Thursday, November 5, 2009

Why I Love Target (Part One)

::: Warning: Long post! But if you shop at Target too, can you really blame me? :):::

(Here is a picture of Luke I had to take yesterday before we left - he's wearing his first pair of jeans! I just love this boy - look at that little belly hanging over!)

Do you love Target as much as I do?! I always considered Target a place to get cute but cheap items, like funky jewelry or clearance t-shirts or cute stuff for the house on super markdown. I still counted on Wal-Mart to buy most of my household items and a lot of groceries. But since I had Luke, Wal-Mart has just become less and less accessible. You always have to park a million miles away and then once you finish making your way all around the store, you inevitably have to wait in line for about 20 minutes. I swear they only have like 2 cashiers working at any given time there. Also, before I became a mom I never realized how much I would need to park in those coveted spots right near the cart returns - to avoid lugging 20 pounds of carseat and baby, plus diaper bag and purse into the store. At Wal-Mart, that just doesn't seem to happen, because every spot is filled.

All that to say, I have been leaning more and more toward Target for the things I would normally purchase at Wal-Mart. I never thought about shopping there for grocery items, but even our Target (which is not a Super-Target) has some awesome grocery deals! The great thing about Target is that they have their own Target coupons, which you can stack with manufacturer's coupons to get a really great deal. Go to the bottom of their website and click on "Grocery Coupons." It's that easy!

For instance, last week I was able to snag some Keebler cookies at an awesome price. (My husband has a very labor-intensive job and goes through a lot of snacks at work. Which is funny if you know how thin my husband is! Hate him! lol) Anyway, he loves those cookies, and normally I purchase them on sale for $2.50 at the grocery store. Last week, combining manufacturer and Target coupons, plus a great Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale they were having, I was able to buy them for $.58 each! I also got 2 bags of Chex Mix for $.78 each. I know that I got some other great buys but that's all I can remember at the moment. :)

I will tell you that I was able to use over $21 worth of coupons last week! I think my cashier wanted me to die. Hahaha.

This week my printer was having issues so I wasn't able to print out the coupons that I wanted. I probably should have waited to go to Target today, but I already had my day mapped out and I really despise having to change plans. :) I was still able to get 4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal for $1.23 each, which is great considering I really try never to pay above $1.50 for a box of cereal anymore.

Plus, using a $5 Target card I earned last week for doing a deal, I was able to snag a pair of these babies for only $1 (they're $6 on sale this week). I wore my old ones in the hospital with Luke and had to throw them out when I got home because hospital floors totally gross me out. My feet are just so much cuter and warmer now. :)

And here's a Christmas idea for you: kids' Halloween costumes are on sale right now for 75% off. I picked my 3-year-old niece in the Christmas exchange and she'll be getting two of these costumes as part of her Christmas present as dress-up clothes!

There are a lot of great websites out there that give you the low-down on the weekly Target deals and how to get the most bang for your buck. Money Saving Mom and Krazy Koupon Lady are two that I use. I have also found Attention Target Shoppers to be very helpful!

If you come back tomorrow, I'm going to link up to Frugalicious Friday again and show you my 75% off Target house finds!

(P.S.: I recently discovered Kelly's blog. I remember last year when I was pregnant and on thebump all the time, I kept seeing people with the "Praying for Harper" button and I didn't put two and two together until last week. I have been reading her story little by little and I just love her! Isn't she the cutest! I would kill to have skinny little legs and blonde hair like her! And I love how she uses blogging to tell others about Jesus. Anyway, she writes a lot about Sonic Diet Coke with Vanilla, and yesterday I snagged one during their Happy Hour (when they have 1/2 priced drinks) after the Target run. Luke kinda had a melt-down in Target so Momma needed a boost.
All I can say is,
crushed ice??! Be still my heart!
I think this may become part of the weekly Target run!)


  1. I love Target, too. I didn't know that about the online coupons. Glad you mentioned that!


  2. this post makes me wish you lived closer! I think we would be very good friends if we lived nearby! {even though I'm quite old compared to you! haha!}

    I do love Kelly's blog but I love yours too! You inspire me to find those good deals! thanks for posting .... love, Kathy =)

  3. Cereal under $1.50. I have so much to learn. Keep posting this stuff for me. I love it! I will join the coupon thing. I will! I will!!

  4. Thanks for the honorable mention! I hope you and all of your Target loving friends will drop over and see the TONS of bargains and deals that myself and many others put together weekly. Lots and lots of grocery and toy coupon match-ups this week.

    Thanks again!

  5. Target deals and Sonic Happy Hour are two of my favorite things! I LOVE your slippers and I just may have to go buy a pair!!! We have tile floors and I love cozy (and cute) slippers. :)

  6. aaahhh, Target. I remember those days with baby... so nice strolling through there! It was a sanctuary! Now the babies are big kids, so I go it alone-- always remembering "those days", though. Enjoy your little guy he's adorable!!!


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