Monday, October 12, 2009

"Follow Me Monday": Target Shopping!

It's Monday and that means my fourth edition of "Follow Me Monday"! Today I'm going to discuss Target shopping! I've had lots of Target requests , so I hope you all enjoy the video and get something out of it!

Target can be a great store to shop at if you know what you're doing and with that I mean--know how to use your coupons correctly, know what to look for while shopping and know that it's OK to stick up for yourself! Hopefully this video will show you how to become a confident and fearless Target shopper!:)

Before watching the video, you may want to read through these Target tips! I do go over most of this in the video, but I also wanted to write some of this down for those of you that may have a hard time hearing me.

Target Tips:

  • Always bring the Target corporate coupon policy with you when shopping! If you have any problems with your coupons being accepted, just hand over their coupon policy. This will most likely resolve the issues!

  • Target also has in-store coupons that you can pair up with manufacturer coupons for even more savings! You can print these from the Target site or from here or from the Target kiosk in-stores (I show you how to do this in the video).

  • Make sure to always hand over all your manufacturer coupons first--before Target store coupons. This will help with less coupon beepage--which us couponers try to avoid at all costs!:)

  • When shopping keep your eyes peeled for red clearance stickers, peelie and tearpad coupons, price cuts and other discounts! Usually combining these type of sales with coupons will result in some sweet deals!

  • Another promotion to look for while shopping and in the weekly ads are Target Gift Card deals! These gift card promotions may be weekly, monthly or even longer than that. You can find out about these by either flipping through the weekly ad (some are not advertised) or looking for signs in-stores! One gift card promotion that is currently running is on Kellogg's FiberPlus Antioxidant Bars--buy 4 boxes and get a $5 Target gift card! All you need to do is purchase 4 boxes, use coupons if you have any, and after all 4 boxes have scanned, the cash register will alert the cashier to hand you a $5 Target gift card. You won't be able to use it on that purchase, but you can use the gift card on future purchases. Another great thing, is that unlike Register Rewards, you can keep "rolling" the same gift card deals over and over again! This helps to lower your out of pocket expense!

  • Finally, remember that you are doing nothing wrong! If you get a grouchy cashier, just ignore them and smile... you're obviously in a better place and they most likely want to be where you are!:)

Now for the video:


**If you don't see the video, then click here to watch it!

130 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Kelloggs FiberPlus bar deal is if you buy 4 boxes, you get a $5 giftcard, not 5 boxes!

Anonymous said...

Love your Follow me Mondays! I didn't realize that you could print your coupons at the target store....I always print mine at home...this will help save on ink!!!Thank you!

Nicole said...

I really like this part of your blog! Keep up the good work- and thanks for all you do to help us out :)

Tegan said...

Great video! I didn't know that Target has the Kashi cereal for less than $3.

When I was at Stop and Shop supermarket this past weekend, I found a bunch of coupons for Kashi products in the natural foods aisle. The coupons are found in a Kashi promotional flier that says, "Save $6, Surprise Your Tastebuds." The coupons expire 3/2010. I normally have a hard time finding Kashi coupons so this was a great find for me.

Anonymous said...

This has been my favorite Follow me Monday video so far! Great job! Target is so stressful to me and I had given up on it but your video has inspired me to give it another try. Thanks!

Jennie said...

Loved the "follow me" video this week -- editing makes all the difference! :) Short, sweet instructions!

Anonymous said...

I also didn't realize that you could print coupons right at the store. That is awesome, especially if you are out and about and left yours at home! Why waste my own paper when I can use theirs, right?

I have to admit that I laughed when you said "sextion" instead of "section." Classic. Something I would have totally done! Thanks for being funny on these videos! I'm sure they take awhile to do, but we do appreciate them!

Tara said...

great video. don't forget to mention that the coupons printed out in the store are only a select few. there are more available on the coupon generator, so dont get all the way to the store and be sol! Thanks for showing where the travel games are...im gonna look for those next time!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your videos, LOVE your site!!!! Thank you for all that you do.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! I thought the peelies on product were only for the person that bought the product. I dont take a peelie unless I but that item.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful once again. I'm soooo jealous that you're still in short sleeves! So many cool tips!!

Anonymous said...

Another excellent video. I am a Target addict, but I still managed to learn something new. I had no idea about printing coupons at the kiosk---nice tip. You are the best!!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you, anon@12.45. I personally don't think taking a peelie without buying the product is right.

Molly said...

Loved it- these are great and so motivating! Ready to hit target now!

Hip2Save said...

