Bliss Chocolate .16 cents at Target

blissTarget has their Easter Candy on sale for 50% off, making the bliss chocolate $1.56 a bag.  You can make it an even better deal buy using a manufacturer coupon from here, and also using an in-store coupon from here.  Final price .16 cents a bag!  Now that is a Thrifty deal!

To get Free Hershey’s chocolate at Walgreens click here.

Thanks Bargain Jargon for this Thrifty Tip
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Guest post- Clearance at Target

Thanks to Bargain Jargon, she has wonderful thrifty tips on Target deals.  Thanks for doing this guest post!

I love Target!!! The stores are clean, the employees are friendly and helpful, they have great merchandise, and they have awesome clearance deals.

Once you know how and when Target marks things down, you can easily find stuff for 75% off. GOOD STUFF! You can find Target’s clearance items by the little red sticker. They have a system for marking down their clearance. In general the markdowns go 30%, 50%, & then 75% off. There are exceptions to this rule, sometimes items start at 15% off. Plus, holiday items follow a different markdown schedule, they will get marked down to 90% off. SWEET!

Most of the clearance items are found at the end of the aisles, usually the end of the aisle facing a wall. Every time I head to target I check out the clearance. I always look for items that I can buy for later, birthday gifts, clothing, shampoo, etc.

Here is Target’s weekly markdown schedule:

Mon. — Electronics, Kids Clothing and Stationary (Cards, Gift Wrap, etc.)

Tues. — Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets and Market (food items)

Wed. — Men’s Clothing, Toys, Health and Beauty, Lawn & Garden items

Thur. — House Wares, Lingerie, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Movies, Music, Books, Decor & Luggage 

Fri. — Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, & Jewelry

Generally, they mark things down to the next level every 2 weeks. So, if you see something in sporting goods that you are interested in that was just marked down 50%, if you come back on Thursday 2 weeks from that day you should find it at 75% off. Sometimes you will come back and they will all be gone. Bummer! If it is something I really need, I will buy it at 50% off. If it is something I am buying for the future, I wait to see if I can get it at 75% off.

Also, twice a year Target resets each department, so they will clearance a ton of stuff from that department, to make way for the new seasons merchandise. For instance, the toy department gets reset in January (to make room for Spring/Summer toys), and in July/Aug. (to put out the holiday season toys). So, on one certain day you will be able to find 2 aisles worth of toys at 75% off. I stock up! My favorites are the Lego’s & Playmobilsets, you can’t go wrong with those, especially at 75% off. I look like a crazy lady throwing things in my cart.

Two more pieces of advice:
1. If there is something you are interested in, SCAN IT! You will find that sometime the sticker does not reflect the price, the price may actually be lower. I love when that happens!

2. SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS!!!!!!! Target has a strict return policy, and if you want to return something you will need your receipt. They do have receipt look up, so if you give them the debit/credit card you paid with they can look it up for you.

Target – .22 cent Deodorant

While at Target I found this coupon match-up
Suave Trial deodorant is .97 cents each
If you use the .75 cent off 1 coupon from 3/29 Red Plum ( it does not exclude trial size)
Final Price .22 cents each

Also, Sara from Learning the Frugal Life sent me what she just found :
At my local Target I got Dove trial size deodorant for .22 each using the 1/18 and 3/15 $1.50/2 Red Plum coupon. I also got Johnson’s soft lotion trial size for free using the $1.00 Soft lotion coupon. I can’t remember what insert it was in sorry. There is also a $1.oo coupon off of Johnsons Body Product from the 2/22 Red Plum insert. That should work too.

Target tip from Reader

This is an email from one of my readers…..Thanks for the tip!

Here is the link to the post she is talking about.

I wanted to let you and your readers know that as of tonight, the Nampa Target has the smaller bottles of Gillette bodywash + shampoo that are $that you can use the $2 coupon on.

I called the Target customer service phone number today and had them look it up by the UPC numbers I had, and they were able to tell me that the Milwaukee Target and the NW Boise (Eagle/Chinden) Target did not have them in stock but the Nampa Target did.  Once I got to the NampaTarget and wandered around without finding them, I checked at customer service, they looked up the UPC # I gave them and found that they should be on aisle A28 on an endcap/sidecap, but that if I didn’t see any then to ask someone to go get me some from the box because it showed there were plenty in the back.  So, there weren’t any on the aisle, so a nice employee took my UPC and headed to the back and came back with 10 bottles for me plus more to put out for sale.  He then found in the back this wire display that he called a “sidecap” that was supposed to be on the aisle full of bottles.  He was setting it up as I left tonight (around 7:00 pm). 

Turns out his wife is a new couponer too but he didn’t know about this deal. I gave him 3 of my coupons for his help so he too could score some free bottles! 

I love shopping at that Target.  They are so helpful and coupon friendly. 

Thanks for the heads up a while back on this free bodywash!

Michelle

Cheetos Coupon at Target

I just got an email from a reader who let me know about her Thrifty Cheetos deal she got at Target.  She bought the snack sized bag of Cheetos for $1.25, she then used the $1.00 off in-store coupon from here.  It does not exclude snack size so it should work just fine!  If you don’t want to waste ink printing it at home, print it right at the store.
So she was able to get a bag of Cheetos for .25 cents
Thanks for the Thrifty tip Shelly!

