Here is the Ad for the week of 2/12. I will add any more matchups to this post as I find them and if you can think of a mainstream coupon I’ve missed please let me know in the comments. You can look for my Best Deals of the Week post coming sometime tomorrow afternoon for the best of this week’s ad. Happy Friday everyone!
If you are looking for a coupon matchup for something not in the ad, try checking the Coupon Database. It is always a good idea to PRINT the coupon policy and take it with you. If you are short on coupons you can use a clipping service (I recommend 4U2Coupon or for whole inserts there is SundayCouponInserts. You can also always search for coupons on eBay.
GIFT CARD DEALS
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb 4 Select Unilever Items Listed*
*Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant Lotion, 20.3 oz & Select Others $5
-$1/1 Vaseline lotion or petroleum jelly3.1-oz or larger Target Web Coupon x2/28
-$1/1 Vaseline Total Moisture, Aloe Fresh or Cocoa Radiant 3 oz+ ETS 1-29-12 RP1 x2/26
-$1/1 Vaseline Intensive Rescue 3 oz+ ETS 1-29-12 RP1 x2/26
*Dove Deodorant Twin-Pack, Select $3.99, or Singles 2.6 – 3 oz, Select (Ultimate Shown) $3.49
-$1/1; .75/1 Dove Go Sleeveless Or Go Fresh Deodorant ETS 01-29-12 RP x2/26 (if included)
*Dove Beauty Bar Soap 8 pk $8.49
-$1/1 Dove Beauty Bar, 6-Bar Pack +, Any ETS 01-29-12 RP x2/26
*Dove Body Wash 18 or 24 oz, Select $5.49
-$1/1 Dove Body Wash, 12 Oz. +, Any (Excludes Trial Size & Dove Men+Care 01-29-12 RP x2/26
*Degree Deodorant Twin-Pack, Select $3.99 or Degree Deodorant Singles 2.6- 3 oz Select $3.49
-$1/1; $1.50/2 Degree Women Premium Deodorant Or Body Mist ETS 01-29-12 RP x2/26
*Q-tips 750 ct & Other Select $4.79
-$1/2; .30/1 Q-Tips Cotton Swabs Products, 170-Ct. +, ETS 01-29-12 RP x2/26
-$1/1 Q-tips Precision Tips 30 Points on Recyclebank (if Included)
-.60/1 Q-tips 300 ct or Larger 30 Points on Recyclebank
*Suave 12.6 oz Shampoo & Conditioner 2 pk (Professionals Shown) $3.49
*Suave Kids Detangler 10.5 oz 2 pk $3.49
FREE $10 Gift Card wyb Either Roku Player Shown*
*Roku 2 XS Streaming Player w/Bluetooth Remote and Angry Birds Game $99.99
*Roku 2 XD Wi-Fi Streaming Player $79.99
FREE $20 Gift Card wyb 8GB iPod Touch $195
FREE $20 Gift Card wyb Nintendo Wii bundle Shown $149.99
FREE $20 Gift Card wyb Nintendo 3DS Games System $169.99
FREE $10 Gift Card wyb Kindle Touch Shown $99
FREE $20 Gift Card wyb NOOK Color e-Reader Shown $199
FREE $10 Gift Card wyb Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Prevail $129.99
FREE $30 Gift Card wyb Select Rachael Ray 10 pc Cookset $179.99
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Coca-cola Products 8 pk 12 oz Bottles or 12 pk 12 oz Cans 3/$12, 8 pk 7.5 oz Cans 3/$10
Crystal Light Drink Mix $2.49
-$1/2 Crystal Light Drink Mixes
Country Time or Kool Aid Drink Mix $1.97
General Mills Cereal: Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shown $2.99
-$1/2 General Mills Cheerios Cereals including Honey Nut Cheerios 01-22-12 SS
-.50/1 Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal AND on SmartSource
-$1/2 General Mills cereals HERE AND HERE AND SmartSource
-$1/3 General Mills Cereals 02-05-12 GM AND 1-08-12 GM
Gold’n Plump Fresh, Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts 16 oz $4.49
Lipton 100% Natural Tea 20 oz 10/$9
Market Pantry Lunchmeat 7 or 9 oz $2.79
-$1/2 Market Pantry® Lunch Meat AND Cheese Target Web Coupon x2/25
Market Pantry Eggs 1 dozen Grade A Large $1.39 (Price will vary by region)
Nabisco Oreo Cookies 15.5 oz $2.99