Alright, I'm a little confused... I NEVER stated in the video to take peelie coupons off products! I wanted to show you how to spot peelie coupons and that sometimes peelie coupons are on clearance products, which sometimes makes for a great deal!

fran said...

You and I think alike with looking for the young guys...they don't seem to care about too much and are usually very nice. I don't know if I told you about this one Target trip I had in July. I bought a set of queen size sheets for $19.99, plus other stuff, and my balance was $4.73...I used the end of a gift card for $2.51, then I put $2.22 on my credit card. I also got Crystal Light, Pace, Tide, Edys, and batteries...not a bad haul. I look at it as if I got everything free and paid $4.73 for the sheets, or $2.51, depending how you look at it...overage is great.
Another quick story (if you can believe that). I went to ShopRite Saturday, and I went in this young guys line...all of a sudden, this other guy, Ryan, who I checked out with before comes up to take over. He wanted to ring up my order. He is so nice and polite...he said "you always save so much". I thanked him for ringing me up...I even asked the guy at customer service to pass along that Ryan is a great employee.

You are doing a great job with these videos and you seem like you are having so much fun.

The Lotts said...

I look forward to Monday's now because of your Follow Me Monday's. Thank you so much for all your helpful tips!!! You are doing a great job! This is definitely my favorite blog!

MomDG said...

I am sooooo tired of people complaining and finding things to criticize about! Collin does not have to do this. It is like some people are constantly looking for a fight or something to complain about. I appreciate any extra help I can get, and wish all I had to worry about is someone taking an extra peelie here and there! LOL

Sandy Colbath said...

I love your videos also! Keep em coming. I didn't think you implied that anyone should take a peelie-I hope the comments were just to further educate the newbies on common courtesy.
Thanks again for all that you do for us.

Anonymous said...

This was my favorite video thus far. Great job!! I love shopping at Target and I learned so many things from watching this. Thanks!!!!

fishinglady said...

this was great, I have yet had a problem with using coupons at target.

Anonymous said...

Why do we have to deal with coupon police within our commmunity. It's bad enough dealing with it at the store with a cashier but then you have to have them commenting on blogs. Your video is great as always! They are always very helpful. Thank you for all that you do!

SweetCanela said...

This always appear when I am at work so I have to wait until I get home I have still avoided the evil big Target that has all the great items and deals and just get a few things at the closer, nicer, smaller Target. Maybe I will be reenergized to fight the big Target again after viewing this.

fran said...

In Collin's defense, she did not instruct anyone to take the peelies...if you watch the video again, you will see that she was, in fact, just showing you how you could get a good deal, with the peelies. There are people that take peelies, even if they don't buy that product, or they plan on buying the product at a later date. In my opinion, the peelies are for the person that purchases the product with the peelie.

Go easy on Collin...she has feelings just like the rest of us. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything.

knight2boys said...

You're doing a great job Collin. I LOVE YOUR FOLLOW ME MONDAY VIDEOS. For those that post only the complaints put your name out there so Collin can respond to you directly. Quit hiding under the Anonymous name. You obviously are benefiting from her work so show some appreciation and stop picking at her!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the peelie thing is for the new couponers out there new to this site. They might run out and try and collect all the coupons even though Collin didnt say that, they might perceive that.
Great follow me monday! You get so much stuff!!!! I have to agree with the cashier. I always find the young guys. :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say thanks for all you do. Your hard work has saved my family a ton of money already!!!

MalibuBeachBum said...

Another AMAZING Monday! Thanks so much! I really enjoyed this weeks installment!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Another great video w/ great tips!

Thanks much.

Eldra said...

Girl I love your blogs, I so look forward to Mondays to see what I can learn from you. I, like many other readers did not know about printing coupons at the kiosk.
Thanx for your time and efforts.

Candice said...

I love your Follow Me Mondays!!!! So awesome! Your blog is amazing and has taught me so much about saving money and searching for the best deal! Thank you so much!!!

SuzyQpon said...

I really LOVED this follow me Monday! I just had a HUGE problem at Target last week but am still addicted to the great prices and in-store Qs. I learned my lesson though - I should have listened to you and taken the store Q policy with me! You have the BEST blog!!!

Shosh said...

Great video! I didnt know you could print them out in the store. Thanks, that was so helpful! BTW i also look for young guys...they are the best cashiers ever!

roxanne said...

WOW! I just learned a new coupon trick watching your video, I can print Target coupons right at Target, do you know how many times I needed like one more Target coupon or I forgot to even print them out, now no worries.....
Thanks For All Your Extra Help!

