So today was the big day – I went to Target for their big “Spend $50 on groceries, get a $10 gift card” deal. I went in with a list of foods we buy every single week – eggs, cream cheese, butter, bagged salad, etc. I also brought a list of foods we buy regularly but not every week such as tuna, mayonnaise, and string cheese. I printed out a few coupons and we headed out the door at 8am.
When we got there, we first walked around the food section checking prices and punching numbers into the calculator of what we wanted to buy. We hit $35 and I realized that it was probably a good idea to go ahead and do the deal. I had to resist the temptation of buying things just because I “had a coupon” or it would push us closer to the $50 threshold. At one point, we had coconut oil ($6), Slim Jims ($3), and peanut butter ($2.30) in the cart. […]