Freebie Friday: Target $15 gift card giveaway!

It’s Freebie Friday and this time I’m giving away a $15 Target gift card. If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know that I LOVE Target and $15 can go a LONG way at Target if you plan well!

The giveaway will run from now until 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, 2/27/09. I will announce the winner on Saturday, 2/28/09. (The winner will be randomly selected using

You can enter up to three times. Here are the ways that you can enter:

1. Post a comment letting me know what your “favorite” Target bargains have been so far.

2. Sign up to follow my blog (if you are already following my blog, you automatically get an entry!) or subscribe to my blog (if you subscribe, please send me an e-mail to let me know that you have subscribed).

3. Create a post on your blog letting others know about the giveaway and link back to my blog. Be sure to comment here with a link to your post!

If you win, you need to provide me with some way to contact you. If your profile is public with a link to your blog, that works. Otherwise, watch the blog closely on Saturday, 2/28 for me to post the winner.

(If you post a comment as “anonymous” you need to include some sort of identifying information or your entry will not be valid)

Good luck!

And….if you’re looking for your “freebie fix” check out this post and this post.


  1. My favorite bargains at Target are the $1.00 bins. They have some fun stuff. I have found wonderful scrapbook items for only a dollar many times.

  2. My favorite bargain is the Target brand formula. It runs around $11 for a large container, Spending $11 on anything may not see like a bargain. But I was spending over twice as much on the brand name stuff. So I feel l like I get two for the price of one. And lately $1 coupons have been printing at the bottom of my receipts. Very cool!

  3. My favorite bargain so far has been free batteries and .29 granola bars! 🙂

  4. I discovered your site a few weeks ago and check in daily. I pay special attention to your $40 weekly food plan and your CVS deals. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. My favorite Target bargain was the Ocean Spray juice, but I’m hoping to get some diapers soon :-)!
    marci6tx at msn dot com

  6. I honestly love the cheap dog toys. $1 for a dog rope is just ridiculously cheap and they’re SO MUCH better than the $7 ones you’d get at chain pet stores.

    I also posted about this in my blog, cause I just found you recently and think this is awesome.

  7. I am a follower.

  8. My favorite Target bargain was halloween 75% off the dollar spot. I got the cutest little buckets that I use to store crafts.

  9. I was the original poster of this one on slickdeals, rmcd496. Check out my follow-up post #15

    With two of each Q you can buy 2 Kraft Mac & Cheese and 2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese at Target for $1.

    Kraft on sale $1 – $1 Q WYB Velveeta = 0

    Velveeta on sale for $1.50 – $1 Q = $0.50

    Therefore, when I bought 2 sets it ws only $1!

    Sale price at Target ends Saturday 2/21.

    This was HUGE for me as it was my 1st online Q find and posting on slickdeals and then I was able to match it with a T deal, bummer not more people picked it up when I posted it in the T thread. Oh, well! I scored 10 Kraft & 17 Velveeta deals in the last week, call me Compulsive!!!

  10. I LOVE Target period. This year my New Years Goal was to become a better shopper for my family. Before I couldn’t get OUT of that store without spending over $100. But now that I’m paying attention to coupons and sales I haven’t had a bill of over $100 yet!!! One of my most recent trips I had an almost $20 savings!!! Now I REALLY LOVE TARGET!!!

    I shop at a Super Target and if you are there at the right time you can find GREAT deals on meat!!! I bought organic boneless skinless Chicken Breasts for WAY cheaper than usual and just this week while browsing the meat section there were few things that had COUPONS attached to them….I got two packages of fancy, stuffed, yummy chicken breasts and EACH package had a $3 off coupon!!! YUM YUM! 🙂

  11. Kendall and Lee'sa says:

    My favorite deal so far from Target were the free batteries. I stocked up and was pretty happy about that one! Thanks for the help!

  12. Kendall and Lee'sa says:

    I linked to your contest on my blog.

  13. Heather Summerford says:

    My best buy at Target has been holiday items after the holiday is over!! I have also gotten good deals on poptarts when I combined Target coupons with manuf. coupon!!
    Heather S. at

  14. Hi Melissa I am Tara from BBC I will be subscribing and posting about this concest on my blog. Thanks!!!

  15. Ohh and my Fav deal at Target as of right now was the baby clearance! I got a sit and stand for 17.00 and a highchair for 6.00!!
    angelcake @

  16. My favorite Target bargain was the Pop Tart deal from last year! WOW! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I love target everything but really I like the dollar section of I need one or two things to decorate for that holiday or an easy little gift for someone.

