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So I Went to Target x2

January 5th, 2007 at 04:56 pm

Now, I was debating this morning if I should hit up Target while they were having their 90% off seasonal stuff. Yes, I went, but am quite proud of how I did. At my local store, I spent $5 on cards, cutters and a few gift bags. This was after I looked at ALL the stuff in my basket and decided that I really didn't need MOST of it. I left the basket near where everyone was digging through the sale items and just took what I knew I could use.

Then, after getting in my car, I decided that I should enjoy the sunshiney day and head over to the Target 25 miles away. Now there, I spent a bit more, $21, but got a lot of stuff that I didn't see at my local store.

My 4th graders aren't the best when it comes to using scissors, so I bought 10 paper cutters. They look almost like disposable razors. I'm going to play with one and see how they'll work for my students.

There were also Teacher Calendars that I'm going to give out as gifts to some of the teachers at school. I'm so tempted to open them up and read them. They're the page-a-day type with sayings and jokes to make your day a bit lighter.


Well, there was one more thing (or should I say 10 more things) that I just happened to spy. No where near the 90% off seasonal stuff was a HUGE display of Special Edition White Fudge Covered Oreos. *smile* For anyone who hasn't had these, I do have to say, they're better than sex. Maybe not better than really good sex, but better than everyday, just cuz ya have ta sex. Smile

Now, they were marked $2.70 with a big sign on top of them. I thought for a minute and decided that I should scan a box. They came up .27 EACH. Thinking quickly, normally one box is $2.70 and these are .27, I could get 10 boxes for the price of one. Smile I'm bad, I know.

As soon as I got home, I gave two boxes away to a friend of mine and told her if she wanted anymore, just come ask. You know what she did? She punched me in my arm!!!! Geezzz, not like I was TRYING to ruin her New Year's Resolution! Smile She promptly ate two cookies...then two more. Thankfully, I've only had ONE cookie and since there's only 12 cookies in a box, I'm going to have to portion them out. Smile

Anyway, I'm done with shopping for a long time, that is, except for groceries. I've never been much of a shopper. Flea markets, garage sales, I can do those, but getting into a mall and looking at the exact same thing in every store one enters....naw, I don't have that shopping gene.

Time to work on saving my $$ and getting my retirement squared away. I found all the paperwork for the school district's self-funded (meaning I have to pay into it, not them) retirement plan. I'm going to look up and research the best funds that I can use in my 403(b).

I also think I need to start writing down where my $$ are going. Managing it has never been a problem for me, as I'm a saver more than a spender, but I'd like to see if there's another corner to cut.

4 Responses to “So I Went to Target x2”

  1. Vizsla Girl Says:

    I am so jealous - my closest Target is 65 miles away.
    VG-

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Vizsla Girl, no need to be jealous if your Target is like mine. Tonight nothing is 90% off. Besides, the clothes this year look so cheap and disposable. My favorite brand of toilet paper was on sale, but the 20 roll size package on sale worked out to be 55 cents per roll, while the 12 roll not-on-sale package was only 53 cents per roll!

  3. Cheetahwoman7 Says:

    I go to Target maybe 4-5 times a year when I think I can get supplies for my classroom cheaply. Most of what I bought today (minus the cookies Smile ) is to be used at school. I know I'll be back in a couple of weeks to see what the price is on the doggie beds. Several were marked down, but not at a price I want to pay...yet. Smile
    The Target we have in town is packed with people, just like Walmart (which I go to MAYBE twice a year...can't stand the crowds). The one in the town 25 miles away seems almost always empty, clean and organized with plenty of help. Amazing the difference 25 miles can make.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    It's funny because there are 2 by my work and one now by my house so sometimes I hit them all - they can all be so different - hehe. They are all within 5-10 miles of each other too - is the funny thing.

    The one right down the street from my house is new and I rarely go because I am so used to stopping on my way home by the work ones...

    & that is a good thing. I Was worried when all the stores I had missed popped up within a mile of my house - but I never go because I got so used to them being so far away I guess. (YEah I Am a big city girl - 10 miles is far - LOL).

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