7 Sly Ways to Save Money at Target

Shoppers turn to the famous Target bull's-eye to save money on everyday purchases. But there are plenty of ways you can further cut those costs.

4. Shop clearance first

If you are going to buy something, why not get it at its cheapest price? Hunting around the store for items marked at clearance rates is a fun challenge for some. For others, it’s a headache.

But don’t worry. You won’t have to sacrifice savings if you fall into the latter camp. Savvy buyers can find all of Target’s clearance items on its clearance webpage. You also will find other special offers on the top deals webpage.

5. Use the Target app

Downloading Target’s app can save you money every week.

It enables you to see all of Target’s current deals together. This includes:

  • Cartwheel offers (in-store discounts that used to be available through a separate app)
  • Online promotions
  • Weekly ads

Note that you can boost your savings by combining a Cartwheel offer with a manufacturer’s coupon or a Target coupon — or even all three — according to Target’s coupon policy.

6. Bring a reusable bag

Did you know that every time you shop at Target and carry items out in a reusable bag, you save 5 cents off your purchase? Even better, Target says it gives customers “a 5-cent discount for each reusable bag they use.”

Use 10 bags each week — a conservative estimate if you’re buying groceries and other items for a family of four — and you’ve saved 50 cents. Although that may not sound like much, it adds up to $26 over the course of a year. And you’re helping to protect the environment.

7. Sign up for a gift registry

If you have a big upcoming event in your life, sign up for a Target gift registry and you can earn additional savings on the items you need.

Sign up for a baby registry, and you’ll get a welcome kit with $50 worth of coupons and samples. You’ll also get a 15 percent discount on everything left on your registry after your baby arrives.

Those who use the wedding registry get 15 percent off the items remaining on the registry after the event date.

Finally, the college registry offers a 15 percent discount on remaining gifts.

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