$10 at Target, July 2017

Just when I think that my relationship with Target is hopeless, I have a great trip that woo’s me. I find myself wanting to buy all the things and the clearance selection is spot on. I could’ve spent $50, or more, dollars at Target this month on justifiable clearance finds alone. Stocking up on presents for the girls, and “must have” essentials for myself. But I refrained, some how, and didn’t even spend my entire $10!

Apparently the feeling that I don’t need to buy much at this point (preparing to move and move again) is stronger than the urge to buy all the things. If I was giving grades for sheer will power, I would totally get an A+.

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$10 at Target, June 2017

Last month I confessed that I almost hung up my hat and quit the $10 at Target team. With our current housing situation (BTW, we officially sold the house last Monday!) and the major purging we’ve been doing over the past several months, plus the uneasiness over what the next few months are going to look like… Do I really need to keep going to Target and buying more stuff?

Then I snapped out of it. I mean, can you ever really quit Target? I’m fairly positive the answer is no. So instead of giving it up I decided to come up with a new game plan. I hereby promise to shop intentionally for things that we actually need. It seemed like a fool-proof plan, but old habits die hard. Would I really be able to change my strategy?

Spoiler alert: This month Target got the best of me.

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$10 at Target (January 2017)

I feel like this post has turned me into a liar and that is solely because I spent way more than $10 at Target this month.

I’m going to take a second to be honest with you. I haven’t always been that in love with Target. I know, you are gasping right now. Track with me for a minute I felt this weird pressure that I should be head over heels for Target. I mean, don’t “all” bloggers love Starbucks and Target?! I wasn’t fitting into the mold very well. The thing about me is I don’t really like molds. Actually molds kind of tick me off. There are a gillion molds out there and people spend far too much time trying to squeeze themselves into them so they will be “cool” You thought we left high school years ago, but I honestly think the mentality never goes away. 

Back to my point… I wanted to join this linkup for the “me time”, not because I was a Target fan. I knew the money was in the budget and I needed that once a month escape. I never expected or intended to become even more #basic by falling for Target. Fast forward 12 months later and I have actually discovered a love for the bulls-eye. My visits there are growing to be more frequent, expensive, and enjoyable. I wanted to fight against it at first, but I finally just gave in.

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$10 at Target (December 2016)

Last month I talked about all my Target dollar spot woes. I am happy to report that the Dollar Spot did end up coming through for me. I made several trips the last few days of November and I picked up several goodies that I was looking for. Although, I never did find the North-pole crate that Crystal shared last month. You can’t win them all I suppose.

This months Target trip was frustrating in an entirely different way. I went on a weekday thinking it wouldn’t be too busy… WRONG! That place was crazy. I should have done $10 online at Target instead (maybe that’s not such a bad idea?!?!) I honestly don’t mind getting out and about but the post Thanksgiving weeks leading up to Christmas are the worst. I think I’ll avoid shopping for anything until mid January (I wish).

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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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