Kelli’s Target Purchase: Paid $36 for $63 Worth!


Reader Kelli has thrown her hat into the ring for the $40/month Stockpiling Challenge. If you’re new here, this challenge is to motivate and inspire each other to build a stockpile with a budget of $40/month. You can do your shopping in one big trip like Kelli, or spread it out and do a little every week as we have in past years. I’ll be selecting one reader every month and reimbursing them for their stockpile purchases (up to $40).

Kelli took advantage of the gift card deals at Target this week to stock up on essentials.

She purchased the following items:
(10) Barilla Pasta @ $1.14 with a $5 gift card wyb ten
(4) Large Suave Lotion @ $3.99 with a $5 gift card wyb four
(5) Eggo Waffles @ $2.25 with a $5 gift card wyb five
(5) Kellogg’s Cereal @ $2.50 with a $5 gift card wyb five
(1) Frozen Chicken Breast 2.5 lb bag $6.49

She used the following coupons:
-$0.75/1 Kellogg Cereal printable (nla)
-$1/2 Kellogg Cereal from 12/7 RP insert
$1/1 Target printable for Chicken Breast
5% Target Cartwheel offer for Chicken Breast

I think this scenario is an awesome example of how you can stockpile, and save big bucks even without being an extreme couponer. Kelli paid $36.32 after all savings on 25 items. Retail value $63 for a savings of nearly 50%!

If you’d like to participate in the Stockpiling Challenge, you can read the rules HERE and join in any time.


  1. candy says

    Hi! Just found your site today. After i went shopping. LOL. Are the totals for the challenge including the deduction of the giftcards?? And taxes??

    • Lori says

      Hi – welcome! You can deduct gift cards from your total, and give us the pre-tax amount since that part will vary from place to place. We’d love to have you join us!