Monday, August 31, 2009

Readers Target Deal Pics- ONLY $0.33 Spent!

Do you need some motivation to head on over to Target and score all the awesome deals available this week? Well, here ya go:

Total spent on everything pictured ONLY $0.33, yes... $0.33!
You can even see the receipt below for proof!

(Click picture to enlarge)

(Thanks, James!)


For more Target Deals and Target Coupons visit the new Hip2Save.com

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how deals like the ones pictured are possible without breaking the rules. For instance, the artisan bread coupon clearly says one per transaction. So that would mean there should be one loaf of bread sitting there, not several. Don't get me wrong, I am all for getting great deals, but the more people who don't follow the rules, the more cashiers are suspicious of the rest of us who do follow the rules.

Anonymous said...

Good for U!!

Hip2Save said...

A few readers have emailed me who have in fact contacting Target corporate regarding the 1 coupon per transaction wording on the coupon. Corporate said that you can in fact use more than one coupon in a transaction- just as long as you purchase "a family sized" amount.

Sandra said...

Man I wish I could do that!

I'm almost out of printer ink and I can't get more. lol At least not right now :(

I'll be around Target tomorrow too! :(

Sandra said...

I usually have my daughter or husband with me, so if it's 1 per order, I just skip it, and let the person who's with me ring it up and pay for it.

That really isn't breaking any rules.

Congrats Collin, I really wish I could get my food that cheap!

Cindysaler said...

Can you give the breakdown of your purchase? I'd like to copy it. Thanks!

Nikki said...

Great trip! I recently walked out of Target with 3 bags FULL of stuff for 7 cents. Doesn't happen that way too often but it is fun when it does. BTW I think it is funny you charged 33 cents. I rarely have cash too on me either!

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in knowing want coupons you used and where you found them.

Anonymous said...

When I contacted corporate about the one-per-transaction rule, they said they make no exceptions to it.
(And I'm not sure mini-loaves count as "family-sized." I'm guessing they mean a full-sized item.)

I'm not trying to make trouble, but I'm a little disappointed that you are praising someone for this transaction.

Anonymous said...

That's so amazing! I need to learn to shop like you guys! We don't have a Target store here. I wish we did, I love Target!

Anonymous said...

Per purchase and per trasaction are diffrent if it says per purchase that means one coupon on the one item not several coupons with several of the same items....

If it says per transaction then you can use several of the same coupon on several of the same items

Hope that makes sense

Anonymous said...

target hates me and my coupons-- refuse to shop there after years and years of spending hundreds of dollars at a time.

danielle said...

way to go!!!i'm jealous!

Anonymous said...

If you don't agree with this blog, go find one you don't have a problem with. If corprate tells some they can use more than 1 coupon and the stores don't have a problem with it, why should you? (Collin didn't mean a family sized item, she meant a family sized number of items per transaction, you are just looking for an arguement)

Hip2Save said...

Hi guys,
I understand that some of you may not agree with the trasaction above. However, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

With that said, Target is a confusing store and their rules and policies seem to change from store to store and manager to manager. If a manager says it's ok to use more then one like Target coupon per transaction, then honestly I don't really understand what the problem is. If your store does not accept more then one per transaction, then that's fine too.

My point is this will vary from store to store, so what may work for you may not work for another reader.

Anonymous said...

Great job! I just wish I our sales tax was that low!

Anonymous said...

I called Target after I got email back from them about coupons. In the email they said to call them so I did and gave them my reference #. The guy in the phone said that no target employee should refuse to take a printable target coupon from their website. I had an experience where the coupon beeped. Also he said if they refuse to not let me use a manufacture coupon and target coupon, to call them from their store and they will explain it to Target in my area. So I told him to email me the store's coupon policy. Im not sure though if I want to go thru all that just for them to let me use a coupon.

Carla said...

I'm with Anon. Where I live, sales tax is 9.25%. Thanks for sharing your pics!!

Anonymous said...

How did you get the Beneful food for free??

Anonymous said...

