I headed to Meijer and Target today for some deal-shopping. I had several readers email that these stores' 70-75% off toy clearances had begun. so I went out to see what I could find.
First, I hit the Algonquin Meijer. They do have some toys on clearance for 50-75% off, but mostly things for younger kids. I didn't find anything for my boys there, but if you have very young kids, you might like this:
This Fisher Price Servin' Surprises play kitchen table was $79.99 and is now $20. They had four of them when I was there about two hours ago. They're very cute, and I was really tempted to get one for my nieces, but we just handed down my kids' Little Tykes kitchen table and chairs set to them. (And, I didn't want my sister to disown me for giving the kids another takes-up-lots-of-space toy..! Ha.) If you know a little one who likes to play kitchen, that's a great price.
The Algonquin Meijer did have a lot of kids' clothing on clearance. I didn't see anything good in my price range for babies/toddlers (and by "my range," I mean $2 to $3) but over in the boys' department, there were quite a few long-sleeve shirts priced $1-$2.99:
A Phoenix woman was busted for allegedly creating and using more than $175,000 worth of counterfeit coupons over a six-week period at Target. Fox News of Phoenix has the story:
Authorities say a Phoenix woman is accused of making and using fake store coupons to support her drug habit.
Phoenix police say 51-year-old Terry Darcy could have obtained more than $300,000 annually in fraudulent theft and returns.
They say several Target department stores in the Phoenix metro area suspect Darcy used homemade coupons, allowing her to get large quantities of product for free.
A six-week investigation showed business losses of more than $175,000.
Police searched Darcy's hotel room last Friday and reported finding master copies of coupons.
Officer say Darcy told them she had been running her operation since 2008 and has a $145-per-day heroin addiction.
.42 Del Monte vegetables, .44 Campbell's soup, .49 Betty Crocker potatoes, .51 Swanson broth, .59 Heinz gravy, $1.80 French's Fried Onions, $9.49 Cottonelle plus FREE Kleenex hand towels and FREE Kleenex tissue, Spend $50, Get $5 Fandango gift card offer
New $10-off-$50 coupon for groceries and beverages, .53 Del Monte canned vegetables, .72 Carnation evaporated milk, .79 Heinz gravy, .80 Coffee-Mate, $1 Mott's apple juice, $1.39 Reynolds oven bags, $1.92-$3.44 Nestle Morsels, $2.50 Coca-Cola 12-packs, $8.49 172oz. All laundry detergent
.50 Market Pantry pasta sauce, .66 Market Pantry pasta, $1.49 Del Monte fruit cups, $6.99 Tide, $8.49 Cottonelle 18ct. bath tissue with free wipes, $9.99 Metamucil
$1 Quaker Chewy granola bars, $1.33 Orbit gum 3-packs, $3 Nivea body lotion, $4 C9 men's tees, $4 Room Essentials bath towels, $5 Circo boys' sweats
$1.56 Glade seasonal products, $1.89 M&Ms, $2.99 Nabisco snack trays, $3 Up & Up adult gummy vitamins, $3.75 Swiffer sweeper and Swiffer refills, $4.99 Starbucks bagged coffee, $6.99 All 100oz. laundry detergent