Last night I did a big coupon trip to Target. I don’t do these often and it had been awhile. I have been pretty much fallen off the coupon wagon lately and needed to get back at it. We had just been doing our big Trader Joe’s trips and more frequent small trips to the grocery store for things like lunch meat, buns, milk etc (these small trips are dangerous though and we want to be better at avoiding them). We get organic beef locally, eggs from a friend, and some produce at the Saturday Market and Costco. But, our stockpiles were diminishing and I wanted to make sure I used my good coupons before the baby came and they expired.
At the same time I was “Targeting,” hubby ran (literally) to Walgreens with the twins in the BOB to get some other coupon items…..I just think he is amazing! What is better than a husband who watches the kids, runs with them, uses coupons correctly, and loads it all back up to run home? I am still trying to picture the whole thing. Somehow he fit a pack of diapers, 2 things of toothpaste, 2 cans of oatmeal, 3 rolls of tin foil, and a rain cover in case the weather turned.
Here is what I got:
(Sorry for the iPhone pic)
Pack of Huggies diapers-$4.50
Big bag of Huggies wipes-$3.50
Butterfinger candy bar-free
Olive Oil mayo-free
Welche’s White Grape-$1.64 (kids don’t really drink much juice so I might make popsicles with it)
2 Activia yogurts-66 cents each
3 boxes of Fiber One cereal-about 75 cents each
2 Boxes of Fiber One bars- about a dollar each
4 pack of lightbulbs-50 cents
Strawberry Shortcake bandages- 87 cents
Armor All tire cleaner- 29 cents (reg $3.29)
Armor All leather cleaner-$1.80 (reg $5.29)
2 Toy Story Playtex sippies-$5.74
Total before coupons-$77.73
Total after coupons-$30.37
Minus $5 gift card from Fiber one deal-$25.37
Pretty sweet since the regular price of the diapers, wipes, and sippies alone is $23.47
Everything went smoothly on this trip. Cashier did great. Only one coupon beeped and she pushed it right through since it was a valid use. I usually ask if they want the coupons with the items, or all at the end…she said at the end was good except the ones for free products. So I put all my items up first with their corresponding “freebie” coupon and it worked great. That way she was not searching for the price of the item at the end when she needed to fill out the value. As always, I warned the lady behind me that I had a lot of coupons in case she wanted to change lanes. She was not overly friendly with me until she got curious how I was getting the deals. Only one hitch of the trip… as I was trying to watch my coupons go through, and give her a 20 second coupon run-down, her little son lifted up my shirt to see what in the world was under there (I am about 12 days from due date). Must look pretty pregnant of small children are curious what is under my shirt.
Did you score any great deals this week?