Tobins' Tastes: Saved 81% At Target Today & I Stuck To My List!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Saved 81% At Target Today & I Stuck To My List!

Notice something about this photo? No impulse buys!
What is it about Target that makes me feel like I need to throw caution to the wind and just start throwing everything I see into my cart? I am list person. I go to stores with lists. I stick to those lists. I panic if I walk into a grocery store without a list.

I make Target lists yet everytime I go to one I end up with at least one (ok more like ten) things that weren't on my list but were "oh so cute", "oh so cheap" or "oh so something I can't live without".

I saw this on Pinterest and it pretty much sums up how I feel about Target.

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Yep, that's about right. In light of this information you can see why today was such a big accomplishment for me. I did not get one thing that wasn't on my list. Not one! I didn't even look at the clothing racks, I didn't find any random clearance deals that I just had to grab and I didn't put one grocery item in my cart that wasn't part of the plan.

It has been a great week for me shopping wise so far. I spent less than $8 today, only spent .44 cents on a Publix trip yesterday (saved 99% !! post coming soon) and I swung by the Dollar Tree after Target and was able to grab 4 extra copies of yesterday's paper (with all the inserts!) for a dollar each. Love that our local Dollar Trees get all our unsold Sunday papers and can sell them at a discount.

Make sure you check out this week's Weekly Totals post  (and come back Thursday for this week;s!) and link up your savings for the week. Here's hoping my shopping luck continues through Thursday's Publix trip.

Breakdown of today's Target trip:
Total retail value: $40.27
Total spent: $7.75
Total saved: $32.52
Percent saved: 81%

What I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  • Two packages of Reach Floss, retails for .97 cents each
  •  2 boxes of Barilla Whole Grain Pasta, retails for $1.27 a box, price cut to $1.14 each
    • Used two $1 off coupons from Facebook
    • Made them .14 cents each 
  •  1 bottle of Up & Up Nail Polish Remover, retails for .97 cents
    • Used a .50 cents off coupon from
    • Made it .47 cents
  •  1 roll of Up & Up Foil, retails for $1.02
    • Used a .50 cents off coupon from
    • Made it .52 cents
  •  2 packages of Olay Regenerist Cleansing Facials Cloths, retails for $5.99 each, price cut to $5.69 each
    • Used two $3 off coupons from the April P&G (expired today)
    • Stacked with two $2 off coupons from the Target Beauty Bag promotion (Facebook accidentally sent me two, yay for happy mistakes!)
    • Made them .69 cents each
  •  4 five-count packages of Zyrtec, retails for $5.29 each
    • Used four $4 off coupons from the 4/29 RP
    • Made them $1.29 each
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