Target, a department store chain based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has become a leader in offering great deals on just about everything a family needs. From furniture to fashion, household to hardware and cleaners to cosmetics, Target offers it all. In some Target stores, known as Super Targets, shoppers even find produce, bakery items and canned goods in grocery sections.
Each week, Target produces a full-color, glossy print ad and an online ad featuring sale items throughout the store. However, savvy shoppers know this is only the starting point for saving big bucks at Target. To maximize your hard-earned dollars, remember the three Cs when building your Target shopping strategy: Coupons, Clearance and Cards.
Target is one of the few stores that allows coupon stacking. For each item purchased, the store will accept one Target coupon in addition to one manufacturer coupon. This can really bring the cost of an item down by as much as several dollars, especially if the item is already on sale.
If you love to find bargains, be sure to cruise the outside aisles at Target. Often, the store will group its clearance items on the ends of the rows of goods in each section. Be sure to have your Target and manufacturer coupons handy because you can stack coupons at Target even on clearance items. This can bring the price down to pennies on the items you and your family need.
As an added bonus, Target offers free gift cards (usually $5) to shoppers who purchase specific items or groups of products. Frugal buyers often look for opportunities to stack their coupons on these items so the price will be reduced and they walk away with gift cards to be used on future purchases.
Many coupon clippers have found it helpful to keep a copy of Target’s coupon policy with them on shopping trips in case there are questions about coupon use. In addition, keep a copy of the ad on hand in case the register doesn’t recognize a sale price and you need to point it out to the cashier.
To learn more about savvy shopping strategies, check out blogs such as Totally Target or Hip2Save that are dedicated to discovering deals and sharing successes.