Anonymous said...

Another awesome video! Great job! Always love your blog! :o)

Anonymous said...

Loved it! But I am so jealous of your target... our target would have empty shelves everywhere that there is a good deal. lol. too many couponers in my area I guess :)
Thanks for all you do!

Mom who cares said...

I had a bad cashier today - she even argued with the manager and refused to take the buy one get one free target cat food Q with the manu Q - she kept going througha ll of my Q and saying, "You can't this" and "you can't that" Her manager said if it rings ups she can. She said "No" and kept saying you are alreayd getting these things free why do you need this and that. Plus, questioned why I didn't get the larger size dove with the $2.00 off ultimate printable I had instead (I grabbed the trial size ones)
I always let cahsiers know to mark down Q's when the items are less than the purchase price as I am an honest person who aprreciates the coupons and does not liek to rip off companies - and yet she felt I should explain myself. I told her I had over 30 reg size dove deoderants and I wanted the trial ones for travel when campping -

Long story short - she was really horrible and wanted everythin to make me wrong, when I was right the whole time. Even her manager kept saying it was ok and she just got mad at him and said no and did what she wanted.

I called corporate and they said I was right and they are sending me Q's for the small overage I paid for her not honoring the manufacture BOGO Q for the cat food. ANd, suggested I use the red phone at the front of the store next time I have any problems to solve them before I pay. I was happy with the answer and to find out that I was right (collin was right, as she mostly always is) and I do not plan on having any more issues. I never had problems before, she as a first and she made it clear from the moment she saw my Q's she was unhappy. It was a one complaint from her after the other.

ANd, oh boy was she upset when I said I had to do my johnson baby product and glade candles in 3 more seperate transactions so I could have the receipts to send in for the rebate offers. I kept apologizing to her and now I know I didn't do anything wrong.

Just had to share -

Remember, the pantene trial size hairspray is $1.12, use the $1.00 off any styler to grab them for .12; the fusion razor (not the MVP) is on clearance for 6.79, use the $4.00 off Q;

Anonymous said...

Great job! Loving your videos. Very helpful.

Heather from jville said...

collin you are awesome! i love that you have so much personality! Your videos are so helpful and i never new about the target printer/coupons inside the store either. Thank you so much for all the effort you put into your site! I hit this thing about 10x plus a day no joke! thanks again :)

Kathleen said...

I really love Mondays! Great video. I have not tried using any coupons at my Target yet. The last time I was there the customer service man told me they would only take internet coupons if they scanned. So, I got chicken and didn't try it. I need to be brave like you. LOL Thanks for they video it was great.

beester_2000 said...

Loving this new feature of your blog! I didn't see this mentioned in your video, and I hope for some clarification:

Target coupons state Limit One Coupon per transaction.

I've noticed that on your T list, sometimes there will be 2 TQ needed for the deal (ex. use 2 TQ for 2 Jimmy Dean Scramble Bowls). I tried to do this, but I got beeps and only 1 TQ was applied. Are the registers now rejecting a TQ after the 1st is applied (from the same product)? Are others doing separate transactions to use more than 1 TQ for a particular item?
I hope I make sense. In other words, if I wanted to buy 2 Quaker Snacks Granola Bites, I could only use 1 TQ per transaction and would have to split the coupons?
So confused!!!!

BTW- thank you for this wonderful series! Don't listen to the "haters" and nitpickers here in blogland- I never thought you implied taking the peelies. And really, the peelie argument is as old as dirt anyway!

Drew said...

Seriously, I don't know what it is about these videos but they help SO MUCH. I guess I'm just a visual learner!

KEEP IT UP!!!

Anonymous said...

Totally appreciate everything you do for us! Thanks from the bottom of my heart!!!!!!!!!

Jaime Jackson said...

You are so cute! Love your videos! I have referred my blog readers to your videos as well!!

Christina said...

love your vidoes thank you for your time and great ideas

Anonymous said...

Where did the great Hasbro games coupon come from?

Anonymous said...

are the hasbro coupons still available to print?

Anonymous said...

I smiled all through the video. You are absolutely amazing! I appreciate you so much and what you do each and every day to help us all save money. Your blog is always a bright spot in my day.

