Target clearance shoping

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…


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?

need rice? Aroma rice cooker on sale @

13374757We have a rice cooker (another brand – very expensive!) and frankly, I’m amazed we went for so long without one!  Started with stovetop and moved to microwave – both have serious drawbacks.  This Aroma 20-Cup Digital Rice Cooker in stainless steel features a non-stick coating, a digital control for white or brown rice, steam cook 15-hour delay and chime to indicate when cooking is done. It includes a steam tray, measuring cup and rice paddle for cooking convenience. The removable water reservoir is dishwasher safe.  Right now the Aroma 20-cup digital rice cooker is on sale at for $29.99 – $10 off and even less with REDcard!  Buy it online and pick up at your local store.  easy-peasy

Target – Pedigree dog food is cheap!

photo.JPGPITA and I stopped at Target for more Tena pads and to check out a few possibles for upcoming promotions. If you’re running low or need to stock up on the cheap, grab two 50 pound bags of Pedigree dry dog food for $22.79 each.  Use the $3 coupons from 8/3 R`, pay $39.58 plus tax and get a $20 Target gift card.  You are effectively paying less than 20¢ per pound!  Use REDcard and you’ll save an additional 5%!  winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Out & about shopping – must read post!

Now that I have your attention…There are some awesome deals out there and between Dollar Tree and Target I’m too pooped to pop – does that phrase even make sense?

photo.JPGDollar Tree has PediaCare Daytime Multi-Symptom Cold in stock – use the $1 coupon from 9/7 S2 for FREE meds! They also have a nice assortment of Physicians Formula cosmetics. There’s no coupon but this line is consistently rated high and very pricey. A buck is almost a steal.  Remember, Dollar Tree limits you to four like coupons per transaction (most are for that trip, too).  And it’s not possible to push through a coupon – the register won’t take the 5th one!  Sunday’s rp2 insert also had three $1 coupons for Maybelline lip, mascara and nail products, the exact same ones that Dollar Tree is carrying.  Unfortunately, the coupons all beep, meaning no way, Jose.  If a coupon beeps they are not allowed to accept it, no matter what the picture and/or wording shows or the manager wants to do; don’t push it. has Mucinex 30 ct packs for $9.99 – price match that in the store and use the $7 coupons from 9/7 S2, stacked with the $2 Target coupon and the 25% off Cartwheel. My grand total for all four boxes was only 49¢…wonder what it would have been with my REDcard?

more Target shopping = fun

photo.JPGPITA wanted these crazy hair colors ($6.99!) so I cracked open the wallet and spent cash. Three transactions of the Fructis B3G1 styling product. There is a $1 Target mobile coupon when you Text SAVINGS1 to 827438. Note that the hair colors use a different $2 coupon from the same 9/7 insert.

Target had restocked the TENA pads so I grabbed four.  Cashier was stumped over how to do the coupon so I took pity on her and told her to manually enter $3.49 because the coupon’s wording is “Up to $5.”  Yes, I like overage, but free with no hassle works, too.

Target for clearance hair color + more cheap hair care

photo.JPG This week’s good deal at Target is Buy 3 Fructis shampoo, conditioner, treatment or styling products and get a FREE Finishing Paste. This isn’t a new deal – it’s been running since 7/13 – but we got some nice $2 coupons in the 9/7 rp (mac & cheese on the front in Chicago). Use four coupons and you’ll pay under $2 including high tax.

The Clairol Herbal essence hair color has been clearanced at all Targets for the past few weeks. These were tagged $5.08 but scanned at $2.98. Use the $2 coupons from either the 8/10 S or 8/24 S for a great deal on color.