Sunday, March 21, 2010
Score On Some Cheap Games!
Since we've been reducing our debt, I've sworn to buy gifts throughout the year so that it's not a strain when birthday's or Christmas come around. With five kids, it seems like someone's always having a birthday! My old habits would go something like this: I would wait a couple of weeks before whoever's birthday and look for gifts. Ugh! Nothing like scurrying around to find the right gift with not enough time or money. I mean I did give birth to all those kiddos, you'd think I'd be more with it for their special day:)
So here's the fabulous deal I did today: I went to Target (kind of in a rush since Amazing Race is on tonight) and bought 10 Sobe waters. When you buy 10 you get a $5 Target gift card. I handed over $6 in coupons to make my total $4.16 with tax (plus I now had my $5 gift card in hand for my next trip).
Then I proceeded right back to the games and picked up R2D2 Trouble-$14 and Connect 4-$7. At check out I had them price match with Toys R Us' ad for the Trouble game. That game came down to $9.10, then I handed over $11 in coupons. My total was $5.10 and then I paid with my $5 gift card. My total out of pocket was $1.24! (they taxed me on $13.10). Shopping this way works so much better for me. I now am done with toys for the kids' Easter baskets and Easter is a couple of weeks away! I also have a game to stash away for later.
I paid $5.40 out of pocket for 10 bottles of Sobe and two games! And I even made it past the scary checker-guy at customer service! Yay!
Oh, and that's my daughter who just had to jump in and 'pose':)