P.F. Chang’s Frozen Meals 22 oz $6.99
Pepperidge Farm Swirl or Farmhouse Bread $2.89
-.50/1; .40/1 Pepperidge Farm Bakery Product, any – 12-04-11 SS x2/12
Skippy Peanut Butter 15 or 16.3 oz $2.49
Sobe Lifewater 20 oz 10/$9
Strawberries, 1 lb pkg $2.49
Sutton & Dodge Petite Sirloin Steak $5.99 lb
Doublemint, Juicy Fruit or Extra Gum 3 pk $1.89
Eclipse Gum 60 ct 2/$5, or Wrigley’s 5 Gum 3 pk & Select Others 2/$5
All Welch’s Jam, Jelly & Spreads on sale (no price or items listed)
-.55/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly, or Spread (any flavor, any size)
-.55/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly, or Spread (manufacturer’s site HERE)
-.55/1 Welch’s Jam, Jelly or Spread 2-12-12 RP x5/31
Classroom Exchange Candy: M&M Fun Size 11 oz $3.29
-$1.50/2 Mars Brand Chocolate Candy 9.4 oz+ 1-22-12 RP x3/4
-$1.50/2 Mars Seasonal Products (Has Walmart Logo but a regular manufacturer’s coupon
-$1.50/2 M&M’s Chocolate Candies 9.4 oz+ 2-12-12 RP x3/25
-$1/2 Mars Valentine’s Day products 1-29-12 RP1 x2/14
Boxed Chocolates: Godiva 11.1 oz $19.99
-$1/1 Godiva Chocolate Item Target Web Coupon x2/21
-$1/1 Godiva Chocolate Candy Item Target Mobile Coupon x2/17
Valentine’s Day Cards .99 – $6.99
-$2/3 Greeting Cards (Excludes cards under $1) Target Mobile Coupon x2/17
-$2/3 Greeting Cards (Excludes Cards Under $1) Target Web Coupon x2/21
-B2G1 FREE American Greetings Cards (Unnder Flowers & Gifts at Left)
Classroom Exchange Candy: 28 ct Jolly Rancher Lollipops & Select Others $3.29
Boxed Chocolates: 21.2 oz Lindt Collection & Select Others $19.99
Boxed Chocolates: 14.5 oz Russell Stover, 7.3 oz Ghirardelli & Select Others $9.99
Valentine’s Day Iced Cookies 10 ct $2.79
Roses, 1 Dozen in Assorted Colors $16.99
SPECIAL PURCHASE: FREE Roll Cover wyb Cottonelle Double Roll Tissue 18 pk $10.99*
*You may find the Roll Covers available in the store near the TP- but also look for specially marked packages containing a code inside to redeem for another FREE Roll cover.
-$1/1; .50/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12 pk+ or (2) 4 pks 1-15-12 SS x2/12
-$1.50/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12 pack+ AND Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes ETS
Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent 144-165 oz $8
-$1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Product 2-12-12 SS x4/1
-$1/3 Arm & Hammer Laundry Products
Bounty Napkins, Select $2.69
-$1/1 Bounty 6 pack or larger o Any (2) Towels or Napkins 1-29-12 PG x2/29
-.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins 1-29-12 PG x2/29/12
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes 75 ct $4.39
-.50/1 ANY Clorox Product Facebook Coupon (click on bleachable moment tab)
Diamond Cutlery, Select $2.69
Dixie Tableware, Select (Plates Shown) $2.69
Hefty Trash Bags 44-88 ct 13 gal, 30 ct 30 gal, 22 ct 33 gal or 20 ct 39 gal $7.49
-$1/1 Hefty Waste Bags 1-1-12 RP x3/31
Purex Liquid Detergent 170 oz $8
Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets 44 ct $8
Solo Items, Select $2.99, or Solo Cups, Select $2.69
-.75/1; $1/2 Solo Cup, Plate, or Bowl 12-4-11 SS x2/29
Up & Up Trash Bags 13, 30 or 39 Gallon, Select $6.99
Up & Up Disinfecting Wipes 75 ct $3.99
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Advil Tablets 100 ct $7.99
-$1/1 Advil 40 ct+, Advil PM 16 ct+, Children’s Advil 4 oz+ or Thermacare 2 ct+ ETS 1-29 RP2 x3/31
– $10 MIR wyb 3 Select Pfizer (Advil 40 ct+ Included) 1-29 RP x2/29
-$1/1 Advil products on Manufacturer’s Site HERE.