Please keep on doing just what you are doing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great video! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your hard work and the video's that you bring us each Monday. I love your site and just like a lot of people I am a visual learner. so what you are doing is a great help for me.
Jean in So. Calif

Anonymous said...

beester 2000: I have used multiple target coupons on multiple purchases. I have interpretted one per transaction as one like coupon per item (one target coupon for each time an item moves across the scanner-one transaction). for example a while ago there was a 1$/1 bag of skittles the skittles were .64$ so i couldn't use one coupon for 2 bags but i can use 2 seperate 1$ coupons for two bags of skittles. I hope i wasn't too confussing. I've never had an issue with this-then again my taget is pretty awesome. HTH

Anonymous said...

My husband thought it was hysterical to find out that it is important to pick the right cashier including the "younger guys". It is so true! All the young guys seem like they just cheer you on and are happy you are saving money!

Andrea said...

I love the new video!! I was in Target today and couldn't find the deals Collin had at her store, but I learned something new with the store kiosk. I think I will go back and do a better search of the toy section and the clearance end caps.

In my opinion, the 2 posters who made comments about peelies weren't saying that Collin advocated taking peelies w/o buying the product, they were just stating that they don't take the peelie unless they buy the product.

Great job as always Collin!! Thank you for all that you do :-)

Anonymous said...

I too, look forward to "Follow Me Mondays"! I totally agree with going into a young guy's line because they never really care. And...the kiosks at the store are kind of pointless, IMO. The coupons are never that great for me. Thanks for the showing us where the travel games are! When I had the coupon a few months ago, I was excited to get some games, but couldn't find any! (I didn't even bother to ask either!) I'll remember to check back there! Thanks for helping us!!

kelly said...

SO what was your total OOP for the target trip? you said you saves 60 something but not what was spent that is always good to know.
Thanks again, I'm new to coupons only a couple months and these help so much, my target seems to be great no troubles yet! thats for the print at the staore and save ink idea!!

Denise said...

This is great! I always look for the younger guys too! (cashiers) They are the best!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this! I wrote you an email a couple of weeks ago about a bad Target experience and was really excite to see you cover Target this week!

Definitely going to go for the younger guys from now on... (for cashiers, that is!)

Anonymous said...

THanks Collin!
I look forward to follow me monday as much as I look forward to checking post secret every sunday. LOL

I think the two people who commented about the peelies were talking about just not taking them off products they werent buying and not saying that Collin was saying to do it.

I love Mondays! THanks

jamie said...

Thanks for doing these awesome videos! I didn't know you could print Target Qs at Target, so thanks for that tip! I also go to the young guy cashiers or the smiling, pleasant looking ones! Thanks so much!

Flipfloppingmamma said...

I have looked all over the freakin' store for those $5 travel games and oouldn't find them anywhere! Thanks for showing me they were in the travel section! haha!

I ALWAYS look for a young guy when I go to the check out. They are way more helpful than the older ladies who seem to act like it's coming out of their pocket.

Anonymous said...

You need your own reality TV series. This is so funny and looks like a spitting image of me at Target, except I usually have the kids in tow with the giant binder... I love it! The comments you made about the cashier hit home and I laughed so hard. I thought me and my couponing friends were the only ones who stereotyped cashiers!! Too bad you didn't create one of these on a Kmart doubles week! Maybe next time... Your website is the best of its kind. Thanks so much for all of your hard work! I wonder where you find the time to keep it all together. You rock!

shanerylee said...

youre awesome. I love this posts. thank you so much.

Tiffany said...

I absolutely LOVE your website you are like my inspiration lol I love my binder I couldn't find a better way to use coupons!

Your idea for using videos is great!

I am def gonna print my coupons off at Target!

Tiffany said...

Well we def took advantage of Kmart for double coupons and they said they are NEVER doing a double coupon promo again!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your "Follow me Mondays" every week!!! you rock!!! Things have been super tight and I have saved our family from loosing everything by cutting our expenses using coupons!!! Thanks for all the great info and work you put into this...you have changed..save..inspired...helped....
touched..... so many lives!!!word can't express my gratitude for everything you do and your positive outlook and just being "REAL"... thanks a million times over and over!!!

aussie said...

I had yet, another bad experience at Target. I held my cool and was very polite and positive. I called Corporate once I got home and they were very positive and helpful. They called the store and told them I was correct and they solved the problem and are going to have meetings regarding this situation because it happens too frequently. I am glad they are proactive and I don't see a problem in the future...fingers crossed...they suggested to call corporate anytime you have a problem at the store so it can be resolved quickly and calmly (win/ win situation)...so I'm just passing along what I learned after being on the phone for 35 minutes!!

Linda said...

Thanks so much for making these videos, they are SO helpful!

