The first Target store opened in 1962 in Roseville, Minnesota and over time the chain grew into one of the country’s most well-known discount stores. Some Target stores now carry groceries, home goods, clothing, seasonal decorations, electronics, furniture, and other everyday goods. It’s a one-stop shop for many consumers.
Ongoing Deals and Promotions
At Target, there are several savings opportunities to be had if you know where to look. The store releases a weekly ad with deals and coupons in it, and there is an online coupon center where you can find and print coupons. You can also sign up to receive coupons by text message.
Additionally, Target has a Cartwheel smartphone app that highlights sales and has exclusive discount opportunities. You can browse the app for a product coupon, or scan an item’s barcode to see if there are any current offers available.
Target allows customers to combine a manufacturer coupon, Target coupon, and Cartwheel offer when purchasing a product.
Target’s Major Policies
- Shipping – When ordering on Target.com, you can either pay to have an item shipped to your house or pick it up from a local store. Shipping and handling charges may apply if you order less than $25 worth of merchandise, but the fees may be waived for subscriptions and purchases made with a Target REDcard.
In some areas, you may be able to order items for rush delivery and receive them the same day for a $10 charge. You may also be able to order select products through the Instacart app and receive them within two hours – for an additional fee.
- Returns – You can return most unopened purchases within 90 days for a refund or exchange. However, electronics and entertainment items only have a 30-day window. The return period is extended by 30 days for purchases made with a REDcard, and it’s one year for Target-owned brands.
You may be able to make a return if you don’t have a receipt if you have the credit or debit card used for the original purchase.
- Price Matching – Target and Target.com will match a competitor’s price for an identical item. The competitor’s store must be within a 25-mile radius of the Target location or the shipping address and 30 online competitors. Target will not match prices from other Target stores.
There are many fine-print exclusions, but in general if the items are identical, and the competitor’s price isn’t part of a liquidation or limited-time sale, you may be able to request a match. You can’t combine Target coupons or Cartwheel offers with a price match, but manufacturers’ coupons still work. You can request a match up to 14 days after the purchase.
Target doesn’t have a points-based loyalty program like some retailers, but regular shoppers may want to consider getting a Target REDcard. Available as either a debit card tied to your checking account or credit card, the REDcard gives you five percent off every purchase. You’ll also receive free shipping with no minimum purchase requirements from Target.com and an extra 30 days to return unwanted purchases.
Regular shoppers may also want to consider subscribed for a product from Target. Select household, health, grocery, and baby products are available, and you’ll receive an additional five percent off and free shipping.
Current Deals and Sales
Target often has seasonal and holiday-based sales. Check for special discounts, and discount codes, on major holidays, during back-to-school season, and for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For example, shipping is free on all orders from November 1st through December 25th, 2015 with no minimum purchase amount required.
You can find the latest coupon codes and sales on Saveful’s Target coupons page.