The tale of a Target shopping trip. True story.

I’ve said a thing or two about coupon shopping.

I thought I’d show you a shopping trip. Telling you that you can save and showing you what I saved are two different things.
This is a picture of my shopping trip this morning.

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I think you can see everything. I bought 56 items. I spent $101.07. I saved $55.46.

I saved about 55%.

What I like about shopping at Target.

1. Coupon stacking. Target has printable coupons on their website, e-coupons you get via text message on your smart phone and sometimes printed coupons in the Sunday coupon section. Target store coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons for increased savings. For instance, let’s take the Tide I bought, I had a Target store coupon for $1 off Tide and a manufacturer’s coupon for $3 off Tide, so I got $4 off of my $11 Tide purchase.

2. Target gives you a .05 cent credit for every reusable bag you bring with you (and use). I had 6 bags, I got .30 cents off my total.

3. I trust their brands. If the store brand is less expensive than the name brand, I know it’s going to be very good.

4. Super friendly and helpful staff.

What I don’t like about Target.

1. Their “price match policy”. It is very limited, the items can not require a “store reward card” for the purchase or they won’t honor it. It’s very time-consuming, since you have to take the items to the customer service center to get the price adjustment.

The price match policy is simply not very customer friendly.

Coupon shopping takes a little longer than non-coupon shopping. I spent about an hour and a half in Target today. I’m not a fast shopper though, I check the clearance sections every trip, I check the store brand vs the name brand I have a coupon for and buy the less expensive one. I’m just not a speedy shopper.

Target is one of my favorite places to shop, just don’t price match.

That’s my two cents.

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