Centrum Silver Ultra Women’s Tablets 100 ct $9.99
-$5/2 Centrum Multivitamins AND ProNutrients Supplement ETS Target Web Coupon x3/3
-$2/1 Centrum Multi or Supplement Target Coupon Pharmacy Booklet x4/28
-$2/1 Centrum or Caltrate Vitamin Item ETS Target Coupon x3/6
-$1/1 Centrum, Centrum Specialist, ProNutrients or Caltrate ETS 1-29-12 RP x3/31
-$3/1 Centrum or Centrum Specialist Multivitamin 1-1-12 RP x2/26/12 AND HERE
-$3/2 Centrum AND Centrum Kids on Wyeth Brands Site
-$1/1 Centrum or Centrum Kids on Wyeth Brands Site
-$5/2 Centrum Ultra/Silver Ultra Men’s or Women’s on Wyeth Brands Site
-$2/1 Centrum Ultra/Silver Ultra Men’s or Women’s on Wyeth Brands Site
– $10 MIR wyb 3 Select Pfizer (*Centrum 60 ct+ Included) 1-29 RP x2/29
-$2/1 Centrum Silver 60 ct+ 2-12-12 RP x4/8
Claritin Tablets 45+15 ct $24.49
-$2/1 Claritin Adult 10 ct+ Target Coupon Pharmacy Booklet x4/28
-$6/1 Claritin 45ct+ 2-5-12 SS x2/12
-$4/1 Claritin 24ct+ 2-5-12 SS x3/4
Ensure 6 pk $6.99
-$3/2 Ensure Multi-Packs, Any – 01-08-12 SS
-$1.50/1 Ensure Multipack HERE
Flintstones Gummies Vitamins 60 ct $6
-$2/1 Flintstones Vitamins 60 ct+ Target Web Coupon x3/10
-$2/1 Flintstones Multivitamin Product 1-1-12 SS2 x2/28/12
-$1/1 Flintstones Multivitamin
Halls Cough Drops 80 ct $2.65
-$1/2 Halls’ Cough Drops Bags 2-5-12 SS x4/2
-.50/1 Halls Product All You Feb 2012 x3/2
-$1/2 Halls Drops Bags 20-30 ct on SmartSource
Listerine 1.5 Liter or 32 oz Mouth Rinse, Select $5.99
-$1/1; .50/1; $1/2 Listerine Antiseptic 1L+ or Zero Mouthwash 1L+ 1-8-12 SS x3/31/12
-$1/1 Listerine Antiseptic, Total Care Anticavity, or Listerine Zero Mouthwash 1 L+
Metamucil 15 oz $9.99
-.50/1 Metamucil or Pepto Target Coupon Pharmacy Booklet x4/28
-$1/1 Metamucil ETS 1-29-12 PG x2/29
-$1/1 Metamucil Fiber Singles, Capsules or Wafers ETS 1-29-12 PG x2/29
Miralax 8.3 oz $9.99
-$3/1 Miralax, 30-Ct. Dose, Any – 01-29-12 SS
-$1/1Miralax, 10-14 Dose, Any – 01-29-12 SS
Neosporin + Pain Relief .5 oz $4.49
-$1.50/2 Band-Aid AND Neosporin ETS 1-8-12 SS2 x3/31/12
NyQuil Cherry Flavored Syrup 12 oz $6.49
-$1/1 Pepto-Bismol, Vicks DayQuil, NyQuil or Vapo, Prilosec OTC Target Coupon 1-8-12 RP x4/1/12
-$1/1 Vicks Product ETS and Vapo Drops 1-29-12 PG x2/29
Prilosec OTC 42 ct Tablets $24.85
-$3/1 Align 28 ct OR Prilosec 42 ct Target Mobile Coupon x2/17
-$3/1 Prilosec 42 ct or Align 28 ct Target Coupon Pharmacy Booklet x4/28
-$2/1 Prilosec OTC 1-29-12 PG x2/29
Up & Up Mouth Rinse 1.5 Liter $3.69
-$1/1 Up & Up® Mouthwash ETS Target Web Coupon x2/25
Up & Up Vitamin C Supplement Drops 80 ct $1.43
Up & Up Kids Gummy Multivitamins 60 ct $4
-$1/1 Up & Up® Vitamins ETS Target Web Coupon x3/6 (not sure if qualifies as a match)
Similac Powder Formula 23.2 oz $22.99
Up & Up Powder Formula 40 oz $17.99
SPECIAL PURCHASE: FREE Friskies Party Mix Treats wyb Select Cat Food $9.99*
*Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food 16 lb Bag
