FF12: Saving $45 at Target

Financial FridayWelcome to another edition of Financial Friday.  A series of weekly posts where we share some of financial gold with you on our personal finances, savings, and investing.  Once again, these are just things we have done ourselves and might not work for you, but it doesn’t hurt to try a new way to pan for your own financial gold!

For the last few weeks I have been receiving numerous blog posts from a great local coupon and deal website called Mile High on the Cheap.  Most days, there are four or five deals and they range anywhere from free items to buy one get one free.

At first, many of the deals felt like they didn’t relate to us or would be useful to us since we have completely dropped the number of times we go out to one or two times a month.  Additionally, some of the deals we would see after they had already expired or were for dates we were not available.

However, last week we saw one that was right up our alley.  For every $40 you spent on their store brand Up and Up products you would receive $15 off of your total order.  Having gone strictly to using Up and Up for our diapers and wipes for PFG boy and now PFG girl, we jumped at the opportunity.

Initially, we thought about just using the coupon once but then Mile High on the Cheap suggested purchasing $80 worth of products and splitting it into two.  So there we are on Saturday afternoon (the last day) going around Target to find $80 worth of Up and Up products to receive $50 off.

We found that the first $40 was easy to spend ($25 for a package of diapers and $14 for a package of wipes) but then we noticed that there was only one box of diapers available.  So we decided to purchase four bottles of baby shampoo, fifteen packages of baby “mush”, a bottle of lotion, and another box of baby wipes.

Basically in our first order, we had bought all of those items and received the two boxes of wipes for free which will mean we don’t have to buy wipes for the next six months (especially since PFG boy is using the toilet all of the time!)

As we were leaving the store, I grabbed another Target flyer with another coupon.  Who knew, maybe we would have time to stop at another Target to get an extra box of diapers?

Later that night, we stopped at Target one last time where I purchased a box of 225 diapers (the next size up) and six more packages of baby “mush.”  For the whole activity, we spent a little over $80 for more than $125 worth of merchandise.  

We now have diapers to last us for the next three months (at least), enough baby shampoo to last us the year, enough baby food for the next two months, and we have the piece of mind knowing that we also saved money!

We look forward to continuing to look at the deals Mile High on the Cheap publishes and we will share some of them with our readers.

Do you use any discount websites?  What are they?  What is the best discount you have ever received?


2 thoughts on “FF12: Saving $45 at Target

  1. Josh, I also use the Target Cartwheel app on my iPhone. 5-25% off select items including Up and Up and name brands! AND, I got the Target RED Debit card (not the credit card, but the debit that is attached directly to my bank account). By using the RED card instead of my bank debit card, I automatically save 5% on the full purchase! And, Cartwheel and RED card can be used together, I bet your coupon could be used as well!

    • Traci,
      Thank you for your suggestion. I have now heard about Target Cartwheel twice and I am excited to use it on our next outing to Target. I will also have to look into the Target RED Debit card. An additional 5% when we shop there 4-5 times a month would be huge.

      Mr. PFG

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