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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Journeyed to Target...

So those Starbucks coupons I bought off eBay and waited for before going to Target? USELESS. The  Starbucks was priced at $13.99! Making them more expensive even with coupon than the Donut Shop K-Cups also included in the $5 gift card deal, which were priced at $11.99. AND the Donut Shop boxes had two extra K-cups each in them! So I got those instead. Also picked up some of the "free" Optimus Prime Kreo toys (which weren't free, of course, because we live in frakin' Montgomery County, where everything is nice and expensive). Couldn't find the Hungry Hungry Hippos travel game though. Sigh.

Bought 4 Aquafresh Extreme Clean travel size, $1.07 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RP 1/1
Final price: $0.28 ($0.07 each) for 4

Bought 4 Dannon Activia 4-packs, $1.79 each, sale price
Used 4 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/15
And used 2 $2.00/2 Target Internet coupons (no longer available)
Final price: $0.84 MONEYMAKER

Bought Powerade 8-pack, $4.99, sale price
And bought 1 Powerade 32 ounce bottle, $0.79, sale price
Buy 1 Powerade 8-pack, Receive 32 oz bottle of Powerade free
Final price: $4.99 for both

Bought 4 Optimus Prime Kreo toys, $8.79 each, regular price
Used 4 $8.00/1 Internet manufacturer coupons (no longer available)
Final price: $3.16 ($0.79 each) for 4

*I was fortunate to have the original version of these coupons before Hasbro changed the wording to exclude the smaller size. Now that I know they did this, I'm going to cash in my other 4 as well out of spite. TAKE THAT, HASBRO!*

Bought 4 Healthy Choice meals, $1.98 each, sale price
And bought 1 Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer, $2.25, sale price
Buy 4, get 1 free
Used 2 $1.00/2 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/1
And used 1 B3G1 free Target Internet coupon
Final price: $5.94 ($1.18 each) for 5

Bought 4 Similac Soy formula cans, $5.54 each, regular price
Used 4 $5.00/1 manufacturer checks (received in the mail)
Final price: $2.16 ($0.54 each) for 4

*I typically save these checks to combine with a deal but these were about to expire.*

Bought 2 Donut Shop K-Cup 18-count boxes, $11.99 each, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Target gift card
Paid $23.98, received $5.00 gift card
Final price: $18.98 ($9.49 each) for 2 ($0.53 a cup)

$116.76  Shelf price
 -   7.23   Discounts
-  68.25  Coupons/manufacturer checks
= 41.28  Out of pocket cost
-    5.00  Gift card received
$ 36.28  (68.9% savings)

What I actually paid: $41.28 - $5.00 from previous Target gift card - $5.00 from Target gift card received this trip (did the K-cups in a separate transaction first) + $2.22 sales tax = $33.50 paid out of pocket.

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