hot mess shopping at Target & Walgreens

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Thought this would be straight shot shopping deal at Target today:  Buy 3 $11.99 Tidy Cat and 3 Sheba Meaty Sticks at $1.59, hand over the $10 off $40 pet care items coupon from this week’s ad plus 3 $2 Tidy Cat mfr coupons from 7/31 rp, 3 $2 Tide Cat Target coupons from 9/25 rp plus 3 $1 Sheba Target coupons from 8/28 rp plus 3 $1 Off Sheba Meaty Tender Sticks.  Get a $10 gift card for buying the three Purina products (front page of current ad).

The first thing I realized is that the new coupon software has rolled out in my area (it’s been rolling out around the nation), meaning no overage on Sheba (coupon scans down), so my OOP was $1.23 higher than planned to start with.  Then the Tidy Cat containers I grabbed from the display marked $10 gift card turned out to be the $7.99 ones not part of the promo.  The front end manager sent someone to get the right ones (didn’t care what type) and we waited … and waited … and waited… the front end guy came up a couple of times saying he hasn’t come up yet?  The second time I replied that yes he had but we’d decided to stand in line and enjoy lunch.  He got the point and said that whatever variety came up he’d make sure I got the gift card.  And he did, because these are the lightweight jugs, not the 35 pounders and don’t qualify for the gift card.

Walgreens has Venus shave gel on BOGO 50% off, but the register only accepted the $2 coupon for the purple top can!  And since you have to buy three cans to get the $5 RR and the register didn’t like the idea of using more than two coupons, this is a deal you’ll only want to work at couponer-friendly stores!  which mine are…

$139.50 Main Street Bicycle on Target (50% off!)

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Grab the Main Street Men’s Seville 27.5″ – Crème – for only $139.50 on Target.com — a 50% off clearance price!  Not sold in stores and you’ll pay a $30 oversize handling charge. The Main Street Seville 700C Cruiser is a modern hybrid cruiser that is a perfect ride for city streets or paved trails. The aluminum frame and alloy rims make the Main Street Seville 700C Cruiser lightweight and easy to handle. The many features include: a Shimano Nexus 3 speed Internal Hub, fenders with splashguards, and QR seat. The bike also comes with a rear under the saddle detachable bag and a rear rack. The Main Street Seville 700C Cruiser a ride that is just right for a commuter and/or someone looking to stay fit.

Very cheap Up & Up Diapers Sunday Only!

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Starting Sunday. Target is offering a $25 gift card when you spend $100 on select baby items (diapers, wipes…baby stuff). Clip ad coupon and/or text SAVE to 827438.There is a $2 Target coupon and a 20% Cartwheel offer on Up & Up diapers (Cartwheel expires Sunday, so that’s the only day you can run this); you’ll need at least two computers to print four Target coupons.  Do these two things NOW, since Target offers and coupons have been known to disappear…

1.  On Sunday, clip the ad coupon or text SAVE to 827438
2.  Sign in to Cartwheel and add the 20% Up & Up offer (if you haven’t already done so)
3.  Clip $2 Up & Up Target coupon on Target.com. Print 2 coupons per computer.
4.  Buy 3 Up & Up Giant Pack at $28.99 ($86.97).  Prices used from Target.com.
5.  Buy 1 Up & Up Super Pack for $17.99.  Subtotal is $104.96
6.  Scan $25 gift card coupon or barcode FIRST because store coupons will lower your total below $100.  After that, order doesn’t matter, no matter what cashiers say!
7.  Use four $2 Target coupons
8.  Scan 20% Up & Up Cartwheel barcode

Subtotal will be under $80 and you’ll get a $25 Target gift card to use in subsequent transactions.

You can run Cartwheel deals up to SIX times per day, but Target only allows four coupons per transaction.  Depending on how much storage space you have, you might run this a few times.

Check to see if you have the 25¢ any brand diaper offer up through size 3 on your Ibotta account