Bargain Finds: Target Dollar Section Goodies

23 Mar

A few weeks ago I did a little survey of possible blog topics and one that got a lot of love was my idea for a new monthly Bargain Finds post.

Basically, I’d just show you all cool stuff that caught my eye for under $30. Sounds like fun, right?

For my first try at it, I decided to hit up the Target Dollar section. They have a pretty fantastic Easter/Spring thing going on right now and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you!

Target 1 and 2

5 pack of sparkly eggs = $1
4 pack of ‘wood chip flower’ clips = $3

Target 3 and 4

Hello sign = $3
Happy Green Gnome = $3

Target 5 and 6

Paint your Own Rock Turtle = $3
Paint your Own Birdhouse = $3

Target 7 and 8

Green Wood Caddy = $5
Bonus item: Merona Striped Bag $39.99 ($5 off with ‘text this number’ discount)

I ended buying the eggs and flower clips for our fake tree. It was a Christmas tree, but I like having it in our living room so much, it also morphed into a Valentine’s tree. Now, it’s an Easter tree…


I also bought both ‘paint your own’ items because Jack loves little painting projects. I may end up putting one in his Easter basket this weekend, if there is room with all the candy (I was hungry and went a little crazy…) I skipped over both the Hello sign and Gnomes, but brought the wood caddy home to organize my ‘crap area’ in my kitchen:


And, of course, I also had to bring that adorable striped bag home with me for our upcoming cruise!

Have you scored any awesome finds at Target’s Dollar Spot lately? What would you like to see for my next Bargain Finds post?

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10 Responses to “Bargain Finds: Target Dollar Section Goodies”

  1. Jessy March 23, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    The Happy Green Gnome is so happy. These are the bins I actually try to stay away from because I will buy stuff I have no need for. ROCK ON for your self-control. YAY CRUISE COMING UP!!

    • Joules March 23, 2016 at 11:19 am #

      It can be super tempting to just buy everything because it’s in the Dollar Section and is ‘cheap’ but I try really hard only to buy things that I have an actual use for!

  2. Diana March 23, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    I am ADDICTED to Target’s dollar section. It’s the first place I go whenever I’m in the store – especially when they have school/office supplies. That pink & gold clipboard padfolio I had with me the other day? Target.

  3. Diana March 23, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    One other thing – it’d be great to know how you define “bargain” – since everyone’s idea is different. Is it under a certain price point or based on how much of a discount you can get?

    I HATE seeing “bargains” on blogs and websites (magazine sites are the WORST at this) that are still super expensive to me.

    • Joules March 23, 2016 at 11:03 am #

      Good question — I’m defining bargain as spending under $30. And something that is a good DEAL for under $30! =)

      • Diana Forbus March 24, 2016 at 12:56 am #

        Was that part on there when I posted my comment? Reading comprehension fail.

  4. Rebecca Otte March 23, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I LOVE the Target dollar section! I also hate it, because I wind up spending $20 more than I had intended. But lately I’ve been trying to motivate a particularly reluctant math student, and he’s really into Star Wars Stormtroopers, so I was able to find all kinds of prizes he can work toward that are motivating for him but inexpensive for me!

    • Joules March 23, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      Wow, you are such an awesome teacher! When they had a bunch of Spiderman stuff Jack was in total heaven!

  5. Holly March 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    I had that gnome in my hands the other day and put him back. I was thinking about spray painting him gold. Why?? Why not!? Now I might have to go back and get it 🙂

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