So here comes the Christmas & Holiday stuff folks. I thought it was pretty cute and funny that at my store anytime there was anything Christmas on the shelf or hanging they tried to put a little something Halloween on it… I found a spider attached to a Christmas door hanger, a little Halloween candle in front of the Christmas lights and more. But there is just no disguising the biggest Holiday Season to come! I was also smiling since it reminded me that it will mean big Halloween clearance eventually so they can make more room! 🙂
I think many of you are as excited as I am about the new Catalina Deals that Target is participating in, as it means a whole new way of saving money at Target if it continues. I believe I have now heard from people in at least 22 states that it is working for them. I think I will have these find a home on the Special Deals Page and will create a Catalina Deals section soon on that page. For those unfamiliar with catalina deals, make sure you read the terms of the offers carefully and are buying the right items and in the right quantity so that your catalina wil print. For now- you can find those details HERE.
I saw quite a few newly lowered prices at my store on Sunday. So many in fact, that I believe I will make it a separate post as many of them will become cheap finds. So stay tuned for that later today. I also found a few items with the price raised at my store- Cesar Treats were up from $2.99 to $3.54, Chex Mix Bags were up from $1.67 to $1.99 and Softsoap 7.5 oz pump up from .97 to $1.47. 🙁 And I sure was glad to see the Windex Wipes 2/$5 “Sale” be over and it has come back down in price at my store to $1.97.
KRAFT $5/5 COUPON
I hear many of you are having a bit of trouble at your store when the $5/5 Kraft coupon scans at $0. If you expect a problem, you may want to keep your eyes out for the Green Save $5 Kraft peelies. This is not an actual coupon, but rather an advertisement for the printable coupon available on line which you can show the manager or cashier if you are given a hard time. I think the trouble is again register-related, since at other grocery stores, this coupon prompts the cashier to enter an amount. I believe several manuf. coupons that should prompt a cashier to stop and enter an amount scan in at $0 at Target.
SPEAKING OF THE LOVELY REGISTERS…
Last night, a California news station picked up the story of the register glitch at Target. You can view the news video HERE by scrolling through the Video News Section on the right and find the Target story. (Thanks for the heads up to Claudia, Shauniece & Gretchen!) Pretty much same old song, they are working on it etc and that ALL stores have been informed… etc… I know lots of you have had it- and definitely understandable. Those of you like me, hanging in there for the love of Target, are hopefully watching your coupons carefully to avoid discovering errors at home vs while still at the store. If you know and understand when these errors likely occur, it is easier to catch and fix them immediately.
The biggest thing to remember is that all coupons are currently being read by their system as $ Off ONE item, whether the coupon says $/2, $/3, $/4 etc. The register is also programmed to automatically adjust it down to meet the cost of one item. So IF the cost of ONE product is less than the total value of a coupon off multiples, it will scan for less and watch for it to have it corrected immediately. ie- Buy 2 Meow Mix Cups for .47 cents each, use a $1/2 and it will only take off .47 cents. If your store is not one of “ALL” the stores that have been informed, and you have a problem call corporate from GS. Again- what you are willing to put up with and deal with all boils down to how much you love Target, but the register problems have not gone away.
RUBBERMAID LOCK-ITS SET
The Rubbermaid Lockits 20 pc set on sale this week is also a pretty nice buy. I completely overlooked it in the ad, but $12 for the set is a good price imo. It is regularly $18.99 – $19.99 and you can use the $1/1 Rubbermaid Lock-Its from the 10-03-10 SS to get it for $11. This brings it down to $1.10 per container for a pretty nice deal.
That’s it for now folks- I hope everyone is having a great week so far!