Shopping Warriors – Deals I Picked Up Over the Weekend

Part of understanding how to save money is to see how others find some deals and use their coupons. I’m going to try to highlight more of my shopping trips when I can, like I used to do.

These are a few of the items that I picked up while out Saturday and Sunday:


My First Crayola Product Markers $4 each
*Used $1 Off Target Store Coupon (It’s under stationery.)
*Stacked with $2 Off My First Crayola Product Coupon from their FB Page – gone as they went fast! (The $1 Off My First Crayola Product Coupon may still be available)
FINAL PRICE = $1 each

2 Revlon Tweezers $2.24 each
*Used $5/2 Revlon Tools Coupon (no longer available)

2 Nexcare Bandages $1.87 each
*Use $.75 Off Nexcare Target Coupon
*Stacked with $.55 Off Nexcare Coupon
FINAL PRICE = $.57 each

2 Packages of Star Napkins – $.47 each in clearance. The endcaps are great places to find deals!


2 Cooties Games $6.99 on sale
*Use $3 Off Coupon from 3/25/12 Playskool Saver Insert (or Printable Coupon)
FINAL PRICE = $3.99 each

2 Play-Doh 4-Packs $2.99 and Buy One Get One 50% Off
*Used $2/2 Play-Doh Coupon
FINAL PRICE = $1.25 each

Lalaloopsy DVD $9.99 on sale and Buy One Get One 50% Off (Sales could be regional)
*Used 2 – $2 Off Lalaloopsy DVD Coupons
FINAL PRICE = $5.49 each

I also picked up 2 Pinkalicious Card Games for $1.98 each. You won’t see them in the picture as I hid them from my kids as they’ll be gifts for them later.

2 – Paint Brushes $5 – Free after rebate
2 – Caulk Sets $8 – Free after rebate (3/25 was last day of sale)
4 – Paint Roller Sets – Free after rebate (3/25 was last day of sale)

I also picked up Burpee Organic Seeds as they were 40% Off. Our ad had them advertised as 20% Off but our store had them for 40%. Nice surprise! I found some pots for $2.49 on clearance, picked up 6. I’ll show you what I’m doing with those later this week. I think you might like the idea!

I happened to see an ad for an Ace Hardware Grand Re-Opening sale not too far from us. We were able to pick up 3 Craftsman Tool Bags for $3.99 each. (One was 10% Off at $3.59 from a coupon) These were normally $11.99 each. I’ll show you what I’m doing with these, too.  The things I purchased above will make more sense after that posting–More to come on those! Note: The sale on these is completely related to one store. Always keep your eyes open for grand opening sales as you can usually find some hot “loss leader” deals at them.

These purchases came out of my gifts and gardening budget. One way to save money is to plan ahead for birthdays, holidays and household needs. I set aside money each money to save on gifts year-round.

Hoping to have some grocery savings pics for you next week! Most of the deals above are still going if you want to look for them if you have the coupons.

UPDATE: There are several toy and board game coupons on Target’s site. You may want to check them out if you are heading out shopping this week. Thanks for sharing on the Coupon Geek Facebook Page, Lori! Included is a $3 Off Board Game Target Store Coupon for the Cootie, Memory, Candyland or Chutes and Ladders Game.

Also, here are links to some of the Playsaver Printable Coupons in case you missed them in the paper. The Board Game Manufacturer’s Coupon is there, as well. Stack it with the Target Coupon to get a total of $6 off Memory, Candyland, Cootie or Chutes and Ladders. Should make for a great deal!

Toys R Us: Possible Deals This Week

As I’m out and about shopping, I’ll try and grab some pics of deals for you when I see them. Here are a few deals that you might find at your Toys R Us this week:

Memory Games $6.99 on sale – Use $3 Off Coupon in 3/25/12 PlaySkool Saver to get it for $3.99.

Chutes and Ladders or Candyland $6.99 on sale – Use $3 Off Coupon in 3/25/12 PlaySkool Saver to get it for $3.99.

