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?

More birthday shopping


So while I abandoned you guys for several hours to do birthday shopping, where else did I go besides Target? All down Roosevelt Road, that’s where!


2 John Frieda hair color, $24.00. Used two $1.50/1 coupons that they emailed for my birthday. (Sign up for “clubs” for everything you like to buy, guys — you never know what they will send…)
Dean’s milk, $2.99. Got back $1.00 from Ibotta — $.50 for milk and $.50 for the milk+2 bonus.

Paid with $16 ECB and $9.96. Got back $11 in ECB ($10 John Frieda and $1 milk) for a net cost of $14.96, plus the $1.00 back from Ibotta = net $13.96.

Pete’s Market


Broccoli, $1.04.
Sourdough bread, $3.29.
Meat ends, $1.96.

Paid $6.40 and got back $.25 from Checkout 51 for broccoli for a net cost of $6.15.

Ultra Foods


Two Challenge Butter, $2.28 each. Used two $1.00/1 printables. Paid $2.64.



Goodwill mailed me a 25% off postcard for my birthday, and they’re right next to Ultra Foods… I got four kid’s books, a t-shirt, and a pair of capris. They were super crowded and kind of picked over, but it’s always hit or miss there!

I also wanted to go to Kohl’s since they sent me a $10/$10 birthday coupon, but ran out of time, lol.

Birthday Target field trip!


So I kind of went back to Target again today (among other places…). It happens. Don’t judge me…

3 boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats, $7.50. Got 50% off with Cartwheel. Used the $3.00/3 printable coupon here.
Triscuit, $2.00. Used $1.00/1 in the 4/13 SS1. When I scanned my mobile coupons for meat & cheese (SPRING to 827438) the $.75/1 Wheat Thins coupon also came off the Triscuit.
Market Pantry shredded cheese, $2.34. Got 5% off on Cartwheel and $.75 off for mobile coupon (SPRING to 827438).
Fiber One fruit snacks, $1.75. Used $.60/1 printable here. Will get $.75 back from Checkout 51. (I thought this was on Ibotta too, but no — maybe it expired?).
Evol burrito, $1.24. Used $1.00/1 from a Mambo Sprouts booklet that came in the mail and got $1.00 back from Ibotta.
Minute Maid juice boxes, $2.99. Used $1.00/1 printable (no longer available).
3 Grey Poupon, $8.97. Used three $1.00/1 from the 3/30 SS.
2 Thomas’ Bagel Thins, $5.08. Used two $.50/1 Thomas’ product (ZIP 77477 then reload). ARGH, I thought I had 20% off loaded on Cartwheel but I guess it didn’t take. Well, that’s less of a deal, lol.
Wesson oil, $2.69. Used $.75/1 printable.
Clearance ground beef, $2.49. Got $1.00 off for mobile coupon (SPRING to 827438).
Clearance Luvo meal, $2.51. Used $1.50/1 Facebook printable and got $2.25 back from Ibotta already.
Van’s gluten free waffles, $2.50. Used $1.00/1 printable (no longer available).
Udi’s gluten free bread, $4.99. Used $2.00/1 Target Catalina.
Market Pantry eggs, $.99.
Babybel cheese, $2.99. Used $1.00/1 printable (no longer available). Will get $1.00 back from Shopmium.

Used the $10/$50 food coupon Paid $18.17. Got back $3.25 from Ibotta already for Evol and Luvo. Will also get $.75 back from Checkout 51 for fruit snacks and $1.00 back from Shopmium for Babybel cheese, for a net cost of $13.17. (Had I managed to load the Thomas’ Cartwheel correctly, I would have saved another $1.01! Oh, well.)


So anyway. If you’re working on that $10/$50 food coupon (in this past Sunday’s ad, text GROCERY to 827438 or print here), a couple more deals: Grey Poupon is as low as $2.54 and there is a $1.00/1 in the 3/30 SS. Fiber One Fruit Snacks $1.75, use $.60/1 coupon in trip above, submit for $.75 from Checkout 51 (today only!) for a net cost of $.40. Wesson oil is $2.69 on price cut, so $1.94 after $.75/1 printable here.

