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Essential Saving Tips for Shopping Online At Target

Target online shopping tricks

Sometimes shopping and saving feels like a game. You get a rush when you unlock new savings and upgrade your coupon reserve. When you shop online at Target, we want you to have a whole arsenal of savings tips and tricks. That’s why we gathered the greatest discount minds that Groupon Coupons has to create this dedicated guide to Target online shopping. Get ready to win with these must-know savings tips. 

Level One: Easy Savings

Saving mantras you might already know, but let us refresh your memory.

Target REDcard

Target offers both a REDcard debit and credit card. With this, you get 5% off at Target on every purchase you make. This includes clearance, top deals, Starbucks, Drive Up orders, Shipt orders, and specialty gift cards, though there are a few exclusions! You also earn free shipping on almost every order at target.com, exclusive offers and an additional 30 days on any returns or exchanges. You can apply online or in-store. 

Target Circle

Target Circle is the free rewards program. When you sign up, you unlock deals like 1% cash back rewards on your orders, access to exclusive discounts, 5% off coupon for your birthday, and more. When you make a purchase, you can quickly look up the receipt to use for returns or exchanges. 

The Target App

For quick, all-access to Target’s deals, discounts and sales, you have to download the app. You can find app-only deals or never miss out on limited-time offers and deals. 

Shop Clearance

This is a no-brainer, but sometimes when you’re focused on finding something, it’s easy to forget the clearance section. Here you can find deals from 10%–50% off all sorts of items. 

Browse The Weekly Ad

There are always plenty of amazing discounts in the weekly ad. These span all of Target’s many departments, so you don’t have wander the aisles to find the sales. 


SAVINGS HACK: The weekly ad is where you can find an in-depth guide to holiday savings, including Black Friday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc.


Don’t Skip the Top Deals

Target’s website always features a Top Deals section. These online-only deals range from BOGO to up to 50% select items. 

Browse Groupon Coupons

Take the guesswork out of saving! The Groupon Coupons Target page is a treasure trove of deals, discounts, promo codes and sales. 

Level Two: Upgraded Deals 

You’ll see that the “You Saved” amount goes up and up with these tips. 

Make Strategic Purches During the Week

Based on Target’s typical markdown schedule, there is a good chance specific categories are marked downs on particular days: 

  • Monday: Electronics, Kids Clothing, Books, Baby Essentials and select accessories 
  • Tuesday: Pet Needs, Food, and Womens’ Fashion 
  • Wednesday: Health/Beauty, Men’s Fashion, Furniture, and Lawn/Garden Supplies 
  • Thursday: Shoes, Toys, Select Home Decor, Sports Supplies, and Luggage/Travel Essentials
  • Friday: Cosmetics, Auto, and Hardwear 

This is subject to vary from location to location and time of year. 

Max Out Your Coupons

Don’t just use your coupon and move on. Max out that saving potential!

  • Combine a manufacturer coupon, Target coupon, and Circle coupon for the ultimate value. 
  • Remember, you can use up to four identical coupons per household per day. 
  • You can only use one storewide or category coupon per transaction, per guest. 
  • You can’t combine BOGO coupons to get both items free. (Good try, though.)

Gift Cards with Purchase

When you shop GiftCard with Purchase promotions, you can hit the jackpot. Usually, this page offers anywhere from $5 to $20 back in a gift card. Typically you have to spend $75–$100 to earn the $20 gift card. These deals change often, so check out the current promotions page to stay up to date with current offers. 

Price Matching

Don’t have buyers remorse with Target’s Price Match program. Find out what you need to know to use this trick effectively by browsing our Price Match Guide.  

Try Target Registries

At Target, you can sign up for wedding, baby and college registries. Each one comes with its own perks. 

  • Wedding: Get a 15% off completion coupon to buy any and everything left on your registry after your big day. 
  • Baby: Get a 15% off completion coupon eight weeks before your due date so you can scoop up any essentials you haven’t received yet.
  • College: Get a 15% off completion coupon for one online purchase. 

Buy Now, Pay Later

Using the Klarna app or Paypal at checkout, you can get your cart’s total broken up into four interest-free payments! 

Boss Fight! Knock Down Those Prices

Now that you’ve cleared the basic savings levels, it’s not time to take it to the next level.

Trade In Old Electronics

Did you know that you can trade-in your used electronics at Target? With the Trade-In policy, you can get a Target gift card or get cash through Paypal at select locations. This process can be done online or in-store. 

Ask for a Rain Check

If a sale item is not available at your local Target, you can ask for a Rain Check. With it, you can get the sale price for the next 3–45 days at any Target location. Remember, there is no guarantee the item will be available in time and there is no way to be notified when it’s back in stock. So be diligent. Find the full policy here

Shop Off Season

Don’t just wait for significant days like Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Shop for Christmas or birthday presents throughout the year and save only the big-ticket items for these iconic savings holidays. Also, try buying summer clothing when the store is stocking winter fashion and vice-versa. Off-season clothing tends to end up heavily discounted to get rid of the inventory.