Buyer beware!


Living in today’s age of ‘everything’ technology, we feel the need to stay connected.  When the time came to replace my husbands cell phone, he searched for the best deal on a new phone.  He read the reviews.  He shopped online and offline.  Once he finally decided on the phone that he liked best, he found the best price on it.  So he went for it.  It was ordered and shipped to our home in a very timely manner.

He then took his brand new shiny phone to his cellular provider to have all of his info transferred and get the phone connected.  He played with it and was happy with his purchase.  Jump forward four weeks, every time I tried to call my husband at work, his phone would go straight to voicemail.  I chalked it up to him playing video games in his down time.

Apparently, that wasn’t the case.  The phone just had a crap battery life!  Exactly like the reviews said online.  However, we didn’t think that the battery life would only be two hours, five weeks after purchasing the phone.  His warranty for his newly acquired phone was already expired.  My poor husband was left with two choices.

Buy another new phone or look online for a battery replacement for his phone.  My husband spent more time looking online for a good deal on a new battery to replace the one in his phone.  Truthfully, seeing how long the first battery lasted and since it is a known issue with the phone that he bought; if he did spend money on a new battery, would it last more than five weeks?

At this point, I didn’t believe that it would.  I will take a chance on a new product at the right price once and if it fails, I don’t see the need to repeat it. A good deal is only a good deal if you don’t have to spend more money to make it perform the way it should work.  I honestly think that he would have been better off buying a phone from his provider.  Anytime, you are shopping from a well known web page that prices are just too good to be true.  They just might be good, but keep in mind, that you may end up spending more in the end to get the product you truly wanted.

Always believe the reviews and trust what people are saying.  My husband is headed back to his cellular store to buy a new phone from them this time.  We will chalk his previous purchase to a lesson learned the hard way.  Remember just because it is a good price, it doesn’t make it a great deal.

Target Weekly Ad 04/21/2013 – 04/27/2013


Here are the best Target deals I found for you this week. Be sure to check out Target’s coupon policy and the Target price matching policy. You can also see the entire list of current Target coupons available here. You can also sign up for Target coupons on your cell phone . Don’t forget to sign up for the new 5% off discount with the Target RedCard. (It will take about three minutes, make sure you bring a blank check and your ID to take advantage of the discount).



  • Vitaminwater or Smartwater  – $1.00

    Buy 5 and get 1 free Final Price: $.83 each

  • Lean Cuisine Entrees- Buy 3 Get 1 Free  – $2.39

    Use $1/3 from 3/3 RP and Use $1/3 Target coupon Final Price: $1.29 each

  • Little Debbie Snack Cakes  – $1.50

    Use $.75/1 Little Debbie from 2/3 SS Final Price: $.75

  • Outshine Frozen Fruit Bars  – $3.25

    Use $2/2 Target coupon and Use  $1/1 Dreyer’s Fruit Bars or Outshine Fruit Bars, exp. 5/12/13 (SS 03/17/13 R) or Use  $1/1 Dreyer’s Fruit Bars or Outshine Fruit Bars from 4/21 SS Final Price: $1.25 per box

  • GoGo Squeez Applesauce 4pk – $2.49

    Use $.75/1 Gogo Squeez Final Price: $1.74

  • Annie’s Mac and Cheese – $1.00
  • Archer Farms Organic Coffee – $6.00


  • Threshold Organic Twin Sheets  – $24.00

    use 15% off Threshold coupon Final Price: $20.40

  • Cottonelle 30pk Double Roll – $15.99

    Get a free Cottonelle wipes with purchase Use  $1/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue, exp. 4/28/13 (SS 03/17/13 R) Final Price: $14.99 for both items (This works out to  $.24 per regular roll which is a pretty good price.)

  • Circo Children’s Furniture 40% off
  • Chillout Mini Tower Fan – $16.00
  • Dyson DC 24 vacuum – $299.00
  • Gain Laundry Detergent 150oz  – $14.99

    Use $1/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer, Era Detergent or Tide Powder, exp. 5/31/13 (RP 04/14/13 R) or Use  $1/1 Gain Apple Mango Tango Laundry Detergent printable Final Price: $13.99

  • Threshold Duvet Cover Full/Queen – $60.00

    Use 15% off Threshold coupon Final Price: $ 51 **King size is $68


  • Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste  – $2.50

    Use $2/2 from 4/21 SS Final Price: $1.50

  • Nature Made Fish Oil 90ct  – $5.00

    Use $1/1 Nature Made coupon Final Price: $4


  • Merona or Mossimo T-Shirts and Tanks for Women  – $6.00

    Use $5/20 Target coupon Final Price: $4.75 each

  • Women’s Shorts  – $15.00

    Use $5/20 Target coupon

  • Women’s Exhiliration Knit or Eyelet Dresses  – $20.00

    Use $5/20 Target coupon Final Price: $15

  • Women’s C9 Active Power Workout T-Shirt – $6.00
  • Men’s Merona Cargo Shorts  – $15.00
  • Girl’s Dresses or Boys Cargo Shorts  – $10.00


  • Brave Book and CD – $5.24
  • Buy One Disney Princess Movie and get a free Disney Princess Sparkle Doll – $24.99

    Doll is valued at $9.99 and is Barbie size. Titles to choose from: Brave Blu Ray, Tangled BluRay, Mulan and Mulan II Bluray, Cinderella Blu Ray, Princess and the Frog Blu Ray

Get a $5 Gift Card w/ Purchase of 2

  • Up & Up Large Pack Diapers  – $19.99

    Final Price: $17.49 after gift card

  • Up & Up Baby Wipes 9pk of refills – $13.69

    Final Price: $11.19 *Like paying $1.24 per refill pack

  • Up & Up Giant Roll Paper Towels 8pk  – $9.99

     Use $1/1 Target coupon

  • Up & Up 24pk TP or 150oz Laundry Soap  – $11.99

    Use $.50/1 Target coupon for TP or Use $.75/1 Up & Up Laundry soap