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Jan 122016


Are you a fan of Target? I’m a huge fan of Target and typically visit the store at least once per week. I always love the shopping experience there. I tend to stop by the Starbucks to grab a coffee and then walk around leisurely finding all sorts of fun goodies from the different departments. I almost always visit the beauty department, the home decor section, the snack aisles and the office supplies area. As many of you know, I do like to save money, so I’ve collected a number of tips that help me save money when shopping at Target! Check out my list of Brilliant Money-Saving Tips for Target Shoppers!

Brilliant Money-Saving Tips for Target Shoppers

Brilliant Money-Saving Tips for Target Shoppers

Brilliant Money-Saving Tips for Target Shoppers

Use the Cartwheel app.
Download the Cartwheel app to get discounts on everything from baby clothing to groceries. You can search for available offers on your smartphone, select the offers you’re interested in, and then present the barcode that appears on your phone to the cashier. The discount will then be applied to your total!

Find the right day of week for sales.
Did you know that certain departments put their products on sale on certain days of the week? Yes, there’s a system in place for this. Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday: electronics, accessories, books, baby
  • Tuesday: women’s clothing, pets, food
  • Wednesday: men’s clothing, health & beauty, furniture
  • Thursday: lingerie, shoes, toys
  • Friday: auto, hardware, jewelry

Understand the clearance codes.
When an item goes on sale at Target, the clearance sticker will state the “percent off” that the item is currently being offered. Common increments that items are marked down include 15%, 30%, 50%, 70% and 90% off. So, if you see something you really love and it’s being offered at 15% off (and there’s a lot of them on the shelf), you may want to come back next week to see if it’s being offered at an even steeper discount!

Get price adjustments.
If you bought something that then goes on sale a few days later, you should be able to bring your receipt back to Target for a price adjustment.

Shop the aisle end-caps.
Products that are on sale are often placed at aisle end-caps. So, make it a habit to check these end-caps whenever you visit the store. You never know what gems are waiting for you there!

Activate deals available on Discountrue.
Discountrue has a lot of promo codes and special discounts for Target. With Discountrue, you can get deals directly from the retailer that can be activated for BIG savings! You can find Target online coupons and Target printable coupons. There are deals on everything from indoor decor to baby clothing! And all coupons are verified daily! Keep checking their site regularly and you might even find a savings of up to 40% off! Here’s how the process works:

  • Pick the coupon you want to use.
  • Click “Activate Deal” for the coupon you want to use.
  • The Target webpage should open in a new window. If not, simply copy the code presented and enter that into the “Promotion Code” section during the Checkout process! Easy peasy!

Here’s a shot of what a typical coupon looks like!
coupon is a great resource for finding coupons for other retailers, as well. They have coupons for so many of my favorite stores, including American Eagle Outfitters, Lady Foot Locker, Sears, Kohl’s, Gymboree, Teavana, Harry & David and Barnes & Noble. Here is a partial list of all the stores they offer coupons for that start with the letter “L”! See how many options there are? And that’s just a small fraction of all the stores they offer!
Check out their site for even more stores!

Hope these tips help you save some money at Target! Now, tell me: Do you have any money-savings tips for Target?! How do you save some money at Target?

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18 Responses to “Brilliant Money-Saving Tips for Target Shoppers”

  1. I love Target, too, and I always stop by the dollar section when I walk in the door. I use my Cartwheel app, but I didn’t know about finding the right day of the week for sales. I’m all about saving money and these are all great tips.

  2. I love shopping at Target. I always try to take advantage of Cartwheel app and cruising the endcaps is my favorite way to find clearance deals!

  3. I love target and this is very helpful! I didn’t realize there were days of the week that had specific sales! Thanks for the tips.

  4. I love Target and these are awesome tips you provided. I had no idea I could also do price adjustments if I bring back my receipt. Thanks for the tips!

  5. I made use of my visit to the states last october and will definitely do when I come over later this year. we do not have target in the UK but loving money saving tips

  6. I’ll have to try these strategies out the next time I take a trip to Target. I definitely want to save some money this year.

  7. I love shopping at Target and there is always room for me to save while shopping. Love your tips. Thank you for sharing them.

  8. These are great tips! Love them all. Real time and money saver!

  9. These are indeed brilliant money saving tips for Target shoppers. The Cartwheel app is such a handy tool and awesome to use. I love the idea of waiting for a week if to see if items are going to have a better percentage off only if there is a good about of them of course. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  10. Great tips for saving money – we don’t have Target in the UK, but do have similar schemes. Kaz 🙂

  11. Great tips! I’m still recovering from Target leaving Canada not too long ago. It was one of my favorite stores!

  12. I looooove me some Target! I always shop end caps, but I’m loving these other money-saving tips, as well.

  13. I did not know about these apps! I love Target too.. and look forward to using your tips when I shop there 🙂

  14. My money saving tip for Target would be to not go there. Lol. But these are all really good! This is why its so much easier to walk around JoAnns. COUPONS!

  15. I religiously use Cartwheel but I forgot all about Target offering coupons. I love when I stack my red card savings with Cartwheel!

  16. I’m a die hard Target shopper. I love the Cartwheel app, I use it everything I shop.

  17. You forgot the main one, DON’T go to Target!! LOL Jokes aside, I miss that place so much. One of the things I enjoyed a lot about shopping at Target is their clearance items. There was always something there at amazing prices.

  18. I never really liked Target for some reason I just don’t know, but I think with all this you might make a believer out of me. Thanks for sharing.

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