Fun at Ultra and Target shopping

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So I have been running around all morning (which is why so quiet here!) — among other things, I stopped at Ultra Foods and Target. At Ultra…

Ultra shopping

2 Welch’s Farmer’s Pick juice, $2.76 after instant savings wyb two. Used two $1.00/1 from the 5/18 RP.
4 Old Spice deodorant, $3.92. Used two exp. $2.00/2 Old Spice products from the 7/6 PG.
Onions, $1.37.
Corn, $1.02.
Limes, $.20.
2 Fresh Express salads, $3.34. Used exp. $2.00/2 from last week’s Jewel ad.
Hot dog buns, $1.39.

Paid $6.50.

Target shopping


So first up, I’d read on Totally Target that Pasta Chips were on sale for $2.00 and buy one, get one free. Yup! You can print $2.00/2 Pasta Chips on Hopster.

  • So if your store allows a coupon on a “free” item, buy two for $2.00, use the $2.00/2 printable, and get two bags totally free.
  • If they do not, buy four bags for $4.00, use the $2.00/2 printable, and get four bags for $2.00, or $.50 each.


So here’s what I got (and thanks to Trish for the Gold n’ Plump coupons, since I forgot to print mine!).

4 Skippy PB singles, $9.16. Used 30% off on Cartwheel and two BOGO from the 8/3 SS, which scanned at $2.50.
2 clearance Gold n’ Plump split chicken breast, $4.38. Used two $1.00/1 printables here.
Van’s gluten free waffles, $2.99. Used $1.00/1 from their email list (unique prints).
Van’s gluten free pancakes, $2.79. Used $1.00/1 from their email list (unique prints).
2 gluten free Immaculate Baking ready to bake cookies, $6.58. Used two $.75/1 Target printables and two $1.00/1 manufacturer printables.
Purell, $2.69. Used $1.00/1 Target printable and $2.00/1 manufacturer printable.
2 Right Guard Xtreme Clear, $6.68. Used two $1.50/1 manufacturer printables and two $2.00/1 Target printables (no longer available).
6 Pasta Chips, $6.00. Used three $2.00/2 printables.
2 children’s Suave shampoo, $3.58. Used two $1.00/1 in the 7/27 RP2 and $1.00/2 Target mobile coupon (PACKITBACK to 827438). (There’s also a $1.00/1 printable here.)
Crayola crayons, $.50.
Crayola colored pencils, $1.29.
4 Post-Its, $3.96. Used four $1.00/1 Target printables.
4 Scotch tape, $4.08. Used four $1.00/1 Target printables.
Composition notebook, $.50.
8 packs Bic pens, $8.00. Used four $1.00/2 from the 8/3 SS and four $1.00/2 Target printables.
3 packs up & up pencils, $1.50. Used $1.50/3 up & up printable (no longer available).
6 up & up glue sticks, $2.34. Used two $1.50/3 up & up printables (adjusted down, no longer available).
4 Sharpie highlighters, $3.96. Used two $1.00/2 Target printables.

Used the $5 gift card when you buy $25 school supplies coupon from this week’s ad (hand that one over first!). Got $.10 off for bringing two bags and $.39 off for paying with REDcard. Paid $13.63 and got back a $5.00 gift card for school supplies, for a net cost of $8.63. That was kind of fun… :)

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  1. Jane says

    Nice haul! But the Welch’s Farmers Pick coupon is in the 5-18 RP and not the SS. I looked at that darn SS 4 times before I decided to try the RP! Also, did you happen to look for the Old Spice body sprays when you were at Ultra? Thanks.

    • Shandelle says

      I feel like every Target register I’ve checked out at across multiple states, at least multiple Midwestern states, has been the same system and manufacturer coupons always scan through on an item made free by a store sale (Target store coupons won’t scan on items made free by store sale, I believe a message pops up telling the cashier that’s why it’s rejected). The only way it wouldn’t work is if your cashier just tells you NO and refuses to even try scanning it, and often cashiers seem to just make up rules and refuse coupons that don’t necessarily violate any Target policies. I guess I’m lucky that at my local Target in the city, most of the cashiers don’t seem to even read the coupon unless it doesn’t scan properly. I almost never have problems. The cashiers don’t seem to care to waste time reading them and deciding whether to TRY scanning it.. like if it scans and “works” they don’t really care. And tbh, I feel like from a consumer perspective, this ensures a positive experience. The registers are programmed to reject stuff if it doesn’t match. When cashiers start trying to scrutinize accepting things or trying to delete something the register already accepted, it just leads to a bad experience for everyone. Fortunately I don’t run into this very often at any Target stores.

      • Shandelle says

        And tbh, I’ve noticed all the quirks of Target registers the last few years. I’ve lived a half mile from the Wilson Yard Target since it opened about 5 years ago, and shop there several times a week. Such as things like coupons for free items always scan at the full value allowed unless the cashier reduces it, regardless if the coupon came from an insert or in the mail or from someplace like MyCokeRewards. These always beep as an exception that they have to click a button to accept. It’s up to the cashier to notice it scanned too high and reduce it. Manufacturer coupons that exceed the item value always scan through so long as they match. Store coupons that exceed item value always reduce to exact price.

        • says

          Right, and that makes sense that Target coupons won’t work on a “free” item since they would reduce to zero anyway. But you have been lucky — ymmv a lot with coupons at Target, and some stores are much less — nice. :)

  2. Valentina S. says

    Is it possible to use exp. $2.00/2 from last week’s Jewel ad and exp B2G1 from Jewel July Big Book of Savings on Fresh Express salads?

    • says

      Ultra Foods’ policy does not specify either way. Sometimes they give trouble about using a cents off with a BOGO coupon, sometimes they do not.

  3. Shandelle says

    Sadly the pasta chips aren’t carried at the Wilson Yard Target in the city. I’ve only ever seen them at Mariano’s in Ravenswood. They have a pretty reliable product locator (I tested it by looking for that Hillside Target I’ve never been to that Rachel mentioned).

      • Shandelle says

        I think it might be random. We don’t have any Super Targets in inner city Chicago but I tried typing in zipcodes for multiples burbs that I knew had them and it just kept coming up with other stores (mostly Mariano’s). I also tried central Indiana where much of my family is from but these are basically carried nowhere down there! Like randomly at some Ace Hardware in Crawfordsville?? lol that’s like a small town an hour north of Indy. I get the impression few Targets in the greater Chicagoloand area have them, but I just emailed their support to see if they can send me a list specifically of Target stores. If I hear, I’ll share of course.

    • Eun says

      Thanks for the report, Shandelle! You saved me a trip. :)

      I just called the Evanston Target and they don’t carry it either.

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