One of my favorite things about shopping at Target is the free gift card deals. People often ask me how I can afford to do Christmas like I do (remember 8 siblings most of whom are married with kids and some of the kids have kids). The answer is two fold…1- coupons for everything and 2- Target gift cards I get through out the year. This was our latest haul.

I haven’t been shopping in almost a month so we needed quite a bit of stuff. With the exception of perishables this should tide us over for another month or so. So here is the receipt: (be forewarned it’s a long receipt and I had to piece it together LOL)

Yes that bottom line figure says $174. And it doesn’t look like I saved a whole bunch. But let’s break it down some. A big part of the $174 was stuff on clearance (remember my post over the weekend here about checking your clearance sections?) so that makes a huge difference. Then I was able to use coupons and Cartwheel on top of the clearance items.

Next thing to note is that I got $20 back in gift cards and I bought a $25 Starbucks gift card. So this brings my total down to LIKE $130ish.

Then we have the online and app rebates here:

This brought my total down to $120. Then I submitted a $15 rebate for the vitamins here which will bring my total down to a whole whopping $105 for a month (more or less) of non perishables and health goods.