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Target Best Deals List

by Stephanie Nelson

The Grocery Deals by State section at couponmom.com is the most popular section of the Coupon Mom website. The Coupon Mom website has a team of expert grocery coupon shoppers who create weekly "Best Deals" lists for 38 major grocery and drug retailers across the country. Although the site covers thousands of grocery stores, shoppers are always requesting that the site add more stores to increase their savings opportunities. As a result of these requests, the Coupon Mom team is adding several major retailers to the site during August 2007, just in time for back-to-school shopping needs.

Couponmom.com recently added a new Best Deals list for Target to its "Grocery Deals by State" section. Every week the site's Target expert matches the advertised sale items at Target with coupons available from the Sunday newspaper and printable coupon sites like CoolSavings. The site also incorporates Target's own printable coupons from Target.com.

Although Target does not double grocery coupons, it offers many interesting savings strategies. For example, the printable Target coupons posted on the Target website are actually Target store coupons. Because shoppers can combine store coupons with manufacturers' coupons from the Sunday paper or printable coupon sites, it may be possible to combine two coupons on one item at Target. If so, the Target Best Deals list at Couponmom.com will clearly spell out these opportunities.

Target also has a trial-size section for small sizes of shampoo, toothpaste, and other items. The Target Best Deals list will include these items when they match coupons that do not exclude trial sizes. In many cases, shoppers can get trial sizes of brand-name items free with this strategy. Importantly, these are excellent items to donate to local charities and shelters.

Finally, Target is a great source for back to school supplies. After the school year is underway, Target stores frequently mark their school supplies down even further. Smart shoppers can take advantage of Target's clearance prices to stock up on supplies for the entire year and donate much-needed supplies to local charities, as well.

Stephanie Nelson shares her savings tips as a regular contributor on ABCNews.com. You can find more of her savings tips in her book "The Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom" and on her website at www.couponmom.com

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