Target is a fantastic place to save money! There are some tips and tricks when it comes to shopping at Target in order to get your best deals! Let’s check them out!
Be sure you sign up for Target Mobile Coupons
Text OFFERS to 827438 so you can receive up to five ongoing mobile coupons every month with various store coupons. Each of these offers is valid to redeem one time and you simply have the cashier scan the barcode on your phone. These are Target coupons and can be used with a manufacturer’s coupon. You can also text BABY to 827438 to receive baby-related mobile coupons each month.
Target Cartwheel offers
Target offers up even more high value store coupons with their FREE Cartwheel Savings App! Just head over HERE, sign in/register for an account via Facebook or with your email address and then add the offers you want (the number of offers you can save to your account will vary by user).
You can print out your barcode and take it to the store with you or simply show your unique barcode on your mobile device at checkout and the applicable savings will be deducted.
The offers can generally be used on 4 qualifying items per offer per transaction, unless otherwise noted. There is a limit of one Cartwheel barcode per transaction and six Cartwheel barcode transactions per day.
Target Cartwheel Coupons
These can be loaded to your app and redeemed just like the other Cartwheel offers. As with other digital coupons, the digital manufacturer’s coupons can be redeemed one time only.
The digital manufacturer’s coupons can still be stacked with Target coupons as well as the Target Cartwheel offers. However, you can not use any additional manufacturer’s coupons (printable or clipped) on the SAME item when you’re redeeming the digital manufacturer’s coupons.
Use Your REDCard
Target’s REDcard saves you money every time you shop! It offers 5% off at the register on your entire bill, free shipping on every order at Target.com and an extra 30 days to return items. If you aren’t a fan of credit cards, simply sign up for the Debit card to receive the same perks! It will be tied directly to your checking account and you can even get cash back at the register.
Maximize Your Savings
Target actually allows you to use a manufacturer’s coupon, Target coupon (print or mobile) and Cartwheel on every item you purchase. Add in the REDCard and you are scoring maximum savings!
Your Target Cartwheel offers are deducted after all Target store coupons but before manufacturer’s coupons. You will want to scan your Cartwheel barcode last.
Watch Those Clearance Deals
Target stores actually adhere to a schedule where they mark down certain departments for clearance on specific days! The markdown schedule may vary by store, so be sure to ask your local store about their schedule. Here is what the majority of the stores do:
Monday: Electronics, Kids’ & Baby Clothing, Stationery/Office Supplies
Tuesday: Women’s and Juniors Clothing, Domestics
Wednesday: Men’s Clothing, Food, Health & Beauty, Lawn & Garden, Furniture, Laundry
Thursday: Toys, Pets, Housewares, Lingerie/ Sleepwear, Athletic Apparel, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Paper Goods, Decor, Luggage
Friday: Auto, Scarves, Cosmetics, Jewelry, Hardware
You can also look for clearance deals on endcaps. Most of the clearance endcaps are facing the store walls (not those located down the main walking aisles) and are often filled with various items that have been marked down from 15% to 70% off. You can pair these deals with coupons to score even bigger savings!
Use Reusable Bags
Bring in your own reusable bag and all Target stores will credit you 5¢ for every single bag used at checkout. Every penny counts when you are trying to save money!
Effective October 1st, 2015, Target just released a new price-matching policy! You now price match a total of TWENTY-NINE online competitors listed HERE – including Amazon.com, Ulta.com and so many more. Plus, you can price match both at your local Target store AND online at Target.com. You also have 14 days to price match products bought both in store and online.
Sign up for a Registry
Target offers a Baby, College, and Wedding registry. When you add items to your list, you’ll often get coupons or discounts for shopping from your list. For a Wedding registry, you will receive two 15% off completion coupon offers for the items remaining on your registry. You will also receive four 15% off friends and family coupons two weeks after creating your registry to share for in-store shopping and a discount code for one online order. Plus, you may receive bonus gifts from top brands!
Target Baby Welcome Gift
When you complete your Baby Registry, you can then head in store to score a FREE Welcome Gift – valued at $60! In addition, 8 weeks prior to your event date, you’ll receive a 15% off completion coupon offer for the items remaining on your registry and a coupon for in-store shopping, a discount code for one online order, and four friends and family coupons to share.