$10 at Target, Emily’s Birthday Edition

Typically once a month I head to Target, photograph a whole bunch of things I love, and share my finds with you, leaving the “big reveal” of what I actually bought for the very end. Not this month. This month I took one of my favorite sidekicks to Target with me for a little pre birthday shopping trip and what we had turned out to be more of an adventure


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$10 At Target (November 2016)

Dear Target,
You’re kind of being a pain. I mean that in the best, nicest way possible.
Love, Beth

This, this has been the story of my life the past couple weeks. I’ll admit it, I don’t hit up Target on a regular basis. I am guaranteed a once a month visit (thanks to this blog series) but I sometimes go a whole month in between visits. However, lately visits have been up to 3 & 4 a week. This is a problem! Both for the sake of the budget and my sanity. Every trip I make to Target, the dollar spot is half stocked. I find myself going back again and again just to see if they put out something new, something I need, something we can’t live without. #GiveMeAllTheChristmas I haven’t been dropping $20’s on every trip but $2 here, $5 there can add up fast. 

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So long story short, it took me two Trips to get my $10 post and some of the photos from this post might even be from a 3rd trip. Goodness, I’m a mess.

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$10 At Target (October 2016)

Once a month I like to play a little shopping game called $10 at Target. The idea is to go to Target, walk around, and see what you find. Sounds easy enough right?! The real trick is the goal of only spending $10. I know what you’re thinking right now, it can’t be done. But I assure you that with some self-control and focus it is possible. Shocking, I know.

On my $10 trips I mostly just walk around and see what I can find. I usually snap lots of photos and I try and keep my rule of not “wasting” the $10. To help out I ask myself: What do we need, what have I been looking for and what is too good of a deal to pass up. Then on the third Monday of every month I give all the details about what I found and extend the challenge to you.

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This months trip was a little nontraditional, (I’ll explain more later.) but the girls did join me for a chunk of it.

Let’s take a look at October’s finds

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I think my Target did a restock in the Dollar Spot. There were LOTS of cute Thanksgiving options.

  • Stamps $3, Could be fun for crafting
  • Banner $3, I have been looking for a fall banner
  • Pie Boxes $3, Cute, but I probably wouldn’t use them.
  • Leaf Stickers $3, I bet someone could do something super cute with these.

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There was lots of stuff for the girls and Santa should probably go back soon and do some shopping. Marissa LOVES crafting kits and Target had LOTS on clearance pretty cheap.

  • Scented markers $4.88, We need some new markers and I bet they would LOVE scented ones.
  • Craft kit $8.48, Perfect for Marissa.
  • Pool rings $1.48, Because we live at the pool in the summer. 
  • Timer/Bookmark $4.48, This would be great for the girls, especially in the summer.
  • 4th of July Earrings $3.98, They did fight over our one pair all weekend last summer. 

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Lastly I’ll share the randomness. Target had LOADS of randomness this month but I narrowed it down to a few favorites

  • Mechanical pencils $1, I love having mama pencils around and these would be fun.
  • Golden Rhino $6.48, Because why not :P!
  • Strawberry huller $4.24, I always wonder how much I would use something like this. I do love kitchen gadgets.
  • Open toe booties $26.58, Not exactly in budget, but too cute not to share.

So in the end what did I pick?

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I had to get the banner because I have been looking for a fall one and it’s plaid. The other two shirts are to put away for Emily next summer. Emily has a nickname, ‘Hand Me Down Emily’. The poor kid rarely gets new clothes of her own but when she does, they almost always have Minnie on them. I couldn’t pass up these super cheap finds. 

How did it add up?

In the spirit of honesty, I kind of cheated. I had grabbed the shirts for Emily just days earlier off the clearance rack. My first thought was “Oh, I should make this my $10 at Target post!” But I realized I was too short on time to snap photos. Plus Russ was with me and would tease me mercilessly for my photo snapping anyways. So I went back another day and “finished” shopping.

But just to prove I was good, here is my break down.

Gray Tank $1.80
Minnie & Mickey Tank $4.48
Banner $3.00

Total $9.28
Discount -5%
Tax +8.0750%
Grand Total 9.53

Another month well under budget!

