Tips for getting discounts at Target include stacking coupons, using the Target REDcard, following Target’s markdown schedule and carefully reading the clearance tags. Target offers a few cents credit to shoppers who bring their own reusable bags.
It is possible to combine manufacturer’s coupons and store coupons to make additional savings at Target. The store’s Cartwheel App provides weekly coupons that can be added to the store and manufacture’s coupons.
Use the Target REDcard for in-store purchases to get a 5 percent discount on shopping. Additional advantages of using the card include an extension on the return policy, no minimum requirements for online shopping and free shipping for online purchases. The card can also be used as a debit card or credit card.
Target retail stores typically follow a set schedule for weekly markdowns. Shopping a day or two after major holidays such as Christmas and Halloween may offer discounts of up to 50 percent on holiday-themed merchandise. The discounts can reach up to 90 percent two weeks after the holiday and may apply to seasonal decor or back-to-school items.
The small number on the top right corner of the red clearance tag indicates the percentage off the original price of the product. Checking this number is a good way to determine whether the discount is worth purchasing the product.