I had a horrible experience at Target the other day. They wouldn't adjust coupons down for items and told me I could only use the coupons for what is pictured on the coupon!!! I talked to two associates AND the manager on duty. I even had the policy with me and they still refused. I'll still go back to Target, but I don't like having to go through this every time!

Anonymous said...

I love the videos! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Colin, I just got back from a Target trip, when I saw your video. It made me smile. I had an okay experience today. The cashier was eyeing every coupon and reading the fine print - I guess it's their job. The video is extremely informative, very entertaining, and a delight to watch. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I used to work at target and those cashiers that eye everything are grouchy old people with nothing better to do. You can override any coupon. Its not a problem and you stick it in the bag and nobody looks at the things again. They get mailed to the manufactuer comp. I used to cashier and do cash office. This is really bad, but i've even seen people when i worked at the guest service desk doing returns return everything they used coupons on and make so much money, because it refunds them the full price. Total abuse, but apparently there was nothing we could do.

Anonymous said...

ok - colin. i love your site. but i have to say i thought the monday video would be really stupid. but i have to say i just adore you! You are so sweet and cute!!!!!!
Thanks for your hard work.

Ann said...

I had a difficult experience at Target over the weekend also - the cashier (and manager) would not take coupons for trial size products, even though the coupons did not specify size or exclude trial size. Manager's words: "See here in the picture, it shows a taller size of the deodorant, the manufacturer obviously intends this coupon for the larger size." Argh. Walked out without my two seven-cent Dove deodorants or my two free Arm & Hammer toothpastes. I'm not a Target fan, way too hit & miss with my couponing success.

Anonymous said...

Do you guys really think taking peelies off products is really that wrong? Say there was a $1 off peelie on deodorant at target..but it's on sale at cvs. If I took that peelie off the deodorant and bought it at cvs...am I wrong? I don't really see the big deal. It would be a big deal if I peeled all of them off and tried to sell them on Ebay, maybe..but taking 1 little peelie for use at another store seems fine to me. Right or wrong?

Jen Cook said...

thanks for sharing your tips! I didn't realize you could print target coupons at the store...can't wait to go back and give it a try!

cjs said...

Yep - great video! I learned the tip this time about the Target Kiosk for printing Target Coupons - thank you!

heather h said...

WOW! Thank you for doing this. The girls at work are all loving follow me mondays!

trash2cash4u said...

What is the zip code for the WASA crackers?

Jean said...

The right cashier is so important. Great Tip.

Anonymous said...

trash2cash4u,

Try 90210! That's where I found mine!

Anonymous said...

its funny because one day i was returning something and my son (5 years old) started to play on the computer and printed me coupons.
saves on ink!!!
you're the best

Jess said...

I like your tip of looking for the right cashier- boy does that make a difference. on my recent trip to target i had 3 of the $1.50 of ponds coupons that i used on the travel size wipes. the cashier i went to didn't adjust my coupon down so i ended up getting the wipes for free with a .53 cent overage on each. i've found that young men are the BEST cashiers. they don't seem as criticle and usually just key the coupons through when they beep. Keep up the good work!! You do a great job!

Shannon said...

You are Awesome!!!!

Jon and Christine Knecht said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos! Thanks for all your hard work. You make it seem so less daunting. I went to Target today and I felt much more in control of that store! I even went to the only young male cashier and he was FANTASTIC!! he made jokes with me and my baby and asked me for my coupons and didn't hassle me about the one that beeped...he just made it go through!! I'm ECSTATIC! The only thing I was sad to not find were the travel games for the hungry hungry hippos. ...and you NEVER said to take the peelie, you just pointed out that we should be on the lookout for them...WHICH WAS A GREAT TIP and got me two bottles of Tylenol P.M for $2 each!

Twink said...

GREAT video, Col!!

XOXOOX

Charity said...

