My daughter reeeeeally wanted the Barbie Glam Camper for Christmas. At $120 I wasn't so sure but I like to make Christmas special, even if they only get that one gift that they really want.
I could've just used cash from our Christmas fund but that's no fun! I wanted to see how cheap I could get this toy.
I've been saving Target gift cards from different promotions for the last 2 months.
The Glade promo has been a great one. When you buy 3 Glade products you get a $5 gift card. I've been using coupons that state " buy 2 glade candles and get one free".
The candles have been on sale for $4. So for $8 I get 3 candles and a $5 gift card.
On Black Friday, Target had a receipt coupon worth 10% off your entire purchase. It's good until the 13th of December.
You can use a Target receipt coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the same purchase. I found a "$5 off any Mattel toy over $20" coupon at Superstore.
The camper wasn't on sale but no worries- Target will price match Amazon.ca from your phone. Amazon had the camper on sale for $79.97.
This is how the transaction broke down:
Price match to Amazon for $79.97
Apply 10% off Target receipt coupon- $8 saved, $71.97
Apply $5 off Mattel coupon, $66.97
Used collection of gift cards worth $60, now $6.97
Used my Target Red Card to pay - save another $.53 cents, now $6.44
Pay tax of $3.57
I would have to say, the cashier was just as excited as I was!
Now I will have a very happy little girl on Christmas morning, and I'm happy cause there won't be a crazy credit card bill in January!