The 5 Best Ways to Save at Target

Written By Mary Beth Eastman
Last updated December 11, 2020

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Money Saving Tips
February 22, 2018

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

When it comes to efficient and affordable shopping, many people will tell you that Target is their absolute favorite store – and it’s no wonder why. Target seems to have everything you could ever want or need, which is great news until you find yourself spending more than you meant to. Use these five ways to save at Target to keep your bullseye spending on budget.

Part of the reason you might end up spending so much is because you don’t go in with a clear list of the things you actually need. It’s easy to start filling up your cart with all the great stuff you find there. Make a shopping list before you head to the store, and stick to it.

Check your local papers and Target catalogs for coupons. They often include mailers in newspaper deliveries or send out their own magazines with coupons included. Taking advantage of seasonal, monthly and weekly deals can be a great way to save. Also look for Target coupon codes online.

Download the Target Cartwheel app on your smartphone, and take advantage of great deals! They have plenty of offers on things you love, and you can knock 5-50% off the price of hundreds of different items, including clothing, housewares, beauty and pharmacy products, food and more. Just scan your barcode at checkout to make sure you take advantage of all the savings.

Target has great markdowns all the time, especially after holidays. Look for clearance items located on the end caps of aisles to get discounted prices on popular items. Every day of the week they will have certain items discounted in various sections, so ask an employee if you’re wondering about the deals of the day.

Target has a great policy on price matching. If you find an item at their store for a better price at,, or another local competitor, bring your receipt of purchase within 7 days to the Target service desk and they will honor the lower price.

These five tips can help you save big on your next shopping trip to Target!

About the Author

Mary Beth Eastman

Mary Beth Eastman serves as the content manager for Simple. Thrifty. Living, where she is dedicated to helping readers use money and credit wisely. Mary Beth believes that access to the right financial information paired with a growth mindset are essential tools for getting out of debt and building wealth. Mary Beth has a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has focused her 20-year journalism career on putting readers front and center, carefully considering their concerns and presenting information that will help them in their everyday lives. She has won numerous statewide journalism awards. Her writing on personal finance as been featured on numerous websites in addition to Simple. Thrifty. Living, including Huffington Post and Lexington Law blog. Mary Beth resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her family and two rescue dogs.

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