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Target Clearance 2012! Super target had many toys at 70 percent off and there are still some marked at 30 to 50 percent off.


My hall of toys of 70 percent off. Yes if your my friend your kid may be getting one of these toys. I like to never pay full price for anything. I spent $180 on toys and this should last me a year or maybe 2.

Super targets (the one with a full grocery store) will clearance one week before a Target ( with a half grocery or no grocery store). I am going on vacation soon so time for me to get my shopping done today why grandma watched the kids. Note not all is 70 percent off yet but a lot was. The target I went to was the Super Target in Saint Charles across from the Charles Town mall.

The Dekalb and Batavia Targets only had a couple toys marked down to 70 percent off. The rest were 50 or 30 percent off. The DeKalb and Batavia Targets are not super ones. I love Super Targets more selection. Here are some pictures from my haul.

I save money this way and don’t fight the lines in December shopping. I think target toy clearance is better than Black Friday sales any day. Then add your 5 percent Target card in and you save 75 percent off. Plus my last winter program this year is December 21st so I will be to busy with work to shop.

Note this toy clearance only happens twice a year the end of July and January.

Please let other readers know when you find toys at 70 percent off at other Targets and I can make a list to help everyone out. Thank you.

Here is a picture of some of the toys I got on my trip.







My Target Trip August 2011

My Target trip and back in the game of couponing.

Total cost of all the items posted above with out coupons $71.22.

Total cost with coupons was $20.40

A total savings of $50.82!!  (really sense baby has been born the best I was doing was saving $10 on each shopping trip)  So I am thrilled with this out come.   Who can beat 12 packs of Diet Pepsi for $1.25 each!  Or free hair color and shampoo and more…


Note:  I got a catalina coupon that I am so excited to use!  A free 8 by 8 Shutterfly photo book up to $29.99 in value.  Just noting never throw away those useless coupons they give you at check out.  You might just have a treasure on your hand.  I can’t wait to put an album of my kids together.  I usually give these as gifts but I am keeping this as a family photo album!


Back in the coupon game after my baby sons birth.

So I dedcided to finally get my coupons organized and go shopping.  I haven’t used a lot of coupons in awhile.  My birth of my son 6 weeks ago and Miss 3 have come first in my life and that is why I have neglected my blog.  We must though start coupons again to save my family money.  A family of four is now more expensive than ever.  We are couponing to go to Jamaica so that our kids can see their grandma.  Our goal is now to save three thousand dollars before Christmas Break to go and to pay off our medical debt that we have left from the birth of our son.

What I did is finally get organized after months of no organization.  Above is my organization!  It is hard with 2 kids to get organized and ready to shop.  I am not sure how I am going to handle this when I go back to work in 6 weeks time.  But time will tell.


My little coupon shopping trip 4/26!

Coupon Shopping Trip to Target and Jewel!

Jewel 10 Propel Waters all FREE – you have to buy 10 and use 5 coupons to get them all for free.  Sale runs til May 1st!

I added one bananna so I wouldn’t go below tax! 

My total without tax 24 cents for the bannana!

Nievea Body Lotion – I had a target coupon for a $1 off and a $2 off coupon in Express Hydration Nieva Lotion – I paid $2.97

Similac Sensitive was $3.86 – Free with overage of $1.14

2 Travel Aquafresh Extreme Clean – with coupon were $.12 each

4 bags of Halls cough drops with coupons stacked (50 cent off and 75 cents off).  $1.19 orginally.  Which each gave back $.06 in overage each

2 travel size seceret deodarents.  Priced at $.97 a piece used aP&G  Everyday Savings Booklet $1.00/1 off coupon for each.  Back in overage $.03 each.

4 Reach Floss – Used 4 $1/1 coupons.  They cost $.97 each and I got back $.03 in overage for each.

3 Kandoo Wipes – Used 3 $1/1 off coupons and paid $.42 cents for each

1 Johnson and Johnson extra conditioning shampoo for Miss 3!  Had a $.50 off coupon so I paid $2.49

My grand total for Target without tax was $5.40!

Total spent for both stores was $5.64

A total savings today of $39.98!  71 percent savings not bad sense Miss 3 need shampoo and My mother inlaw wants Nieva lotion when my dh goes to Jamaica in 2 weeks!


Planting Season has started out in the country.

It is offical the family has started the planting season.  The picture is my brothers ride for planting season.  Wishing for the best growing season this year on the farm.  Don’t forget to slow down for the farmers on country roads.

I heard a free offer the other day on the Trading Post free manure so if you know a local farmer and need some for your garden just ask.  Only in the country do you get this!
Gardens are a great way to save money on fresh produce and can it for the winter.

GIVING is the best part of couponing!

Many people have asked do I donate items from my stockpile and the answer is yes!  GIVING is the best part of couponing is being able to donate!  Here are cans of food I donated to one of the schools I teach at for their food drive this week! I have so much soup and chili that I had plenty to donate and still have some left in my stockpilies.  I love Jewel Con Agra deals it helps me donate to people who really need it.  I can save money and help others which is the icing on the cake!!    (Jewel has been slow on Con Agra deals late so hopefully they will have one soon!)


Stockpilies in my house. A little bit about stockpiling with coupons!

Stockpiling is important and key to extreme couponing.   Get a product when it is on sale for the a real good price and stock up on it!  I stock up on items if they are free with coupons all the time.  If it is a good coupon I buy it at Ebay or a coupon clipper.  You can find them by clicking at the top of my page at “are you new here couponing basics!”  Build your stockpile on free items it will take time and the best place to get a stockpile going is to play the drug store game with their coupons!


Here are just a couple pictures of my stockpiles.  You may think I have huge stockpiles but I don’t really compared to other extreme couponers.  One question I get is how do you store your stockpiles.  I just store enough under my sinks, beds, and in the cupboards.  I don’t have a garage full of items.

67 Boxes of Gain Dryer sheets.  I gave a couple boxes to family members!   There are 5 piles but 3 touch the ceiling above my dryer.

The gain was free.  I paid $30 for the coupons on Ebay.  7 I got from newspapers which I paid $.75 for all 7!!    With the gain deal I got the Xtra laundry detergent for free too.  You could get overage at Dollar General for each box which I put into other products to build stockpiles like hand soaps, Kleenex, lotion, and so on.    This pile is $170.25 in savings.  I think I won’t need fabric sheets for awhile.

This is under one of my four sinks with cabinets in my house .  I am only showing one sink.  This is one of my bathroom sinks.  Most of these items were free.  Unlike the above photo I didn’t buy these coupons on ebay.  Just used my usual 4 papers and internet coupons.  Root Awaking was my most expensive product for $.49 a bottle.  Air fresheners Free.  All the other Shampoos free.  Bars of soaps and Body wash free.  My  hubbies 40 body washes all free!  (watch for these during fathers day to be free and never buy body wash ever again :))  My hubbies 15 deodorants all free!  Tons of razors, toothbrushes, floss, 3 tubes of toothpaste,  shaving gel, womanly products which I hid behind the ear swabs, hairspray, Clearasil and Neutragena products (yep free those went fast I love that product) and travel size products all free.  You should never have to pay for any bathroom products ever.


I am getting tired so off to bed.   Yesterday I didn’t posted was way to tired.  Maybe it is being 6 1/2 months pregnant.   Can’t wait to get normal sleep again maybe in the next year after the baby… ahhh


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