Thursday, August 2, 2012

Extreme Couponing at Target

I decided to give hip2save.com a try to see if I could save any money on everyday things I buy anyways. I went to Target today with all my coupons and saved a bunch! 

I didn't know this but you can use both the Target coupon (printable from coupons.target.com) AND the manufacturer's coupon (from the Sunday paper) on the same item.

Target is having a deal where you buy 5 Kellogg items, you get a $5 Target gift card. So, I did my purchases in different transaction to get the $5 gift card. I then turned around and used it right away on the next transaction. The cashier was happy that I sorted everything out to make it painless for him. The cashier even asked if I went to school on couponing because I got such good deals.  

Here's what I got:

Transaction #1:
2 Boxes of Mini Wheat Minis at $2.75 each
3 Boxes of Frosted Flakes at $2.75 each
* $1 off on 2 Boxes of Mini Wheats (Sunday paper coupon)
* $1 off on 3 Boxes of any Kellogg Cereal (Sunday paper coupon)
* $1 off on 3 Boxes of any Kellogg Cereal (Target coupon) 
* $5 Gift Card (Buy 5 Kellogg items, you get a $5 gift card)
Total after 5% Target Red Card purchase = $5.46 or $1.09/box

Transaction #2:
5 Boxes of Kellogg Nutrigrain Bars at $2.54 each
* $1 off of 2 Mfr Coupon
* $1 off of 3 Target Coupon 
* $5 Gift Card (Buy 5 Kellogg items, you get a $5 gift card)
Total after 5% Target Red Card purchase = $5.41 or $1.08/box
(Could have saved more if I had another mfr and Target coupon, but I forgot to cut it out)

Transaction #3:
5 Boxes of Kellogg Fiber Plus Bars at $2.54 each
* $1 off of 2 Target Coupon
* $1 off of 2 Target Coupon 
* $5 Gift Card (Buy 5 Kellogg items, you get a $5 gift card)
Total after 5% Target Red Card purchase = $5.41 or $1.08/box
(Could have saved more if I had cut out the mfr coupon from June)

Transaction #4 (Rest of my misc items):
Mossimo Long and Lean Tank: $5 ($3 off Target Coupon)
Papermate 10 pack of pens: Free (on sale plus $1 off Target coupon)
Market Pantry Fruit Snacks: $0.69 (on sale plus $1 off Target coupon)
Axe Spray: $3 (on sale plus $1 off mfr coupon)
Colgate Kids toothpaste: $1.36 (on clearance plus $0.50 off mfr coupon)
Carefree Pantyliner: Free (on sale plus $1 off mfr coupon)

Hip2save.com is awesome - she matches up coupons with sales to get you the best deals. It's worth a look if you have free time. There are a bunch of other printable coupons on coupons.target.com so check it out and see if you could use anything. 

Hope this helps someone!