-FREE Purina Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats wyb Friskies Cat Food 3.15 lb+ Target Web Coupon x2/25
-.50/1 Purina Friskies Cat Food 3.15 lb+ 1-15-12 SS x4/15
*Purina Friskies Wet Cat Food 24 ct Cans
-$1/1 Purina Friskies Wet Cat Food 24 ct+ Target Web Coupon x2/25
-$1/20 Purina Friskies Cat Food 5.5 oz Cans or (2) 12 ct or (1) Variety Pact 24 ct+ 1-15 SS x4/15
-.50/6 Purina Friskies Indoor 5.5 oz Cans or (1) Variety Pk 12 ct 1-15-12 SS x4/15
-$1/30 Purina Friskies 5.5 oz Cans or (3) 12 ct or (2) 24 ct+ 1-15-12 SS x4/15
-$1/36 Purina Friskies Canned Cat Food 5.5 oz or (3) 13 ct or (2) 24 ct+ 1-15-12 SS x4/15
*FREE Item = Friskies Party Mix Treats 2.1 oz ($1.34 value)
-$1.50/2 Purina Friskies Cat Treats or Whisker Lickins Cat Treats 12-4-11 SS x3/4/12
Kibbles’n Bits Dog Food 16 or 17.6 lb Bags $9.99
-$1/1 Kibbles’n Bits Dog Food 1-8-12 RP x3/4
-$1/1 Kibbles’n Bits Dog Food 14 lbs+ zip 90210
Purina ONE Dog Food 18 lb Bag $17.99
TUNE IN TUESDAY
Once Upon A Time Chapter I DVD $9
The Lorax, Combo Pack $17.99; DVD $12.99
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 Blu-ray $22.99, DVD $17.99
The Rum Diary Blu-ray $22.99, DVD $17.99
Private Games by James Patterson, Hardcover $19
Shane Harper Deluxe CD with 4 Exclusive Songs (Target Only) $5.99
ELECTRONICS & MEDIA
SPECIAL PURCHASE: FREE HP Photo Paper wyb HP #60 Combo Pack Ink $31.99
FREE Item = HP 4×6 inch 100 ct Everyday Photo Paper
Energizer Batteries, Select 10% off
-$1.25/2 Energizer Max Brand Batteries, any 8-pack or larger – 01-01-12 SS x2/15
-$1/1; .75/1; .50/1 Energizer Brand Batteries, Flashlight, USB Wall Or Car Charger 01-01-12 SS
Bose SoundDock Series II Digital Music System $224
Crosley 5-in-1 System $88
Lexar 8 GB SDHC Card $15.99
Logitech M305 Cordless Nano Mouse, N315 Lapdesk or C270 Webcam $15
Nikon Coolpix S3100 Digital Camera $79.99
Nikon J1 Hybrid Camera $599.99*
*Save $50 more when you trade in your digital camera
Panasonic 32 inch LCD HDTV $279.99
Philips 19 inch LED HDTV $149.99
Sony Earbuds, Select $7.99
Westinghouse 40 inch LED HDTV $399.99
TracFone LG 800G $34.99
AT&T Motorola ATRIX 2 Phone FREE with agreement
Verizon Pantech Hotshot Phone FREE with agreement
Sprint Motorola Photon 4G Phone $49.99 with agreement
DVDs: The Smurfs, Kung Fu Panda 2, Columbiana, Cowboys & Aliens, Captain America $9
DVDs: Planet 51, The Usual Suspects, 28 Days, Walk the Line & Select Others $4.75
DVDs: The Rebound, The Hangover, Little Fockers, Inception, & Select Others $10
TV on DVD: Downton Abby S2 $24.99, One Tree Hill S8, $29.99, Modern Family S2 $24.99
TV on DVD: Castle S3 $34.99, Supernatural S6 $16.99, Dexter S5 $29.99
TV on DVD: The Best of I Love Lucy Target Exclusive $9.99
TV on DVD: Gilmore Girls 2 pk S1-2 $14.99, How I Met Your Mother 2 pk S1-2 $29.99
CDs: Various Artists, 2012 Grammy’s; Paul McCartney, J Cole, Cole World $11.99
CDs: Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans; Rihanna, Loud; Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More $9.99
