New on Target Cartwheel today — yes, another Target post


It’s apparently National Target Week here at Mashup Mom — hope you’re enjoying the ride! Here are some new offers on Target Cartwheel for your next trip, some of which Julie and Outlander noticed:

  • 25% off Disney’s Frozen Blu-Ray/DVD combo, good through Saturday only. Check your fruit snacks — Kellogg’s Family Rewards has a deal: Enter codes from three specially marked Kellogg’s fruit snacks (see boxes in store) and save $5 on any Disney Blu-Ray.
  • 50% off Xhileration bedding, good today only.
  • 50% off Room Essentials bed in a bag, good today only.
  • 30% off Easter kid’s tableware in the home dept, good through Saturday only.
  • 25% off Threshold coastal decor, good through Saturday only.
  • 10% off Easter pre-filled baskets, good through Saturday only.
  • 40% off Liz Lange essential tees maternity apparel. Stack with the $5/$25 Target store coupon here.

And read some tips on using Target Cartwheel here.

Another TP and paper towels Target coupon for your collection


So yesterday I told you about the hot (see, I don’t say that often — but: HOT) new $10/$25 TP or paper towels Target text coupon and deals. And here’s my trip to see it in action — 24 rolls of Bounty DuraTowel paper towels, net $5.63 after coupons + gift card!

If you want MORE paper products, you can get another $5/$20 paper towels and TP coupon by texting PAPER to 827438. This is also supposed to be in this coming Sunday’s ad as a paper coupon, but note that the P&G gift card deal ends Saturday, so if you want to use the paper version you’ll need to pick up an early edition of the Sunday paper on Saturday to do the deal.

Reader deals 4/17/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Devon Market

  • John W comments: “You can get the same deal on the butter this week at Devon Market, 1440 W. Devon in Chicago ( I think they accept these coupons. Also at Devon Market, 99 cent sugar (limit 1 with $10 purchase), $1.99/lb ground beef.”


  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “FYI Liberty Savings Bank is having their free monthly shredding event this Sat the 19th at 7111 W. Foster Ave. in Chicago from 9-12pm.. Every month from now on they will have a free shredding day at their other locations. I changes every month.”


  • Aileen emails: “If you get water service from the Metropolitan Reclamation Water District of Greater Chicago, you can get a 55 gallon rain barrel for $58 plus tax delivered to Cook County addresses. A variety of colors and includes installation harware and mosquito screen. Chicago residents can also get a rebate of 50% for purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, tree or native plant here:


  • Matt sends over: “Kmart has Cottonelle TP for $5.49 and an additional $3 off WYB 3. So basically $4.49 plus tax WYB 3. Then when you combine with any surprise points it’s an even better deal. Also Kmart has a promo going this week. Buy a $25 gift to Kmart and get an additional $5 and an additional $2 in points. So that’s basically $25 for $32 worth of credit. I believe that Kmart gift cards are also good at Sears. So what you could do is buy some stuff at Kmart with SYW points and SYW coupons and then pay the remainder for it with the gift card. When you look at the fact that Kmart offer $10 off $50 coupons in addition to surprise points and this promo it’s easy to see how the deals could stack together.”

Loyalty programs


  • A warning from Brian: “Be warned that I had trouble at the Bolingbrook (I-355) store; they refused the Target coupons stating that “they don’t accept the ‘Web’ coupons. I was able to get them to accept them “this time”. I do not see that distinction in their policy. Be prepared to argue.”
  • Anne adds: “I had the SAME thing happen to me at the other Bolingbrook store this week and was floored. I thought that Meijer had long settled this issue with the stores, but they also did accept my one puny coupon.”
  • Some things to look for from Ashley: “Lots of Almay are now under $4 with the 25% sale. Every time you buy one you get $2 coupon for another, buy two it prints a $4 coupon. Coupon is not scanning on any of the remover products which are also on sale, it has to be typed in. Remember their type in limits per transaction are $20 so split it up. Also make sure to clip the $6/$30 beauty reward and $15/$525 total reward. My local stores are substituting for the Miracle Grow that has the $15/5 mperk that they don’t carry, the substitution bags are $3.99 so $0.99 each and you’ll earn the reward for garden. Also Cranium party is on clearance 50% for $7.49 so $2.49 after coupon and you can use it towards the $5/$25 in toys. Combine it with Sofia the First doll and you’ll pay 7.50 oop and earn $5 back. When you buy three kraft cheese you get $2 instantly off chicken, so buy three cheese, two Kraft dressing, use three $0.75/1 peelies on them, $0.75/2 kraft dressing, and $5/5 Valli coupon, pay $1.58 and you can get $2 in chicken free Pompeian olive oil is BOGO $3.19 so use the $1/1 coupon and you’ll pay $2.19 for two ($1.19 if you have a store that allows it, some do, some don’t)” Clearance can vary by store. Mperks rewards offers will vary by account. Meijer’s official policy does not allow a coupon on the ‘free’ item. The 3.19 price is probably on the olive oil “blends” not the pure olive oil. Also, substitutions will vary by store. Finally, the $5 off 5 Kraft Valli coupon is a competitor coupon which stores may or may not honor depending if there is one in your area and they consider a local competitor.
  • She adds: “Also Fisher Price laugh and learn are BOGO half off and there’s mperk coupons for money off each”

