The second largest discount retailer in the United States, Target is beloved by many for its trendy, low-priced goods and wide, welcoming store aisles. If you find yourself drawn to the big red bullseye regularly, there are, thankfully, many ways to stretch your dollars here.
Target Discount Tips
Target offers lots of promo codes, coupons and other promotions. Expect to see Target coupons ranging from $0.50 to $5 off groceries, beauty products, office supplies and other small items, which can really add up if you do your research before you shop. Target also runs frequent buy and save promotions, where discounts are handed out if you spend over a certain amount on select items. If you’re willing to buy in bulk, keep an eye out for offers of free gift cards when you buy a certain number of products. We’ve seen deals of $20 gift cards if you buy two boxes of diapers or $5 gift cards when you buy three hair care products.
How to Use a Target Coupon
For coupons online, navigate to your shopping cart to check out. Scroll to where it says “promo codes” and click “enter a code.”
Enter your promo code in the box that appears and click “Apply.”
You can enter as many coupon codes as you want, as long as they are all eligible.
To use printable coupons or other Target coupons in the store, simply present your printed coupon or a coupon your phone to the cashier.
Remember that you can use multiples of the same coupon as long as each coupon has a matching item. Additionally, you can stack a manufacturer coupon, a store coupon, a Cartwheel offer, and a REDcard discount all on one item.
How to Save Money at Target
Sign up for the Target REDcard, which can either be a credit card or tied to your debit account. You’ll get 5% off all purchases (even already discounted ones), plus free shipping from Target.com, plus 30 extra days for returns.
Download Target’s Cartwheel app for iOS and Android, which offers weekly deals up to 50% off of select in-store items. Since you’ll be on your phone anyway, it’s also wise to sign up for their mobile coupon program, which will send coupons right to your phone to be redeemed at the checkout.
Get free shipping at Target on orders over $35. You can also order online and ship items for free if you’re willing to pick them up at your local Target.
Price match items at Target from a list of 27 other stores, as well as Target.com. If you find a better deal at one of those stores, you have two weeks from the time of your purchase to get a price match at Target.
Take advantage of subscription discounts on products like diapers, pet food and office supplies. You’ll get 5% and free shipping on every subscription purchase, plus get an additional 5% off when you use your REDcard.
Start a Target registry. Baby registries will get you a welcome kit full of baby and diaper coupons and samples, as well as 15% off anything in your registry starting eight weeks from your due date, plus a year of easy returns. Wedding registries will also earn you 15% off anything left after the big day, plus bonus gifts with qualifying purchases.
Look for frequent photo coupons offered by Target Photo to save on prints. Sign up for a Target account to easily access and print your images for pickup at your nearest Target.
Create a Target Optical account to get a $25 off coupon emailed to you. Additionally, take advantage of Target optical’s huge discounts on glasses and contact lenses.
Target Return Policy
Target has a generous return policy, allowing you to return unopened items within 90 days of purchase. While you typically have to have a receipt to return an item, most Targets will accept returns without one if they can verify that they sell the item being returned. You can also return items by mail for free.