I am so glad you posted Target this week..I was hoping it would be one of the next ones. I have not been to Target since May. It was my first and last couponing trip there. I had prepared in advance my list, my Qs, and had the coupon policy in hand, as you had suggested. I picked a Tuesday morning to go, as to not be there on a busy day. Did my shopping. Got up to the cashier and was told...you can't use Qs if they are over the price. I told the cashier that she could price adjust them. She stated that she could not. I pulled out the policy and nicely showed it to her. She called over the front end supervisor. She told me they had a meeting that morning and were informed not to price adjust the Qs anymore. I said I had just printed the corporate policy just before I left the house. She called over the manager, he said the same thing. I got on my cell phone, called corporate right then. As I am on hold for corporate, I look up, the front end supervisor had gone and gotten a security guard and was standing off to the side, a couple of registers over. Before I knew it, I had the supv, a security guard, and mgr all there. I was not rude, was not raising my voice, nothing. Was actually being over the top nice, because I knew I was right. Then, she called another guy over, whom I found out was another mgr. He came over, got the full story and said to the cashier, I don't know why there is all this commotion over coupons, our policy clearly states to price adjust them. I handed him my cell (as corporate was still on the line). He spoke with them and said he had handled the situation. After hanging up, he turned to me and apologized, and really looked like he meant it. I left with my head held high (and with a cart load of Great deals) and knowing I had done nothing wrong. But the whole ordeal really put a sour taste in my mouth about Target. I posted the ordeal on my Facebook status and people I had trained to do couponing also had stories of their own as well, it was quite the posting conversation. Why is Target so difficult??? I would love to give it another chance, but I really don't like to cause trouble. I am a mother of 4, my husband has been laid off of work since May, I work full time + as a nurse and we are trying to just get by at this time. Your sight really helps us make it thru this tough time! Thank you sooo much.

Anonymous said...

This is trash2cash4u; Google won't let me log in for some reason. =(

I am not seeing the Wasa crackers link still -- I must be blind LOL!

I did forget to mention that my Target had the 2 pks of Fiber One Oats N Honey bars on clearance by the registers for .72. I used a .50 coupon from a previous insert making them .22.

There are 5 bars in the bigger boxes, so it'd be as if I paid .55 for a reg. box; not free, but I love them!

There is also a .40 coupon on www.coupons.com now.

Bethany said...

I cleaned up at Target last week b/c of your blog! I saved $80 and only spent $27!!
Anyway, today I went back and had a bad cashier. He wouldn't let me use coupons for travel size because "It wasn't the one in the picture." I said a few times that it said "buy any..." and he wouldn't take it. So I ended up just not buying it.
Love the video! I'm excited for next weeks. Maybe a Rite Aid? I'm a little scared to even go in there but I want to try.

Rochelle said...

Thanks for the tip of scanning the item to see if it's part of a gift card promotion. I never knew that could work! Sometimes I'm nervous to do one of those deals, get up to the register and possibly have the wrong item! Now that problem is solved.

Lynne said...

Awesome Collin! Thanks so much for all the tips and couponing advice. I am so grateful for your site! Just my two cents, Target Corporate told me that "transaction" means per item - so you can have one Target coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item. As for peelies, they are part of a product's packaging and Collin wasn't taking peelies or advocating it. In my opinion it's wrong to take peelies off items you are not purchasing - it's vandalism/petty theft. Are you going to post pictures of today's loot???

Anonymous said...

Can anyone else hear these videos? I can't on here or youtube and have tried. My volume is all the way up also! Help! I know I am missing out on EVERYTHING she is saying! If only I could hear it, Thanks! :(

Anonymous said...

Just a heads up. The All $1 off coupon will beep for the travel sized All. I tried it at a store where it was 1.02 and another where it was .99. Long story short, call to corporate on red phone, manager and corporate said I couldn't use it b/c it rang up item not found. So be prepared. That was the end of my target couponing, I was so ticked off. (there were other coupons I had the issue with, the Tide coupon for $1 off on the small sized ones)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Collin, u r the best. I did give up on target, but will go back now to see if I can make it work. I could not find the hungry hippo the last time i was there. I asked an employee in the toy dept who said they were only there at Christmas......lying to get me out of her hair...If I can't get the cashier to do it my way I do not buy the product. Who made them coupon nazi. Publix is bad for cashiers. I always try to pick the right cashier. Last time I was in Publix I made the wrong choice. She scanned the coupon after the product so on the receipt the savings was not at the end of the receipt but under the product. Way confusing when I want to see my savings by coupons lined up. Thanks agai Collin u rock.

Jessica said...

I keep having different questions for you, but then you come out with these videos that answer them all perfectly! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

Anonymous said...

I'm like some of the others...a couple bad experiences at Target made me go back to Publix for certain items (e.g. the Cheerios pictured in the Q is not the travel size), but I'm willing to give it another try.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Elizabeth M.

Betty said...

First of all..I think you are adorable. I love your enthusiasm. You should win an award for best blog!!

lovingqs said...

Loved the vid! Totally with you on choosing the young guys for hassle free cahiers.

Anonymous said...

NICE! I had no idea the giftcard promos showed up on the scanners! I hate getting to the checkout and not getting a prompt. Then if I don't want to buy the items (b/c now it's not worth it, you know?) the cashier has a fit.

