How to Save Money at Target

Target is one of our favorite stores to shop year round; whether you're visiting the dollar spot, sipping on Starbucks or stocking your gift closet with clearance items you're sure to find something worth purchasing. Most people say they spend too much anytime they visit so we have a few tips to stretch your dollar a little further!

Target Top Deals

The Target Top Deal Page features the top deals for the week and is usually where Target’s 10 Days of Deals is housed in November. Keep in mind that this isn’t a comprehensive list of everything available but only some of their top deals. You’ll also find a link to Clearance which is great in the off-season but may not be helpful during the Black Friday season.

Target Carwheel

The Target app now houses their Cartwheel program! It is available for iOS and Android and allows you to "clip" both manufacturer and store coupons to then use in-store only. After you've clipped your coupons in the app it then gives you a unique barcode to scan at checkout, the barcode will always be the same so you can screenshot it and not use your data in the store if you've already added your offers. You can only scan your Cartwheel, meaning you can’t also scan a friends but each offer can be redeemed up to 4 times at one checkout. (ex. You can purchase 4 tubes of toothpaste and use the 40% off Cartwheel offer on each item in a single purchase). You can easily make sure your discount will qualify by scanning the barcode of the product you are purchasing and it will let you know if it’s a match. Cartwheel Target coupons can be combined with printed manufacturer coupons. Last year they had exclusive Cartwheel offers during the holiday season to sweeten some deals so make sure to check the app before you leave the store.

Target Subscriptions

Target offers subscriptions on some of their items and when you subscribe you automatically save an additional 5% and receive free shipping. Subscriptions can be changed or cancelled at any time! Gift card with purchase offers can be stacked with subscriptions, and if you have to buy more than one of a single item to qualify for a gift card you can change the quantity during checkout. If you have a Target Red Card the 5% card discount stacks with the 5% subscription discount.

Help Section
Visit the "help" section, it sounds easy enough but most people don’t know that there’s an entire list of promotions currently available. If you click on help at the bottom of the Target homepage then click on "see all help", then "promotions & coupons" and finally "Promotions". It lists all of the coupons, discounts and gift card offers and their expiration dates in easy to navigate categories. This is helpful when there are stacking gift card offers that may not show under the price of an item.

Target Red Card

This discount allows the cardholder to save 5% and have free shipping year round. They generally offer exclusive discounts during November to cardholders. It’s free to sign up for the debit card and the money pulls directly from your bank account. Another bonus to having a Red Card is that it offers an extended 30 days to return items! The 5% discount generally works on gift cards so it's a great way to save a little extra if they have a gift card for a store you frequent. A lot of people like to buy Disney gift cards with the discount because they are the hardest ones to find a discount for.

When it comes to Black Friday if there is anything you’re looking to purchase make sure to arrive early, have a list ready and print out your store maps. We've generally posted the store maps a week or two before Black Friday so you have plenty of time to prepare. You can usually access them on the Target app but you run the risk of not having enough service in the store to load the maps quickly. I always make a list with the additional promotions that I will be using so that in the rush of everything I don’t forget. Include on your list to use your Red Card, scan Cartwheel, and use any mobile offers that you may have received.

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September 15, 2017
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