How to shop at Target to save the most money

Most people think it’s difficult to save money at Target.  Even though there is little pricer, in my opinion, than the other stores you can coupon at, you can still make out saving a ton of money. Is it possible to pay little to nothing? Yes, because Target offers so many tools to help you save money in the store. The point is to shopping smarter with a plan and uses the tips I’m going to explain below. Let’s make shopping at Target another win! 

*Make sure to check out Target’s Coupon policy 

Sign up for the Target RedCard

The Target RedCard helps you save 5% on Target purchases.  Save 5% on every Target purchase either instore or online; as a RedCard member, you get an additional 30 days for returns. Extra benefits include a 5% discount off instore Starbucks purchase, already clearance price items, and Specialty gift card purchases at Target. To sign up for the RedCard, you can do it instore or online.

You have two funding options, either linking it up to your checking account like a debit card or signing up for a credit card. Load the RedCard to your Target app’s wallet to pay and get cashback.  Having the cashier scan the barcode during checkout is just a quick in and out shopping trip, no need to swipe your card in the machine.

Where do you find the coupons?

Download the Target app

Target app has a membership called The Target Circle Program; most of the features are on the app. Download the app, so you don’t miss out on any deals or savings. Target Circle has both store coupons and manufacturer coupons on the app. When you are ready to check out, the offers are accumulated into a barcode to scan at the register. Like other retailers where I’ve couponed, the store coupon can be used with a manufacturer coupon.  

Target allows you to stack coupons with a Target coupon, manufacturer’s coupons along with Target Circle offers. You can view the weekly ad on the app and any sales or promotions that are currently active. Some of the exclusive savings include 1% cashback on all your Target purchases, 5% off your entire purchase for your birthday.  You can check out the total of your earnings under “Earnings Benefits” in your app and use them to save when you check out. 

Save more money with Rebate Apps

Rebate apps like Ibotta or Fetch Rewards can help you save even more money. Ibotta earns dollars, and Fetch Rewards you redeem points. For Ibotta, you can scan the app items while you are shopping in the store to see if they match. Ibotta allows you to link your Target card on the app so you can easily earn rewards without scanning receipts. Before you head into the store, check all the offers you want cashback on. If your cards are not linked, then you would have to scan your receipt manually.

Fetch Rewards only has scan receipt no card linking yet but make sure you claim credit for every purchase you make. On Fetch, you earn points on any receipt, whether there is an offer matched or not. Check out exclusions of type of retailers or purchases on the app. Get cashback after you reach your threshold—each app of different cashout methods and threshold amounts. Check out each one to get more information. 

get cashback on Ibotta

Additional  Target Couponing Tips:

If you forget to use your Target Circle app during the checkout, all you have to do is scan your receipt, and this will be added to your Circle points balance.

Percentage of store coupons can be used up to four times per transaction. Most of the ones that are multi-use can be used for a variety of brands and types. So if it’s 15% Laundry care, that might include laundry detergent, fabric softener, or anything under that category. Make sure to read the coupon to see what is included. 

If it’s a dollar off manufacturer coupon, they are single-use and only in-store. You can use them once per item. 

Manufacturer coupons the exceed the value of the item will be adjusted down to the selling price. 

You can use manufacturer coupons and store coupons on Clearance items. Stack the coupons to get the item for next to nothing or free. 

When you have to return items that you had used a manufacturer coupon, you will get the credit on a Target gift card. 

Target does Price match with competitor retailers like Walmart and even online stores like Amazon. If you find a price lower somewhere else, they will do a price match for you. 

Checkout the list of stores on their Competitor list. 

Check out the many gift card rewards offers in the Weekly Ad to maximize your savings. The gift card can be used just like a regular gift card with some exclusions. Once you earned one, load them into your wallet in the Target app, so you lose them. You can redeem the gift card on the same day as received. Roll them into your next transaction or on you next Targe

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