Then, I went home to take a nap as I planned to hit Walmart early! Being open all night meant not having to stand in a line when it is only 15* out — and then add the wind chill factor to make it beyond cold!
I got there about 11:30 and started filling my cart with price matching items from Target – like a Wii Fit Plus bundle for only $29 (Walmart’s price was $99), a few movies, some jammies, and a few games. By midnight when they unwrapped their sales items/door busters, I only had to add three things to the cart and go check out. Easy!! My 16 items came to $187.48 and I noticed a few errors on my receipt — 2 movies weren’t discounted and I bought an incorrect one so I will get $16.04 back making it a $71.44 total and I saved $336.62 between door buster deals and price matching.
Not a bad start!
The next store I wanted to hit didn’t open until 3AM and it was only 12:20…so I hit Walgreens.
I went for their jingle deals and got:
2L 7Up (for the flu kit), flossers, advil PM, Robitussin cough syrup,thermacare heat wraps, Secret body spray, Scunci hair ponies for 15.38 — then take off $4 in coupons and I got $14.73 back in RR….so I made $3.38!
I did another transaction and got:
flossers, Robitussin cough syrup, thermacare heat wraps, 2 boxes movie candy (taking the girls to see Tangled later today and 2/$1 is a LOT better than $4 each at the theater!), Oral B toothbrush, kid’s toothpaste, 6 rolls wrapping paper (was buy 1 for $1.99 – get 2 FREE) for 16.62 — then take off $3 in coupons, used $3.98 in RR from the first transaction and I got $11.50 back in RR….so I made $1.26!
According to the receipts, I saved $29.44 AND got $26.23 back from them – so I really saved $55.77
I currently am holding $20.25 in “Jingle Dollars” that I can use at Walgreen’s OR places like Copp’s!
I snuck home to drop off my loot so far and headed out to Kohls. I was about the 200th person in line but knew I only wanted two things: the game Perfection and a Tinkerbell Nightlight! Having been there just a few days before, I knew where to go and seriously, I was out the door by 3:10 – the cashier even let me use my 15% off that I forgot to bring! I got out of there for under $20, again – saving $28.43.
4 Am – Target was next on the list! At 3:30 I was about the 1,000 person in line and it was COOOOOLLLLLDDDD! They were passing out FREE hot cider!
I knew I wanted two games here and a couple of DVDs…one I will be returning as it was for a friend who I knew didn’t make it and was looking for it. I have since chatted with her and she got it at another store. (Oh, THE JOY of cell phones!)
I got out of there for under $20 and saved (according to their receipt) $73.01 – they were organized but not as fast as Kohl’s was. I was in my car by 4:30.
So far I have saved $383.83 and spent just an inch over $100.
I choose to skip ShopKo (opened at 5AM) and came home to unload again and thaw out…my last trip will be to Copp’s for that gift card deal — I will spend $200 on select gift cards and get $40 back in Copp’s rewards – AND, I will be using my $20.25 Jingle Dollars off the $200 along with a store credit!
**Keep in mind that the $200 counts for Fuel Perks — it will give me $.40 a gallon credit to bring my total to $1 a gallon off! It also counts for the their Jingle Bucks promo that ends on 12/18 – that would be a quick $200 added to your total! Keep in mind you have to have $500+ on there just to get $5…NOT a huge bargain!
I am skipping the craft stores and calling it a day — I will share pictures of the haul later – it’s almost 6AM and I want to get to Copp’s quick so I can come home and go to bed, LOL!
I think I ended with almost $800 of things for $280 — not to shabby getting $520 for a few hours work!
How did YOUR Black Friday adventure go?