Amazon, Walmart and other major retail outlets take note: Target is rolling out a Same-Day shipping program. The retailer now offers 65,000 products you can purchase online and receive the same day for an extra $9.99 per order.
Target Same-Day shipping works exactly as advertised — you sift through a selection of available products, add them to your cart and receive them within a few hours. We visited the site’s Same-Day Delivery section around 8 a.m. and it estimated items could arrive in our area code as early as 10 a.m. Right now, the service is only available in select states (47), so make sure you live in a qualifying area before deciding to shop from home.
The new service runs through Shipt, a shipping company the retailer acquired back in 2017. Since then, Target shoppers have had the option to pay $99 a year (or $14 a month) in exchange for access to Same-Day shipping on orders over $35. Now, anyone can use the Same-Day shipping service on a per-order basis.
Get Same-Day Shipping Free for an Entire Month
You can even try the service now for free for a full four weeks. After that, according to the Target website, “an annual Shipt membership is $99 for unlimited orders of $35 or more.” If you don’t want the membership after the free four weeks, you still have the option to pay $9.99 per order for same-day service. Either way, you’ll get all the same current promotions on Target.com. Target loyalists can also score an extra 5% off purchases by buying with their Target cards.
Tacking on $9.99 every time you order can add up pretty quickly, but in certain cases the premium price is easy to overlook. If you’re not feeling well enough to shop in-person or if your daily responsibilities make it difficult to find the time, Same-Day Delivery is a great way for you to get the products you need with little to no hassle.
If you can imagine yourself using this service more than 10 times in a year, go ahead and sign up for the $99 Shipt account. If you’re on the fence about whether you’ll feel the benefits, try it out a few times before you commit to an annual subscription. Target offers a free four-week trial for new subscribers, so there’s no risk in experimenting.
Essentials Delivered to Your Door
Same-Day Target Delivery is well-stocked with home goods and other necessities. It seems Target wants to make everyday shopping more convenient by offering groceries, toiletries and general goods for quick delivery. Available products include:
- Advil Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Tablets — Reg Price: $18.29
- Always Thin Daily Liners — Reg Price: $0.99
- Performance Sheet Set Solids 400 Thread Count – Threshold™ — Reg Price: $49.99
- Freshpet Refrigerated Dog Food — Reg Price: $12.89
- Movies and Books — As low as $6
Some say this mode of business may not be sustainable, but for the time being, shopping at Target has never been easier (or faster), so take advantage of the convenience now.
To make the most of the program, be sure to set up some Deal Alerts on our site so you can score the lowest prices on all your household staples.