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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':)

3 comments:

  1. Awesome Girl!!!!! :-) I LOVE it!

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  2. Hooray, Kris! I just printed my coupons and will head over tomorrow! I'll be in touch about heading over to your place very soon.

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  3. So if anyone wants to do this deal, be careful because I think I really lucked out! The coupon I used on the Connect 4 was for Connect 4x4 (anyone have this game? fun?), but it worked for me! My friend said that they wouldn't price adjust the Trouble game for her since it's a % off, not a price (we both think that didn't sound right, especially after you read Target's coupon policy). Anyway, I try to keep a copy of a store's coupon policy with me in case it gets confusing. Good luck!

    ~Kris

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