Olive Garden

Reader requests

  • A question from liz: “looks like a trip back to Meijer…has anyone tried the California pizza kitchen pizzas or should I waity for digorno..the b1g1 free peeps will be on checkout 51 .25 back starting tomorrow”
  • Debbie L. is wondering: “Does anyone know if the Algonquin Meijer will take the Target Web coupons? At one time, they did then I thought I heard that they didn’t but I haven’t tried recently. TIA”

Sam’s Club

  • From shirley: “Sam’s club has 32 ct Go-Gurt for $4.68 and 2 x 8 oz Pam spray for $3.88 after instant savings. Last day is 4/19.”


  • On the Mini-Wheats deal, ElizabethF shares: “I checked all the prices at my store: Regular 18 oz – $2.50 Touch of Fruit Raisin – $2.50 Chocolate – $2.99 Strawberry – $3.14 Touch of Fruit Raspberry – $3.14 Little Mini Wheats – $3.14″
  • From feelgood: “Heads up on the cheap Heinz ketchup deal. I went to the Lemont Target last night, the 38 oz bottle was marked $2.69 on the shelf. Tried to do a self price check but scanner said item not found. All the larger sizes were even more expensive. Smaller sizes were cheaper, but the coupon reads: “Save 50 cents on one Heinz Tomato Ketchup 38 oz or larger.” Anyone have luck finding a 38 oz or larger Heinz Ketchup for $1.87 at their Target?”
  • Karalyn on Facebook reports: “The Schaumburg Target on Barrington Road has a ton of frozen food on sale!!”
  • A reminder from Adrianne: “If you text spring to 827438 you can get .50 off market pantry eggs making the eggs only .49.”
  • And from Jordan: “Don’t forget that the two mobile coupons that expire on 4/23 (I think they’re SPRING & THANKS?) each have a 50¢ off eggs, making eggs $.49 each.”
  • An idea from Diane: “Just a thought on the Starbucks coffee at Target – you could price match the CVS add & get the coffee for $6.99 each – $2/2 Q & then submit for $5 Starbcks GC for net cost of $6.98 for 2 bags. Not too bad!”
  • A heads up that prices can vary by store, from Outlander: “But, I forgot to mention that of course my store was almost completely out of Mini Wheats. I would have loved to get more. And Jimmy Dean is $3.99 at my store and not $2.99. And Bagel thins were $5.58 for 2 and not $5.08 like at yours. Must be all around more expensive store. That’s where those mini Nivea lotions were $2.74, instead of $2 too.”
  • An idea from julie for the children’s apparel deal: “if you have tween girls, you can also stack with a 20% bra and bra accessories. I’m stocking up on leggings and bras for my 2 tweens. I’m not quite sure what a bra accessory is though. Like a cup holder? or reading lamp? :)”
  • To add to the Bounty/Charmin deal, Diane found: “ok, I don’t have a smart phone so I am only passing on what I read on hip2save – there is a $1/1 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text SPRING to 827438) & $1/2 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text THANKS to 827438) that you could use also?” Yep!
  • Amanda H spotted: “Found from another website, on website has another link for the $1 off 6pk or more, was able to print all three coupon’s from one computer.”
  • For the Eggo deal, Cari explains: “They are $2.39 and there is a 20% cartwheel. Plus the $0.75/2. Add in to the $10/$50 and cheap waffles!!! My kids are obsessed with the new bites. Go through a box a day. There is/was an ibotta offer for them too.”

Three packs Bounty DuraTowels net $5.63


So, yeah. Junior High Guy and I were driving to the library tonight, and my brain couldn’t help but notice that Target is on the way…

With tax I paid $15.63 and got back a $10 Target gift card for a net cost of $5.63 for 24 rolls of Bounty, or 23.5 cents per roll.