The Luvo deal I saw on Totally Target. Only one kind was clearanced at my store for $2.51, and normal price is $4.49. Print $1.50/1 on Facebook and get $2.25 back from Ibotta.

Target field trip!


So Trish and I took a Target field trip this morning — decided to try the SuperTarget in Hillside, which had higher tax than my less-super Target, but lots of clearance meat and a much better variety. Also, the Driscoll’s strawberries that I picked up yesterday at 2/$4.00 were 2/$3.00 at this store, bonus! And I figured out how to remember to take their surveys for coupons, since I keep discarding the cartons before getting around to it — as soon as I got home, I took pictures of the codes on the bottom of my strawberries, which I’ll delete after I do the surveys, lol.

  • Jimmy Dean sausage rolls are $2.99. There’s 10% off on Cartwheel, a $.55/1 manufacturer coupon in the 4/6 RP, and a $.75 Target mobile coupon (text RECIPE to 827438). Works out to $1.46 after all discounts, so a nice thing to throw in to help get up to the $10/$50.
  • McCormick spices were 10% off — not huge savings, but use the $.75/1 in the 4/6 RP.
  • Crisco oil is on price cut for $2.79 and there is 10% off on Cartwheel.
  • Big things of PAM were $2.69, small were $2.49. There is 15% off on Cartwheel and $.30/1 in the 4/6 SS. I bought a $2.69 can and it came to $1.98 after both.
  • Van’s pancakes were $2.50. There was recently a $1.00/1 on Mambo Sprouts, if you still have it.
  • The quart of Market Pantry half & half is $1.82, and there’s 5% off on Cartwheel to drop that to $1.72.
  • Annie’s mac & cheese boxes were $1.25.

What we got


Trish spent about $21 after all coupons, discounts, and REDcard. I really need to get a REDcard. I never bothered in the past since I shopped Target so seldom, but the past couple months I’ve been there almost every week.


I spent about $24 after all coupons, discounts, and no REDcard. The Enjoy Life cookies were $1.06 on clearance! They also had a bunch of both 93% and 85% ground beef with $2.00 off stickers, all exp. 4/17.

So, how’d we do? :)

That was kind of fun Target shopping 4/14/14


Well, that was kind of fun. I went to Target to use the $10 off $50 food coupon (in yesterday’s ad, text GROCERY to 827438 or print here).


I read on Totally Target this morning that people were finding 20 oz Starbucks coffee on temporary price cut for $3.49. Sure enough! However, the only two tags at my store were on Veranda (blonde roast, so I passed — ick) and Verona (they were already out). I scanned all the others just to check and everything else was $12.99, alas. But if you like blonde or also find these, use the $2.00/2 in the 4/13 SS1, get two for $4.98 after coupon, and then send in for the $5.00 Starbucks gift card for buying two!

Also: Hormel always tender 24 oz pork loin fillet and their smaller pork tenderloin were tagged to get a free Country Crock side dish with purchase through 4/19. Note that my Country Crock didn’t come off, and I had to get a refund at customer service — so watch your receipts.

What I bought

3 boxes of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats, $7.50. Got 50% off with Cartwheel. Used the $3.00/3 printable coupon here.
Triscuit, $2.00. Used $1.00/1 in the 4/13 SS1. When I scanned my other mobile coupons for meat and cheese (THANKS to 827438) the $.75/1 Wheat Thins coupon came off the Triscuit. Oops!
Country Crock mac & cheese, $2.99. FREE with Hormel purchase.
Hormel fillet, $7.99. Used $1.00/1 fresh meat mobile coupon (THANKS to 827438).
2 Heinz ketchup, $3.74. Used two $.50/1 printables. Will get $1.00 back from Shopmium.
5 Campbell’s cream of soups, $3.75. Used $1.00/5 printable.
5 lb potatoes, $1.99. Got 5% off from Cartwheel.
Market Pantry vinegar, $.99. Used $.50/1 Target printable and got 5% off Cartwheel.
Market Pantry frozen turkey breast, $6.29.
Strawberries, $2.00. Used $.50/1 Driscolls Rewards coupon. Got 5% off from Cartwheel.
Eggo Bites, $2.39. Used $.70/1 coupon (one time use, sorry) that came in email from Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Got 20% off on Cartwheel. Already got back $1.00 from Ibotta while I was typing this, lol.
4 dozen eggs, $3.96. Used two $.55/2 printables (no longer available).
2 Reddi-Wip, $3.98. Got 15% off on Cartwheel and used two $1.00/1 printables.
2 Market Pantry cheese, $4.68. Got 5% off on Cartwheel and $1.00 off for mobile $1.00/2 cheese coupon (THANKS to 827438).

