 3)
Use $1/2 Lindsay Olives printable
Final Price: 2/$.98 ($.49 each)

Rite Aid deals 8/31/14 – 9/6/14

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Rite Aid coupon matchups and deals come to us courtesy of “Cents”able Momma.

Top Rite Aid deals week of 8/31/14

Select Crest and Oral-B Products, $3.49
Get $2 +UP Reward (Limit 2)
–Crest Toothpaste 3D White (5.8 oz.), Pro­Health (6 oz.), or Pro­Health Clinical or Luxe (4 to 4.7 oz.)
$0.50/1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Printable
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [3-oz.+ or liquid; Excludes trial sizes, cavity, baking soda and tarter control]
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 8/31/14 (RP 07/13/14)
$1.50/1 Crest 3D White Luxe Toothpaste, exp. 9/13/14 (RA Video Values, Aug.)
–Oral­B Manual Toothbrush 3D or Pro­Health (1 ct. excl. Clinical & Pro­Health Flex)
$1.50/2 Oral-B Sensi, Pro-Health, Complete, or 3D White Toothbrush Printable
$1 off Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrush, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
$0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, exp. 8/31/14 (RP 07/13/14)
$0.50 off Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or Sensi-Soft or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
–OralB Dental Floss (1 ct.) or Floss Picks
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Oral-B Glide Floss Picks Printable
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [35-m.+ floss or 30-ct.+ picks; ETS]
As low as FREE after coupon and +UP Reward!

Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6 oz.) or Stylers (excl. Pantene Expert), 3/$10
Get $10 +UP wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
$2/2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product Printable [ETS]
$1/1 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product Printable
$1/1 Pantene Styling Product Printable [ETS]
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 8/31/14 (SS 08/17/14 R) [ETS]
$4/2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner Product, exp. 8/31/14 (SS 08/17/14 R) [ETS]
$5/3 Pantene Products, exp. 9/14/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
$3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$2/2 Pantene Product, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]

Suggested Scenario:

Buy (9) Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (12.6 oz.) or Stylers (excl. Pantene Expert), 3/$10 ($30)
Get $10 +UP wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
Use (3) $2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [ETS]
Use (3) $4/2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner Product, exp. 8/31/14 (SS 08/17/14 R) [ETS]
$0.22 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Infusium 23 Shampoo or Conditioner (12 to 16 oz.) or Pert Shampoo (25.4 oz.), 2/$10
Get $4 +UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 2)
$2/1 Infusium23 Shampoo, Conditioner or Leave-In Treatment, exp. 9/10/14 (SS 08/10/14)
$1/1 Pert Plus 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 Product, exp. 9/10/14 (SS 08/10/14)
As low as $1 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Oxi Clean Dishwasher Detergent (12.7 oz.) or Stain Remover (1.3 lb.), Spray ( 21.51 oz.), or Stick, 2/$7
Get $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 2)
$1/1 OxiClean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent printable
$1/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent, Dishwasher Detergent, or White Revive Laundry Stain Remover printable
$1.50/1 Oxiclean Extreme Power Crystals Dishwasher Detergent, exp. 9/27/14 (SS 08/17/14)
As low as $1 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Speed Stick Gear Deodorant or Body Spray or Irish Spring Gear Body Wash (15 oz.) or Bar Soap (6 pk.), 2/$7
Get $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 2)
$1/1 Irish Spring Gear Body Wash or Irish Spring Gear Bar Soap Printable
$1.50/1 Speed Stick Gear Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Body Spray, exp. 9/13/14 (SS 08/24/14) [Excludes 1.8-oz. and 0.5-oz. trial size; DND]
As low as $1 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Tide Laundry Detergent Liquid (46 to 50 oz.), $5.94
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
$2/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
$2/3 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]
$0.50/1 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]
$0.50/1 Tide, Era, Cheer, Downy, Bounce Simply Clean & Fresh, Era or Cheer Detergent, Downy Liquid Fabric Enhancer or Bounce Sheets, exp. 9/30/14 (RP 08/17/14) [25-oz.+ Cheer detergent; ETS]
$1/2 Tide, Era, Cheer, Downy, Bounce Simply Clean & Fresh, Era or Cheer Detergent, Downy Liquid Fabric Enhancer or Bounce Sheets, exp. 9/30/14 (RP 08/17/14) [25-oz.+ Cheer detergent; ETS]
$1/2 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]

Suggested Scenario:

Buy (6) Tide Laundry Detergent Liquid (46 to 50 oz.), $5.94 ($35.64)
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $30 select P&G Products (Limit 1)
Use (3) $2/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 8/31/14 (P&G 07/27/14)
Use (1) $2/3 Tide Detergents, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce, exp. 9/30/14 (P&G 08/31/14) [Excludes trial sizes, Downy single rinse, Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Tide Pods, 10-oz. Tide, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Bursts]
$2.94 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

All Physicians Formula Cosmetics
Get $10 +UP Reward wyb $15 (Limit 2)
Final price varies!