Do you like to shop at Target? Silly question, I know. I didn’t think much about it until lately, but over the past year or so I have grown to love my shopping excursions to Target. And part of the reason is the money that I save when I get there. Sure they have great prices most of the time, but the Totally Target Facebook page makes them even better. And no, I am not getting paid to say this or anything – I just really appreciate the fact that the woman who puts this page together takes the time to put the deals together so I don’t have to do the work. I love that! The deals are already suggested with what to buy, then I can decide if it’s worth my time and energy or not.
This page has become a favorite of mine; I check it at least once a week. OK, well – maybe twice a week, if I get the chance. There are always a bunch of really good deals. Now, not everything applies to me; the deals on diapers and such I pretty much just pass over. Been there, done that … not going back. I mostly focus on the household items, and sometimes the deals of grocery items. Even though Target isn’t really a grocery store, you can still find some good deals there.
For example – I went shopping at Target yesterday and came home with some good stuff for my pantry. Plenty of good stuff, in fact. I got soup and free crackers. I got Glucerna shakes and free Glucerna snack bars. I love free – free makes me happy.
And thanks to the deals that are posted, along with the links, you can often find what we call a “Triple Stack” –
- Manufactures coupon on a sale item, along with a
- Target coupon on the sale item (yes you can use two coupons, as long as one is a manufacturer’s coupon and one is a Target coupon), and a
- Target Cartwheel – this is a bar code that allows for an extra percentage off the price of an item
Triple Stacks are killer, and save the most money. But even with just a manufacturer’s coupon and/or a Target coupon, you can get a great deal. Thanks to a combination of the above items, I only paid approximately 50% for the items I got yesterday – saved about $46 and only spend about $48. And I brought home quite a bit of food; 5 2-liter bottles of Sierra Mist, 4 Marie Callendar frozen dinners, 12 cans of Progresso soup (and two FREE boxes of Nabisco Saltine Rounds crackers), 4 4-shake packs of Glucerna (and 2 boxes of FREE Glucerna snack bars), etc.
This may not be a good “fit” for you as you try to tame your family’s grocery budget … or maybe it will. But it’s something that works for me, and so I wanted to share it.
What’s your favorite tip/trick for saving money on groceries? Share with us by leaving a comment below! 🙂