When I married Stephen I became a Target shopper. He is a big fan because they have the nicest store (besides Harmon’s) with the best prices on what we buy. I usually shop what’s closest to me. The one thing I do love about Target is they have great style and there are things that you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, you can get some great deals at Target.
Here’s what I do to save money shopping at Target.
1. Check the SavvyShopper.net shopping wizard for the best prices and links to download coupons. It tells you if there is a Target gift card offer. I try to stock up on diapers when I can use coupons to buy 2 boxes and get a gift card back (we buy Huggies).
2. Use Target’s Cartwheel App. Rather than a cents off, this app gives a percent off. You can browse by category. For example, I go to “browse” then find groceries:produce. There’s 5% off fresh kiwi (any amount I decide to buy). I select that, click “add” and then it’s stored until it expires. Most of the offers are good for several weeks. Near Thanksgiving they had a deal for 25% off your entire grocery order with a min. purchase. To redeem you go to “My Cartwheel” and you’ll see a bar code at the top. The cashier just needs to scan it after ringing you up and it will automatically take off the savings. Here’s another post with more details about the Cartwheel App.
3. Pay with my Target debit card. On top of any other savings I can also get a discount using my Target debit card. Another benefit is that if I need to return something and lose the receipt they can look it up using my card. The money comes directly out of checking, so it’s like writing a check (you can’t carry a balance, it’s not a credit card), and it gives you 5% off your entire order. That pretty much bought my loyalty. If I forget the sales, coupons and everything else, I at least know I’m saving 5%.
My favorite things at Target? Land O’ Lakes butter. I love the cinnamon, olive oil and new garlic butters. I love cinnamon butter on rolls, olive oil butter for just about anything (fried eggs, hashbrowns, etc) and garlic butter on sourdough or vegetables. They also have the best selection of greek yogurt including my favorite Okios with the mix-ins. Also, the Target brand shrimp is great as is a lot of their store brand products. Surprisingly, I got one of my favorite pair of boots from Target and though they were only about $30 they have outlasted much more expensive brands.
Are you a Target shopper too? What do you love about it?
Disclosure: I will receive a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing this blog post.