Stocking Up at Target

Since I’m in the midst of illness and trying to plan ahead for more illness to come (it’s inevitable), I was pleased to see today’s Target ad with this great Mott’s stock-up sale. When you buy 5 Mott’s Apple Juice or Applesauce Cups at $1.75 each, you get a $5.00 Gift Card back. That translates to just .75/each, which is a great stock-up price for this area.

Oh–and a quick Target note–stores are now offering a 5-cent discount for every reusable bag you bring in, so make sure you take them out of the car. Thanks to fabulous reader Sharon for emailing me that tip.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help–when I got there, the juice shelves were already empty, but instead of asking for a raincheck and having to make a second trip, I asked them to check the back, where they had many many cases to bring out. I’m so glad I asked. I was thrilled to get the applesauce cups so inexpensively, too; that’s one of the lunchbox fruits I use in the winter when it’s harder to get fresh fruit.

Applesauce is one of our go-to foods when we’re sick, and while it may be less expensive to make it from scratch, I certainly can’t afford the time or energy right now. I need to remember that those weeks when all three kids are sick, or times when I’m sick, we just can’t make trips to the store, so it’s worth having a small stockpile in the house. This is also a great time to brainstorm some pantry meals–dinners to make using only canned, jarred or frozen foods that I can keep on hand all the time. This tip also applies when you live in areas that can be affected by bad fall/winter weather; do you have stockpiled food in the house and meals to make if you’re kept inside by storms or snow?


  1. Thanks! I will have to get the juice. It is cheaper to buy that size and use a sippy cup than buy the boxes. No coupons to match with it though? :(

  2. Gina @ MoneywiseMoms says:

    No, no coupons right now. I just had some but they expired 9/30.

  3. beckyjane94 says:

    Did you do this in all one transaction? Or did you have to break it down into more than one?

  4. Gina @ MoneywiseMoms says:

    You can do it all in one transaction, but then you end up with a bunch of gift cards. I bought the Mott's stuff first and put my other items (Tylenol, sweatpants, and other swine flu necessities) into a second transaction, then used the gift cards on those.