Target: Back to School Lunch Gear

Selena from How About Cookie here!  I’m back to share some of my favorite back-to-school lunch gear from Target.  I know; packing lunches may not be the first thing on your mind as you’re lounging on the beach with your kids, but as those Target aisles will tell you, school is just around the corner.  Feel free to keep up with my blog for meal ideas and bento-packing tips, but first things first: let’s talk lunchboxes.

You’ll need these essentials to make lunch-packing a success:

  • a sturdy food container
  • an insulated thermos for hot food
  • insulated lunchbox
  • ice pack
  • water bottle

The back-to-school section has been up for a while, so here are some of my recommendations:

goodbyn and lunchskins

Goodbyn containers and Lunchskins sandwich bags. These are in both the back-to-school section and the regular lunch section, so make sure to check both. Goodbyns at Target come in three sizes: the full-size Bynto (top) with three sections, the square-shaped salad or sandwich container (bottom), and the small snack container (not pictured, but see them here) with two sections. Super durable, easy to clean, and easy for kids to open and close. The Lunchskins come in a two-pack (sandwich sized and snack size) and are a fun, washable alternative to plastic baggies. I own both brands and love them.

target rezips character pouches

Blue Avocado pouches and character pouches. These were in the food container section (Rubbermaid aisle) at my store, but are perfect for the lunchbox. The all-clear ones have a zip lock, the ones with a colored piping with a top zipper. Both come in a two-pack and are great for dry food and snacks, crayons, a change of clothes, you name it. I don’t know what brand those Ninja Turtle ones are but your TMNT fan will love those.

target dollar spot bento contianers

Dollar Spot bento containers.  These were a pleasant surprise! They look similar to Sistema Klip-It lunch cubes with space for a sandwich and two sides, all for just $3.

target girls lunchboxes

target boys lunch boxes

Character lunch bags will get your reluctant kids excited for school, and most fit the Goodbyn Bynto, albeit with room for little else.  Tip: choose a lunchbox with a bottle holder on the outside to save interior space for your containers.

target thermos food jars

Thermos FUNtainer bottles: Kids will need water throughout the day, and I’ve heard of many moms who pack smoothies or milk in these.
Thermos FUNtainer food jars: These are a must for cooler months to pack soups, stews, pasta, even quesadillas, chicken nuggets, or mac and cheese.
Ice packs: Character ice packs are mixed in to this section (the Hello Kitty), but more choices are in the regular lunchbox aisle.

target big kids lunches

Embark lunch bags. These bigger lunchboxes have more room for bigger appetites, and some have hard sides for more durability.

Easylunchboxes and Goodbyn in character lunch bags

Size comparison: The top row shows an Easylunchbox (not sold at Target, but one of my favorites) and a Goodbyn Bynto in the same small Circo bag. The bottom row shows the Easylunchbox in a deep character bag (this was a Barbie one that lights up) and a Goodbyn in an Embark bag.

target matching  camelbak and circo

Camelbak water bottles and matching Circo lunch bags. How cute are these sets? The designs coordinate so you can get your little one a matching set. This water bottle is the 12-oz size.

target small camelbak

target camelbak big kids 20 oz

More Camelbak water bottle options. More Camelbak designs are available in the 12-oz size. For bigger kids, opt for the 20-oz size. (The biggest bottles sold at Target are 24-25 oz.)

target lunchbox labels

Labels.  Finally, label all your finds so they don’t end up in the lost and found bin.  These are a great affordable alternative to higher-priced designer labels. The ones on the left are microwave and dishwasher safe, ideal for your containers and water bottles.  The ones on the right are for fabric and also machine washable. I’ll need to pick those up and test-drive them on our lunch bags!

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   Follow her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, on Instagram, and on her Facebook fan page.

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Cartwheel Offer: 20% off Circo & Cherokee Kids Shoes

cartwheelshoe

There is a new Cartwheel offer for 20% off Circo & Cherokee kids shoes that just popped up.   This week Target has select Circo & Cherokee kids & toddler shoes on sale for 25% off, stack this with the $5 off $25 Target mobile coupon to pick up the following deal:

target shoes

Toddler “Holden” Slip-On Shoes $12.74 (reg $16.99)
Toddler “Huck” Slip-On Shoes $12.74 (reg $16.99)
$5 off $25 shoe purchase Target mobile coupon
Save 20% with Cartwheel by Target (-$4.10)
Final Price = $8.19 each

There are tons of options for this deal, so make sure you cheek out all the kids shoes for both boys and girls.

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Target: Tide Detergent only $2.74

tide

Target has Tide detergent on price cut through 8/2.  There are coupons, $10 gift card and a rebate offer to go with this deal.