I never shop without my kids, so in one trip we can get 5 transactions. They are great at going in diffrent lines and if they have a problem they now all the rules and will talk to the cashiers to get it fixed. The two youngest stay with me and I help them with theres. So we break no rules this way. We each have our own order. I try to do the biggest order myself and then have the oldest take the next. He will even have them call over a manager if he know the cashier is wrong and talk with them.
Who says kids don't know how to shop? It is amazing at 9 and 10 how they know just as well the rules as I do. Had one problem once with the 1 year old. The cashier gave me a hard time and said it really was not his transaction because it had femine items in it. I told her there is no age limit to use coupons. The manager backed me up and said if I wanted I could do all the transactions myself one at a time, but the way I did it did not hold the lines up as much because the kids where at diffrent registers.
I try very hard to follow the rules and expect to be treated fair. I have been know to educate managers and cashier on coupons and I can tell you that some of the worst cashiers, over time, have realized that we do nothing wrong and now they are the ones to cheer us on. My Target in one town allows up to three target coupons as long as they are well stocked, but the other Target sticks to one. I know there rules, I follow there rules, and I very rarely have problems.

Ashley said...

How were you able to get sales tax to be only applied to the $.32? Every time I've used coupons, they tax the pre-coupon price so often times the tax is more than my subtotal. Is each target different?

Anonymous said...

I thought they charged sales tax on the amount before coupons. That seems to be how they do it here in California.

Anonymous said...

Did I read correctly that you have your 1 year old do a transaction for you? I like to save but wow that is sad!

fran said...

Sandra,
I don't know if you are aware of this or not, but Target has computers at the front of the store for you to print their store coupons for free...saves you ink.

Keri Lyn @ She Saved said...

Great job! I would love to know how the Beneful Dog Food deal worked as well... this is great dog food (not that I have tried it, lol!) , but never on sale and I hardly ever find coupons for it, and NEVER for the smaller bags.

Holly said...

In most states,sales tax charged depends on whether or not the coupon is considered a "promotional sale" type coupon (like you need to use a store discount card or store coupon, etc) or whether it is a manufacturer coupon. Depending on how the sale/discount/coupon is calculated caries whether the tax is on the "sale" price or on the pre-sale price. You can check your state's website to see how itis calculated. Hope this helps!!

joligirl123 said...

Geez... if we are reading this blog then we are ALL using coupons... So, why not show a little support for each other because we've all had coupon-usage issues?? Don't think we should make this personal and criticize other people!

Hip2Save said...

Hi all,
I just want to point out this was NOT my transactions, but a readers! You can check out how this reader was able to snag all these items free by looking at my Target weekly deals post.

The Purina Beneful Dog Food was priced at $4.69-$3 manufacturer coupon-$2 Target=FREE + overage!:) I have this deal listed in the Target weekly deals too.

Anonymous said...

Those per purchase / per transaction definitions are wrong. One per purchase means you must have one coupon per item to match it. One per transaction means you can use one coupon total for one order (order generates a receipt where your total is either zero or you owe money). But with that said - I AM able to use more than one of those 1 per transaction coupons on my sole order at Target. Never had a problem at 3 different Targets with many different cashiers. I only use 3-4 max though of the same coupon. They usually do this to save time and not have to ring up 3-4 orders. If the stores are saying it is fine to take them, why is it not following the rules? I did call Corporate Target about this and they have told me the same thing as Hip2Save. They also said they say one per transaction to actually discourage resellers and try to not wipe out inventory. You could always ask the cashier first "do you want to use use all 4 coupons for this order or do you need to do separate transactions?" Or if you really just want to get your one item, then just do so. But if Corporate and the stores say it is OK to get a few at a time (on one transaction) then it is not breaking the rules.

Anonymous said...

wow, you did great! My local Target (Crystal lake, Il.) sells out of alot of stuff quick, I did get alot of great deals but couldn't get any dog food...all sold out:( I hope Target restocks soon. When I started couponing last FEB my Target was really picky about using more then 1 Target coupon per trans, but now they are really great and never give me a hard time! I hope all the complaints made them more coupon friendly!! Thanks again for the great website! I really enjoy all the great info you provide!

Rita said...

Fran, I did not know that you could print target coupons at the store. THANK YOU I'll have to check this out. Is it the same place you print the baby/wedding registries?

Anonymous said...

