Oscar Blandi hair care fans?

If any of you are fans of the Oscar Blandi line of hair care products. all the Targets I’ve shopped at recently have had them on clearance and each full-size product generates a $5 gift card!  Since they’re super-high to start with, don’t look for miracles, but something that was $25 is now $17.70 and less $5 after the gift card.  Stock up using the $5 and $10 Target coupons since they’re not brand-specific like next week’s coupon.

shopping Target – beware gift card deal prices

Target sale prices are pretty universal, but items that generate gift cards or are part of a B1G1X off aren’t.  Case in point is the Olay cleanser I’ve been picking up for between $4.99 and $5.99, here selling for $6.49 and the $11.29 Claritin syrup which most stores have at $8.99 (although a few are $9.99). This store is obviously high…as in crack.

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photo.JPGBeen finding L’Oreal Extreme Platinum color on clearance (regular shelf) for only $4.48! Scans at $8.99, but hey, we follow shelf tags (and used the $2 mfr coupon from 9/14 rp & a $3/2 Target coupon from some store flyer I picked up months ago)! The Olay 6 pack (bonus) of bars is clearanced out at $4.05; use the $2 coupons from 9/14 rp and you have some mighty cheap soap. Even cheaper when you use it as part of the big Target $5 or $10 promotion (which I did!).  I will say that the Targets I visited seemed to be getting Olay stock in and they all had enough HE products.

Another Target, another battle against dirty hair

photo.JPGI originally stopped at this Target for Claritin – which they had in stock – at $1 more than any other Target.  Which explains why they had stock…This transaction was $1.99 subtotal; used four of the HE BOGO coupons, one Regenerist coupon and the $10 Target coupon.

Also been picking up clearance hair color and using the applicable mfr and Target $5  coupons currently available, together with Olay products as fillers, if needed.

More Target $10 coupon ideas

photo.JPGHere’s another Target option to consider.  I’m still using HE shampoos and conditioners, but now added Olay Regenerist facial cleansing wipes to put me over the $35 threshold:  $39.94 was subtotal, less $19.96 for HE BOGO coupons, less $8 for two Olay Regenerist coupons, less $10 Target coupon left me with $1.98 for a subtotal. The Olay wipes were NOT part of the 40% promotion, which is probably why they were still on the shelf!  But I’m okay with that, especially since I have not found any of the $5+ Olay cleanser since the first day or two of the 40% off promo…and we’re talking about five or six stores…

Also ran a second transaction using the $5 Target coupon and clearance HE body wash that were $2.48 and clearance L’Oreal hair color.  LOTS of possibilities all over the beauty department!  I’ll return with $1 body wash coupons and $2 L’Oreal hair color coupons, which will bring my subtotal down to $8.36…even better…

Target: Claritin & shampoo/conditioner shopping

Ran two separate transactions so the breakdown would be easier to see.

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Two Pantene at $3.99 plus four Herbal Essences shampoos and four conditioners. Total was $29.96 for HE and $7.98 for Pantene. Since $37.94 was the subtotal, I was able to use the $10 off $35 Target coupon from the 9/21 ad plus the new $4/2 Pantene coupon plus four Buy one HE shampoo get one conditioner free. Notice that the coupon does NOT say you have to buy the same size, so I grabbed the big bottles that were $4.99 to push up my total (since the max is $4.99 and I never get stores that push through the max – how about you?). Subtotal was $3.98 plus high tax of $2.17 for an OOP of $6.16 for a fairly decent haul!

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4 children’s liquid Claritin @ $8.99, get a $5 gift card with every two purchased. Use the $3 Target coupon from 9/21 S and the $2 mfr from 9/7 S1. I paid for these four with my REDcard, which brought the total down to $5.90 after the gift cards.

new $4/2 Pantene printable – use @ Target or Ultra!

pantene1-300x167New $4/2 Pantene shampoo, conditioner or styling products coupon just appeared!  You can use it this week at Target or save it for Ultra, where starting Wednesday the 24th they’ll have Pantene for $2.88 each.  Since Ultra takes expireds back 30 days, I’ll use my old coupons  there.  And remember, Ultra allows up to 12 like coupons (unless the coupon itself has limits).  Check for expired coupons using the Find a Coupon tab – you can set it for expired 30 days.

Since you’ve seen the Target ad…

lorealadv-300x152Start clipping and printing out your beauty coupons!  I’d start with this nice, new $2 L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product coupon… $4/2 coupons can also be found in the 9/14 rp, but you can never have too many coupons!

I’m really looking forward to this week at Target – although I’ve been spending an awful lot of time there on the “non-deal” weeks, too!

Target clearance shoping

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I picked up a few of the small inflatable pools for next year – $3.88 for the Croc Lagoon pools priced at $12.99 and $8.98 for the Intex inflatable that was originally $29.99. The smaller pools are great for the dogs in the summer, since they can just jump in, wet their paws and jump out. rinse and repeat. You know you’ll be buying this stuff next summer and it’s not like they’re gonna expire, so why not grab them on the cheap? All water toys, accessories, chemicals and pumps are also 70% off.  If the box isn’t marked, scan it to be sure.  Fructis gel was $1.74 – I used the $2 coupon from 9/07 rp2 for a slight bit of overage.  Billy Boy condoms were $6.62 – I used this $3 Smart Source printable.  Large pools are also being clearance out – here’s a couple of biggies.  The 18 foot was down to $74.64, while the 16 foot was only $60.  Considering the 18 pool was originally $499.99…

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Very cheap Meta health bars @ Target

photo.JPGRight now Target has these Meta Health Bars (Metamucil) for $7.49(!), buy two and get a $5 gift card. Use the $2 coupon from the September P&G with the $1 coupon in 9/14 rp AND a 5% Cartwheel (Cartwheel expires 9/20) and you’ll end up paying under $2 a box!

I found two Olay Regenerist cleansers on the shelf which rung up at $4.99, and used the overage to bring down my cartload a bit.

Target for some very cheap Olay cleanser

photo.JPGTarget has an Olay promotion running through November 18: Buy one signed item and get the second for 40% off.  Welllll, buy two of the $5.99 signed Olay Regenerist cleansers, use the $4 coupons from the single page Olay ad in the 9/7 paper, plus a 5% Cartwheel and you will pay less than $2 for both tubes (including high tax).  I ran this in sets of four and my OOP was $3.61, which I paid with my Care Free gift cards; had I used my REDcard, the total would have been 5% less.

Note that Cartwheel says excludes cleaners – – it lies, but for how long?