I love shopping at Target. Thought I would say so just in case you are new to my blog. I love shopping there because I get 5% off with my Target debit card. I get an additional 5% off for every 5 prescriptions I fill. My main reason though is that you can coupon stack. Target has store coupons that you can use in conjunction with manufacturer coupons.
What made me think of this today is sitting here sipping my coffee. Last month target.com/coupons had a $5/2 bags of Starbucks coffee. I also had two manufacturer coupons for $1.50 /1. A bag of Starbucks is $7.98 at Target, I paid $7.96 for two bags. Well, whatever 5% off of $7.96 is actually. But it doesn't stop there because I noticed today on one of the bags that Starbucks will give you a free tall brewed coffee if you bring the bag back. So down the line I am going so save roughly another $4 - although technically it's not $4 I was likely to spend, I still love getting something for free :)
I decided about a month and a half ago to start writing down my total before coupons at Target, and then writing down the total after coupons and my 5% off. I am happy to report that I have saved $99 since I started! I made my first purchase with that money on Friday, I ordered new cell phone to replace my crapberry. I hate the blackberry (hence the nickname) and I don't really need 3G, so I am ditching the data plan and cutting our phone bill by at least $30 a month.
The only thing that would be better is if our Target added a real grocery department with produce. Maybe someday. I sure hate going to HEB, they give me a hard time about my coupons I print online :-P oh well, maybe someday!