I've also found that my target tends to leave the tags up too long, or even have the wrong date on them. It's too annoying to argue over it.

Coupon Cathy said...

This was awesome. I have loved every single one of these. Thank you. I happened to be at Target tonight before I saw this post and printed coupons at the kiosk. I went in for a particular purpose so I didn't get any of the grocery deals. I was just perusing the store trying to get an idea of what they have. I purchased two $20 curtain panels that are the exact red for my room. Yea Target.

Angela said...

I'm so proud of my hubby, he took one look at the frozen picture on your video before playing and he said that it looks like she's at Target.

He's such a good helper :)

Lorri said...

I just love "Follow Me Mondays!" Thanks for putting yourself out there and taking the time to do this. And, BTW, I totally got what you meant regarding the "Peelies" - ;)

Keep up the great work. I check out your site everyday - several times a day.

I'm So Pretty said...

I LOVE these videos that you're doing - they are wonderful and inspiring. Thank you for making Mondays so much fun online!! :)

I'm glad you've inspired so many to try or re-try Target. I'll be honest that after a couple really bad experiences (including young male cashiers even!), I'm still a little too scared to try again. I just hate being humiliated, and figure it's not worth it to get so bruised, so I go elsewhere now except for the pharmacy. But maybe, just maybe I'll try again :)

Leah said...

You are so cute! This was helpful to watch; thanks!

Mander said...

I love it when Target has coupons that I can stack! I went last night and did the Purina Cat/Dog food deal and the fancy feast appetizers. I went to the register and I bought 14 bags of food and 20 fancy feast appetizers. My total before coupons was 90.25. After coupons I paid 4.35. Three ladies behind me were in awe! I have 2 cats, but due to a medical condition I have to buy the prescription food..so all of this is going to my local shelter. It feels good giving to animals as well as humans!

Julie said...

Yes-is my opinion as to if it is wrong to take a peelie from a product--even if you are going to buy that same product at another store. It is stealing. It is wrong.

Mander said...

I agree with Julie! If you are going to buy the product and you see the peelie..sweet! But if you see it and take it without buying it, that is wrong. I don't know how many times I have found products that had peelies, and they were all gone. The worst is the glade candle tins! I would pull them out when I was buying them. I don't know if I could call it stealing, but you are stealing a deal from someone that will be buying the item the coupon was taken from.

mnmom said...

I loved this one...I only shop at Target and never knew you could print coupons there!!! When I shop with a lot of coupons I go around 9 pm before closing on Monday's when my Super Target is re-stocked...usually they want to get out of the store and there are not a lot of people shopping. I have a favorite lady who "doesn't want to pack my (reuseable) bags to heavy" so I get more of a discount! $.5 off per bag!
I too have never had a problem with Target & coupons...I think it could be a regional thing.

Cathy Grigg said...

Thank you for taking the time every day to help others Collin. You help so many people and we appreciate the effort and time it takes to blog all of the deals and make these videos. Again - THANK YOU!

Lisa said...

Does anyone know if Target accepts expired coupons? They used to but lately I have had a few that were denied. It does not say in their couppon policy.

Heather from jville said...

http://buzz.kelloggsfiberplus.com/buzz.aspx

heres a coupon for 75 cents off the bars :) i believe those are the right ones.

Anonymous said...

I CANNOT hear the videos, at all. Just a word here and there every so often and I am putting my ear up to the speakers on my computer, HELP! :) I want to know what all you are saying, but I can't hear it on this link or youtube. Funny thing, usually youtube is fine. Do you think there is anyway you could maybe talk a little more closely to the recorder or hold it maybe if it is small and you can still do your stuff? :) Thanks, I know, a big request, but I honestly can't hear all the great things you are trying to convey on the Follow Me Mondays. :( Thanks so much.

Angela said...

I just now got the chance to watch this and I always look forward to them!

I have to say that I think that this one is my favorite so far, but all are great.

You are so cute and you make it look fun, which is encouraging to others :)

Thank You and the camera person for their time!

Andrea A. said...

Here is what I say to couponing, peelies, etc. Do what you feel is right. Don't ask others just follow your heart. I do know that over 90% of the peelies get thrown away because most people don't coupon like we do. 4 billion coupons are printed each year less than 1% are actually redeemed. If your family is struggling to put food on the table and you see a peelie that will help. Use your own judgment. I know some people won't like this but hard times call for hard decisions. Now going through and peeling them off all the products just to have coupons seems like a waste.

