Pocket Your Dollars’ reader Brenda emailed us last week with some amazing results from her trip to Target. She managed to get a number of items, including milk, cheese slices and her husband’s favorite deodorant, for just $0.46 with coupons – wow!
Here’s what she bought and how she did it. Please note that these sale prices are from last week at Target, so you might not find the same prices at your store this week.
2 gallons 1% milk @ $2.49 each
1 package 2% Kraft Cheese Slices (22 ct.) @ $2.79 (sale price)
1 Degree Deodorant @ $1.97
Used $1/1 Degree Men’s or Women’s Deodorant Target printable
Used $1/1 Degree Men Deodorant from 3/27 Red Plum insert
2 Revlon Emery Boards @ $1.27 each
2 Revlon Emery Boards @ $1.47 each
Used two $5/2 Revlon Beauty Tools manufacturer’s coupons that she had previously received as a printout from a “catalina” machine
Total: -$4.52 (overage applied to the rest of her order)
4 Zyrtec (5 ct.) @ $4.76 (price cut)
Used four $4/1 Zyrtec Allergy Relief Target printable (Note: Target printable coupons usually state “limit one per transaction,” but many stores allow you to use more than one per transaction, anyway. Ask at your store to see what their policy is.)
Used four $2/1 Zyrtec Product printable
Total: -$4.96 (overage applied to the rest of her order)
1 Tums (60 ct.) @ $2.69
Used $1/1 Tums Digestive Aid Item 60 ct.+ Target printable
Used $1/1 Tums Product printable
The overage from the Zyrtec and Revlon coupons applied to everything that wasn’t free (milk, cheese, Tums). With tax, her total rang up as $0.46 for a total savings of $41.07. Plus, she used a Target gift card she earned previously from buying Smart Ones to pay for her transaction, so her out-of-pocket total for all of this was zero!
Brenda writes, “I never considered that they would actually give me the overage to apply to the rest of my order. I never factor that in my deals so that in case it doesn’t happen, then I’m not disappointed or irritated. I didn’t plan this trip out very much. I just had some coupons that I wanted to use before they expired.”
At Target, Brenda usually saves at least 50% and at Rainbow she can usually save 50-80%, depending on the sales at any given week.
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