It never hurts to save a little money, but the process is often far from convenient. Perhaps you or someone you know is really into coupon clipping, but it is less than ideal to carry a stack of loose papers with you whenever you go shopping. Thankfully, this doesn't have to be your experience, and it's easier than ever to save money at one of America's most popular stores – Target. Here's how:
1. There Is A Schedule To When Target Marks Down Its Prices.
Target marks down certain groups of items on certain days of the week.
Monday: children's clothing, electronics, accessories, literature, baby items and stationary.
Tuesday: women’s clothing, pets’ items, domestic goods and food items.
Wednesday: health and beauty, diapers, lawn/garden items, men’s clothing and furniture.
Thursday: housewares, shoes, lingerie, toys, sporting goods, decor and luggage.
Friday: cosmetics, auto, hardware and jewelry.
2. Check The Price Tag.
We can sometimes get so consumed with the idea of a sale that we don't even check exactly how much we’re saving on a “sale” item. The number in the upper right indicates the percentage off the original price. It may seem like common sense, but be sure to check the price tag to see how much money you are actually saving. It could make you think twice about your next impulse buy.
3. Check If A Price Tag Ends In $0.06 Or $0.08.
If a price tag of a sale item ends in $0.06 or $0.08, it means that there will be another markdown as long as there is still stock. If there are still a lot of a particular sale item on the shelves, it's a safe bet that you can purchase it for even less by waiting it out.
4. You Can Return Purchases By Mail For Free.
If you need to return something and the closest Target is far from convenient, the company offers free mail-in returns. Save yourself a trip by printing out a prepaid return label from Target's online return center.
5. Price Matching.
If you ever find a product that is cheaper somewhere else, simply bring proof to your local Target and they will match the price of their competitor. This can save you the time and gas of having to make the extra trip somewhere else.
6. Mobile Coupons Alerts.
Don't bother clipping coupons ever again. Target has embraced the digital age by providing coupon alerts delivered directly to your phone. All you have to do is sign up for them here.
7. Use The Smartphone App.
It seems like there is an app for everything these days, and Target's coupons are no different. The free Target app is available for both iPhone and Android, and serves up new coupons to users each week. Just show the cashier your coupon in the app, then get ready to save some money.
8. Request A Rain Check.
Sometimes you are ready to take advantage of a great deal, but you sadly discover that the item you want is out of stock. All you have to do is walk up to guest services and request a rain check. When the item comes back in stock, you can then purchase it for the previous sale price.
9. Combine Target Coupons With Those Of The Manufacturer.
If you are the type of person who makes shopping lists, check online to see if there are any coupons available from the manufacturer. These coupons can be used in addition to Target's store coupons, and you can essentially double up on your savings.
10. Use Cartwheel.
Target has an additional app that can help you save money. It's called Cartwheel. These offers can be used in conjunction with Target's coupons and a manufacturer's coupon. That's three layers of savings on a single item! Learn more about the app here.
H/T: Tip Hero