Organic Savings: Get Thee to Target Today

October 18th, 2008

Big Boy asks to go to Target so often that now 23-month-old Baby Boo is saying, “Wanna go Target!” I’m a goner. In addition to all this pressure on the home front, I was working hard this week on the launch of my client Mom Made Food’s kid’s organic line at SuperTargets nationwide.

So of course we ended up there yesterday, and I’ve got some great savings to share from Target’s in-house organic brand, Archer Farms. Target is running a nationwide sale through today (Saturday) on all Archer Farms products – 15% off a line that is already value priced.

I’ve posted here before about how the half gallons of Archer Farms organic milk are the Holy Grail for cheap organic milk by the half gallon. Can you believe they’re on sale for $2.92 per half gallon? And if you drink soymilk, you’re really in luck. You can nab a half gallon of Archer Farms organic soymilk for just $2.28. I usually refuse Big Boy’s pleas for chocolate milk, but at that price, I got him some as a special treat.

Now some folks dispute the notion that you need to buy organic for packaged or processed foods. Sure, we should all eat lots of fresh, whole foods, but sometimes it just makes sense to take advantage of the convenience of processed or packaged foods. And in those situations, whenever I can, I opt for products with the USDA organic seal, because it means that my children will be eating foods with no transfats, no artificial colors, no artifical preservatives, and no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Many parents don’t realize that nearly all of today’s conventional packaged foods contain GMOs, and that GMOs have been banned in places like Europe and Japan. What’s more, in the United States, companies are not required to disclose the existence of GMOs in their products.

That’s why I stocked up on Archer Farms organic flaxseed and homestyle waffles– on sale for $1.86 per package and Archer Farms organic crackers (seasalt, multigrain, rye and flax, multiseed, and Italian herb) on sale for $2.11 per package.

I tend to stay away from over sugared items – in my book, organic cane juice is just sugar, thank you very much. But for those of you with kids whose teeth can withstand “fruit leather” or roll-ups, you might want to check out the Archer Farms organic fruit strips at $2.99 per 10 count box of organic raspberry, organic strawberry, organic apricot, organic pomengranate, organic wildberry, and organic tropical fruit.

And before you go? Print out these coupons for $1 off Archer Farms juice and cookies. The coupons don’t specify if they apply to the organic varieties, but it’s worth trying.  And if you arrive and the shelves are bare? Remember you can get rain checks on all advertised sale items.

Happy Shopping! Did you find these tips helpful? Do you have any shopping tips to share? Please leave a comment!


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6 Responses to “Organic Savings: Get Thee to Target Today”

  1. marguerite manteau-rao on October 18, 2008 9:24 am


    In my part of the world, the cheapest organic milk can be found at the local Indian store, Horizon brand, one gallon, for $5.49. Husband goes once a week. For me, it’s a bit far – 12 miles – and out of my 5-10 miles perimeter.

  2. Lynn on October 18, 2008 9:32 am

    Ah yes, organic milk by the gallon is cheaper for sure. But some people only need half gallons – and I’ve yet to find anyone beat Target’s prices! But your Indian store beats Whole Foods gallon price of $5.69 for organic!

    Ummm…Indian food. Yum. Making me hungry. It’s time for lunch. No Indian food in the house!

    Thanks for your comment, Marguerite! — Lynn

  3. wrekehavoc on October 18, 2008 2:04 pm

    yay, lynn! we are a target family — i don;t know how we survived before they came around — and this is good info. thanks for the heads-up — this week, i need all the help i can get!

    Always glad to be of help, Wreke! Don’t forget the Whole Foods coupons available on line this week too! $5 off an order of $25 or more! — Lynn

  4. Kristen on November 8, 2008 5:52 am

    A bit off-topic and coming in late on this, but Target is my second home. I swear that store pumps some enticing scent into the air that makes shoppers woozy with glee. I can’t be unhappy in that store.

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  6. Organic & Happy on July 3, 2010 11:02 am

    Shopping tips to share? Sure :) For healthier sugar options, the fruit tip you gave is awesome. Some people have great success with using dried fruits as sugar replacements. You can add them into the dish itself or use as a topping. We can, also, make our own dried fruit roll ups with a dehydrator and some left over fruits like strawberries etc… (Plenty of recipes online for this- just search raw vegan fruit roll ups). You can save money this way, plus you’ll get additional organic savings by using slightly over ripe fruits to make the fruit roll ups…Eat over ripe fruits this way or compost in an herb garden or other type of garden, either way you’ll get your money’s worth.
    Thanks for the info :)

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