Fran - I did not know that either! Thank you so much for the info!! And geez....for the ones complaining about this transaction...chill out!!

Anonymous said...

my $3 purina coupon is for 15lb bag or larger...in addition the only target coupon I see is for Purina ONE dog food not Beneful...I am thinking that this person got a really clueless cashier and maybe took advantage of that.

fran said...

You're welcome ladies. Yes Rita, I believe it's the same spot...they have monitors and down below are the keyboards...they are near customer service. HTH.

Ashley B. said...

Target coupon says for Purina ONE, not Beneful. I had gotten excited there for a minute...am I missing something else?

Rose L said...

I think this post unleashed a lot of green eyed monsters.

Anonymous said...

Everytime I go to my Target, I print my coupons there. It is the same computer where you print wedding/baby registry. Click on the bottom where you see target.com. Click on grocery coupons somewhere on the bottom. Pick which one you want and print it. You can print as many as you want. Save your ink and paper.

Keri Lyn @ She Saved said...

I love it when people share deals...it is always neat to see what people do...and I think that each store kind of sets their own rules. I know my target has a limit of 5 of the "same" target coupon per transaction (even though the coupons say one) ...
we all have to stick together and learn from each other...and the best way to learn is by doing.

ok...anyway ... what I stopped by to say is that I "think" I found a $5 off beneful coupon, but I can't print because I am out of ink...so let me know if this works for anyone:
http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp?tqnm=qgtmaih2844554&bt=wi&o=56866&ci=1&c=BF&p=G3OUTbXv

believe me...this is a hard one to find. Every other month Petco releases a $5 off $25 so I pair them together to save $10 per bag!!

Thanks for all you do Hip!

Anonymous said...

About printing coupons on the registry - is it only for the current coupons listed or all of the ones that have been posted? Does that make sense?! lol
And...I am all for this Target Deal...quit complaining!!Its exciting and should be encouraged!! Not like she cleaned out the shelf of dog food...just took what she needed...its great! I LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

The $5 Beneful coupon is for a 31.1 lb bag.

Anonymous said...

oh man I didnt know you can print coupons at Target! Im going to try that tomorrow! THANKS for the information! :)

Anonymous said...

What is the Beneful deal? I have everything else on the table but the dog food. Thank you!

Hana said...

...I like how you used your debit card for that $.33 XD But really, that's absolutely amazing you did that!

Erin said...

I don't think criticism about such orders is a matter of jealousy, Rose. I get more than my fair share of free and cheap items at Target and elsewhere, and my Targets have never given me issues using more than Target coupon in one order. However, I still cringe when I see people brag about walking away with bags of merchandise for just a few cents. I go to great lengths to avoid a ridiculously small bill for giant bags of merchandise when using Target coupons. Why be greedy and draw the attention? There's always another good deal coming down the pipeline. We're reading this blog, so I can assure you large retail chains (and manufacturers, for that matter!) are monitoring them, too. They know how people use their coupons. It's only a matter of time before Target begins placing more and more restrictions on their coupons, which hurts all of us who enjoy using them. Have you noticed how many Target coupons are now in the inserts rather than online, where their distribution is unlimited? And how many Target coupons now list minimum product sizes? There's nothing wrong with using Target coupons to get great deals, but generally speaking, couponers need to show restraint and use them ethically (in addition to simply "following the rules"). Of course, ethics are subjective, but I see a big difference between this order and that of the reader who got four free Skittles, four free Buddies, four free Cheerios, four free trial-size toothpastes, etc.

Thanks for the great blog, Hip, and for a forum where we can discuss issues in a civil manner that concern us all.

Anonymous said...

I wish my visit to Target would have been so great. Once again no one at target seems to know their policy regarding coupons, even their own. I am tired of being humiliatde just because I choose to use coupons and yes even get some things for free. They act like I am stealing from them when actually I am just using my coupons to get the most product for the least amount of money. It frustrates me though to take the time to shop and sort coupons to get to the register and have them say I can't use them because I would be geting the product for FREE. Yes, that is exactly my plan. Time for a corporate contact again. You're an inspiration to keep shopping at Target

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Target.....I just left Gastonia's! And on the doors it says they compare prices!! So Am really excited!!!

Anonymous said...

