Thursday, September 20, 2012

How I Saved Money at Target®

Shopping and saving at Target® is a hobby for some, myself included. I really enjoy how I can go there, find markdowns, use a coupon and sometimes two (they will accept a Target coupon and a manufacturer's coupon on the same item) to get something for next to nothing.

I went there last week fully armed with my coupon binder that I was sure was going to save me bundles of money. After all, I was buying groceries, fall clothes for myself and my son, a bunch of health and beauty aides and a toddler potty! That pretty much amounted to a shopping cart full of things. I had to have tons of coupons right? Wrong! Everything was either expired or didn't fit the criteria. I was frustrated so in a last attempted to save some bucks, I whipped out my Target® Red Credit Card which did manage to save about $9 since they give you 5% back on all purchases (a great savings so as long as you pay off your bill every month. I do and I highly recommended it!) I was still steamin' though.

So I came home and searched frantically for coupons that were appropriate for my purchases. Why would I do that since my shopping trip was already over? Well, one little secret my friends - they do price adjustments! So, here's what I found:
  • $5 off $25 of apparel (received in the mail because I am a Target® Red Card holder - another perk!)
  • $5 off $15 of beauty supplies (also received in the mail)
  • $3 off two bags of Pampers® diapers
  • $1 off two Pantene® hairstyling products
  • $2 off CorverGirl®
With a little bit of research and a short trip to the Customer Service department with my receipt and coupons I saved $16! The woman just reached right in the drawer and pulled out $16 bucks and handed it to me! I have to say that was worth the effort looking for these coupons.

For additional money saving ideas, check out this article, How to Save Money at Target®, a friend sent to my Mom's Club group.  It lets you in on a few more secrets to save the bucks at Target®!

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