  18. I have you on my google reader

  19. My favorite Target finds are clearance items of any kind. In January and July, you can find MANY good things on clearance in housewares and clothing!

  20. Favorite Target deal- that’s like asking to pick a favorite child. Of course I have one child right now- some of my favorite are of course Christmas Toy clearance, baby clearance (Tara jealous of $17 Sit n stand, I got mine for $32), the never ending supply of free Sobe Life Waters and the great deal on Diapers- mega jumbo packs for $4.74.

    I also posted about you on my blog. That’s 3 entries for me. BTW- you could just pick me and call it random right?

  21. Sarah in MO says:

    I don’t often shop at Target, but I’d love to see what good deals I could find to spend a $15 gift card on!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

  22. says:

    I got a $160 dollar box chest for $40. It’s gorgeous!

  23. Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) says:

    I don’t often shop at Target, but the best deal I’ve gotten recently was the free Ocean Spray juice. That was a great deal! 🙂

    I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader. Thanks!

  24. I like the Juicy Juice deals. I contacted them to tell them I like their product and they sent me a free coupon.

  25. I LOVE Target! I have gotten so many good deals there it is hard to choose! My recent favorite would probably be the Kashi cereal bars for 75 cents! I also love the clearance after holidays when its 75% off or more!!

    carebear_628 at hotmail dot com

  26. Money Savin' Momma says:

    I subscribe to your blog! It rocks! 🙂

    $ Money Savin' Momma $
    Engineer a Debt Free Life (freebies, bargains & money savin' tips!)

  27. I love Target, but recently purchased Flat Earth chips for $0.69 after store and manufacturer coupons!

  28. Defnitely the dollar bins. My theory is you can never ever have enough bins in your house.

  29. Our favorite bargain was finding Lightning McQueen stuff we used for a party favors in the dollar section!

  30. Target rocks!
    I got the cutest most gorgeous placemats there. You know in the clearance sections at the back of each aisle?

  31. I just love when I find books and puzzles in the dollar spot!

  32. I love target clearance with coupons!Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Target is amazing. I got wrapping paper and Christmas lights for next year when they were 90% off making each item under $.30 each!

  34. one frugal lady says:

    Just one favorite?!? Geez… well, I will have to think what was most recent then…. I got the ocean spray juice for free recently. I love strolling along the back end-caps at Target, I find all sorts of stuff, and combined with coupons, they are usually free. Ah, how I love Target! thanks!

  35. My favorite deal recently was the clearance toy sale after Christmas. I wouldn’t have gone to the toy dept. if I hadn’t seen your post on your blog about the sale. I was able to get my two daughters each a few birthday presents.
    And I always love the dollar spot. Always something cool there.

  36. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I always like to check some of those end of the aisle clearance shelves. There’s always something interesting in them.

    LKARambo at comcast dot net

  37. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I subscribe\

    LKARambo at comcast dot net

  38. I posted on my blog about your wonderful blog and your current Target gc giveaway. Thanks again for all you do!

  39. My favorite deal at Target recently was the toy clearance sale. Wouldn’t have even checked in the toy dept. had I not seen on your blog about the sale. Now I have a good stock in our gift closet. Thanks again!

  40. They were clearancing sweats a few weeks ago. I got sweat shirts and pants for 69 cents each!!

    K. C.

  41. katers2714 says:

    I love it when the target coupons match up wth my coupons so I can get some great stuff for free or almst free.

  42. Katie Williams says:

    My favorite Target bargain is looking through all the clearance stuff. Target has such cute decorations for around the house but sometimes they’re so expensive. But they clearance them out all the time and I love looking at the ends of the isles to see what I can find!

  43. Thanks for the opportunity! I just went to Target the other day and they had their Valentines merch on sale for 75% off, I got a long sleeve tee with a cute flower and butterfly design for me for $2!

  44. chulaleila says:

    I did a big Target trip for the first time since starting couponing. I got a bunch of Carnation Instant Breakfast, Ziploc bags, Lean Cuisines, a first aid kit and a bunch of other stuff. I saved over $20 with Qs. The cashier said, “Now that’s clippin’ coupons.” I was happy and DH was impressed!

  45. My fav Target so far have been the wipes (in 07) and the batteries! I am still using the wipes and I have more batteries than I will ever need!