Tide Liquid Detergent (75 oz) $9.99 (price cut through 8/2) ~ Buy 4
$1/1 Target mobile coupon (text CLEAN to 827438)
(4) $2/1 coupon from 7/27 P&G insert
Pay = $30.96
Get $10 gift card when you buy 4 (through 8/2)
Submit $10 rebate
Final Price = $2.74 after you factor in gift card & rebate

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Target: FREE & Cheap School Supplies

Here is a list of FREE and cheap school supplies you can pick up at Target.   Keep in mind the mobile coupon can only be used one time.

upuprulersm

Up & Up Ruler $.31 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Glue $.34  ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Crayons $.39 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Staples $.41 each ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

upupfoldersm

Up & Up 2-Pocket Poly Portfolio $.50 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up 3×5 Note Cards $.49 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Erasers (2 pk) $.52  ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.02 each

scotchtapesm

Scotch Tape $1.02      
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Final Price = $.02 each

postitsm

Post-it Note $1.02      
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Final Price = $.02 each

Up & Up Pencil Sharpener $.69 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.19 each

Up & Up Classic Markers $.79 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.29 each

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Up & Up Mechanical Pencils $.92 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.42 each

Paper Mate Pens $.97
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Final Price = $.47 each

Up & Up Colored Pencils $.99 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.49 each

Up & Up Washable Markers $1.00 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.50 each

scissors

Up & Up Pointed Tip Scissors (2 ct) $1.00 Buy 2
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.50 pack ($.25 each)

purellsm

Purell Hand Sanitizer $2.69 ~ Buy 2      
$1/1 Target printable coupon
$1/1 coupon from 7/27 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.69 each

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Target Weekly Coupon Match-Ups

Using coupons at Target: Target has their own printable store coupons. Target will allow you to use one Target store coupon and one manufacturer coupon on each item, by “stacking” two coupons you can save some big money and pick up some items for cheap or even FREE. Additionally, you can save even more with Cartwheel by Target.

GROCERY

bagelsm

Bagel Bites $1.99 ~ Buy 4      NEW!
Buy 3 get 1 FREE (-$1.99)
$1.50/3 Target printable coupon
$1.50/3 printable coupon
Final Price = $.74 each

Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty $1.89 ~ Buy 3        NEW!
Save 30% with Cartwheel by Target (-$1.70)
$1/3 printable coupon
Final Price = $.99 each

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Welch’s Grape Jelly $1.79 (price cut through 8/2) ~ Buy 2      NEW!
$1/2 coupon from 7/27 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.29 each

Snickers Ice Cream Bars $3.29
$1/1 Target printable coupon
$1/1 coupon from 7/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.29 each

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Skittles or Starburst Candy $1.99 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 coupon from 6/1 Red Plum insert
Final Price $1.49 each

Kellogg’s Special K Cracker Chips $2.89    
Save 40% with Cartwheel by Target (-$1.16)
Final Price = $1.73 each

fiberonesm

Fiber One Streusel Bars $2.50 (price cut through 8/2)     
$.75/1 coupon from 7/13 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.75 each

Welch’s Farmer’s Pick Juice $2.50      
$.75/1 coupon from 7/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.75 each

driscollsm

Driscoll’s Strawberries (1 lb) $2.50       NEW!
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.13)
$.50/1 printable coupon (must sign up)
Final Price = $1.87 each

mpfruitsm

Market Pantry Frozen Fruit $2.99       NEW!
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.10)
Final Price = $1.89 each

Market Pantry Ice Cream $3.00 (price cut through 8/2)    
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.10)
Final Price = $1.90 each

immaculatesm

Immaculate Baking Gluten-free Cookie Mix $4.50 (price cut through 8/23)     NEW!
$.75/1 Target printable coupon
Save 05% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.19)
$1/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $2.56 each

Eight O’Clock Coffee K-Cups $8.99 ~ Buy 3       NEW!
Buy 2 get 1 FREE (-$8.99)
Final Price = $5.99 each

HEALTH & BEAUTY

bic razor

BIC Silky Touch Razor $2.99       NEW!
$3/1 coupon from 7/27 SmartSource insert
Final Price = FREE

L’Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner $3.99     
$2/1 Target coupon from 6/15 Red Plum insert
$2/1 coupon from 6/29 Red Plum insert
Final Price = FREE

bayer1sm

Bayer Chewable Aspirin (36 ct) $2.19
$2/1 coupon from 6/15 Red Plum insert  (expires 7/31)
Final Price =  $.19 each

suavekidssm

Suave Kids Conditioner $1.52         NEW!
$1/1 coupon from 7/27 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.52 each

Up & Up Ibuprofen (24 ct) $1.08 – Buy 2     
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Final Price = $.58 each

headshouldersmnew

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner $4.79 ~ Buy 6      NEW!
(3) $5/2 coupon from 7/27 P&G insert
Pay = $13.74
Get $5 gift card when you buy 3 through 8/2 ($10 in gift cards)
Final Price = $.62 each after you factor in gift card

soapsoapsm

Soft Soap (7.5 oz) $.99 (price cut through 8/16)          NEW!
$.35/1 coupon from SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.64 each

purellsm

Purell Hand Sanitizer $2.69 ~ Buy 2       NEW!
$1/1 Target printable coupon
$1/1 coupon from 7/27 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $.69 each