Got $.10 off for bringing two bags. Paid $22.37 (after my Country Crock refund!) — and paid $15 of that with my Target gift cards from last week’s trip. Will get back $1.00 from Ibotta and $1.00 from Shopmium for a net cost of $20.37.

Cheese and butter shopping — with a little ham


Stopped by Ultra Foods today to pick up the cheap-ish Cracker Barrel cheese. (Yes, it’s $.50 cheaper at Meijer, but I’d spend it all on gas getting there and back.) A ham kind of fell in my cart, too, and then it fell right into my Crock Pot — guess what we’re having for dinner tonight? And tomorrow we’re having Ham Bone Vegetable Soup, hence the carrots and celery. So, anyway…

4 Chex Cereal, $5.00 after instant savings. Used two $1.00/1 expired GM cereal printables from last month and $1.00/2 from the 3/16 SS.
2 De Waffelbakker’s pancakes, $5.00. Used two $1.00/1 printables (ZIP 33033 then reload).
2 lb carrots $1.29.
Celery, $.99.
Mushrooms, $1.50.
2 Challenge butter tubs, $4.56. Used two $1.00/1 printables.
Chicken of the Sea sardines, $.88. Used $1.00/1 Chicken of the Sea product I got in the mail from their birthday club.
10 Cracker Barrel cheese, $23.80 after instant savings. Used 10 $1.00/1 from the 3/23 SS.
Ham, $7.22.

Got $.10 off for bringing a couple of reusable bags and paid $33.02. Watch the dates on the Cracker Barrel — most of the ones in my store expired 4/17, and you don’t want 10 bars of cheese all expiring in one week, lol. Dig for better dates.

Went to Pete’s, went to ALDI…


Thought I’d go use some more Udi’s coupons a friend kindly printed for me, so popped over to ALDI and Pete’s Market this morning. Spent $32.32 on the above and will get my whopping $.25 back from Checkout 51 for apples. :)

At Pete’s:

4 Udi’s pizza crust, $14.36. Used four $1.50/1 printables.
2 Udi’s bread, $7.18. Used two $1.50/1 printables.
Mini sweet peppers, $1.68. (Hmm, the sign said $1.48, but OK.)
Cauliflower… um, I just noticed that this rang up at $.02. lol — that’s not right! It was supposed to be $.49/lb.
Crimini mushrooms, $2.56.
Red apples, $1.64. Will get $.25 back from Checkout 51.
Sourdough bread, $3.29.
“Meat ends” from the deli, $3.14.

Got $.05 off for bringing my own bags and paid $25.41.


Corn tortillas, $.35.
Flour tortillas, $.89.
Tortilla chips, $1.19.
2 pack strawberries, $2.38.
2 avocados, $1.98.

Paid $6.91. That’s $32.32 for the lot, minus $.25 back for apples = net $32.07. (About $12.50 of that was Udi’s, but now he’s stocked up!)

Toilet paper and coffee shopping


Went to Target today because some coupons were expiring…


I saw this better than free Kids Suave deal on Totally Target this morning and it was tagged in my store — 3-in-1 shampoo or body wash, $1.89, buy three at $1.89 each = $5.67, and get back a $5.00 Target gift card. Use $1.00/1 hair or $1.00/1 body wash in the 2/9 RP2 (expiring today 4/6) or $1.00/1 any Suave in the Feb. AY. Well — the tag was under peach shampoo in my store. I bought the “surf’s up” shampoo variety, and it rang up $1.87 instead of $1.89 and didn’t trigger the gift card. They gave me $5.00 off my order instead, which was fine, but a heads up to watch that since apparently not all varieties are triggering.