  46. I am a follower, and also put a post about you on my blog.

  47. My favorite Target bargain was last year after summer I got a $99 grill for $25. Love that store!

  48. Christmas clearance is always fun–have gotten cheap wrapping paper, CDS, lights, candy, bows, etc. in the past.

  49. livingmyhappilyeverafter says:

    I like the recent 50 cent Broccli!

  50. I periodically check in on your blog, and I also on NBBC Coupon Board. I love Target and have been shopping there since I was 9 years old with my mom. My favorite is Target clearance. I also love that you can combine Target coupons with manufacturer’s coupons. It helps save so much money. I am planning to stock up on the Kellogg’s items this week, including the poptarts. WOOHOO!

  51. I blogged about the contest…that means I’ll definitely win, right?! 🙂
    marci6tx at msn dot com

  52. Some of my favorite Target bargains are the 75% off Dollar Spot and post holiday sales. I have gotten so many great craft projects for my mom’s group at under $1.00 a person!

  53. Am a subscriber now too!

  54. I don’t have a favorite Target deal because Calhoun, Georgia does not have a Target. I have to live vicariously through my daughter’s great deals and others I read about. I love Melissa’s blogs about CVS and the other links that she gives. The feedback she gives concerning her blog when there is a question is great also.

    Way to go Melissa!

    Janet Shiney- Calhoun, Georgia

  55. Linda and Greg says:

    The Dollar Spot is definitely my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. I favorite is when they put their frozen food on clearance. I have gotten breakfast food for 50 cents! I love Target 🙂

  57. My favorite bargain was the last time general mills cereal was on sale. I had a lot( I mean a stack) of GREAT coupons. I left with almost $50 worth of FREE cereal and recieved $20 giftcards for carting it off! I didn’t clear the shelf by any means and it won’t happen again for a while…but it was quite fun:)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  58. I love their after Christmas sales. I start shopping for next years gifts!

  59. I love the after holiday sales. I get all of my wrapping paper and gifts after Christmas!

  60. I love after Holiday sales and end cap sales. They also have great deal on camping stuff

  61. The Family =) says:

    My favorite bargain has to be anytime i can get cheap baby items! Especially diapers. Now that’s not my pick for most exciting : ) but you can’t beat cheap diapers.

  62. Ben and Bethany says:

    My favorite bargain at target this year is the current Kashi deal. You use the $1 off target coupon on their site plus the $2 coupons that are either on their site or in my case came with a free sample (and was a book of 8 $2 off coupons) and it makes them .29c a box!

  63. My favorite Target deals are always the 75% off section…I stalk it so that when the items I want move over there, I snap them up! Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. vwestermeyer says:

    I love the dollar spot. Even better when it’s marked down. I had a girls evening for my family and made little bags filled with dollar spot things that I got at 75% off!

  65. Billliegirl says:

    Hi! I loved getting that Ocean Spray juice for just pennies! That was a lot of fun and a nice treat!

  66. I love the Dollar Spot at Target- I’ve gotten some great clear stamps there. I’ve also found some great deals on diapers at Target, combining coupons/ clearance prices. I always shop the back endcaps at Target- that’s where my store hides all the clearance bargains! 🙂

    I’m having a coupon giveaway on my main blog, Tiny Blessings- stop by if you’d like to enter!

  67. mom2jasmine says:

    My 2 favorite bargains are the $1.00 spot items and once I found 6 pairs of thermal jammies for $3.50 each!

  68. I am like everyone else , I love the 1.00 spot. Especially for Easter baskets.

    Tiffany M

  69. My favorite bargains at Target have been the kashi cereal and cereal bar deals where you get a $5 gift card when you buy 4. Love that store!

  70. Mommy Kennedy says:

    I just snagged an adorable “Valentine’s Day” t-shirt for 50 cents. I bought it large and will keep it and give it to my daughter next year!

  71. Mommy Kennedy says:
  72. Thanks for entering me 🙂 Actually anything I get at Target is a bargain to me, but I love the clearance racks and seasonal deals.

  73. I like all those $1 items when you first walk in. I bought a “My First Christmas” onesie a few months ago for a friends little one. It was great b/c I didn’t feel guilty for only spending $1!

    Count me in please!

