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The Best Ways to Save While Shopping at Target

Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles that are interesting to her readers.

Target Store

Target Store

Do You Shop at Target?

Do you shop at Target? If not, then maybe you should. Target is among America’s favorite places to shop. The discount retailer ranks sixth among all retailers in sales. It ranks at number eight in sales close behind giants like Walmart, Amazon, and Costco.

Today, Target Corporation operates 1,871 locations throughout the United States with its headquarters on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You might be familiar with the name Target, but did you know that Target hasn't always been named Target?

Target's Names Over The Years



Goodfellow Dry Goods


Dayton's Dry Goods Company


Dayton Company


Dayton Corperation






Target Corporation

Discounted Gift Cards

Buy discounted gift cards to save you money on every Target purchase. When you use a discounted gift card, you spend less than you would otherwise.

Target Credit and Debit Cards

Target Credit and Debit Cards

Use REDcards

Target offers two Target REDcards: a debit card and a store credit card. You save when you use either one. They both have three major benefits:

  1. Five percent off every purchase
  2. Free shipping on every purchase at
  3. 30 extra days on returns

Debit card holders can withdraw up to $40 in cash at the in-store checkout. Credit card holders can manage their accounts and make payments online.

Target Clearance

Target Clearance

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Shop Clearance

Everyone likes a good bargain. Those who shop regularly at Target know that there are lots of items on sale every day. Those bargains are in addition to Target's already low prices. Make sure you check out what's on sale every time you go into the store.

Shoppers can always get good bargains by buying items that have been marked down. Customers should look for Target’s clearance items.

Use Target's Cartwheel App

Target customers can use the Cartwheel app to save money every week. All they need to do is browse on the website and assign offers to a unique barcode that they can print and take to the store for savings.

Shoppers who use Cartwheel regularly save even more by unlocking “badges,” which translate to extra offers. Check Cartwheel offers often to see what's available. New offers come out on Sundays, but many limited-time, high-value offers pop up randomly throughout the week.

Customers can even take Cartwheel offers and use them along with other coupons, sales, and their debit or credit REDcard savings.

Use a Target Registry

If you have a big event coming up, sign up at the Target gift registry and you can earn additional savings on the items you need. You can include a baby registry, a wedding registry, and a college registry to receive a 15 percent discount for you, your friends, and your family.

Bring a Reusable Bag

You have probably seen Target customers using their own reusable bags. They save 5 cents off their purchase. Target also gives customers a 5 cent discount for each reusable bag they use. It doesn't sound like much, but every discount helps no matter what the amount is.

Use Their Cash Back Website

You can save at Target before you even shop there. Use a cash-back website before making your purchases. Ebates is a popular cash-back website that gives you an additional two percent cash back on your Target purchases.


Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on September 14, 2016:

Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you can use some of the ways I cited for saving at Target the next time you shop there. Let your family and friends know about those ways to save.

mactavers on September 14, 2016:

Target has been my favorite store for years. Whether it's been well priced clothing for kids, gifts, granola or towels, I can shop one stop. I like the designer items they feature and their prices are good. Thanks for sharing other ways to save.

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