$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.


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

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.

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. 

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?


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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What have you found at Target lately?

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  • Well done, friend! You always get the best deals and I’m jealous of your target shopping every.single month. I do cross this border this weekend to get some target shopping done though!!

    • Well in reality you are probably way better off :P. Target can be trouble.

  • Great work! That banner is super cute, and I’m sure Emily is gonna love that Minnie Mouse tank top! I don’t think I’d ever bring Matt with me…. he too would tease me about snapping pics.

    • So glad that Russ isn’t the only one. Thank you! I haven’t shown it to her yet.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    That’s pretty impressive you got 2 shirts and a banner for under $10!!

    • I thought it was pretty good. I love seeing how far I can stretch my $10!

  • chall1018

    I love that you share all of the neat things you find and consider! Thatโ€™s awesome. I bought that
    blue and white gather banner in last monthโ€™s $10 to Target challenge. I just adore it! I have it going across our mantle right now. I will show a picture in a fall home tour soon! Those tanks you found for Emily are precious. I love them both and I know she will too.

    • Isn’t that fun! I went to Target they day you put up your post looking for it and they didn’t have it. A month later..!!! I honestly couldn’t remember if it was the same one you got and that I had looked for, or one really close to it. As soon as Halloween is over, up it goes! I haven’t showed her the Minnie tank yet. She’s gonna flip!

  • Great finds, I have to be totally honest, usually I pick up lots of other stuff while shopping…I just decide what is going to be in my $10 part of the post, hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, cheater, cheater. I love that you always find a good deal on clothes, i never get that lucky!

    • Lol! It’s just making the most of your trip :P. I only find good deals on kids clothes…. wish they were for me!

  • Oh my gosh, that banner!! As soon as I saw it, I knew that’s one of the things you were going to pick! And girl, you are always finding some super marked down shirts there! I NEVER find tanks or shirts that marked down at our Target!

    • That is so crazy to me. I guess my Target doesn’t suck after all. So many people have said the exact same thing about clearance and cheap clothes.

  • I just love Target’s banners! And yay Minnie Mouse!!

    • They have had some pretty amazing banners lately.

  • Amy Smith

    That’s a really great deal! 2 shirts plus a banner! Awesome! Oh Minnie. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It will be such a sad day in your household when Emily outgrows Minnie. I hope it is a very, very, very, very long time from now.

    I’m so ready for the Christmas stuff to make their arrival. I’ve done my damage with Halloween & Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Lol! I don’t see it happening anytime soon, but who knows?!

      Me too! Can NOT wait.

  • I love the banner you picked up! I grabbed the place cards in that same pattern for my Thanksgiving table. They had such great stuff in the dollar section this fall!

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • Place cards?! I didn’t even see those! Haha! They really have, now for Christmas!

  • Whitney Jordan

    I love those cute tanks for Emily!! That plaid banner has caught my eye on several blogs lately! I love it. Great haul ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I saw it in Crystals post last month and went to buy it the same day, they didn’t have it. I guess a little patience paid off.

  • Meghan Flinn

    Wow those shirts were a good deal! And I don’t know what’s wrong with my target or if it’s me, but I never find things on clearance like you do!!!

    • SO many people have said the exact same thing, kind of blows my mind. I always search the whole store for the clearance on these trips. I have found some really great stuff that way. There was only one trip that I went and I was like “wait, what” there was little to no clearance to be found. So long story short, its definitely not just you. I guess I shouldn’t hate on my Target so much.

  • I would have had to pick up those boots no matter what! I have no idea what I would have worn them with, but… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great deal on the shirts though, because passing up Minnie would have been like a crime in your family!

    • I know, right?! I totally screwed up. That’s it, I’m going back right now.

      Baha ha! You know us so well.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    The mini tank for the win!!!
    Ok, those booties. Adorable. I hope you went back and got those!!

    • I didn’t…. but I kind of wish I did. I think if I lived somewhere else I would but come winter those just won’t be worn.

  • I never see clearance clothing at mine for C. Me? Plenty but I don’t need anything.

    • That is so crazy. Anna and I find way too much kids clearance there :P. It isn’t always super cheap like this was though.

  • Girl, those open toed booties are cute enough to claim them for the next 2.5 months of $10 Dollars at Target. Your loyal readers wouldn’t even mind reading about them again next month because we know what joy they would bring you! Go back & get them!!

    • I know! I just kept thinking how impractical they will be in a few weeks when it is freezing. Stinking Midwest weather. I kinda wish I had bought them anyways. But I really want a pair I can wear all winter long.

  • That banner is so cute!!! Perfect for the whole holiday season.
    And seriously, I’m already on the look out for fun Christmas goodies in the dollar spot. I feel like after Halloween… it’s on!

    • I KNOW! We need to start some sort of calling tree or text alert or something. I imagine they all push their Christmas stuff out on the same day? I am so eager.

  • Nice job! I missed the link up this month but everyone found so many fun Thanksgiving type items that I have to look for next time!

    • I think I’ll be posting ALL the Christmas stuff for the next two linkups! I am SO stinking excited.

  • Well, I just told Crystal so now you can join us and be our triplet as well, we all have that same banner ๐Ÿ˜€