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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Elizabeth and Shanna Target (with a hint of Kroger) 6/15 - Saved 90%


Yesterday we headed to Target with a hefty list of items. We did 4 transactions. The only thing in the picture not from Target is all the Surf laundry detergent. This was on sale for $2.99 at Kroger a couple of weeks ago and we could never find any so Shanna got a rain check for all the coupons we had ($2/1 from 5/16 RP) and picked them up last night. Without the coupons her transaction would have cost $22.66, but with the coupon she only paid $7.50, a savings of 67%!

Transaction #1:

(2) $2.99 - Johnson's Baby Wash
- $0.75/2 Target printable
- (2) $1/1 from 6/6 RP insert (made them $1.63 each - for Shanna)

$2.99 - Glade Fragrance Collection 2 oz candle
- $2.99 (free coupon for writing manufacturer)

$3.49 - Glade Fabric and Air Odor Eliminator spray
- $2/1 Target printable
- $1/1 printable or 6/6 SS (made it $0.49)

$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max Toilet Brush Refills
$6.29 - Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max 2-in-1 Toilet Brush Starter Kit
- $1/1 (gel) from 6/13 SS
- $3.94 - Buy the gel get the refills free Target printable
- $6.29 - Buy the gel get the starter kit free printable (no longer available) - $2.94 for all three items

$0.90 - Kraft Mac and Cheese
- $0.90 (free coupon)

$13.99 - Aleve 200 ct
- $13.99 (free coupon for writing company)

$2.19 - Ziploc containers
- $1/1 Target printable
- $0.55/1 from 5/16 SS insert (made them $0.64)

$3.14 - Always 18 ct pads
- $3.14 (free coupon from Being Girl sample pack)

(2) $2.14 - Vanish drop ins
- $2.14 Target B1G1 printable
- $2.14 B1G1 printable (combining these coupons makes both FREE)

$3.99 - Dove 2 pack deodorant
$3.49 - Dove body mist
- $1/1 Target printable
- $1.50/1 printable (for deodorant) no longer available
- $3.49 - in ad special, buy the deo get the mist free ($1.49 for two deodorants and a mist)

Total before coupons: $58.61

Total after coupons: $8.79

Savings of 85%

Used a gift card from a previous transaction with $7.57 left on it and paid $1.22 cash.
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Transaction #2:

$3.49 - Glade Fabric and Air Odor Eliminator spray
- $2/1 Target printable
- $1/1 printable or 6/6 SS (made it $0.49)

$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max Toilet Brush Refills
$6.29 - Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max 2-in-1 Toilet Brush Starter Kit
- $1/1 (gel) from 6/13 SS
- $3.94 - Buy the gel get the refills free Target printable
- $3.94 - Buy the gel get the starter kit free printable (no longer available) - cashier took off the wrong item - should have taken off the $6.29 - should have paid better attention

(2) $2.14 - Vanish drop ins
- $2.14 Target B1G1 printable
- $2.14 B1G1 printable (combining these coupons makes both FREE)

$2.24 - Shout stain remover spray
- $1/1 Target printable
- $0.55/1 from I can't figure out where (sorry - made this $0.69)

$2.33 - Ziploc Steam bags
- $1/1 Target printable
- $1/1 from 5/6 SS insert (made them $0.33)

Total before coupons: $26.51

Total after coupons and tax: $7.36

Savings of 72%

Used a $5 gift card from a previous transaction and paid $2.36 cash. We should have paid only $4.82 oop but we messed up on not watching the cashier close enough on that Scrubbing bubbles starter kit (loss of $2.54).. She was a doll though!

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Transaction #3:

$3.49 - Glade Fabric and Air Odor Eliminator spray
- $2/1 Target printable
- $1/1 printable or 6/6 SS (made it $0.49)

$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max Toilet Brush Refills
$6.29 - Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Max 2-in-1 Toilet Brush Starter Kit
- $1/1 (gel) from 6/13 SS
- $3.94 - Buy the gel get the refills free Target printable
- $6.29 - Buy the gel get the starter kit free printable (no longer available) - This did NOT happen for us - was not watching the cashier closely enough - will return the starter kit

(2) $2.14 - Vanish drop ins
- $2.14 Target B1G1 printable
- $2.14 B1G1 printable (combining these coupons makes both FREE)

$3.99 - Dove 2 pack deodorant
$3.49 - Dove body mist
- $1/1 Target printable
- $1.50/1 printable (for deodorant) no longer available
- $3.49 - in ad special, buy the deo get the mist free ($1.49 for two deodorants and a mist)

$2.99 - Glade Fragrance Collection 2 oz candle
- $2.99 (free coupon for writing manufacturer)

$13.99 - Aleve 200 ct
- $13.99 (free coupon for writing company)

$3.14 - Always 18 ct pads
- $3.14 (free coupon from Being Girl sample pack)

(2) $2.33 - Ziploc Steam bags
- (2) $1/1 Target printable
- (2) $1/1 from 5/6 SS insert (made them $0.33)

Total before coupons: $46.72

Total after coupons and tax: $10.37

Savings of 78%

Used a $5 gift card from a previous transaction and paid $5.07 oop. Total should have been $3.56 if we would have noticed that coupon that didn't go through. We would have saved 92%.
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Transaction #4:

$6.99 - Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-Clean Power Sprayer Starter
$3.94 - Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-Clean refill
- $3.94 printable for buy the starter get the refill free - no longer available
- $5.00/1 sprayer starter printable - no longer available ($1.99 for both and also got a $5 gift card with an old coupon we had)

(4) $2.33 - Ziploc Steam bags
- (4) $1/1 Target printable
- (4) $1/1 from 5/6 SS insert (made them $0.33)

Total before coupons: $20.25

Total after coupons: $3.17

Savings of 84%

Received $5 gift card from scrubbing bubbles, so this transaction was profitable by $1.83.
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So all in all we had the usual mess ups. Shanna and I are meticulously trying to hand over the coupons correctly and divide up our transactions because of store coupon limits and we end up missing something. We learned in our last transaction though that even though the coupon says one per transaction, they don't make the computer beep so from now on we will be doing 1 transaction only hopefully.

The totals below are after we return the item that the coupon did not work on.

Total before coupons: $152.09

Total after coupons, tax and the $5 gift card we received: $15.34

That's a savings of 90%!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Marie said...

The word transaction, in the retail world, actually means "item scanned." I work in marketing and get this all the time. The word purchase means your entire order that is purchased in exchange for money.

Elizabeth said...

Marie - thanks!!! That is completely new information to me and really clears that whole "one per transaction" thing up for me.

Couponlily said...

wow....good job!! Excellent deals!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks!!!