There are so many ways you can save money at Target. They offer a number of store specific coupons, accept manufacturer coupons and price match. Here’s your guide to How to Save at Target.
The weekly Target sale ad is a great place to start for savings. Target ads run from Sunday to Saturday each week and include sale prices, bonus gift card offers and other deals. There are also unadvertised sales in stores and online most weeks that can be found as you browse. You can also get the Target deals and coupon matchups each week on your smart phone with this free money saving app. It finds all the coupons and does the deal finding work for you.
Bonus Gift Card Offers
Target regularly offers gift card with purchase deals. They come in the form of “Buy X, Get $ Gift Card”. Sometimes it’s one item for the gift card amount, other times it’s multiple items required. All you need to do is meet the purchase requirements to get the gift card automatically at the register or online checkout.
When you make the required purchase, the register at checkout will automatically stop the cashier from scanning additional items until they have scanned and added the proper gift card bonus to your order.
Gift card offers also roll. You can use the card you earned from one deal to pay for another and it will produce another gift card at checkout.
This is where saving at Target gets a bit confusing. Target accepts manufacturer coupons, Target store coupons, Target Mobile Coupons (Guests can receive Target Mobile Coupons by texting COUPONS to 827438 (TARGET)) Target Cartwheel coupons and Target Shopkick coupons. You can view the Target coupon policy for more, but here are the highlights:
-Target accepts one Manufacturer Coupon AND one Target Coupon (mobile or hard copy) for the same item (unless prohibited by either coupon). You can ALSO stack a Target Cartwheel coupon in addition to these two coupons! This is the way to really save you can use THREE coupons on the same item as long as they are the different types.
-They reserve the right to accept, refuse, or limit the use of any coupon.
-Coupon amount may be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (No overage/cash back)
-Coupons are void if copied, scanned, transferred, purchased, sold, prohibited by law, or appear altered in any way.
-They gladly accept valid internet coupons that contain a clear and scannable bar code.
-They do not accept internet coupons for free items with no purchase requirements.
You can scan any item in store with the Target Cartwheel app on your smartphone. It will then alert you whether there is a Cartwheel coupon available for that product. It also will suggest similar products that do have a coupon!
The Target price match policy also offers a great chance to save money. Take the ad or your smartphone with you and be ready to prove the price match. They match actual hard copy ads AND online prices. You will need the actual ad in your hand for everything except: Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com. To price match at Target you must go to Guest Services BEFORE you check out your item to get it approved.
Not only can you price match in the store the day you are buying, but if you find a lower price with in 7 days of your purchase you can go in and get a refund of the difference.
The Target Holiday Price Match Policy is even more generous if you find a lower price between Nov. 1 and Dec. 21 you can go in and get a refund of the difference. It does exclude price matches for prices offered Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 and Dec. 22—26
See more about Target and other stores that price match.
If you have or apply for and receive a Target Red Card, you can get an additional 5% off your purchases and FREE shipping on your Target.com purchases. (For the best deal, make sure to only spend what you can pay off each month to avoid interest charges! The interest rate is higher than the 5% you will save.) If you don’t want another credit card, you can also consider the Target Red Card Debit Card. Red Card holders (both credit & debit) also enjoy an additional 30 day period for returns and FREE shipping at Target.com. You can sign up for your card online and start saving!
As an added bonus, you can sign up for Take Charge of Education as a Target Red Card holder and donate 1% of your Red Card purchases to your selected eligible school. This is a great benefit to your school! You just complete your regular shopping and your school automatically gets 1% off all your purchases as long as you have a RED card and you selected your school.
Join Target Pharmacy Rewards and receive a 5% off shopping day for every 5 qualifying prescription fills you do.
Put it all Together
What you can do:
- You can use a coupon on a sale item.
- You can use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon on an item PLUS a Cartwheel coupon.
- You can use a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon and a Cartwheel coupon on a sale item.
- You can buy items on sale, use coupons and get a gift card bonus.
- You can price match and use a coupon.
- You can use coupons with your Red Card discount.
- You can use coupons with your Pharmacy Rewards discount.
- You can STACK your Red Card and Pharmacy Rewards discounts AND use coupons with them!
By combining sales, coupons, bonus offers and checking out the weekly Target sale ad each week, you know how to save at Target! Or you get the Target deals and coupon matchups each week on your smart phone with this free money saving app.
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