CDs: Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday; Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark $9.99, Adele, 21 $13.99
GAMES: Zumba Rush for Xbox $49.99, UFC 3 for PS3, Xbox 360 $59.99
GAMES Nintendo 3DS: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games or Tekken 3D $39.99
GAMES: The Darkness II, Limited Edition for PS3/Xbox360 $59.99
GAMES: Star Wars The Old Republic for PC $49.99, Rhythm Heaven Fever for Wii $29.99
TurboTax Deluxe $49.99
3M Filtrete: Ultra Pure Furnace Filter $14.29, or Allergen Reduction Filter $9.99
-$5 MIR wyb a Filtrete® Air Filter with a 1500 Microparticle Performance Rating (MPR) or Greater
-$6 MIR wyb 3 Filtrete Air Filter with a 1000+ MPR x6/30
GE Bright from the Start Energy Efficient CFL Light Bulb $6
-$2/1 GE Energy Smart or Reveal CFL, Halogen or LED Bulbs Target Web Coupon x3/6
-$1/1 GE Energy Efficient: Soft White, Clear Halogen, Reveal, CFL or LED 2-12-12 SS x4/14
Black & Decker 4 Slice Toaster Oven $29.99
Bobble Water Filtration 8 cup Jug $29.99, Replacement Filter $9.99
Evercare 70 Sheet Giant Pet Hair Roller $3.79
Fieldcrest Luxury 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set $55
Hamilton Beach 10×20 inch Griddle $24.99
Itso Storage Cube or Large Fabric Sided Bin $8.99, Medium Bin $7.99
Oster Inspire 2 Slice Toaster $24.99
Rachael Ray: 2 pc Stoneware Baker Set $39.99, or 24 oz Olive Oil Dispenser $12.99
Sterilite Latching 18 gal Ultra Tote or 66 qt Clear View Tinted Box $6.99
Sterilite 66 qt ClearView Latching Storage Box $6.99
Sterilite 3 Drawer Rolling Storage Cart $10.99
Target Home Sateen Down-Alternative Comforter, Full/Queen Size $60
Target Home Down-Alternative Blanket, Twin Size $35
Target Home 100% Organic Cotton Sheet Set, Twin Size $24
Westwood Originals 8 pc Queen Size Bedding Set $65
Merona Tote with Scarf or Classic Handbags, Styles Shown $25
-$5/1 Merona Women’s Item $25 or Higher Target Coupon Shopkick App x2/17
Mossimo: Pumps, Styles Shown $25 or Ballet Flats $14
-15% Off Mossimo or Xhiliration Item Target Coupon Shopkick App x2/17
Merona Wedges, Styles Shown $20
C9: Duo Dry Lite Running Tee $14, or Running Pants $18
C9: Athletic Shoes Shown $24.99, Duo Dry 2 pk Boxer Briefs or 6 pk Crew Socks $12
C9: Dazzle or Micro-Knit Shorts $12, or Duo Dry Tech Tee or Gym Shorts $8
Cherokee Boys: Ultimate Short Sleeve Polo $7, Ultimate Tee $5
Cherokee Boys Cargo Pants, Ultimate Khakis, or Select Denim $12
Cherokee Girls: Jeggings or Denim $12, Girls Hoodie $15
Cherokee Girls Ultimate Tee, Tank, or Lace Cami $5
A $5.00 gift card does NOT make up for the sky high prices on things like Dove bar soap, etc. Target must think consumers aren’t very savvy. The vast majority of consumers know a good deal from a bad deal!!! Recently, a Target store associate told me, “Our grocery prices are like convenience store prices but not quite as high.”
