27 December 2011

let's talk about shopping

I feel a moral obligation to tell you something. In case you didn't know, I like Target. I spend way too much time and money there, and I am thinking maybe they should sponsor me considering how much airtime I give them. But that's another story.

So a few weeks ago I started watching an episode or two of Extreme Couponing. Have you seen it? While I have no desire to fill my basement to capacity with liquid detergent and candy bars, it did make me think about how much money I could be saving if I at least checked for coupons for the things I needed. And that is when I discovered that Target has a whole section of their website filled with printable coupons! What? Like hundreds of them. And granted, most are for things I don't need, but just today I saved over $15 with my little print outs. Like, for example, pull-ups are stupidly expensive. But there was a coupon for $2 off, and there was another coupon attached to the package for $1.50 off, plus they were on sale. I felt like I needed my own camera crew. 
(Let's not talk about the fact that everything is on sale right now, and I ended up spending way more than the fifteen bucks I saved couponing, kay?)

I feel like a whole new world of saving has opened up to me. This could be good or bad, depending on where it goes. 
But, I thought you should know. 'Cause diapers are expensive, man. 
Here's the link!


  1. Woo hoo for Target coupons. I'm going to check out the link right now!

  2. That is awesome! I keep saying I want to be a better couponer...but it hasn't happened yet...but I hear all these stories...like this one, that renew my hope of one day! :-) Thanks for letting me know! stopping by from SITS!

  3. awesome tip! i just printed about 10 of them... now, off we go to target!

  4. I love Extreme Couponing! I just discovered it and I love that you are using your knowledge to hit up Target!! I can *totally* relate to spending more than I save at Target though! I did it just the other day and am still feeling the guilt! haha! I hope Target sponsors you! ;)

  5. So I'm not the only one who watches that show? I'm with you! I'm not looking to be a hoarder or anything but there is satisfaction in saving that much money.

  6. I'm the exact same way. No joke!

    I'm pretty sure Target needs to start handing out frequent shopper cards or something. I go there way too much.

    New follower! Can't wait to read more:)