I attended a monthly women’s group today through church called, Moms of Grace. It’s a beautiful gathering filled with inspiring young mothers who all strive to support each other in Christ as we face common challenges. While in the meeting today I caught myself thinking about Easter (which is coming up incredibly fast). Specifically what I found myself thinking about is what Easter means to me this year. Since becoming a mom I’ve realized holidays have taken on a newer, DEEPER meaning. Easter for me this year will be a time of REJOICING! I will be rejoicing in the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for me but also rejoicing in the gathering of family.

We are planning to have both sides of our families over for lunch following Easter services. I’m SO looking forward to it and have already been planning the menu! I’ve probably been to Target no less than five times this week picking up groceries, decorations, Easter outfits and MORE! I thought it would be fun to share with you my planned menu and some recipes so that you can enjoy them with your family as well.

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This Archer Farms ham is delicious and it’s super easy to cook! I’m hoping to have lunch outside on the patio and sipping on some cool white wine will be lovely!

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I’m so excited to try this Asparagus and Cheese Tart (for the recipe click here). Every Easter must have a classic green bean casserole (for the recipe click here).

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And don’t forget dessert!!

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Anything you need for Easter you can pretty much get right here!

cupcakes

How fun would these little cupcakes in flower pots be to make with the kids!?

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If you are in a hurry and don’t have time to stuff eggs this is the answer!

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baskets

decor

jeans

Looking for something to wear? These colored jeans are PERFECT!

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Me just having fun in Target!

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Now Target would like to help you and your family to have a wonderful Easter with a $75 gift card!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Details: The giveaway runs from March 21, 2013-March 26, 2013. One winner will received a $75 Target gift card. U.S. Residents only.

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

Disclaimer: Target provided me two $75 gift cards. All opinions expressed here are my own.

 

162 Responses

  1. Natalie

    My family LOVES Target! And I’m so glad there is one close to the house! I hope you have the Target Debit Card….save 5% each visit, just for using a debit card with the Target logo?? HECK YES!!! I’ve saved a ton of money since I got mine! (And it doesn’t cost a thing!)

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      • Natalie

        Allison and Tori, you both really need to look into the debit card! I was hesitant at first because the last thing I needed in my wallet was another “credit card”. But after I researched it I found the card is directly tied to your checking account and there are no annual fees! It is seriously like having a debit card with the Target logo and it saves 5%…EACH VISIT! The online savings is good too…%5 off and free shipping! Since I always pay my credit cards in full each month anyway, it was easy just to have my Target purchases come right out of my checking account…and it saves me more money than using my Cash Back Credit Card…no one (that I have found) offers 5% cash back on every purchase (other than Target)! Okay, I’m starting to sound like I work for Target now, so I will stop….but if you are serious about Target, and you like saving money (who doesn’t right?!?) check out the Target Debit Card!

        Happy shopping!

    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I LOVE our neighborhood Target! I think I need to take a look at this Target debit card!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Maybe we should start a Target Anonymous group because I’m right there with you!

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  2. Maureen

    I would love to win the gift card because Target is one of my FAVORITE stores! I love the one stop shopping! It makes it so much easier with three little kids!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I second that! One-stop shopping is a key to motherhood!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I think my hubby is going to ban me from Target!

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  3. Heather Sabine

    I’d love to win a gift card because then I could spoil the kiddo with Easter stuff!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I always love seeing the joy on children’s faces when they open their Easter baskets!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      And Target definitely has everything possible to spoil them with!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I just love their Easter section!! It’s like Easter Bunny heaven!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I can’t believe summer is coming so quickly!! I picked up the cutest little pail and shovel for Luke at Target the other day.

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  4. Jim

    I think we need more chocolate in the house… about $75 will do nicely! πŸ™‚

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I can ALWAYS use more chocolate in my house too!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      I’m the same! I go for groceries and come out with all kinds of stuff!

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  5. Allison Hayne

    Love me some Target!!! So glad we have a new one right by my home, although I’m sure my hubby isn’t very happy about it!!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Same here! My hubby is seriously like, “how many times do you need to go to Target in one week!?”

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  6. Laura M

    I love Target! Who wouldn’t love a gift card to there?!?!

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  7. Christina

    All 3 of my minis are growing and need new wardrobes! I’d use the GC to start buying them!

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  8. Janet W.

    I’d like to win so I can buy my grandsons some swimwear for this summer!

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  9. Callie B.

    I absolutely adore Target! It is like going on a mini vacation every time I walk into that store! I would love to pick up a few spring delights (and a few bags of candbury chocolate eggs! I am totally addicted to those bad boys!) to brighten up my apartment! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  10. Lori

    I may need to go to a Target Anonymous group because I have to visit at least once a week and I never leave until my basket is full! But there are so many great finds there!

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  11. Jamie

    I do my weekly shopping at Target and this would help me add a few extras!

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  12. Stephanie Talbert

    I love target!!! I always go in for one specific thing and come out spending at least an extra .$50 on things I just can’t live without πŸ™‚

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  13. Joni Mason

    I would like to win because I really need to get new towels and other home needs.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Nancy

    I would like to win because we could use some spring/summer outfits.

