Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Target Soccer Clearance

If you're looking for any boys' soccer gear, Target has a bunch on clearance right now. My oldest is taking the 2 week soccer session through Park/Rec this summer, so I was *very* excited to stumble upon this deal:

Cleats: regularly priced $19.99, clearance-priced at $4.98
Socks: regularly priced at $7.99, clearance-priced at $1.98

Most of the shoes are in sizes 4-6, but I found this one pair of 13s, and I saw another pair of 12s. Different sizes may show up... who knows? They also have LOTS of soccer balls and soccer bags on clearance. All of this is located on an end cap near sporting goods, facing the wall with all the little kids' riding toys.

Hope this helps someone!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Target Recycle

Target has special recycle bins now. How great! Left to Right:
  • MP3/Cellphone/Ink Cartridge
  • Glass/Plastic/Aluminium
  • Plastic Bags
  • Trash
I really like this, and hopefully more local stores will follow this. In Eau Claire, the Kwik Trips have special recycle bins for glass/plastic/aluminium. Which is great, I just can't bring myself to put a soda can in the trash. It will bounce around in the bottom of my car, rather than go in the trash.

Remember, Target loves it when you bring in your own bag, and gives you a nickel back for doing so!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Target deals

Target deals

I feel like I went a little crazy at Target, but I think I came out alright - even after the cashier messed up one of my coupons and shorted me $1.24. Oh, well. I hate to complain, especially when I am handing them a *stack* of coupons.

I am slowly learning that it is best to shop in small batches, so it is easier to keep track of the coupons. This is the second time in a row now that a coupon didn't register and I didn't catch it until I got home and then it is a little too late. However, making more frequent trips to Target may not be the best way to save money...

Anyway, here are my recent Target deals (a couple from last week, the rest from this morning):

Last week:
Finish Quantumatic dishwasher detergent:
Regular $9.49, on sale for $5.99, minus $3 coupon from here = $2.99 (May not seem that cheap, but I really like this stuff. Unfortunately, today the sale is off.)

AirWick Freshmatic iMotion:
On sale for $5.99, minus $5 coupon from the 3/7 SS, minus $1 Target coupon (online here) = FREE

This morning:
Scrubbing Bubbles:
-Bought 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend A Clean Power Sprayers $7.99 each
-Bought 2 Scrubbing Bubble Power Sprayer Refills (All FREE with coupons below)
-Bought 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $2.49 each
-Used 2 $5/1 coupons from the 4/11 SS
-Used 1 $0.75 coup off bathroom cleaner from 3/21 SS
-Used 2 Free Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-clean refill, when you buy starter coupon from here
-Get back a $5 Target gift card ( NOTE: the only way you’ll get back a $5 Target gift card is if you use the regional coupon from the 4/11 SS –valid for a FREE $5 Target gift card with the purchase of 3 Scrubbing Bubbles products.)
…AND then for th
e $5 SC Johnson rebate.
-Final cost FREE, plus $2.28 money maker (I think) for all 5 products!

Head & Shoulders Shampoo (gotta have this, we're brand-specific on this):
-Bought 2 at $5.39, one had a free shampoo shrink-wrapped to it.
-Used a B1G1F coupon from a mailer I got at some point
-Used a $1 off Target coupon from a mailer
-FInal price $4.39 for 3 bottles.

Vaseline skin lotion:
-$2.99 price
-Minus $1 Target coupon from here
-Minus $1.25 coup from 4/11 RP
-FInal price $0.74

Olay Quench lotion:
-$7.79 price
-Minus $1 coup from 3/7 PG
-Submit rebate for purchase price
-FINAL PRICE: $1 money maker

GE Energy Smart light bulb - $2.99
Use the $1/1 coupon from
Plus, use the $2/1 Target coupon from
Final cost FREE

Clean & Clear Travel size Morning Burst Cleanser $0.97
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 3/28SS (does NOT exclude travel size)
Final cost FREE!

Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste $0.97
Use the 3/21 SmartSource coupon insert– save $2.50 off any 2 Arm & Hammer oral care products (NO size exclusions)!
Final cost FREE plus possible $0.56 overage.

Kandoo Wipes $1.65
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 4/4 PG
Pay $0.65!*
*Submit for the FREE Scholastic book offer
Final Cost $0.65 for Kandoo Wipes AND a FREE Scholastic book

Suncrest Farms (formally Smith Gardens)

Anyone heard of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Vegetable Subscriptions? It is a group of local farmers that raise fruits and veggies, and drop off a vegetable share every week. I am going to do a 1/2 share this summer. I had a friend, Anna Kelner, do it last year. Here is a bit about what she has to say about the program:

"We loved it. I think it made me way more adventurous when it came to food choices and gave me wonderful ideas on how to prepare some delicious tasting veggies. They give you recipe ideas, but the really cool thing, at least for me, was it helped me to step outside the recipe and just try other things instead of just following 1-2-3 on the recipe. If I have X veggie, that might make this dish even better. I loved the chance to cut the vegetables up. I found it be very soothing and the boys would climb up next to me (out of the way of the knife) and just talk as I worked on dinner. I can’t recommend it highly enough."