I can’t even wait for next months trip I plan to hit the stores up as soon as the Dollar spot is stocked with Christmas goodies! Plan now to join us on November 21st!

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$10 At Target (September 2016)

With vacation just around the corner I knew that I was wanting to work ahead on writing blog posts. So when an opportunity popped up to make a Target run with Anna, (a couple of weeks earlier than I usually shop for this post) I took it. We went with one thing in mind, lip color, but we obviously had to do some extra browsing around too.

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Here is what we found.

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I was surprised to see the dollar section already had some Halloween items sprinkled around. There were several cute things that I may wish I had grabbed by the time this posts, but nothing seemed like a “must have” at the time.

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There was also a new stash of pencils, stationary and look at that adorable trash can. I am LOVING the note pad/mouse pads they have had for a while now. I always want something to write on at my the desk and these have been perfect. I liked this tablet stand too but I think it would look weird in my kitchen.

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I browsed the large section of clearance jewelry but everything was over $10 or left me feeling, meh. Chocolate on the other hand? That is always a good idea. But that s’mores bar was a whopping $5! I could make A LOT of s’mores with $5.

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I found a few pumpkin spice treats and these adorable stickers, although I have no clue what I would do with them. Finally we hit up the make up department. Did you know selfies in those well-lit make up aisles are a blast?! I look like a tired, hot mess but every Target outing with Anna requires a selfie or two. 

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Plus I had to play with the features of my new phone so we took a normal and a wide selfie. It is like panorama meets selfie and it is amazing. I see a selfie stick somewhere in my very near future.

Back to make-up. I had recently made a goal to wear more lipstick and Anna is wanting something a little more than chapstick, but not a lip stick or a sticky gloss. The main problem we have with purchasing these products is not wanting spending a lot of money on something then end up hating it. For that reason only I have been sticking with ELF products, but I know there has to be something better out there and samples freak me out #germaphobe. So if you have any recommendations, be a dear and leave them in the comments please.

What did I end up picking?

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I honestly just chose things I wanted. The Cheerios were going to end up in my cart one way or another and if I am going to wear more lipstick, I need more options. 

This months total was?

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9.35!
Which was actually 4.35 when I used a $5 gift card!
Under budget again!
I think I have finally figured out how to stay under budget.

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$10 At Target (August 2016)

The $10 at Target link-up has easily became one of my favorite blog posts of the month. I mean think about it, “Oh shucks, I have to go to Target to shop for that monthly link-up I co-host.” It is pretty much the best excuse to go shopping ever. BUT… there is always a but right?! I have also challenged myself to be frugal with my $10. I do this by trying to shop for things that I actually need and ALWAYS looking through every bit of clearance I can find in the store.

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This month I went with a plan. The husband recently built me a desk and there were a few “essential” items that I was wanting for my very own space. However I also planned to stick to my typical ‘let’s see what I can find’ routine, so I wasn’t sure if the list would actually get purchased or not. 

Here is what caught my eye.

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I started in the dollar spot where I found file folders, stationary and washi tape. All things that were on my list… but I kept looking.

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Next up I found a stapler (also on the list) and some summer clearance. That pitcher with the stacking glasses was pretty cute, but not really something we need and I am this <> close to having a cabinet full of just plain white dishes. Those were pretty tempting though.  

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I found a Captain America shirt that would be fun for the gym, but I DO NOT need any more gym shirts. The dress was fun but it was a budget buster by a dollar or two. I REALLY liked these flats but I just bought some new ones and imagined me getting them dirty way too fast. The mason jar salt and pepper shakers are so me, but I didn’t really need them either. 

So I decided to be practical.

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This was the first Target challenge that I didn’t buy anything on clearance. That felt a little weird but at least I knew I purchased things I was wanting to buy.

How did it all add up?

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9.99! Say what?! 
I may have left the store with a giddy grin on my face when I saw I came within a penny. 

Maybe staying under budget at Target isn’t impossible!

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Beth at Our Pretty Little Girls // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Courtney at Sweet Turtle Soup // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Elizabeth at Chasin’ Mason // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Rachel at Garay Treasures // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Tif at Bright on a Budget // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest
Whitney at Polka Dotty Place // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest

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