What I got

Three Suave kid’s shampoo, $5.67. Used two $1.00/1 in the 2/9 RP2 and $1.00/1 in the Feb. AY.
3 bags Starbucks coffee, $20.97. Used $2.00/2 in the 2/9 SS (also expires today 4/6!).
2 packs 30 double roll Cottonelle, $31.98. Used $2.00/2 Target printable and two $.50/1 from the 3/16 SS.
2 Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour, $5.02. Used two $1.00/1 printables here.

They gave me $5.00 off for the gift card that didn’t trigger on Suave, and $.05 off for bringing a bag. Paid $50.59. Got back $15 in gift cards ($10 for Cottonelle and $5 for Starbucks) for a net cost of $35.59.


I also submitted for the $5.00 Starbucks gift card offer here (for buying two qualifying products), so will get another $5 gift card back there, for a net cost of $30.59. (Plus all three bags had star codes and each will get me a free tall coffee when empty, lol.)

A couple other things


Orbit gum and Altoids were tagged buy two get one free at $.97 through 4/19.


Annie’s gluten free mac & cheese was tagged $2.00 through 5/17.

Everything is free at CVS shopping


Stopped by CVS this morning and found that the single Venus razors formerly known as $6.99 at my store are now up to $7.49. Did they price jump at yours, too? Also, a reminder that the % off coupons never work on milk; I don’t know why.

Dean’s milk, $2.99.
Venus razor, $7.49. Used $4.00/1 in the 3/30 PG.
Sun-Maid raisins, $1.99. Used the $2.00/1 coupon that was up on Facebook last month, which she adjusted down to $1.99. (They now have a $1.00/1 coupon up for doing their pledge thing so you can get these for $.99 — it won’t show up if you already got the $2 one.)

Used a 20% off coupon that came in the mail, which took off $1.48. Paid with $5.00 ECB and $.63 in tax. Got back $5.00 ECB for the Venus razor, and will get back $1.00 from Ibotta ($.50 for milk and $.50 for the milk+2 bonus, since I redeemed two other offers this week). Net cost: I made $.37. :)

Totally worth $31 shopping


I’ve been out and about all day, but had to drive a kid to Glen Ellyn — so decided to stop at Ultra and ALDI on the way there, and swing by Whole Foods on the way back. OK, Whole Foods is not technically anywhere near “on the way back” — but by the time I’m in Glen Ellyn I’m halfway there, lol.

Ultra Foods

The Planters Natural peanut butter is included in the 3/$5.00 sale this week! It’s not usually, so that was a nice surprise.

8 jars Planters peanut butter, $13.34. Used four $1.00/2 coupons: $1.00/2 printable here, or $1.00/2 in the 1/26 SS.
Asparagus, $1.08.
2 Stonyfield yogurt cups, $.96. Used $1.00/2 Facebook printable.
Eggs, $1.38.
8 lb potatoes, $1.98.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag and paid $14.26.


Strawberries, $1.49.
Flour tortillas, $.89.
Corn tortillas, $.35.
Cucumber, $.29.

Paid $3.07.

Whole Foods

Organic Alexia fries, $2.69. Used $1.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal (or printable here).
12 Luna bars, $10.69 after case discount. Used four $1.50/3 from this month’s Whole Deal.
2 Enjoy Life chocolate chips, $7.39. Used $1.50/2 from this month’s Whole Deal and two $.55/1 printables.
Beyond Meat crumbles, $5.69. Used FREE coupon from earlier promo (no longer available). Will get back $1.00 from Ibotta.
Rice Dream nondairy ice cream treats, $4.39. Used $2.00/1 Facebook printable + $1.00/1 from this month’s Whole Deal.
12 So Delicious yogurt cups, $18.25 after case discount. (They were nice enough to give me this even though I had some regular and some Greek — since they were the same price.) Used twelve $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons (in the regional 1/5 SS or $1.00/1 printables here) and four $1.00/3 from the Jan/Feb Whole Deal (expires today). Will get back $1.00 from Ibotta — it just keeps showing up even though I’ve already redeemed it!

Paid $15.90. Will get back $2.00 from Ibotta for Beyond Meat and So Delicious for a net cost of $13.90. So for today: I spent $33.23, with a net cost of $31.23.