18 February 2018

Target Store Guide (Updated 02/2018)

Target has quite a few “rules” when it comes to using coupons, but it's nothing to worry about :)
 I highly recommend getting familiar with its Corporate Coupon Policy and Price Matching Policy. Be sure to print them and bring it with you in case you ever run into any problems while checking out.

Target Cartwheel ;

Target offers high value store coupons via their FREE Cartwheel Savings App!
Click HERE to sign in and/or register for a Cartwheel account via Facebook or email address. Add the offers you want and have the cashier scan the barcode ; all offers will be applied to the transaction. Each Cartwheel offer may be used for up to a maximum of 4 qualifying items per offer per transaction, unless otherwise noted.

While shopping in-store, you can even scan the barcode of items that you’re interested in buying with the Target App to see if an offer is available for that item. 

NOTE: Target Cartwheel offers are deducted after all Target store coupons but before manufacturer’s coupons. 

Clearance ; Image result for target clearance endcaps

Most Target stores follow a schedule where they mark down certain departments for clearance on specific days. The markdown schedule may vary by store, so ask your local store about their schedule. 

Monday: Electronics, Kids’ & Baby Clothing, Stationery/Office Supplies
Tuesday: Women’s and Juniors Clothing, Domestics
Wednesday: Men’s Clothing, Food, Health & Beauty, Lawn & Garden, Furniture, Laundry
Thursday: Toys, Pets, Housewares, Lingerie/ Sleepwear, Athletic Apparel, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Paper Goods, Decor, Luggage
Friday: Auto, Scarves, Cosmetics, Jewelry, Hardware

Browse the shelves at the ends of the aisles (not those located down the main walking aisles) that have red “Clearance” signs. They're often filled with various items that have been marked down from 15% to 70% off.

Image result for target clearance

Clearance items offer the best bargains as long as you know what you’re looking for. Items will first get marked down by 15% or 30%, then to 50% off, and finally to 70% or 90% off. These items will have a red “clearance” sticker that shows the original price, the new price, the 9 digit DCPI item number and the percentage of the markdown in the top right-hand corner.

Check the small number in the upper right corner of the price tag. If it says “50”, it’s been marked to 50% off, if it says “70”, it’s been marked down to 70% off, etc. The only exception is holiday or seasonal merchandise, which can go as high as 90% off (in those cases, the code will be “90” in the corner).

Rumor has it that if the price tag ends in a $0.06 or $0.08, the item will be priced down again as long as there is inventory in the store and will stay on clearance for 1-2 weeks or while supplies last. However, if a price tag ends in $0.04, it is final clearance and won’t be marked down again.

Target RedCard ;

Target’s REDcard is an easy way to save on every single Target purchase. It offers 5% off at the register on your entire bill, FREE shipping on every order at Target.com and an extra 30 days to return items.

Don’t like the idea of having a credit card? Consider signing up for the Debit card instead of the credit version for the same perks, no annual fee and no credit check required. The Debit card is tied to your existing checking account so you can also withdraw up to $40 at checkout in-store.

1-Year Satisfaction Guarantee on Target Brand Items ;

Target Brands
If you’re not satisfied with any Target Owned Brand item (ie: Archer Farms, Mossimo, up & up, Xhilaration, Market Pantry), you can return it within one year with a receipt for an exchange or a full refund. 

If you don’t have a receipt, they can look up your information using your government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license) or the method of payment used to the Guest Service desk within the return window allowed for that item.

Target Price Matching Policy ;

If you find a current lower price within 14 days after purchase, just bring in your receipt or method of payment and Target will adjust your payment to the lower price.
NOTE: You cannot price match while using a Cartwheel offers, Target Gift Card offers, Registry completion coupons and Target coupons.
Target will price match a total of 27 online competitors ; plus price match both Target store AND online at Target.com (excluding clearance and other promotions). Copies, photos, print outs, or anything other than the original advertisement will not be accepted.
Target will honor any local retailer’s price in a printed ad.

The following exclusions apply:
- Early bird, door busters or other special limited time, limited quantity sales
- Membership club or loyalty programs (no BJs, Costco etc that require a club or loyalty card)
- Coupon-required advertised offers (ie: items advertised with a price AFTER an in-store coupon)
- Prices advertised as a percent off or $ off or BOGO sales
- Items advertised as Clearance or closeout
- Going-out-of-business liquidations
- Expired Ads

Reusable Bag ;

Bring your reusable bag(s) to get $0.05 off (each bag) your purchase :)