Now I am REALLY done with Target for the week! yeesh :)

Target — $10 off $25 bath tissue and or paper towels + Bounty Deal


Here’s a new Target deal from Krystle! “Text BATH [to 827438] to receive $10/25 Bath or paper towel purchase. Makes an awesome deal for Bounty Dura paper towels. You will end up paying $2.23 per 8PK after 3 x $1/1 printable coupon (”

  • Text BATH to 827438 for the $10/$25 paper towels and/or bath tissue Target mobile coupon.
  • Print $1.00/1 Bounty DuraTowel six roll pack+ here (ZIP 77477 then reload).
  • Buy three Bounty DuraTowels 8 packs for $9.99 each = $29.97.
  • Use the mobile coupon = $19.97.
  • Use three $1.00/1 printables = $16.97.
  • Get back a $10 Target gift card for buying three participating P&G products through Saturday for a net cost of $6.97 for three, or just $2.32 each!

Update from Diane: “there is a $1/1 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text SPRING to 827438) & $1/2 Paper Item Target Mobile Coupon (text THANKS to 827438) that you could use also.”

See all of the participating products in the P&G deal by visiting your local ad, above. Charmin is also included — you can print a $1.00/1 12 pack Charmin here if you prefer TP or only have one computer and need to mix and match.

Target — children’s apparel deal today only


VB sends over this one: “There is a cartwheel for 40% off kids apparel today only and then if you text apparel [to 827438] you get a $5/$25 mobile coupon. You can get $25 worth of clothing for $12!!!”

Exclusions apply: “limit 4 items/guest; excludes size NB-5T, Hanes, C9 by Champion®, shoes & clearance”

Adding up the Target deals


I was trying to figure out how much I spent at Target this week altogether, so thought it would help to write it down. My net cost after cash back from all the apps (got all of it back now but $1.00, which will likely come tomorrow) is $57.25. And, I now have:

9 boxes of Mini Wheats
5 lbs of 85/15 ground beef
2 bottles of Canola oil
2 boxes of Triscuit
1 turkey breast
1 Hormel pork fillet
1 tub of Country Crock mac & cheese
2 bottles of Heinz ketchup
5 cans Campbell’s cream of soups
5 lb potatoes
1 bottle vinegar
3 lbs strawberries
Eggo Bites
5 dozen eggs
4 Reddi-Wip
5 bags shredded cheese
2 MiO
small thing of rosemary
8 oz mushrooms
1 pineapple
2 boxes gluten free Enjoy Life cookies
1 quart half & half
1 roll Jimmy Dean sausage
2 packs Thomas’ Bagel Thins
3 jars Grey Poupon course ground mustard
1 loaf Udi’s gluten free bread
1 box gluten free Van’s waffles
Mini babybel cheese
1 Evol burrito
1 Luvo frozen meal
1 box Fiber One fruit flavored snacks
1 pack Minute Maid juice boxes

See all the trips here, here, and here. That’s for a total of 70 items, so works out to $.82 an item. I’ll take it! Tomorrow night’s dinner plan: Turkey, potatoes, and some of the cheap broccoli I got at Pete’s today (feels almost like I cheated on Target…). For the whole week, my net cost for grocery & HBA items is now $78. I try to keep it at around $75 a week, so given the three giant trips of Target madness (and given that I will only need to get a little produce next week, lol…), not bad for all that extra stuff. How’d you guys do?

Make money 4/17 buying Mini Wheats at Target


So you may have heard rumors of this hot Mini Wheats deal at Target — well, hold on to your hats, because it gets even better. Starting tomorrow 4/17/14, we’re supposed to get a new offer on Checkout 51 for $1.00 back when you buy two boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats. So check this out:

I’m up to 9 boxes already, how about you? But I’m giving away three this weekend…

Reader deals 4/16/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Megan posts in Hot Deals: “I think it’s worth it – we use it on hotel deals (it’s almost always cheaper than any other price for a hotel) and towing/jumpstarting cars.”
  • And jen likes it too: “I have been a member of AAA for 5 years. Not only is it great to have for cars when they go out of warranty but there are great store and travel discounts as well.”
  • As does theresa: “AAA membership and can use the service even if a passenger in someone else’s car. Nice added teenager on and then if car issue can always call. Love the discounts at hotels and really have not used the restaurant discounts. Also like the free maps and books. I like them in my hand sometimes not just in electronics”
  • But jennyh shares: “BEWARE AAA! I was a member for over 5 years. The one time i needed a tow it was -10 degrees at 8 oclock at night (on randall road just north of St. charles). It was really really cold and my husband had a flat. I thought, “Finally! I get to use AAA for what we bought the membership for!” We called the number on the back of the card only to recieve an automated message that “because of a high volume of calls they are unable to take any service calls. Sorry.” And. Click. Left us in the lurch with very little phone battery in the cold (this was a few years ago and we didn’t have smartphones to find a tow company on our phone). I will never be a member again after that. Like theresa says, “if there is a car issue you can always call” …. but don’t expect to get help. Also I have heard from others that their pool of tow trucks from companies they dispatch from are terribly slow. A person I know has spent hours waiting for a tow on the expressway (and not because of traffic back ups either).”
  • Nora says: “I’ve had AAA for nearly 30 years and wouldn’t live without it. That being said, they ARE terribly slow during blizzards and frigid weather (below zero) for obvious reasons – they get thousands of calls from people with dead batteries (and can’t possibly get to everyone within 15 or 20 minutes). Admittedly, that sucks, but it’s also fairly unusual. Most of the time, their response time is great and the providers they use are extremely professional.”
  • An alernative from Artie: “You can add road service to almost all car insurance policies at a fraction of the cost of AAA. I pay about $5.00 every 6 months for it on my GEICO policy. I used them once last year for a dead battery. They estimated the time to come out at 1 hour. 1 hour later they arrived and jumped my battery.”