If you are interested, please check out their web-site for more info:

I spoke to Heather, the owner, and she said spots are nearly filled up already, SO HURRY!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wal-mart Deals

These are $2.28 a piece, use the $5 off any 2 Benadryl product from 4-11RP, makes them free plus 46 cent overage! (if you get the right cashier....)

These are PERFECT for scratchy mosquito season.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Great American Apparel Diet

I read about this in Time magazine. It's no buying any clothes for a year. I have a serious shopping problem. It's not that I am spending money I can't afford, just that I am buying things I don't need. I really have over 15 pairs of jeans, tanks in every color, a dozen work out pants, rainbows of sweaters, a swim suit for every day of the week, more hoodies than the Unabomber. Don't get me started on the purse rack. No more, no purses, no jeans, no shoes, no boots, no coats.

So, I think I am going to try it. I will buy no more clothes, for the rest of the year. Exceptions of what I can still buy:
  • Underwear
  • $50 worth of stuff from Express, as I have a gift card for that amount
  • A new pair of sneakers, when mine wear out, I'm a YMCA junky
  • Hats and Sunglasses (dollar tree ones, of course)
  • Socks
  • Headbands
  • I am still accepting gifts of clothing

Kmart Doubles

  • Soft Scrub, $3.29, sale $2.99, $1.50 coupon 3-7 RP, final free
  • Everpure Conditioner & Shampoo, $4.99 regular, $4.49 sale, $2 coupon 2-21RP or 3-21 RP, final 49 cents
  • Halls, $1.69, $1 coupon 3-28S2, final free
  • Pants, 4T, clearance for $1.99

Side note, there are STACKS of 2T - 5T pants. Mostly girls, really really cute girl jeans for $1.99

Friday, April 9, 2010

K-Mart doubles

Here's what I scored for my husband. I *guess* he's worth a buck. :-)

Gillette Body Wash: on sale for $4, had a couple $2 coups (doubled to $4 each) = FREE
Oral-B Toothbrushes: somewhere around $2.79 or so, had 2 $2 coupons (doubled to cover the price of the brushes *only* - no overages) = FREE
Right Guard deo/antiperspirant: on sale 2/$5, had a $2 off 2 coup (doubled to $4) - $.50 each.

Grand total: $1.00 + $.76 tax (for easily $20-$25 worth of stuff at regular price)

Kmart Doubles

  • Bic Soleil: $5.69, $2 off from 3-28S2 or 3-7S or from packages, final $1.69
  • Gillette Shower Gel 12 oz, Regular $4.29, sale $4, $2 off 3-7 PG, free
I don't personally like the Soleil that much either, but my baby sister does, and her birthday is coming up at the end of the month. Happy Birthday!

Once again, used Kari's card. THANKS!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kmart Doubles

NYC Nail Polish: $1.99, used $1 off any product $1.99 or more from Cosmo mag, Free
Old Spice: $2.39, used $1 off 2 from 3-7 PG, $1.39 a piece (John uses ONLY Old Spice, no matter the price, SIGH)
Charmin: regular $8.39, sale $6.50, $1 off from a mailing, $4.50
Dentyne Ice Gum: regular $1.29, sale $1, $1 off 2 from 2-28 S, Free
Bayer Aspirin: confused here, I thought it was $1.99, but rang up for $1, so my coupon $1 3-21S didn't double, but it was still free

Final with 78 cents in tax $6.46

I requested my rewards card, but it hasn't come yet, so Kari generously let me use her card. THANK YOU A MILLION!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Some Winona Kmart Doubles

I don't have my rewards card yet, and really am behind on anything Kmart any how, but Kari was sweet enough to share this with me:

I got
starbucks frapuccino for 40 cents (all figures approximate) using online Q
pert plus 3 in 1 shampoo bodywash for 49 cents
spot shot carpet cleaner for 40 cents ($2 Q from All You mag -- love this deal, came upon it by accident)
gillette shaving cream for 1 dollar or so
venus embrace disp. razor 3pk for $1.99 (I love these and don't mind paying a few bucks for them; I'm not a fan of the Bic Soleil so I don't want to pay much for those)
nescafe instant coffee, free
right guard men's deodorant for 50 cents
Also -- if you have ever printed a $3 Q for greenworks laundry detergent, kmart has small-medium bottles of this for $4.99 this week. Q doesn't double but you get a bottle of detergent for 2 bucks.

Monday, April 5, 2010

In the mail today....

Look what came today:
  • Two large packs of wipes, the white things on the left
  • Various high value coupons
  • 3 Pamper diapers
  • Puffs sample
  • Prilosec samples
  • Free custom picture book
  • Peanut butter spoon, not from the mail
A lot of the stuff came from Vocal Point, sign up here. The wipes came from completing a wipe survey, I am going to have to complete another after trying them. I think it's from E-Rewards. A bunch came from the P&G as well. Peanut butter spoon, that is Connor's. Photo book from Hot Prints, you can make one every month. And that is just plain fun.