Cootie Games (Ants in the Pants, Break the Ice or Cootie) $6.99 on sale – Use $3 Off Coupon in 3/25/12 PlaySkool Saver to get it for $3.99.

Check your card game area as you might find the Pinkalicious Card Games displayed for $2.99 – Ours rang up at $1.98! Might make for a nice Easter basket filler. Sale may be regional.

This one may be completely regional but I’ll mention so you can check while you are there and have your coupons in case it is on sale. The Lalaloopsy items are Buy One Get One 50% Off in the ad so your store might also include this one like ours did — Lalaloopsy DVD for $9.99 and Buy One Get One 50% Off. Use 2 – $2 Off Lalaloopsy Coupons to get it for $5.49 each when you buy two.

PlayDoh is Buy One Get One Free. The $2/2 PlayDoh 4-pack Coupon is still available.

The Crayola Products are also on sale for Buy One Get One 50% on Crayola Color Wonder, Crayola Explosion, Outdoor Chalk and Bubbles. There are some Crayola Product Coupons still available on the Crayola Facebook Page for extra savings.

I always try to keep a little bit of money in our budget each money to buy ahead on gifts. By having that money there, I can pick up items, such as these, when I see a hot price on them. This helps me to save 50%+ off my gifts, usually closer to 75% Off. Great way to save money!

A lot of these items would be great to keep on hand for a family game night. You could pick up a game for $4, a Redbox Rental for $1.20 and some microwave popcorn on a deal and have yourself a fun family movie and game night for under $10.

Toys R Us: Deal on Xia Xia Hermit Crabs

Toys R Us has a Buy 2, Get 3rd one Free on the Xia Xia Crabs at $12.99 each. They have all of them in stock right now, including Bimini, Trinidad, Turks and Tobago.

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Some of you were having a hard time finding these in stores. They sell for $15 – $18 on Amazon right now.

Toys R Us: Toy Story 3 Operation Game for $1

UPDATE: This offer is no longer available online.

Toys R Us is having a sale on Toy Story 3 Operation Game for $1.

Thanks, Couponing For 4!

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Toys R Us: Deals on Earth’s Best Baby Food

Toys R Us has the Earth’s Best 1st and 2nd Baby Food Jars for 20 for $10 with Toys R Us Coupon that’s valid today, 10/27/11, only. You can also stack that with a $1/7 Earth’s Best Baby Food Coupon to increase your savings. The Earth’s Best 3rd Baby Food Jars are 10 for $10.

There’s also a $7 Off a $25 Purchase of Seventh Generation Products Coupon there, as well. You could always use it for savings on their diapers.

Keep in mind that sales vary by store so you may want to call to see if your local store is participating before heading over.

Thanks, Rose Knows Coupons!

When I saw this, I went online to see if there were any deals there. I saw that they have the Earth’s Best Fruit Yogurt Smoothies and Purees marked down from $1.29 – $1.69 to 15 for $15. You can also get 1% Cashback through and Free Shipping through ShopRunner. There’s a 30 Day Free Unlimited 2-Day Shipping Trial from ShopRunner if you aren’t a member yet.

Toys R Us: Deals on Little Tikes, PlayDoh and More

This week, Toys R Us is running their Buy a $25 Little Tikes Toy, get one Free Deal.

They are also running a Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free on their PlayDoh products. There are several items in this promotion, including the Halloween PlayDoh Bags for $4.99. These have 20 of the little PlayDoh tubs in them. I like to pick these up on a great deal as a party favor for gift bags. They can also be used as stocking stuffers.

There’s a Buy One Get One 50% Off on all Imaginarium Products, as well. They do have a couple Halloween Costumes included, in case you are still looking for one.

Thought I’d share in case any of these things were on your birthday/holiday lists.

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Deal on Little Swimmers at Toys/Babies R Us

Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores have the Little Swimmers Diapers marked down to $5 this week. Use the $1 Off Huggies Swimmers Diaper Coupon to get them for $4.

Thanks for sharing the deal and photo, The Thrifty Couple!

I bought the larger size up at the end of summer last year during clearance sales like this so I wouldn’t need to buy any this year.