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  15. Brandi Price

    We love Target for everything kid related. Clothes, Toys and Everything in between!

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  16. nicole barr

    I love target they have tons of stuff and I could walk around forever just looking at everything

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  17. Amy Green

    I would like to use it for a really nice Mother’s Day for my mom!

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  18. RJ L.

    I love Target and would love a $75 shopping spree there!

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  19. Geoff K

    It would be great to get a kickstart to my spring/summer wardrobe from Target – thanks!

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  20. Starr Greenwell

    I love Target and shop there OFTEN. Also, I lost my job over a year ago so this would be a huge help to me.

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  21. Christine Didyk

    $75 is a lot of money to spend at Target! I would take my daughter on a shopping spree. She could buy new sneakers, some clothing, and even take me to lunch there.

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  22. Ann Fantom

    I would like to win a Target GC because I shop at Target every week for groceries and household supplies.

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  23. Kelly D

    I would like to win because my daughter and I enjoy shopping at Target. We would probably buy some shorts and t-shirts for her and her brother, some extra school supplies and maybe an outdoor toy or two to keep them busy in the warmer months.

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  24. Lydia Harpe

    I just got a new apartment and I need to fill it up =)

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  25. Shanda S.

    I love Target mark downs. I buy everything there — groceries, clothes, toys, health and beauty products. If it’s a deal, I’ll buy it! πŸ™‚

    shrish231 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. angie

    there are so many things I would like to purchase for the upcoming spring season

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  27. Jessica

    Oh my gosh, why would I love a Target gc? Let me count the ways πŸ˜‰ Honestly, we buy SO much stuff at Target but with us in the process of moving, I’d probably use it buy some storage containers. In pastel colors. For spring and all πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  28. Marcia S

    I would love to win so I could get some new bedding! It is so expensive just to buy a comforter. lol πŸ™‚

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  29. maria

    this would be a nice thing to win i got a new grandson to buy lots of things for

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  30. Michelle B

    I would like to buy my daughter some new clothes. πŸ™‚

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  31. Barbara Montag

    I’d like to buy some healthy groceries – especially fruit!
    Thank you.

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  32. Sylvia Zajis

    I would probably pick up some Easter goodies on clearance after the holiday for next year. πŸ™‚

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  33. PATRICK GWINN(theoneandonly pog)

    I love target. I could use new clothes for my new job.

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  34. golden storm

    so I can buy my partner and son a nice gift each

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  35. pu ye

    I would love to win the gift card because Target is one of my FAVORITE stores

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  36. Cynthia C

    I would love a Target card because they have great prices and selection. I’d like to get my niece a birthday gift.

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  37. Tahina

    I would like to put some gifts in my brothers Easter basket he loves cars

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      That’s so sweet of you! My son is obsessed with cars as well!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Target has the best clothes! Always stylish and affordable!

      Reply
  38. Amy Orvin

    I would like to to win because I could stock up on pet products that I need for summer. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Aww! I have a little Chihuahua named Havana!!

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  39. Vicki Hale

    I want to win, so I can buy a pair of shoes. thank you

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  40. Kim

    I’m 6 weeks pregnant and my youngest is already 9!!! Will put card towards baby supplies!

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  41. Deborah Mireles

    I would use it to buy my grandaughter something for her birthday!

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  42. Terri Herman

    My family will be in for Easter and a gift card to Target would sure help out with the food bill. πŸ™‚

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  43. Carly B.

    I would buy some fun things to do with the warm weather coming up…maybe some camping supplies or beach gear.

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  44. Breenah

    I’d love to win it so I can get a few new warm weather clothes. I don’t have any shorts that fit!

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  45. Kathleen

    I want to win so I could get my daughter some spring clothes

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  46. Amanda Sakovitz

    I would really love to win so I can stock up on groceries and paper goods like toilet paper. You can never have enough πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway!

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  47. Marlene V

    Target opening in our city soon …. we can’t wait!!! I would love to take the family and treated them each to something they want from Target with this GC.

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  48. april yedinak

    I would love to win it because I love Target, especially their housewares. I always find good deals.

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  49. Devra

    Target just opened up in my city, so it has been very convenient to finally get to shop somewhere where the prices are low and most of the brands I want are available.

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  50. Gina Ferrell

    I would like to win a &75 Target gift card because I love shopping at Target and they have really cute products too.

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  51. Christine Waddell

    I love shopping at Target! I am there at least once a week.

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  52. Amy N.

    This would really help with groceries since I’m unemployed!

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  53. hyp

    OOh what a lovely contest. I would check out the new food section in our local store. πŸ˜‰

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  54. Nora Driskel

    I love target, especially the supers. So much cleaner and better staffed than its competition. It’s worth a little road time to be treated well.

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  55. Jill Edwards

    I could stock up on essentials and go grocery shopping too.

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  56. Anna Memphis

    Having survived 2 cats for nearly 4 years, my vacuum has seen better days. I’d buy a new one with the Target card.

