Friday, February 20, 2009

Target ROCKS!

I'm adding a preface here: last night Craig "helped me" by adding the share button and in the process he lost my entire blog! Gone! I was not happy. He is fairly computer savvy, unlike me, and was able to recover most of it...he was really sweatin' it! However my blogroll was lost. I'm trying to rebuild it, but I just wanted to let you know that I didn't purposely delete anybody!

Yesterday I hit the Target clearance again...score! For years I have been walking the perimeter of the aisles, scouting the clearance endcaps, and I've found some great bargains. But yesterday was quite possibly my biggest and best one-day haul.
  • On the top left, two valances. They had no tag, but similar items sell for between $15 and $20; I paid $3.74 each. More about those later.
  • Top middle, three shower curtains. Originally $19.49 for $4.87 each. There's a story about these, too.
  • Top right, 400 thread count cotton sheet set, originally $64.99 for $16.24.
  • Bottom left, two 84" denim panels, for one of the boys' rooms, originally $19.99, $4.98 each.
  • Bottom middle, pack of three dishcloths, originally $5.99 for $1.48. Several of my dishcloths are a decade old--nasty! So these will replace them.
  • Bottom right, eight placemats, originally $3.99 each, for $.98 each. Craig had complained about our ugly placemats, which you can catch a glimpse of on some of my Souper Saturday posts.
  • The ceramic lotion/soap pumps and cup were marked as originally $1.10 each, and I got them for $.27 each. Should've got more.
I'm a nerd like this and like to add up the totals. I got $206.65 worth of stuff for $58.06!


The above valance (I got two) will be involved in an update on my living room makeover. Check back on Monday for that!

And now the shower curtain story. I know you're dying to hear it!

A couple of weeks ago I bought three of these, on clearance for about $9 each. I just liked the fabric and thought I might be able use them to make curtain panels for my bedroom. Turns out I didn't like them for that, and I ended up returning them. Then yesterday on Melissa's bathroom makeover, she had the shower curtain, it looked so good, and she got it for $4.87. I wanted mine back! Searched the Target website, and it's out of stock online and at every Target within a 20 mile radius except one!

That's where I headed, and got the last three of the shower curtains for half of what I paid the first time. Sometimes it pays to be indecisive! I'm planning to try something a little different with at least one, and the others, well, I don't know. If I don't use them, I might ebay them, or maybe even a future giveaway!

So I've got a couple of projects with my finds coming up next week. I hope you'll come back to see what I'm going to cook up!


11 comments:

Jodi said...

girl you are on it! makes me want to go shopping LOL

Lucy Marie said...

Target does rock! I think I might have to make a quick trip across the river soon to see if I can find any deals like these. You have some awesome finds there, that's for sure.

I know I'll be too late for Nester's Mr. Linky party but the 10 minutes to a room you love did inspire me to spruce up my bathroom a bit. I'm on the lookout now for some great inspiration and deals ... the room is awful so I'm not sure how much I'll be able to improve it without spending a lot of money. But we'll see, some deals like you've found could probably help!

Sonya said...

Target is the best...the only thing that is better is CLEARANCED Target! Nice Haul, Sonyha

Wendy said...

All good things come from Target! Yup, Target is truly a gift from God. I can never pass up a clearance section there without checking out each and every thing! Wow...I'm suddenly feeling the urge to go shopping...

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I just love hearing about great deals. You hit Target at just the right time. I so miss that store. It's my absolute favorite.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I also saw those shower curtains on Melissa's blog and thought they were lovely. Love all your shopping - you totally scored!

Manic Mom said...

Just found your Blog today & love it. Target is my fav store & when you fine clearence it's even better!

Mo said...

AWEsome deal!! I really like those denim curtain panels; I just might have to get myself to a Target store...

Have a great weekend!

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Audrey said...

Oh another Target Addict!!! LOVE all your bargains and I do the SAME thing about stalking the clearance! I saw the shower curtains you bought, and put them in my cart, then took them out, but now I wish I would have kept them because they would look SO great in our bedroom as well! Great idea!! Loving your blog, you and I are very much alike with our shopping ways,lol! Oh that was my deleted comment above, I was logged into the wrong account ;-)

Sherri S said...

Ooooooooouuuuu I do LOVE a good clearance price FIND! GREAT scores. I like Target, but even more when they have those red stickers on items! Can't wait to see what you do with it.