  • An endorsement from Caroline: “If any of your readers are wondering about the quality I’ll say that the scarves thst you have posted and I have ordered are of very nice quality and have been happy with every one of them.”


  • Francesca found: “Eurofresh has farmland bacon for $2.99 if you saved your internet printables I think NLA”


  • From Julie in Hot Deals: “FYI – the JoAnn Fabric store in Bourbonnais has Easter baskets, eggs and other decor at 60% off. :-)”


  • From Ashley: “Also through today only Greenworks All Purpose Cleaner is $0.50 each with the $1/1 peelies on the bottles, the $1/each mperks store coupon, and price cut”


  • Soapboxtray shares: “I used some older IPs that I am not sure are still around, but if you have them or they still are: Hawaiian Punch Aloha $2.39 and used $1. IP Double Daze for 39¢ drink. Minute Maid Boxes 10 pack 100% Juice $3.19 used $1. IP Double Daze for $1.19 juice boxes. Farmland Bacon Apple Smoked is price cut $2.99 (just that variety) used $1. IP Double Daze for 99¢ bacon. De Waffelbakkers Mini buttermilk pancakes $3.29 used $1. IP for $1.29 pancakes.”
  • She adds: “PS. I also noticed they had bags of the Farmland cubed ham for 3.99 regular price. Bacon other varieties is $4.99.”


  • Liza found: “At menards they have clorox 2 laundry soap for 2/3 and it is q out there for 2 off which makes them free and oxi clean laundry soap a dollar which makes them free with q”
  • Jane wonders: “which menards? is it just a closeout or they may have them at others you think?”

Reader requests

  • From Kristin on Facebook: “Can someone help me? I just got a Costco membership. They run instant savings on a handful of items for the month. If there it states a quantity limit, is that a per membership or per transaction? Thanks!”
  • Laura is wondering: “I was driving by the closed down Dominicks in Merrionette Park tonight and saw a sign that told the Merrionette Park shoppers to get ready for the Jewel opening soon. Does anyone have any information on if they are going to close the Alsip store, or are they just adding another store to the mix?”


  • Something to check for, from Matt: “Sears sent me a free apparel coupon today for the Sears Outlet store. Did anyone else get one?”


  • Shandelle shares: “Also for anyone still doubting Target because of their issue last year… I never noticed any fraudulent charges on my account. Like 6 months later, PNC decided to issue me a new card out of nowhere. I monitored my account closely and never saw anything unauthorized. Target also offered credit monitoring to Red Card holders, as well.. I accepted. I have had no problems at all to date. I just save lots and lots of money. :)”
  • Jane reports: “I went to Target this morning and they still had signs up for the $3.49 Starbucks, had a few dark roasts, yet scanning at $12.99. I would have bought them to use towards my $50 but they were out of most of my list. I’m going back Friday, but assume the signs for the coffee will be down by then.” Signs were not up at Hillside and the coffee they had scanned at $12.99.
  • A tip from Amy: “You can also go to on the web – I have done that many times when the app refuses to load at the register (which is often).”
  • And one from Samantha if you have trouble loading the app: “Maureen, Cartwheel has a Widget you can add to your home screen. As long as your offers are loaded, it’ll work fine. I’ve long since given up being able to load the actual app in the store!”
  • Maureen shares: “If you purchase Disney gift cards with your Target red card you save 5% on each card (and if you have a RxRewards you’ll get another 5%). We’ve got a summer trip planned so each time I’m in Target I throw one or two $50 gift cards in my cart since they’re right at checkout (make sure the card says “Shop, Dine, Stay, Play”). The cards can be used to pay for Disney hotels, park tickets, Disney Cruise Line, pretty much anything Disney vacation related. 5% doesn’t sound like much, the savings is only $2.50 per $50 card, but for us, we should save enough to pay for an airline ticket. Plus, it’s great for our budget to pay off the trip a few hundred dollars at a time.”

Target deals midweek update — week of 4/13/14 – 4/19/14

Here is your Target deals midweek update for the current ad, which runs through 4/19:

Target updates through 4/19