$25 Target Challenge

Here is the biggest non-secret in the world. Target is every mom's "Happy" place. Seriously it's the one place where you can either get away from everything and wander in peace through the aisles or go with your kids and run into about ten other moms wrangling their little angels through the bright aisles.

Have you every noticed that Target doesn't have any visible clocks? It's like Vegas for moms, they probably secretly pump oxygen through the air vents. Oh yeah and they have Starbucks, can you think of any place better?

So along with the rest of America I am trying to be budget conscious and I wanted to go to Target, buy what I needed: dog food and diapers, and walk out the door without spending $100 dollars. This is hard. Really hard, it's like this succubus that  won't let you out without dropping at least a Benjamin (not soccer mom's lame attempt at being cool using lingo that hasn't been since 1999.)

Here is what I got:

  • Foil - $1.22
  • Milk - $2.99
  • Nail Clippers - $.42
  • Huggies Diapers - $4.99
  • 3 Things of Activia Yogurt - $5.57
  • Dog Food - $4.99
  • Peanut Butter - $2.49
  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Wash - $1.00
Total with coupons and Tax: $26.04

But wait being the coupon double checking thrifty momma that I am I realized that they forgot to apply one of my coupons ($1.00 off three packs of Activia).

Yeah! I think the most shocking thing is that my eco-friendly momma secret is out. I don't use clothe diapers. I tried, I really did. Bum Genius and G-Diapers, but sadly my OCD won and I am a clothe diaper failure.  I am embarrassed, but it's true. Now you know.