Ghosts of Coupon Deals Past! Monica’s $12.52 MONEYMAKER Trip to Target in July 2015! #TBT

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Remember our friend Monica? For about five years, she split the duties with me over at Couponaholic, but eventually she ditched the deal-hunting and went back to the regular workforce. She used to have some amazing trips. Below is one example. Back in July 2015, she headed to Target and loaded up on items and made OVER $12 PROFIT too. So…if you were wondering what couponing looked like in the good old days, this was it…all the time! The complete original write up is below, but keep in mind that the coupons listed below are (obviously) no longer available and Target policies have changed a lot since this great trip. Enjoy!

I had a great trip to Target today! I wasn’t expecting to find all of the goodies that I found in stock but I did. They were completely out of the 54 ct Playtex Liners but the coupon did not exclude the pads and they were included in the gift card promotion too so I just went with them! I lucked up and found Barilla Collezione Pasta on clearance so I was able to use those high value coupons to get them super cheap!

TWO BARILLA COLLEZIONE PASTA – on clearance $1.53
used two $1/1 Barilla Collezione Pasta printable (preclipped)
Net Price: $1.06 ($.53 each!)

TWO NIVEA BODY WASH – on sale $3.79
used two $3/1 Nivea Body Wash Target Store Coupon (no longer available)
used one 5% off Nivea Body Wash Target Cartwheel (will deduct $.08)
used one $3/2 Nivea or Nivea for Men Body Wash printable (no longer available)
Net Price: $1.50 MONEYMAKER!!

SIX PLAYTEX SPORT PADS 18 ct – regular price $3.99
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you buy three Playtex Sport Products
used three BOGO Playtex Sport Pads, Liners or Combo Pack printable (preclipped) (deducted max value $7.99)
Price at register: $.03 OVERAGE but received two $5 Target GC
Net Price: $10.03 MONEYMAKER!!

SIX BANANA BOAT AFTER SUN LOTION – regular price $4.99
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you buy two Banana Boat Products
Get $5 cashback from SavingStar for buying $25 of select Banana Boat, Wet Ones, Mezzetta, Dixie or Vanity Fair products
used three $4/2 Banana Boat Sun Care 3 oz or larger printable coupons (preclipped)
Price at register: $17.94 but received three $5 Target GC and $5 Savingstar deposit
Net Price; $2.06 MONEYMAKER!!

FIVE HERBAL ESSENCES MOUSSE – regular price $2.99
ONE HERBAL ESSENCES MOUSSE – regular price $3.39
Get $5 Target Gift Card when you buy three Herbal Essences
used three $3/2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product PG 7/5
Price at register: $9.34 but received two $5 Target GC
Net Price: $.66 MONEYMAKER!!

ONE DAWN DISH WASHING LIQUID – regular price $.97
used one $.30/1 Dawn Dish Detergent printable (preclipped)
Net Price; $.67

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $83.83
Net Price Paid for Everything: $12.52 PROFIT!!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 114.9%


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Comments

  1. Did the playtex coupon automatically deducted $7.99?Thanks

    • Steve Pinski says

      It pops up a notice on the register asking the cashier if you bought the right items. If they say yes, the register automatically deducts $7.99. However, they can escape out of that screen and manually enter a value if they want to do so. It will vary based on your cashier.

  2. Marjorie says

    Hi Monica,

    I see a bottle of Dawn in the picture, but it’s not in the write up?

    • Monica Bragg says

      I completely forgot about that. I don’t know how I skipped it on my receipt because I went down the list one by one.

  3. As a rule, I find the younger the cashier the more likely they are to automatically deduct full value of coupon. Just my own experience.

    • Monica Bragg says

      Target is one place where I don’t have to cashier profile. I don’t know if it is just the difference in stores or not.