Honestly, if you don’t like it…don’t shop there…. There are things I buy at Target and there are things that I don’t, because I know I can get them cheaper else where. Not an issue….unless you just feel like complaining…which you seem to be doing…
I agree with Katie. I love shopping at Target.. and I have compared prices with other stores, like Walmart for over 5 yrs now and Target is the majority of the time cheaper. You have to know how to pull your calculator out and do the math. Just because something is on sale does not mean it is a better deal. You have to do the fine calculations.
For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, Target prices in the grocery and Health & beauty departments are usually about 20-30% less expensive and sometimes even half the cost of the grocery stores.
I agree with both comments, I have learned to pick and choose what to buy at Target, and it is still always my go-to place for those unexpected purchases I need to make when there are no sales, because their everyday prices are much lower than the places that usually have rock bottom sale prices, so it balances out. Plus, I love shopping there for the toy deals and clothing deals that you can get sometimes when they offer coupons on those items
Sometimes Target can be a little more expensive for some items. When I use store + mfg coupons together, I always come out ahead. I’m notorious for finding repackaged items and pairing with a coupon or 70% with coupon. The staff is friendly, the store is clean, and I can get everything else I need. I don’t have time to drive across town to go to wal-mart which isn’t much cheaper. Besides, I save so much on coupons, I can afford Target. I’m scared of being shot at any of the DFW wal-marts. None are safe after 3p.m. Not to be too terrible, but I can never get my cart past all the people in the carts. I would rather pay a little extra on very few items than get stuck behind a million cart people.
For the cottonelle roll covers, I don’t think you need to go online or send anything in. At my Target, they had the roll covers sitting on the shelf above the toilet paper.
Wow…I would love to know where IG does their shopping then, since Target prices are rather reasonable here. Very similar to Wal-Mart, and way cheaper than Giant Eagle, which is the main grocer around here. My Target doesn’t have produce or meat, so I can’t do all my shopping there. I pick and choose where I get what. All 3 stores are in the immediate area, so for that I am lucky.
Targets deals are way better than walmart they have clearance stuff all the time too and their service beats walmarts as well, my friend and i always have problems at walmart with Qs. We dont even go to walmart unless we absolutely know there a great deal there.
My target in Washington, MO had the roll covers right there to pick from
JoAnn…Giant Eagle can be high, are you in an area where they double coupons? Also, they take savings star or cell fire coupons I think (I don’t have a GE here but my friend LOVES shopping there) She is in NE Ohio
Angel, yes GE doubles coupons here, but they are getting so strict. Like you can’t use more than 1 like internet coupon and no free or bogo printables. But there are deals to be had, that’s for sure. I just wouldn’t want to pay the regular price on stuff there!
IG please realize that you can save a lot at target…I just came from shopping there tonight and my total was $71.63 and I paid $16.42….
I got a lot of stuff for only $16.42….
I used 18 coupons…..
You can save a lot at Target but only with sales and coupons. Other than that in my area Target is higher than Walmart on everyday prices but lower than most of the grocery stores. I have to honestly say if I’m looking for something not on sale I’ll hit Walmart first (they are right near each other) because the prices are generally lower than Target. It just all depends on what’s on sale and what you have coupons for. Target seems to be more seasonal too in some stores. There are things I can find all year round at Walmart but only certain times of the year at Target. Both stores are good to shop at for different reasons
Here on the West Coast our Target beats Walmart and other grocery stores hands down (with the exception of fresh items). Yes, there are a few things that are over priced, but every store is like that. I noticed today that eggs are $.75 or more cheaper at Target than Safeway. I always check the ad and the blogs before leaving for the store. With a little planning and a store and manuf. coupon I can walk out of there with items for next to nothing. The biggest part of shopping in general is you need to know your prices. If you buy at the right time and know your price points you really can make off with a good haul at Target.