Suave Kids Shampoo $1.89       NEW!
$1/1 coupon from 7/27 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $.89 each

secretoutlastsm

Secret Outlast Deodorant $3.95 ~ Buy 3        NEW!
$4/3 coupon from 7/6 P&G insert
Pay = $7.85
Get $5 gift card when you buy 3 (through 8/2)
Final Price = $.95 each after factor in gift card

tomskidssm

Toms of Maine kids Toothpaste $3.09      NEW!
$1/1 Target printable coupon
$1/1 coupon from 6/22 SmartSource insert
Final Price $1.09 each

revlonsm

Revlon Nail Polish $4.29       NEW!
$3/1 coupon from 7/27 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.29 each

 Olay Body Wash $4.99 ~ Buy 3         NEW!
(3) $2/1 coupon from 7/27 P&G insert
Pay = $8.97
Get $5 gift card when you buy 3 (through 8/2)
Final Price = $1.32 each after you factor in gift card

Rolaids Liquid (12 oz) $5.99       
$4.50/1 coupon from 6/29 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.49 each

Irish Spring Gear Body Wash (18 oz) $3.59     
$1/1 Target printable coupon
$1/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $1.59 each

Rolaids Tablets (72 ct) $3.89 ~ Buy 2      
Buy one get one FREE coupon from 6/29 Red Plum insert (-$3.89)
Final Price = $1.95 each

PeroxiClear Lens Solution (3 oz ) $5.49      
$2/1 Target printable coupon
$1.50/1 coupon from 6/15 SmartSource insert
Final Price = $1.99 each

yestomatoesm

Yes to Tomatoes Towelettes (25 ct) $5.39       NEW!
$3 off $5 Yes to product printable coupon
Final Price = $2.39 each

BIC Flex 4 Razor $6.39          NEW!
$1/1 Target mobile coupon (text SAVINGS to 827438)
$3/1 coupon from 7/27 SmartSouce insert
Final Price = $2.39 each

lorealhaircolorsm

L’Oreal Excellence Hair Color $7.99       NEW!
$2/1 Target coupon from 6/15 Red Plum insert
$3/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $2.99 each

HOUSEHOLD

ammonia

Up & Up Ammonia $1.12 ~ Buy 2      
$1.50/2 Target household cleaning printable coupon
Final Price = $.37 each

Up & Up Disenfecting Wipes $1.97 ~ Buy 2          
$1.50/2 Target household cleaning printable coupon
Final Price = $1.22 each

windextouchsm

Windex Touch-Up Cleaner $3.49 ~ Buy 2     
$1.50/2 Target printable coupon
Save 5% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.27)
(2) $.75/1 printable coupon
Final Price = $1.86 each

tidesm

Tide Liquid Detergent (75 oz) $9.99 (price cut through 8/2) ~ Buy 4     NEW!
$1/1 Target mobile coupon (text CLEAN to 827438)
(4) $2/1 coupon from 7/27 P&G insert
Pay = $30.96
Get $10 gift card when you buy 4 (through 8/2)
Submit $10 rebate
Final Price = $2.74 after you factor in gift card & rebate

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The $1/2 Target mobile coupon can only be used once, so you will have to decide which 2 items you would like the most.

Up & Up Ruler $.31 Buy 2       NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Glue $.34  ~ Buy 2       NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Crayons $.39 Buy 2         NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Staples $.41 each ~ Buy 2         NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up 2-Pocket Poly Portfolio $.50 Buy 2        NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up 3×5 Note Cards $.49 Buy 2        NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = 2 FREE

Up & Up Erasers (2 pk) $.52  ~ Buy 2         NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.02 each

scotchtapesm

Scotch Tape $1.02         NEW!
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Final Price = $.02 each

postitsm

Post-it Note $1.02       NEW!
$1/1 Target printable coupon
Final Price = $.02 each

Up & Up Pencil Sharpener $.69 ~ Buy 2        NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.19 each

Up & Up Classic Markers $.79 Buy 2       NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.29 each

Up & Up Mechanical Pencils $.92 Buy 2       NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.42 each

Up & Up Colored Pencils $.99 Buy 2        NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.49 each

Up & Up Washable Markers $1.00 Buy 2          NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.50 each

scissors

Up & Up Pointed Tip Scissors (2 ct) $1.00 Buy 2         NEW!
$1/2 Target mobile coupon
Final Price = $.50 pack ($.25 each)

 

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Target: Baby Gear Clearance now 50-70% off

Monday is generally the day they mark down the baby clearance.   I know many of you have been keeping an eye on the clearance car seats, strollers, play yards, etc.    I found that items ere marked down 50-70% off at my Federal Way WA store.

Here is a peek at a few of the deals:

baby gear 1

This Ameda breast pump was 70% off, and priced around $58.

baby gear 2

The Evenflo booster seat was 50% off and price at $41.98.

baby gear 3

This dresser was 50% off and priced at $124.98.

There is a good chance that if anything is left by next Monday it should go down to 70% off.

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