Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Heart Target

Target and I have had a great relationship since I was about ten.  It was the first year that I was able to do my own Christmas shopping and it was all taken care of thanks to Target.  

Our relationship grew with time and I was reintroduced to Target clearance shopping in high school by my dear friend, Heather, whose sister worked there.  Before I moved out on my own, I would shop there once a week to buy items on clearance for my first place.

My boyfriend, now husband, has the same love of Target and we used to go on "dates" to Target before marriage and the babies in the carriage...

The revolution of SuperTarget has been the icing on the cake in our relationship.  It's better than the blue store because you get that great target clearance and groceries for a one stop shop.  With SuperTarget came Super  Coupons for double the savings!

Tonight just renewed my love for Tarjay!

ADDITIONALLY, we bought three camping chairs and a twelve pack of soda for a grand total of......

$18 (and some change)!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Random Finds

So I mentioned that I was trying to get back into savings and so far the savings have been pretty good thanks to my favorite deals sites: & SlickDeals.Net!  Check them out because they break down the deals and make the savings simple.  

If your saving those points from Pampers, here is a code (thanks totally target!) for 200 points: 

And some more points to bank (thanks to my super dupe coup pal Jennie!):











Sunday, July 11, 2010

Streching those Diaper Dollars

Sadly to say, my little one is not yet potty trained and he seems to be regressing...either that or the terrible twos have stolen my sweet little boy and replaced him with a mischevious munchkin that wants to avoid potties at all cost and is happy to change to a pull up with a new design. 

So, I have come to the conclusion that diapers and pullups are still in the picture for a little while longer, which means, I need to keep searching for deals and other ways to minimize the cost.
1) Internet Coupons:  There are a whole slew of coupons out there to print online right now.  Here are some that I recently stumbled upon (i.e.,,, etc.)

2) Combining Coups: I love being able to match up a Target coupon with a manufacturer's coupon plus a sale.  I can end up getting diapers at reasonable pricing.

3) Gift Card Deals, Extra Care Backs, Register Rewards:  Target has been offering gift cards more recently and the best time to buy is generally when they do the buy jumbo three packs, get a $5.00 gift card. Extra Care Bucks at CVS and Register Rewards are essentially the same concept. 

4) Compliments and Complaints:  If you have a problem or a praise, the main brands tend to send coupons and in my experience those coupons are worth the few keystrokes it takes in exchange for my two cents.

5) Points: Both Pampers and Huggies offer rewards for logging their codes from the packages.  Pampers has been doing their points progoram for awhile so the pickings are a little better and they change from time to time so bank those points if you don't see anything of interest.  Huggies offers free diapers so that is definitely a plus.

And for those who are participating in the Pampers Rewards or want to set up an account, here are some codes I recently found while surfing the web.  Pass them along because every point counts!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Recovery Time

March through June is a fairly busy time @ in our lives because there is a steady flow of birthday parties during this time frame.   Life begins on the weekends and with only two days available and the occasional holiday, little time is left for projects.

But that does not mean they have been entirely neglected.  My sidekick and I have been putting in some sweet sweat time out in the Arizona heat in an effort to get the table done.  Yes, it should be done by now but there has been sanding, painting, repainting and sanding (repeat three times more). The reason is....I am not happy with the outcome.   Let's just say that trial and error is in full force.  

Also on the forefront has been the "crap" room, which has seen great improvements but it is still full of crap.  Hence, the continued use of it's name.  However, the floor is visible and there is an unorganized order surfacing.

Additionally, I have been trying to get back into the coups.  I use them but I've been going through the burnout and I am working to reignite the fire!   I'm totally into Totally Target and vow to get some totally great deals!

So I am off to dealing (I mean with coups) and getting ready for a busy day!  More is come soon!