Thursday, March 11, 2010

How I spent my $5 Target gift card!

Today I stopped by Target to stock up on free travel size items and to use the $5 gift card I won from The Frugal Mind. These are great to have on hand for traveling (duh!), but they are also good for donating. I have a box of travel size items to donate to Ronald McDonald House.

Here is what I got:
1 jumbo pack of Pampers
1 Huggies travel wipes
4 Johnson’s Buddies soap
1 travel size Tide
2 travel size Sensodyne
6 Reach floss
1 Rimmel mascara
1 Bandaid 30 count
5 travel size Bandaids
6 Johnson & Johnson First-aid kits
1 Sobe Lifewater (not pictured)

Before coupons: $38.03
After coupons: $3.98

And I still have $1.02 left on my gift card!
Does your Target give overage or adjust the coupons down to the price of the item? I used to get overage all the time, but lately the cashiers have been adjusting the coupons down. Oh well, it was still a great shopping trip even without the overage!

*I found most of these coupon match-ups at Couponing to Disney. Thanks!!


  1. JinaMarch 11, 2010 7:31 PM

    Awesoem Tara!

  2. JinaMarch 11, 2010 7:32 PM

    Oops I can't type tonight. Awesome Tara!

  3. TheSuburbanMomMarch 11, 2010 7:53 PM

    WOWOWOW – I am completly in awe! Nice work!

  4. FrugalMomMarch 12, 2010 10:51 AM

    Wow, congrats on the gift card! You did very well, and thank you for the link.

  5. CJMarch 15, 2010 10:33 AM

    That's quite a haul for $4! I love the freebie, opps I mean travel size, section at Target! My store often doesnt have the items I have coupons for. But it's still fun to look!

  6. Amanda SMarch 19, 2010 9:43 PM

    Wow! That's great for under $4. And I am soo happy to see that you donate to the Ronald McDonald House… I had to stay there for 2 weeks when my son was in the hospital and those travel size items are a true blessing when you are away from home with a sick loved one!