A year ago we switched from purchasing all our items at Super Walmart to purchasing all our items at Safeway (mostly just fresh items) and Target. I spend at least $400 a month less and I get 2x as much items.
@Brenda- I’m curious what you bought!
I was just talking to my MIL about prices at different stores. She told me that she was shocked by some of Targets prices compared to our local grocery store. I told her that yeah there are some things at Target that are cheaper and there are some things at the grocery store that are cheaper. If you find the ones that are cheaper at each place, then you can save a lot of money from that alone. Then watching for sales and coupons can save you a lot more. I love TT because it goes beyond what they have advertised (which are rarely the best deals at Target!) and on to the stuff that’s on price cut and what not. About a year ago I bought an XBOX 360 and Kinect bundle and it was on a 3 day sale with a $100 GC and a free game. Target didn’t advertise that, I knew about it from TT! Just like the seeds of change rice that is on sale, not an advertised sale, but at 75% off, it’s a lot better than advertised sales! I almost never buy meat at Target because of the outrageous prices, but I’ve realized that and look for meat deals elsewhere. Each store has their own sales and knowing who is the best when you need the item is the way you’re going to save the most. I typically think that Walmart’s every day prices are a little bit cheaper than Target’s, but not worth the hassle of going there (and we do NOT have much extra money/month, so if somethings not worth it in terms of money savings, there must be a big reason against it!). I don’t like Walmart. I know my cashiers at Target (almost all of them) and I know a few to avoid so I don’t have issues with q’s (one of the managers!) I don’t typically care about shelf price because I almost never pay that!
Our Target store is somewhat of a joke when it comes to groceries and just about everything else. It’s not a Super Target. Bananas, apples, etc. are sold by each, not by the pound because our store has no scales to weigh anything. I’m in central Texas. H-E-B is the major grocery store chain here.
I will go to Target over Walmart any day, even if it is a little more on some items. Mostly because I know Target is a clean store and they have excellent customer service.
I go to Target over WalMart (anyday!) mainly because of the cleanliness of the store and the fact that its drama free. Each time I go to WalMart there is some type of drama unfolding. I use coupons for most of the items I buy and hord my gift cards for bigger purchases and always use my Target debit card. I love shopping there. I don’t shop there for most food, only the occasional sale/clearance item. I scan the outskirts of the store for the best deals and walk out happy not annoyed.
Target in my area is typically a little higher than Walmart. I get what’s on sale there and use coupons so it works to be pretty economical. I then supplement with 2 local markets (Price Chopper and Aldi). I use my coupons to get the biggest bang for my buck. We have a Walmart with grocery, but I usually avoid it at all costs. I just hate everything about it.
Target in my area is usually a little higher than Wal-Mart but I would rather support a store with ethical practices who gives back to the community and fosters customer relations!! Target has my heart (and money)!!
So, I live in Houston and have two Targets close to me. I LOVE my SuperTarget! The groceries are usually cheaper (by a lot! EVEN over HEB) and their sales beat the pants off most of the other stores around here. I do have a small list of things that I buy from other stores b/c they are cheaper than Target, but overall, Target IS cheaper. It’s a matter of price comparison and shopping on sale items with coupons. The regular Target (with the pathetic grocery selection) is fine for pre-packaged foods, but not for fresh groceries. The SuperTarget is definitely the way to go for those kinds of things. As for the gift card deals, if you have coupons, it’s well worth it! You WILL end up making money on most deals. Just don’t buy it if you won’t use it, then it’s wasteful. If you are skeptical of Target, go write down ALL THE PRICES of what you buy at HEB and then go write down a comparison of the prices at Target. You’ll see the difference! (Not to mention, HEB has nasty produce… it’s NEVER fresh!)
My husband did a research paper in college that compared Hyvee (local grocery), Wal-Mart and Target on basic items.Bread, milk, eggs and so on. He was SURPRISED that Target was cheaper than Wal-Mart. Granted that was a few years ago, but it made me believe.