I just visited Target tonight excited to pick up some renu for my husband. My husband used to be very against going into a store with me with coupons, but we have had such a good time at Target that he does not mind going there. Until tonight... the coupon for market place cheese beeped and the cashier strted getting snotty. so she ajusted the price and then when the Renu coupon came up it also beeped. (I had picked up the trial size). After a big discussion with the manager they finally lowered it to the actual price so I did not get any overage.(which I am fine with)..but my husband now dislikes coupons again..
Im hoping I do not run into things like this too often cause Im going to have to build my courage up a little more.

Anonymous said...

I just visited Target tonight excited to pick up some renu for my husband. My husband used to be very against going into a store with me with coupons, but we have had such a good time at Target that he does not mind going there. Until tonight... the coupon for market place cheese beeped and the cashier strted getting snotty. so she ajusted the price and then when the Renu coupon came up it also beeped. (I had picked up the trial size). After a big discussion with the manager they finally lowered it to the actual price so I did not get any overage.(which I am fine with)..but my husband now dislikes coupons again..
Im hoping I do not run into things like this too often cause Im going to have to build my courage up a little more.

The SoCal Mom said...

I LOVE how they paid debit for the $.33c! :) That is a regular habit for me...

Tara said...

haha wow everyone is getting passionate about the target coupons. i see no problem with using 4 of the target coupons (famiy size), even target says that is acceptable (however the store manager can overrule that so your mileage may vary). and also the coupons clearly state one per trasaction, not one per customer. so you would be following the rules by doing separate transactions and still walking away with four. and the annon who posted about shopping with her kids...i love it! kuddos to you for teaching your children the value of a dollar and dont let anyone give you greif about it. and i did laugh when you said the cashier said that it wasnt his cause it had femine products. so does that mean my husband can't buy them for me because he is a male lol too funny. I shopped at target today and paid 4.98, got back a 5.00 gc and saved over 190!! and i am proud of it. i dont think it is being greedy or anything like that. i am being smart and got lots of groceries for my family and other items that we all use, including baby items. so for all those target couponers out there..keep on keepin on! lol

Anonymous said...

About bread coupons and manu I believe but what abot a coupon for those cheese sticks???
There is not such coupon if so where is it??

Michelle Cochran-Wells said...

So funny that Target is the heated topic tonight! Seriously, there are more things to worry about than who's doing what with what coupons. With that said, my hubby and I went to Target today and several of my Target coupons would not scan. This is the norm at the Target that we frequent (Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga, TN). The coupons could be printed with a brand spankin' new ink cartridge or one that is on its last leg and they STILL can't get them to scan. So, today, we get "lucky" and have a front end lead cashier manager person helping our cashier. After the poor little guy could not get our coupons to scan she very snottily says, "can't take em if they won't scan." Probably not the best thing to say to someone who loves Target and spends a lot of money there. Told her that many times the cashiers just enter the numbers and we are on our merry way. She told us that they would probably lose their jobs. Hubby asks for a manager and she said she was one. So, we asked for the store manager who was nice but still backed up the fact that they couldn't manually key them in. But, told us that if we had several of the same Q's to just have the cashier repeatedly scan the one that would scan for the amount of Q's we did have. OK, I guess that I can live with that, but what a pain in the behind!!! I am so going to start printing my coupons there from now on! Does anyone know if you can print the older ones that are still out there or is it just the newest ones that are released?

Thanks for all you do!

April said...

Keri Lyn @ She Saved
__the beneful coupon does print and works great. I was able to use it at walmart and got a 30lb bag for 20 dollars.
verses the 15 dollars I paid a while ago for just a 15lb bag.

bombshit19 said...

Not bad. My savings at Target today were $58.65 with $9.12 out of pocket, and I have a $10 Kelloggs rebate receivable as a result.

Anonymous said...

There is no Target coupon for Beneful that I was able to find, only Purina ONE.

Anonymous said...