  74. Dollar Spot!!!! And the children’s clothing clearance. Have been able to get some real bargains there.

    richardson.lori (at)

  75. target and i go way back 🙂 for this week my favorite deal is the flat earth chips. yum, yum!

    charlenegale at yahoo dot com

  76. My favorite bargain I ever got was a planner last year in the dollar spot.. I used that thing all year long.. which was a pretty big deal because I generally give up my planning by mid January 🙂

  77. My favorite bargain was the 10/$10 Lifewater and receive a $5GC

  78. livingmyhappilyeverafter says:

    My favorite deals are the diapers. I can get them for next to nothing. My little ones don’t use them anymore so i donate them to my churches food and clothing pantry.

  79. livingmyhappilyeverafter says:


  80. My favorite bargain is anytime I can combine a target q with manufacturer coupon.

  81. I subscribe in my google reader account

  82. My favorite would have to be either the 75% off toys after christmas or the free ocean spray juice.

  83. I love Target for all of the good deals that I get. I love the ocean spray, pop tarts, pizzas with free coke, juicy juice, and any good deals on anything clearance that I can use. I just love Target!!!

  84. I love their childrens clothing clearance rack – the 75% one. I always get my kids swimsuits for the next season for $2!

  85. I enjoyed getting free Oceanspray juice!

    laura_lou182 at hotmail dot com

  86. I also love the $1 bins… I can always find fun stuff for my daughter that’s not too expensive.

  87. My favorite is the Goldfish deal going on now. Stack a $1 Target Q with a $1 manf Q and they are .16 each!

  88. I love it when I can get fresh fruit or vegetables. I also enjoyed getting some great toy deals at 75%.

  89. I loved using my printable Rayovac coupons for dollar bin batteries!!! Score.

  90. I love the deal on Goldfish Crackers(using Target printable and manufacture coupon)! I also scored big on the toy clearance. Thanks!

  91. Christie Stump says:

    I Love the dollar spot! It’s always the first place I look when I go to Target! I also like their inexpensive dog toys!

  92. carriegirl says:

    My favorite Target bargain lately is the sparkly shoes I got my 3yo dd for $2.74! I love Target!

  93. Shaybplus3 says:

    SO far this year my favorite bargains have been the Electrosol I got for .25 cents a box! Also the $2.98 dollar spiderman sandals I got my son are awesome too.

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    *Shay B*

  94. My favorite baragin is the dollar bin or just shopping the clearance markdowns on the end caps. Once I went shopping the week after Easter and found as dress for my daughter marked down to $3.00. It was a fancy $20 dress!

  95. The $1.00 (or less) children’s clothing clearance items (great for stocking up for the next season).

    And somehow I once combined manufacturer coupons, store coupons, store sale, and a gift card promotion and got big BOXES of diapers for less than $10 each.

  96. Mary in MN says:

    Okay, my favorite Target buys: the six bottles of FREE Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice I got last month… the three boxes of Kashi cereal bars I got for .75 each….. free Tide, etc.!!!

  97. My favorite is anything free.

  98. Aaron and Melissa says:

    My favorite is looking for clearance items at Target- there are tons of times I have bought clearance items and they’re actually 50% off the clearance price. I just bought a 4 ft mirror for $9.99- marked $19.99. I also bought 3 adorable pictures for $3.74- marked $7.48! I love their clearance!

  99. Aaron and Melissa says:

    I am now a follower of your blog…

  100. I just love Target! I’ve gotten so many deals from there I’m not sure I have a favorite. Free is always my most favorite though…

  101. My favorite Target deal was the free Sobe Life Waters.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

  102. My favorite bargain was the Kashi cereal a while back. We did several transactions rolling the gift cards from one to the next. My husband loves Kashi, but I don’t love the high prices. We had boxes stashed everywhere that time!

  103. I am a coffee lover so my favorite target bargain was finding Vanilla coffe mate on sale for $1.50 and using my $1.50 coupon…I got two for FREE!!

  104. So, I am the shopping dork…and did not know that Target took coupons…so now I know…and will take my coupons to Target…
    So instead, I will share two things…
    1. I got tabasco sauce on a 10 for $10 sale with 75 cent coupons and paid 25 cents….and I have a friend who just went to Target and got her daughter jeans for $2 and her son jeans for $6…

  105. My favorite deal at Target has been the Kashi Bars alst week for $2.50 – $2 MQ – $1 Taget IP. for .50 overage!!

  106. says:

    Heavily discounted holiday chocolate is my favorite Target bargain!

