Holiday Shopping at Target

Target is my happy place, it's almost impossible for me to walk out of that store without spending a crap ton of money. The store seriously has everything.... home decor, beauty products, clothes, shoes, accessories, electronics, groceries, party supplies, etc...

But one of the reasons I love shopping there is how affordable it is. Not only are they generally cheaper than other retailers and grocery stores, but they also provide multiple ways to save which is great with the busiest shopping season of the year fastly approaching.

I will say though that you will not find me there on Thanksgiving night, I will be enjoying my inevitable food coma with some wine and games around the fire pit and not out shopping. Come Friday morning, I'll be there with bells on!

1. Coupons

I check their site every week and print off coupons to save even more than I already am on top of their already low prices and weekly sales.


They also send out catalogs periodically (especially this time of year) with great coupons and gift guides.

*Fabulous gift ideas in their holiday catalog*

2. Red Card

I was reluctant to sign up for a red card until a little over a year ago. I always thought there was some kind of a catch such as an annual fee, but there are no catches. I have the debit card which is directly linked to my checking account and I save 5% on every single transaction including online orders. Plus I get free shipping on every online order. It's amazing watching my total saved for the whole year.


3. Cartwheel App

My new favorite way to save is with Target Cartwheel where you choose from hundreds of available offers for additional savings. You simply add the offers you'd like to save on to your app, and have the check out associate scan the bar code on your phone before paying. I've had the app for almost a year now, and have already saved over $200 with Cartwheel.



Considering I do a lot of my Christmas shopping at Target (gifts, stocking stuffers, wrapping paper, baking supplies, etc...) it's fantastic that there are several ways for me to wrack up savings.

If you plan on doing any holiday shopping this weekend, make sure you're armed with their weekly ad, coupons, and the cartwheel app. And if you haven't gotten a red card yet, what are you waiting for?! Open one at the check out and you'll continue saving at every visit.

20 comments:

  1. I have been so reluctant to get the red card because I don't want a store card. I like that it's linked to your checking account though.

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  2. I check my cartwheel app every day! Love me some Target.
    Can't beat that dollar spot!

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  3. Love this post! I just downloaded the cartwheel app like a month ago.... I don't know why I waited so long?! It was a little overwhelming at first and took a minute to figure out, but now I love it! Ah! Wishing I was going to be shopping at Target this weekend but the town we are visiting for Thanksgiving has literally ZERO shopping. Nada! Lame.

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  4. I have my red card but I really, really need to start using Cartwheel. My husband just had a mini heart attack when he saw my last receipt. Do you use it before you go or while you're in the store?

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  5. They are building a Target in the city and once they do I'm totally getting a Red Card!!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving girl!!

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  6. I seriously love Target! I'll be there bright and early Friday morning, too!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Target is my Mecca ;) Also, I was in the Dollar Spot and snagged the cutest gift tags for well, a dollar! I want all the gold and silver serveware for Christmas right now, lol.

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  8. I've thought about the red card as a debit card but wasn't too sure about it. how easy is the process to sign up?

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    1. No, it's really easy.. it takes about 30 seconds if you're in the store at the check out or you can sign up online as well ;-)

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  9. I LOVE the Target debit card! That combined with doubling coupons & cartwheel always saves me a bunch!

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  10. Target is my weakness!! I can't deal with Black Friday shopping but I'll be online doing some shopping and definitely in Target next week!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  11. I love all of these and love Target. Coupons and weekly ad's from Target are my jam, I'll also be at Target on Friday morning with bells on!!!

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  12. I love Target! Cheap goods plus Starbucks = yes, please! I go in for one thing and come out with 25127435421 things though.

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  13. Ahhh It's my happy place too. The Red Card and the Cartwheel app are great and make you feel a little better about spending so much ;)

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  14. I love shopping at target! It's the best, and I love cartwheel!!!

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  15. Can't go wrong with a red card!

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  16. Target is my jam!! We have the red card but we don't get the catalogs for some reason. How do you get those?? Ps. enjoy your Turkey Day!! xo

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  17. Great tips! I love the Red Card as well as stacking coupons and discounts there.

    Happy Thanksgiving Kate!

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  18. I love Target too! I try to be good about using Cartwheel and the target coupons plus stacking manufacturer coupons on top of them. I would choose Target any day over Walmart!!!
    www.myfairdaily.com

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