You either love Target or you don’t. For me, it’s one of those stores you go in for one item and come out with three. There are so many cute things at Target! It’s my weakness! I suspect it is yours too, so I’ve compiled a list of 10 ways you can spend less at Target and still get what you love! Check it out and feel free to add your own tips in the comments!
Target allows for some awesome savings thanks to their coupon policy. You can stack one manufacturer Printable Coupon with a Target Store Printable Coupon AND a Cartwheel Offer on a single item for some epic savings! I love couponing here!
Use Cartwheel Offers
You can also simply use cartwheel offers without any coupons. Target is currently transitioning the cartwheel app into the regular Target App, so all you’ll have to do it have the cashier scan the offer you want to use off your phone at checkout. This makes it super easy! You can even pull up the offers while you shop to see if you can score some nice deals.
Another win for shopping at Target. You can use rebate apps like Ibotta, Checkout51, and others to stack up the savings you get with the Printable Coupons! I regularly get free items when I stack Printable Coupons, cartwheel offers and rebates. Just make sure to look for sales to get the best deals.
Decode Price Tags
You know we always try to cover this. Knowing when to let an item drop in price or when you need to grab it now is key in getting the most bang for your buck. At Target, clearance price tags have a small number in the upper right corner that lets you know what percent the item is discounted off the normal price. On Clearance items, I look for at least a 30 or more.
Know The Markdown Schedule
Now that you know how to read the price tags, its time to plan your trip. Knowing which days certain kinds of items go on sale will save your time and money. I hate buying an item only to see it at a lower price later. Granted, I can usually get a refund for the difference, I still like to get the best price. You can get price adjustments for up to 14 days after the original purchase date.
Monday: Girls, Boys, Infants, Electronics
Tuesday: Womens, Juniors
Wednesday: Men’s, Foods, Stationery, Health, Laundry
Thursday: Sleepwear, Athletics, Paper, Shoes, Housewares
Friday: Domestics, Auto, Scarves, Jewelry, Beauty
Price Match To Amazon
Target allows price matching to online retailers and other stores. When you are shopping in-store, pull up the Amazon app on your phone to see if you can find it for a lower price! Note that the item has to be shipped and sold from Amazon. If the item you want is cheaper, go to customer service and they will price match it for you! It’s that easy!
Sign-Up For A Target REDcard!
If you shop at Target frequently, sign-up for Debit version of the REDcard. There is a credit card version, but the 20% interest rate isn’t my idea of savings. RED Card gives you 5 percent off at the register on your entire purchase, free shipping when you shop Target online, and an extra 30 days to return items. The extra 30 days is one of my favorite perks!
Only Buy One Item In The 2 for $4.00 Deals.
We’ve all fallen for it, but you don’t actually have to buy two to get the sale price. All items included in the promotion will be on sale for $2.00 each, or 2 for $4.00. Just buy one item and enjoy the savings!
Sign-Up For Mobile Coupon Offers
Text COUPONS, OFFERS or BABY to 827438 to receive mobile coupons every Saturday, or sign up in the mobile app. While you can stack mobile offers with manufacturer coupons and rebate offers, you can’t stack them with other Target store coupons.
Get A Raincheck
There is almost nothing as heartbreaking to the deal shopper than to find the item you waited to buy on sale is sold out. Target has a remedy for this by offering rainchecks for sale price for up to 45 days. Just go over to Guest Services to request a rain check for the sold-out items. You’ll get the sale price along with all the other promotions!