Target Couponing & Clearance Haul: I Only Spent $20.50 and 6 Items Were FREE!

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I hadn’t been to Target in nearly 2 weeks, so I headed there this morning with a list and my coupons. While I did have to buy some un-fun, non-sale items such as milk and bananas, I also managed to score some great deals with coupons, clearance and sales!

One thing that isn’t pictured is the ground beef, which my store had on sale for $6.64 for the 2-pound packages. These normally sell for $9.09, so I grabbed two packs to keep in the freezer. One thing I don’t like to skimp on is meat; I only buy the good, lean quality that Target sells; and I find it to be the best in my area. I know that this is the lowest price it ever goes to, so I didn’t hesitate to stock up.

I was shocked to see half an aisle of Easter clearance left, but seeing as it was only 70% off, I guess it isn’t that surprising. Most stores, if they even have anything left at this point, are at 90% off.  My Target store is so stingy with clearance! There was quite a bit of good candy left, too.

I put together this video showing my best deals. For everything pictured, I paid just $20.50, and 6 of the items were completely FREE! :-)

My Dollar Tree Haul!

I love Dollar Tree! I mean….I really, really, really love it! It would be so easy for me to fill a cart up every time I go, but I try to restrain myself by only buying what I can carry in my arms.

Dollar Tree is a true dollar store – everything is priced at $1. There are even some 2 for $1 items, such as greeting cards. The only things that are now at an odd price are single candy bars, which at my store are now 69 cents. What it is with the price of candy? It has skyrocketed!

Anyway, I usually pop into Dollar Tree every couple of weeks to see what’s new and to grab some “essentials”, hehe! ;-)

As you can see from the picture, on my latest trip I got a box of tissues (130 count, which is a good deal for $1; usually the drugstores have tissues for a $1 but they are smaller count), 5 greeting cards (4 were 2 for $1 while one was a $1 – my store has a new section of American Greetings cards that are priced at $1), 5 packs of batteries (great buy, as they are name brand!), and 2 packs of garage sale pricing stickers (these are $2.99 at Wal-Mart and Target).

While there are tons of great deals to be found at Dollar Tree, you do have to be careful of some items. I don’t buy medicines there, for instance – they are off-brands and reports always warn about them. Same with non-food consumables such as toothpaste and mouthwash. These items can be found so cheap with coupons at the regular stores that you don’t need to buy them here, anyway.

Also, when it comes to food at Dollar Tree, I stick to the brand names I am familiar with. Here you need to watch your pricing as sometimes with sales and/or coupons you can get the same item for less at the grocery store. However, with grocery prices continually going up, the $1 canned food at Dollar Tree is becoming more and more the best deal.