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You’ve heard the joke: if you go to Target for one thing, you’ll end up buying a bunch of other things. Many people love to shop at Target because of the affordability, convenience, and everyday products. So it’s easy to spend more than you planned, especially in the new year with a desire to get in shape or try a new hobby.
The great news is that if you’re an avid Target shopper, you can keep shopping and saving with our advice that will guarantee savings in your wallet. All you have to do is shop on a certain day for discounts and savings. Still curious? Well, we’re going to walk you through it all: two well-known savings tips and one secret tip that will help you save at the store.
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Sign up for Target’s rewards program
If you want to save money on your purchases, sign up for free in Target’s rewards program. The great thing is that you can use these benefits not only online, but also in store. Here are the benefits of being a Circle member:
- 1% profit when you shop to redeem or continue saving 5% with RedCard
- Access to brand offers
- 5% discount for one purchase for your birthday (valid for 30 days from your birthday)
- Community support upvotes directly where Target gives
- Target Circle Brand Partnerships like Apple and Ulta Beauty.
Getting access to Target’s rewards program is important, especially when you shop at the retailer anyway.
Get a price match guarantee
What some shoppers fail to realize is that Target also offers a price match guarantee. You can request to get a price match from Target any time you see that an item you purchased is cheaper. For an item to be eligible, it must be:
- During the 14 day window from the time you purchased the item
- Identical itembrand, size, weight, color, quantity and model number
- In stock in a lower price on return in a list of contestants Target match
- Below Target.com or at your local Target store
How to claim a price match
Once you’ve determined if you can get a price match, there are just a few steps to doing so in-store or online. If you’re doing this in-store, here’s what you need to do:
- Ask for a price match on Take a look
- Bring it proof of the price you want to match — all print advertising, digital advertising or the merchant’s main website (no photos or photocopies accepted)
- Bring it original receipt if you have already purchased the item
Online is a bit easier, but your options here are to either call or chat with a representative. You can do this by:
- Chat with Target representatives online or call 800-591-3869
- Having the current price you want to match — the digital ad, approved retailer’s website or store target price (photos or photocopies not accepted)
- When you are order number and item information ready from the start
Browsing Target’s ads and catalogs can save you money on hundreds of items a week
Our top tip for saving money shopping in-store at Target
Now that you know what you can do to get rewards and get price matched if you need it, you can now learn our tip that will give you access to discounted products across the entire retailer.
The first thing you need to know is that this only works for in-store purchases (sorry online shoppers). The next thing is knowing when to shop at the store. Depending on the day of the week (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) you will find selected products on clearance.
When shopping at your local Target, here’s the cheat sheet to know what products are on sale:
- Monday: Electronics, children’s clothes and stationery
- Tuesday: Household goods, women’s clothing, pet products and food
- Wednesday: Men’s clothing, toys, health and beauty, lawn and garden items
- Thursday: Home goods, underwear, shoes, sporting goods, movies, music, books, decor and luggage
- Friday: Automotive, beauty, hardware and jewelry
To confirm our advice, we contacted Target on October 17and received no response.
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