Melissa’s Great Target Shopping Trips!!

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I have to share Melissa’s shopping trips this week because she is a girl after my own heart! She checked out the clearance racks and found an AMAZING deal and she planned a super shopping trip that saved her a TON of money.


Melissa found on the clearance shelf a Banzai Sidewinder Water Slide marked $40.06, org $79.99. The tag was a normal Target clearance one but had *online return* on it. The water slide actually has a retail price of $499.99 as found on Wow!!

target shopping trips

Here are all the separate transactions she did, she did separate transactions so she could use the gift cards she earned on her next purchase.   Target won’t allow you to use any gift cards you earn at the time of purchase.    This reduced her out of pocket cost.

Transaction #1 ($49.42 retail)
5 x Crayola Markers
3 x Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils
3 x Rems of Paper
4 X 12 ct pens
$17.75 OOP with $5 GC

Transaction #2 ($ 32.91 retail)
2 x Axe Deordant
2x Axe Body Spray
5 x Hormel microwave meals
$13.91 total
$2.94 GC (from last trip) used
$5 GC from TC #1 used
$5.97 OOP with 2x $5 GC’s

Transaction #3 ($19.96 retail)
2x Suave Professional Shampoo
2x Suave Professional Conditioner
$2.56 total, used GC from #2

Transaction #4 ($50.32 retail)
4x Cookie Dough
6 x Pasta
4 x Hormel Pasta
10 x Craft Mac and Cheese
Total $ 14.07
Used remain GC’s from #2 totaling $7.44
$6.63 OOP

Transaction #5 ($39.87 retail)
2x Kens Dressing
2x Brailla Pasta
2x Old El Paso Shells
3 x Snickers Frozen Ice Cream
4 x Go Gurt
Subtotal $15.24
$14.48 OOP (Target Red Card)

Total Retail $192.48
Total Out Of Pocket $44.83
77 % savings!!

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  1. Online returns are something to watch for on the clearance racks . I picked up a baby exersaucer that retailed for 60 dollars for 12 dollars because it was an online return. The associate told me that they can except online returns in the store but they don’t ship them back to the warehouse and because they are often items that aren’t carried in store they just marked them down drastically to get them off the floor.

    1. I had this same experience just today – I found two online returns in the baby department. I got a cute little owl lantern for $2.50 and a package of Aden & Anais blankets for $8.50 – both 75% off! Love online returns.

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