Collin I love your videos and blog. You are doing a great job!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! You are a huge help!! This video- your trip to Target was my fave! Target is where I go most of the time for toys, etc.. thanks again!

jenn said...

that was awesome. i learned a few new things. thank you!

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that so many people prefer to go to a young male cashier. My 21 year old son's close friend that used to work at Target said he hates couponers as it is extra work to check every detail on the coupon to make sure it is exact.Because of that I have shyed away from the young men and look for smiling young girls. I guess he must have been one of the few to be a coupon nazi.
You have given me so many helpful tips for Target like the little items up front that week after week I pass right by also you turned me on to trial size items. You are an answer to prayer. God bless you sister couponer.

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that so many people prefer to go to a young male cashier. My 21 year old son's close friend that used to work at Target said he hates couponers as it is extra work to check every detail on the coupon to make sure it is exact.Because of that I have shyed away from the young men and look for smiling young girls. I guess he must have been one of the few to be a coupon nazi.
You have given me so many helpful tips for Target like the little items up front that week after week I pass right by also you turned me on to trial size items. You are an answer to prayer. God bless you sister couponer.

tracie said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for us! I am just starting out and your site and these videos have been extremely helpful! thanks again! I appreciate all your help!

Heather said...

Thanks so much! I enjoyed watching this so much! ;-)

dazz0825 said...

I am researching on how to start Q's since many of my friends is doing a great job but most importantly saving. After reading all the comments im still excited but now a little fear since many has had some bad experiences with target and so on lol. Thanks Collin i have now become a huge fan of your blog and will read more to make sure i understand before i start Q away.

lynn said...

I have to tell you this was an awesome video, and i am a cashier at target. I do like the fact that you showed that the price scanners tel you just about everything about a product because most people dont know that, when guess are aware of what they are getting it makes everyone happier. Also, a lot of targets now ave the coupon policy posted at every register so that guests are aware that sacking coupons are ok. Not to mention that target also is matching advertised prices now.

Anonymous said...

Collin, or anyone ( :) ) Do you know if you can just print the ad (Walgreens for instance that has Chex on sale right now for 2/$3 and that is good enough or do I need to actually stop by Wal-greens on the way and grab their ad? For some reason, this past Sunday all I got in my circular (news. Sunday one that is) was a Target ad and a sleeve for Academy sports I believe. I was like, 'where is the CVS and other stores ads at?' So, this would help. Thanks!

Bonnie said...

I believe the only coupons that you can print are the current weeks, so be prepared and only wait to print those that are current. Also, Mom who Saves, I understand you wanting to not "rip off the company." But, Target is going to get the full value of that coupon whether or not you do. So you aren't saving the manufacturer any money, you are however enabling Target to profit off of you using one. I, personally, have no problem using the overage myself. Target should be grateful that I choose to use my coupons there and am purchasing more because of the possibility of overage. I won't be upset with a cashier when they want to adjust the price though, I am just grateful when I do get the overage. I always have enough in my cart to absorb the overage, so they are getting me to spend more! Always remember that coupons are a form of payment, they still get paid, I think even us couponers forget that sometimes!

Anonymous said...

I went in to a target in ca and the manager would not take my coupons. Can i use one coupon per item.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for listing your cliff notes before the video. I'm one of those who would have trouble understanding the video.. very thoughtful :) Mark

Anonymous said...

i am just now getting started with all this coupon stuff. i really appreciate "follow me monday". this lady was really helpful. i had acutally got to where i hate to shop. now i'm looking forward to my next shopping trip. whats the deal with the $5.00 gift card promotion that i heard her mention?
thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Can someone PlEASE tell me where I can find the Hasbro travel game coupon?!?!?! Thank You!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow,... thank you so much for posting these videos... it's sort of scary when you go shopping like this the first few times and a lot of times cashiers look at you like you have 3 eyes or something lol... loved your suggestion about checking out with the right cashier. i'll have to do that from now on. Thank you for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Dadgummit. I went to Target today and was so excited about printing 3 coupons from the kiosk. The kiosk at this Target didn't "support that action". So, no coupons for me. I was so bummed. Oh well, all the other advice has been awesome! Thanks for all your hard work.

Denise

Heather said...

So fun Collin....love the "i suggest young guys, or someone who's smiling...."

classic LOL

Anonymous said...

Great blog. I would LOVE to take advantage but a lot of the coupon downloader sites contain viruses. I've used them in the past and had this personally, plus my father is in the computer repair business and 90% of the time he cleans viruses off computers -- there is one or more coupon sites. Any way to get online coupons without downloading???