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  57. Suzanne K

    I’d like to win to help my grocery budget and also get more catfood

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  58. Katie Roch

    I would like to win because I’ve been saving for a new camera and this gift card would allow me to purchase a great camera from Target.

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  59. julie matek

    It would come in handy for household items. Especially with gas prices rising, this would help a great deal! Thank u:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  60. stephanie miller

    i could really use it to help buy easter baskets!

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  61. kathy d

    I am on a very limited budget. My daughter is pregnant, just lost her job, moved in with me and so did my young grand daughter. This would sure come into good use.

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  62. Sarah B

    I need to buy a curtain rod for some new curtains I purchased. I also need to be 2 more panels for another room.

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  63. Michelle Tucker

    I like to win it so i can buy some much needed clothes.

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  64. kelly nicholson

    Why would you like to win a $75 Target gift card?

    im buying some pizza baby!

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  65. ELIZA ELLIOT

    Cmon it’s Target…you can get anything..I’d like to buy some new pjs though!

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  66. susan strohl

    I have been out of work for 15 months so, i would treat my 2 grandkids!

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  67. Grace Inman

    I always find cute dresses at Target so that would probably be what I spent the giftcard on πŸ™‚

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  68. MaryR

    I’d like to win because Target is a great place to shop.

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  69. Angela Yeremenko

    I would love to win so I can buy my self and my daughters some cute dresses. Thanks for the chance!

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  70. sarah hirsch

    i’d love to win because target is my favorite store- they have everything!

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  71. Jimmy

    I would like to win because I shop at Target all the time.

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  72. lisa lo

    Anything helps with the small budget we live on monthly.

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  73. natalie nichols

    I would buy my son something for his birthday and definitely some shoes because he needs them.

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  74. Robin Wilson

    I love Target, my hubby cringes every time I go…with this he would not have to!

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  75. tls simms

    Need to get some diapers..thanks and I am a new subscriber!simmsmba@gmail.com

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  76. Audrey

    I love buying groceries at target, and it would help my family a lot financially!

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  77. Hannah

    I would really love to win the giftcard because Target is such a sweet store that I can go to for just about anything! I am a college student with a very very limited budget and I know I can find anything I need at Target for an affordable price! Also, this is my first time to your blog and its so fun! I’ve always wanted to do a blog, but never have found the time! Thanks Tori for your effort, great stories and creativity to share with everyone!

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  78. Michelle Hudak

    I have my eyee on a new set of curtains for my daughter’s room at Target. Time to get her a set since she just turned 16 and the ones she has, she says are to “babyish”.

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  79. Stephanie

    I love Target and have been wanting to shop for a few things to fresh up my house for Spring. If I win the giftcard, I’ll have the perfect excuse for a treat.

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  80. Robin Wilson

    Love to shop at Target! Could use the extra money to do so!

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  81. kim

    I live near a Super Target and I could really use the $75 for groceries they have great deals

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  82. Cheryl Abdelnour

    I WOULD GIVE IT TO ONE OF MY SONS FOR CHRISTMAS.

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  83. Jackeline

    I adore there children’s clothes! I would love to buy my daughter some new summer clothes.

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  84. Deb C

    I love Target’s bed linens so that’s what I would get, if I won.

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  85. Debra Guillen

    I want to win because I love shopping at Target and $75 worth of free would be a great bonus

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  86. Erin E

    I would love to win because I am a total Target addict! Thank you for the amazing giveaway and Happy Easter!
    Erin E
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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  87. yenny

    I would love to win so I could get new clothes for spring

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  88. Krista G

    We are always stopping in to Target for something, as its the best store for all our needs in our small town. Plus, I would love to update my holiday decorations!

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  89. brittani adams

    There is so much I could do with 75 dollars right now! We love to shop at Target whenever we can. It’s a great store.

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  90. Thomas Murphy

    I want to win so I can buy some clothes from target

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  91. Laura

    I’d buy some new clothes for spring (even though it’s snowing right now)

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  92. Tarah

    I’d love to win this because I buy our son’s diapers from Target!

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  93. McKim

    I would send it to my daughter to use for groceries. She’s on a very limited budget, and this would help so much.

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  94. Gaye M

    I’d go grocery shopping if I won this. I’m very pleased that we now have a Super Target with an excellent grocery department.

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  95. Michelle W

    I love Target and would buy some new outdoor items for the spring and summer

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  96. Shannon

    I can always find something there I like, it would be great for groceries, clothes, etc.

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  97. Erin P

    Target is one of my favorite stores & I’d love to win a chance to shop there without money coming out of my wallet. Spring weather will be here soon, it’ll be nice to update my wardrobe & accessories!

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  98. Annemarie Z.

    I do a lot of my shopping there so this would help with my bills!

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  99. Ellie W

    I have several family birthdays coming up and could really use a Target gift card to help out.

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  100. Jill L

    I have teenage boy who just seems to be growing like a weed. This would come in awfully handy.

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  101. Tamara

    I always have something I could buy from Target. Either some special snacks, or some new spring clothes. Thank you!

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  102. Carolsue

    I would probably get something for my husband’s birthday — a shirt or book o something maybe.

    Reply

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