  107. I love my SuperTarget just about 3/4 mile from my house! 🙂 I browsed recently and found a perfect spring sage green colored tablecloth and matching napkins (I even found 8!) for a total of $6.70 for all of it! I couldn’t even buy fabric for that price! 🙂

  108. My favorite Target bargains are on kids clothes.

  109. I just bought GoldFish for 79 cents a piece. That’s a great deal when you have a 1 1/2 year old.

  110. I just “discovered” Target brand diapers…so much cheaper!

  111. We consistantly buy target diapers! love the price and quality

  112. We got some exciting organizational goods!

  113. mommy2davin says:

    I love Target in general! I got some great christmas deals at 75% off this year!
    I love when their razor sets go on clearance and you can still use a coupon.

  114. My favorite Target deals were the Huggies wipes and FREE batteries!

  115. I love the childrens section you can always find reasonable clothing and they are durable

  116. I can always find great bargains in the clearance sections. I found a super cute little black dress for 9.99 that is so versatile I can wear it with many things. Best 9.99 I ever spent! I love Target. Thanks for the chance to win.

  117. I’m entering at the last minute, I’m a NEW subscriber, and I can’t wait to hear about more deals thanks!! my favorite bargains are for TAVA sodas -they’re a special treat – since they’re so expensive…ooh and lindts (sp?)chocolate..mmmm

  118. I love to scan the kids area for those red markdown tags! Thanks for the giveaway!

    byujan at yahoo dot com

  119. I like the post-holiday extravaganza bargains. I stocked up with so much stuff this year, for so little because we’re on a budget.

  120. I subscribe.

  121. I got an air pump for inflating tires and balls that was $10 for $1 in the after Christmas clearance. At the same time I got a big parachute for my kids for twelve dollars. Then they’ve been running Progresso soups for 1.40 and 1.10 coupons, making for a very cheap meal. Thank you!


  122. My favorite bargains that I have used so far at Target would have to be the Juicy Juice boxes being marked down to $1.88, and I had a target $1/2 and manufacture $1/2 coupons which made them $0.88 a box for me. Woohoo!

    Forgot my contact info, lelenana_14621 at yahoo dot com

  123. Bovee Brigade says:

    It was crunch time and my girls were getting ready to go on a daddy daughter date and I needed one more pair of shoes for one of them….low and behold, I found it at Target for $3.50. Yes, now she’s ready to be the princess at the ball with her daddy!
    thebovees49091 at yahoo dot com

  124. Buki Family says:

    i love the after holiday clerance… i get SO many great items. they mark things done so much more then other stores! i got a beautiful cookbook for $3.00, a child tshirt for .50, and so much more!

  125. Earthtokarmen says:

    Target has great deals on diapers where you can get gift cards just for purchasing diapers… combined with a coupon its a GREAT deal!

  126. the diaper deals are my fave too:) thanks!

  127. i follow:) thanks!

  128. The Sensible Momma says:

    I love the $1 bins at the front of Target…they always have some good deals!

  129. Well i have to say that i am very excited about target gift card give away. I love Target! Best deal at Target were Thank you cards, which i got for 50 cents each a pack. I bought 20 or so packs, so i am set with thank you cards for some time…

  130. I love to hit the 75% off toys and stock up for kids’ birthday parties!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    I’m doing a giveaway too so, see my blog and enter!

  131. Hi Melissa, my favorite bargain at Target has been the super cheap broccoli. My family loves broccoli and we eat it at almost every meal.

  132. I love when they have clearance clothes for the kids.

  133. My favorite recent bargain was the V day candy. I went when it was 50% and got a bunch. Yummy, candy!

  134. I love Target’s diapers, they recently improved them, and I like them almost as much as Pampers, at about half the cost. My favorite deals have been in clearance. I once got a Simple Shabby Chic queen sized quilt for $11!

  135. Lindsey Boyle says:

    My favorite Target bargains are when their Pampers diapers are on sale, plus I have a great coupon, plus you get a $5 Target gift card when you purchase two packages! Great way to stock up on diapers!

  136. Lindsey Boyle says:

    I am now folling as Enchanted Storybook Parties,


  137. I loved the diaper deal from last summer! I stocked up on that one!

  138. Jinxy and Me says:

    My favorite Target deals when last year they had $1 coupons on any of their store brand Mexican items. I am still using up all the free enchilada sauce! (Wish I still had some of the rice.)

  139. i love taking qs and searching the clearance endcaps. i get free stuff all the time like shanpoo and hand lotion 🙂

  140. i subbed!

  141. I also posted about this on my blog.