Hy Vee is expensive. They have 50% off Kellogs or Keebler sales and often the everyday price at Target is still cheaper.
Personally- Wal-Mart drives me crazy. The lines are long, no one ever helps you and some of the customers are scary. However they do carry items that Target doesn’t.
No store can carry every product. And Dove soap is expensive no matter where you buy it. I have never seen Dove on sale for a great price.
FYI the Target here started carrying an UP and UP brand for Dove. It is a little cheaper and I thought it was pretty similar. I’d buy it again- I can use an UP and UP coupon.
I live in Houston also and I respectfully disagree with the other poster about the great prices at Target. While some of their sale prices are reasonable, those of us that have been couponing a long time and are more experienced couponers, have seen the great deals of a few years ago disappear and their prices in general increase. Unless it’s a sale item, I rarely find anything in Target that beats the prices of Walmart or HEB. And many times I can purchase items…like Dove Soap…..free at Walgreens or CVS with coupons and reward bucks. The last time I was in Target, I was looking for organic green beans and they were $1.99 a can! That’s higher than Whole Foods! The organic maple Syrup was several dollars higher than Walmart. I could go on and on as I am always comparing prices, but as I said Target seems to lead the pack in high prices as of lately.
Also, we eat a lot of produce, mostly organic and I must say that I’m not impressed with the organic produce at Target. It doesn’t appear or smell fresh. The berries are often moldy and even the organic bananas aren’t as good as the ones at other stores.
Probably the most annoying aspect for me regarding Target is that they are often out of stock on some of their good sale items or items that result in free/cheap products with coupons. The shelf is left empty for days/weeks before they restock an item (usually after the sale has ended). I spoke with a Target employee about this issue and he acknowledged that he gets many similar complaints, but that the warehouse doesn’t send enough product for the more popular sale items. So for this reason and the other reasons I mentioned, Target has gone from one of my favorite stores…..to one of my least favorite.
Not sure where all of you do your shopping, and not sure why you are all jumping on IG because in the El Paso area, Target is on average, 50 or higher per item than Walmart! OCCASIONALLY I can get a great stack/man coupon deal at Target, but overall, I save at least 40-60% at Walmart on groceries with coupons and price matching. Target is expensive, and NONE of our grocery stores double here. I have been an extreme couponer for over 13 years, and Target doesn’t cut it here. Glad you all are getting your prices there tho Wish we had better prices, lower prices and a store that actually would double. Add that to the fact that AZ-NM-Tx/El Paso has the WORSE coupons in the nation, it is tough to save down here. It can be done with lots of diligence and work tho! 9Example- three weeks ago a friend sent me a SS from Michigan- there were 40+ coupons in the insert- we had 11 here!) Best advice for people in our area: Learn Walgreens coupon policy (I got over $2300 worth of merchandise in January for less that $70- allstuff I needed). Learn to price match at Walmart and use your overage to your advantage. It will rock your savings- Target here, pick and choose their deals. Usually I can pm to Walmart and do it all in ONE trip.
Michelle i agree! Walmart does have some pretty scary people.
I am currently shopping for 10 people, adn we go through so much milk! Target Always has the cheapest milk.
Even if the prices are cheaper and walmart the quality is not there for a few cents difference at Target. Up & Up is cheap and great quality! I don’t want to bash Walmart but the workers help you at Target and are so nice!
I love shopping for things at Target vs Walmart. First, I can combine coupons :). I don’t buy everything I need at Target, but do find some pretty awesome deals there. Never has there been an instance at Walmart when I have used coupons, that a manager doesn’t have to be called over, or the coupons are subject to the cashiers approval. I will go to Wally’s for a few cleaning things, craft stuff – but only if I don’t have current coupons for Michaels or Target.
At least at Target, we have MFG’s and TG’s Q’s that can be combined. I find this most helpful at times.
For groceries, as a rule, I stick with Fry’s and Safeway – unless TGT simply has DIVINE deals! I do not buy meat there, however – but do shop the dairy, frozen, produce, dry goods.
I think it just depends on your Target and it’s staff.
I am fortunate to have two very good stores here in Arizona that are close and the staff is awesome.
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