Hurry! I Just Saved $44.97 on Groceries at Target Using Coupons, Cartwheel, and Rebates

Target has an awesome deal on groceries from now until July 4th. You get a free $10 gift card if you spend at least $50 on groceries, and that $50 is a pre-coupon, pre-Cartwheel deal. You can also use rebate apps after you pay to bring your total down even more.

I saved $44.97 on groceries at Target today

I went with my kids today. I’ll be honest: I find it hard to coupon with my kids. It’s insanely difficult to concentrate while my boys argue and touch everything in the aisles as my teen taps away on her iPhone (does the sound of texting drive anyone else crazy?). I’m no Krazy Coupon Lady, but I definitely wish I could coupon on her level.

I still managed to save $44.97 on groceries with my kids in tow. I also received $6 in rebates and a $10 gift card.

My total was $47.21 after saving $44.97. That total includes tax. It also includes a $7.99 pack of batteries that I had a $0.55 coupon for and two toys which each cost $3.99. The combined total for the toys and batteries was nearly as much as the 20 grocery items I purchased.

Here’s my receipt. I requested $40 cash back with my debit card, so that’s why you see $87.21 instead of $47.21.

I saved $44.97 on groceries at Target today

Keep in mind that after paying $47.21 at Target, I received a free $10 gift card and $6 in rebates.

I want to post this blog ASAP so you can hurry to Target and shop, so I won’t break down every single coupon I used or item I bought. I’m going to focus on the best deals so you know where to focus your efforts.

What Did I Buy Today?

Let’s start with the Chobani Meze dip. I made money from the Chobani dip by using a $1 coupon and 50% cartwheel discount for each one, then redeeming them for $1 rebates from Ibotta.

I got my coupons from booklets at Fresh Thyme, but you can also find Chobani coupons on

Click here to sign up for Ibotta if you aren’t already a member

Ibotta is a free rebate app for smartphones. Cartwheel is also free.

I had a Buy 2, Get 1 free coupon for Nabisco products. I used that coupon to buy gluten-free Good Thins crackers and a pack of Oreos. The Oreos were an impulse buy for my children.

When I got home, I claimed a $2.50 rebate from Checkout 51 for buying 2 Nabisco products.

Sign up for Checkout 51 by clicking here

Haagen Dazs ice cream was on sale for $3. I used a 10% Cartwheel discount that made the ice cream $2.70. It would have been $1.70 if I had remembered to use the $1 coupon in my purse. After paying, I received a register coupon for $1 off my next purchase of 2 containers of Haagen Dazs. I also redeemed the ice cream for a $0.10 rebate (hey, those dimes add up!) from mobiSave.

I’m not sure if mobiSave is accepting new members, but it’s a rebate app I use often.

I had some high-value coupons for 3 Nature’s Path products and a gluten-free frozen meal from Blake’s. After coupons and Cartwheel, I received these 4 products for free. The coupons all came from Instagram and Twitter contests hosted by the brands. That’s how I score many of my high-value coupons.

Just Mayo mayonnaise was another free product I got from Target today. It was on sale for $2.50, and I had a $1 coupon. I redeemed the mayo for a $1.50 rebate from Ibotta, which means it was totally free except for tax.

I can’t remember where I got the Just Mayo coupon, but I know it either came from or

Simply Lemonade was on sale for $2. I usually have a coupon for this product, but I didn’t bring one today. I paid $1.25 after redeeming the lemonade for a $0.75 rebate from Ibotta.

I bought organic Applegate hot dogs using a 10% discount from Cartwheel. I paid full price for the Applegate pepperoni, but Cartwheel had a discount for that a week or two ago. I often see Applegate discounts on Cartwheel.

I want to take a minute to talk about produce. Target’s Cartwheel app has discounts for fresh fruits and vegetables, so you aren’t limited to processed food. Ibotta, mobiSave, and Checkout 51 regularly offer rebates for fruits and veggies. I also score produce coupons by visiting websites such as Driscoll’s. The site currently has a $0.50 coupon for fresh berries.

Do You Need a Coupon for the Free $10 Gift Card?

If you want to receive the $10 gift card for an in-store grocery purchase, text “GROCERY” to “TARGET”. You’ll receive an instant text from Target that contains the link required for this deal.

If you decide to shop online instead of at your local store, enter the promo code “GROCERY” when you check out. You’ll still receive the $10 gift card.

Other items I bought today include:

  • Justin’s peanut butter cups
  • Outshine real fruit pops
  • Pop Tarts that should have never landed in my cart
  • Nature’s Own bread (I received a $0.10 rebate for this from mobiSave)

What Else Should I Know About This Target Deal?

Before you go to Target, make sure you familiarize yourself with the store’s coupon policy and limits. Target allows 4 identical coupons per transaction. Cartwheel typically has a limit of 4 to 6 items per transaction.

You can combine manufacturer coupons with Target store coupons and the Cartwheel app to save big when you shop. Save even more money on groceries by redeeming your purchased items for rebates from apps like Ibotta and Checkout 51, as mentioned earlier.

Most rebate apps accept products that were purchased with coupons, but Shopmium doesn’t. Keep that in mind when you’re planning your trip.

I didn’t use my Target debit card for my groceries, toys, and batteries, but I should have. I would have saved an additional 5% on today’s purchase.

Please Don’t Turn This Post Into an Argument About Target’s Bathroom Policy

Before anyone panics, I just want you to know one important thing: Target has family bathrooms. Target has had family bathrooms for years. Some stores have them at the entrance. The remainder of the stores have them tucked away near the pharmacy or health/personal care aisles.

For the record, I’m perfectly fine with using the regular bathrooms at the front of the store. I just wanted to mention the family bathrooms before I got hit by rude comments from the anti-Target crew.

Have you found any good deals at Target lately?

Do you have questions about couponing, Cartwheel, or rebate apps?

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