COUPON POLICY – Local Stores UPDATE 3/11

Please note that each state, each store can differ on  store coupon policy, and they can change from week to week.  These changes apply to my local stores, please check your own stores to see if they have changed too.  I have put this weeks changes in red. Updates as of 3/11/09

I get a lot of questions about coupons, and company policy.  So this week I called around, and talked to the Customer Service in each store asking them what their coupon policy’s are.  I must warn you most cashier have no idea what the coupon policy is in their store.  It is so important to be informed, and be an educated coupon shopper.  Some stores are a little more coupon friendly than others.  If you get a crabby cashier that acts like you are robbing the store, for using coupons.  Remember the store DOES get paid back for your coupons from the manufacturer. A coupon is just like paying with cash.  It just comes from the manufacturer, not you.

Albertsons-
  •  will take all MFR ( manufacturer coupons) and you can stack it with an Albertsons in-store coupon
  •  will take printed coupons
  •  as of 4/3/09 they will no longer take competitors ad coupons
  • Will not take Internet printable competitors coupons
  •  DO NOT match competitors ads or prices
Walgreens-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Walgreens in-store coupon
  • will take printable Internet coupons
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
  • DOES NOT take albertsons catalinas
Rite Aid-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Rite Aid in-store coupon
  • will take printable Internet coupons
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Shopko-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Shopko in-store coupon
  • will take competitors coupons coupons, Like Fred Meyer, Walgreens…
  • will price match, others ads ( as long as it states the price, no 50% off, no buy 1 get 1 free) The items must be in stock at the competitors ad price.  Ad must be current, and bring Ad with you.
  • will take printable Internet coupons
Walmart-
  • will take all MFR coupons
  • will take competitors coupons coupons, Like Fred Meyer, Walgreens…
  • will price match, others ads ( as long as it states the price, no 50% off, no buy 1 get 1 free) .  Ad must be current, and bring Ad with you.
  • will take printable Internet coupons (some stores have stopped or limited them)
  • for an online copy click here to read , you might want to print it out and carry it with you.
Winco-
  • Will take MRF coupons
  • As of March 2009 they will now take printable coupons that will scan.
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Fred Meyer-
  • Will take MRF coupons
  • will take printable Internet coupons, as long as it says Manufacturer coupon on it
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Target-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Target in-store coupon.  As long as the total of the coupons are more than the price of the item.
  • will take printable Internet coupons, as long as it says Manufacturer coupon on it and it must scan.
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Kmart-
  • will take all MFR coupons
  • Will now take printed coupons, See press release here
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
  • if you sign up at Kmart.com and join their email list, they send special like double or triple coupon sales.
Please remember company policy differ from region to region. They may change at any time. You need to always check with your stores management,, educate yourself, and  write down their name, the day to spoke with them.  Many times you will know the stores coupon policy’s better than the cashiers. 
 Be kind, save money and have fun doing it!

COUPON POLICY – Local Stores UPDATE 3/11

Please note that each state, each store can differ on  store coupon policy, and they can change from week to week.  These changes apply to my local stores, please check your own stores to see if they have changed too.  I have put this weeks changes in red. Updates as of 3/11/09

I get a lot of questions about coupons, and company policy.  So this week I called around, and talked to the Customer Service in each store asking them what their coupon policy’s are.  I must warn you most cashier have no idea what the coupon policy is in their store.  It is so important to be informed, and be an educated coupon shopper.  Some stores are a little more coupon friendly than others.  If you get a crabby cashier that acts like you are robbing the store, for using coupons.  Remember the store DOES get paid back for your coupons from the manufacturer. A coupon is just like paying with cash.  It just comes from the manufacturer, not you.

Albertsons-
  •  will take all MFR ( manufacturer coupons) and you can stack it with an Albertsons in-store coupon
  •  will take printed coupons
  •  as of 4/3/09 they will no longer take competitors ad coupons
  • Will not take Internet printable competitors coupons
  • WILL  take Walgreens Register Rewards Catalina Coupons 
  •  DO NOT match competitors ads or prices
Walgreens-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Walgreens in-store coupon
  • will take printable Internet coupons
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
  • DOES NOT take albertsons catalinas
Rite Aid-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Rite Aid in-store coupon
  • will take printable Internet coupons
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Shopko-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Shopko in-store coupon
  • will take competitors coupons coupons, Like Fred Meyer, Walgreens…
  • will price match, others ads ( as long as it states the price, no 50% off, no buy 1 get 1 free) The items must be in stock at the competitors ad price.  Ad must be current, and bring Ad with you.
  • will take printable Internet coupons
Walmart-
  • will take all MFR coupons
  • will take competitors coupons coupons, Like Fred Meyer, Walgreens…
  • will price match, others ads ( as long as it states the price, no 50% off, no buy 1 get 1 free) .  Ad must be current, and bring Ad with you.
  • will take printable Internet coupons (some stores have stopped or limited them)
  • for an online copy click here to read , you might want to print it out and carry it with you.
Winco-
  • Will take MRF coupons
  • As of March 2009 they will now take printable coupons that will scan.
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Fred Meyer-
  • Will take MRF coupons
  • will take printable Internet coupons, as long as it says Manufacturer coupon on it
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Target-
  • will take all MFR coupons, and you can stack it with a Target in-store coupon.  As long as the total of the coupons are more than the price of the item.
  • will take printable Internet coupons, as long as it says Manufacturer coupon on it and it must scan.
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
Kmart-
  • will take all MFR coupons
  • Will now take printed coupons, See press release here
  • DOES NOT match competitors ads or prices
  • DOES NOT take other stores in-store coupons
  • if you sign up at Kmart.com and join their email list, they send special like double or triple coupon sales.
Please remember company policy differ from region to region. They may change at any time. You need to always check with your stores management,, educate yourself, and  write down their name, the day to spoke with them.  Many times you will know the stores coupon policy’s better than the cashiers. 
 Be kind, save money and have fun doing it!