There is no Target coupon for Beneful that I was able to find, only Purina ONE.

i_run_to_get_away said...

hi all,

i know some readers were wanting the breakdown of the coupons. i got them all off of here and they were all online coupons. My target here in kcmo gets alot of coupon usage so the managers will let you know that they allow 5 like item coupons in the same transaction even if they have a limit of one per transaction, this keeps the customer's happy and shopping at target. the couopns used are as follows:
Market Pantry Single String Cheese $0.50
Use the $1/2 Target coupon from here, coupon says any 2 market pantry cheese product. they were on sale for $0.40 at my store so i purchased 6 total (3 coupons needed)


Artisan Mini Loaves of Bread .99
Use the $1 Target coupon (i used the 5 max allowed at my store)

Honey Bunches of Oats Pecan Bunches $2.24
Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost $0.24!(only used 1 not a big cereal guy)

Bananas .56 per lb
Use the .50 Target coupon
Final cost .06!( print 2 and separate the bushel of bananas into two 1lb bushel's if desired)

Johnson’s Soap Buddies Bars $0.97
Use the $1 Target coupon
Final cost FREE + overage!

Purina One Dry Dog or Cat Food (4 lb bag) $3.79-$5.99
Use the $3 or $3.50 Purina One manufacturer coupon
Plus, use the $2 Target coupon
Final cost as low as FREE + a $1.71 moneymaker!
**to clarify if you look at the dog food in the picture close it say purina right above beneful so you can use the combo of MF coupon and target coupon as long as its a purina brand they dont care about which type**

Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant $3.29
Use the $2 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Plus, the $1 Target coupon
Final cost .29!(print 2 of each)

Renu Contact solution (trial size) $1.49
Use the $2 coupon from here
Or Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost as low as FREE + overage!(printed 2 of the $2 coupons)

And the gum was because i had overage left over and I didnt want to waste it.

p.s. i was so embarrassed that i didn't have the $0.33 and had to card that small amount haha.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! Thanks so much for the breakdown and I congratulate you on teaching your children the value of a dollar!!

Andrea said...

I was getting ready to say that benefal is a purina brand. I am surprised by some of the hating on here. I think some people are scared that manufactures and stores will see these kinds of posts and make it harder on us couponers than they already are. I am very lucky that the cashiers here LOVE couponers. They love seeing how much you save. It does help that I used to work at the Target I shop at so I know some of the cashiers and managers. I used 10 of the 1.00 of general mills coupons with .75 manufactures coupons the other day. Had to do them all in seperate transactions but, every one behind me was really nice. They said they wished they had time to coupon. I smile and say thanks. Some coupons just say a brand name rather than a specific type in that brand. Check the back of items to know. Irish spring is a PG product so u can use any coupon that is for PG if you have a smart cashier. Doesn't beep so they usually don't care. Hope that is clear.

Anonymous said...

you can print coupons at target, but they only have a select few. not nearly as many as you find on the organic grocery website. I have gone there to do it a few times and been dissapointed that i didn't see the ones I wanted.

Anonymous said...

that is so awesome

Anonymous said...

thank you for this post! It all worked perfectly! Lou

Anonymous said...

I think its great when someone gets a great deal. I have absolutely no problem with getting overage. If you followed all the rules and the store grants you some overage to buy another item with it is so exciting! I'm sure that the stores and manufacturers know whats going on. They're not blind. They do their research. By Target doing this it keeps us talking about their store and keeps us going back where we'll end up buying other things along the way. I do just did it yesterday.

Unfortunatly, I don't agree with people who force coupons through for items that they didn't buy and then brag.
The Target coupon clearly states save on PURINA ONE DRY DOG FOOD. If they specify a certain product then thats what the coupon is for. I would never think to use a coupon for $3.00 off Huggies Goodnights diapers jumbo packs, and buy the $1.00 travel wipes instead, with reasoning that "Well, I still bought something Huggies". That is just fraud. The dollar amount on the coup is for a specific product from the company because they know the price of the products.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I love this site and all the bargains in it. But come on. Lets beat them at their own game, not steal from them. It makes us look bad. There are LOTS of loopholes as we are discovering. But hey, we have found ways to make these couponsreally WORK! Lets not blow it by using them fraudently. Besides, did anyone think to think of the cashiers??? I would not want to get anybody in trouble because they were clueless.

Anonymous said...

you can print the older target coupons at afullcup.com. They print the same size as the ones off of target.com. The ones on the organic foods website print to small to scan.