Saving money is a must for me these days so I have learned a few, easy ways to do so at my favorite store and wanted to share them with you...
It's no secret, I am a Target lover and I know many of you are too. There are several ways to save money when shopping at Target, that don't include clipping coupons. (I have tried to be a couponer and just can't ever seem to stay with it. I envy those of you who can!)
1. Always take your own bags when shopping there. They will take off $.05 for each bag used. I know that doesn't sound like a lot but every penny counts in my book :)
2. Get the Target debit card. It took me a while to do this because I thought it was a credit card...it's not! They link it up to your bank account and it's a debit card that can only be used at Target. Each time you use this card, you save 5% on your entire purchase AND when you use your card to order from Target.com, shipping is FREE and you save 5%. Last time I ordered online, I saved more money than I ended up spending because of the free shipping!! Here's an article and review on the advantages and disadvantages of the Target debit card.
3. Cartwheel App-its a free app you can download on your phone and can save 5% + on all kinds of things. You don't have to spend lots of time picking out which deals you want because the app has a scanner option. Last time I went Target shopping, I had my list of what I needed and when I picked up the item, I scanned the barcode and it automatically told me if there were any money saving offers on that particular item. Five of the things on my list ended up having 5-20% off deals on Cartwheel which saved me a total of $7.84. Here's a website that explains Cartwheel in detail and answers those FAQs you might have.
4. The hardest part for me is not wandering around the store and finding things I "need." I have learned to make myself a list and stick to it. I occasionally will have a coupon or two and I write that on my list beside the item that it's for. I hate to know how many times, I've gotten home and realized I had a coupon for something I purchased and totally forgot to use it. Making a note on my list has really helped when my "mommy brain" kicks in :)
UPDATE: Thanks to a friend who reminded me about the Target mobile coupons. No clipping needed and can be used with paper coupons and Cartwheel. How could I forget about that!?! Thanks Lynsey!! Sign up for mobile coupons here!!
Ok, I'd love to hear ways, tips and tricks to help you save money at Target!