How to Save Money at Target

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We all love Target but we also know that it’s incredibly hard to leave without a cart full of things that we probably didn’t even need. So, how do you get those impulse items and not break the bank? Here are my tips on how to save money at Target.

Make a “Need” List

Never go to Target without a list. Your list should always include the items you’ll need for the coming week, including things like laundry detergent, toilet paper, soap, groceries, diapers, etc. This is your must-have list. If nothing else, you will at least leave with these items. Figure out approximately how much you’re going to spend. Then I’m going to help you save money on these items, so that if you find something you can’t live without (or something you forgot to add to the list), you’ll have that extra money to spend!

Manufacturers Coupons

If you don’t get the Sunday paper, you can still find manufacturer coupons online. I like to search sites like Just use their search function, type in the brand name and it will pull up all available coupons. Just print them, cut them and voila! Just make sure to pay attention to exclusions and don’t forget to put them in your wallet so that you don’t leave them at home!

Target’s policy states the following:

  • Only one manufacturer coupon (paper or Cartwheel digital), one Target coupon (paper or digital), and one Cartwheeloffer can be combined per item.

You read that correctly! You can COMBINE coupons. That means, you can use more than one to save even more money! Score!

For example, make sure to print out one of these Tide coupons on P&G Everyday which will save you $3.00 off Tide PODS or $3.00 off Tide detergent, now through 2/2/19.

Target App

Download the Target App. Through the app, you’ll be able to find coupons, extra deals and the weekly ad. It’s easy to search for deals, which you can save to your digital wallet.

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For example, on the app today, you can save an offer for 10% off any Tide PODS (61 or 81ct) or 5% off Tide liquid detergent. So, combine either of those with the manufacturer coupon above and you are saving even more money!

Target Debit Card

Did you know that you can sign up for the Target Debit Card and save 5% on every single purchase you make at Target? The card connects directly to your bank account, so it’s not a credit card. There are no hidden fees or interest charges, it just pulls the money out of your account, just as your debit card would. It’s a great way to save another 5%!

Combine that with the manufacturer coupon and the cartwheel deal and you’ve saved even more money!

Target Gift Card Deals

Oh, I’m not done yet. When you go to Target, you’ll find little signs in the aisle, offering you special deals.

For example, this week, when you use Order Pickup to buy 2 laundry, cleaning or paper products, they’ll give you a $5 Target gift card! That’s 5 items from the dollar area or $5 toward something else you’ve had your eye on.

Combine that with the manufacturer coupon and the cartwheel deal and the 5% off for using the Target Debit card and well, they are practically paying you to shop!

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Now It’s Your Turn!

Now that you know my secrets, it’s time to save some money! I’m sure you have some laundry to do, so I’ll get you started. In our home, we use New Tide PODS 2.0, which have been upgraded with better stain and odor removal power. Their 4-in-1 technology includes detergent, stain remover, color protector and built-in pre-treaters. They are the #1 Stain Removal*, #1 Odor Removal*, #1 Trusted**

Tide is offering a $3 Tide PODS coupon AND a $3 Tide Detergent coupon, nationally, across all retailers, from now through February 2, 2019. The offers cannot be stacked (though you can combine one of them in the ways I have mentioned above). This coupon can be used at any retailer, not just Target! It’s easy to print at home.  *Note: you must create a log in account to leverage print at home coupons.


$3 OFF ONE Tide PODS (excludes Tide Liquid/Powder Laundry Detergent,

Tide Simply, Tide Simply PODS, and Tide PODS 9 ct and below, and trial/travel size)

$3 OFF ONE Tide Detergent (excludes Tide PODS, Tide Simply, Tide Simply

PODS, Tide Detergent 10 oz and trial/travel size)

So are you ready to save? Once you’ve printed the coupon, comment below and let me know which of these money saving tips you’ll be using on your next trip to target.

*Stain and Odor Fighter Tide PODs Ultra Oxi among laundry pacs in HE machines **Consumer’s #1 trusted laundry brand in Readers’ Digest survey

*This post is sponsored by Tide. All opinions are my own!

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  1. Now target streamlined the process for buyers especially the whose at home and can’t leave. Indeed very helpful tips. Thanks for sharing

  2. i am an avid target shopper myself, and i always make sure to use my red card to save 5% each time. also, can’t forget cartwheel! there are some amazing deals on there too.

  3. Target has some of the best deals and with the app it’s even easier to save. You just can’t beat it!

  4. My aunt in the U.S. rold me she always shop at Target. I don’t know if she’s aware of this hacks but I’ll share this to her anyway.

  5. I always end up buying two or more items that I really don’t need, even if I make a list. I will try some of your tips. Saving money is my priority this year.

  6. I don’t get to visit Target much anymore. However, I always used to use their app and LOVED how much I saved.

  7. I always make use of list as well it helps in separating my needs and want. Am also on the look out for coupons but in all great tips you listed.

  8. I can easily fall into the category of buying lots of things in the Target if I do not have a shopping list. I should make myself one next time I visit the store. Thanks for these great tips!

  9. I too am quite like you. Always on the lookout for money saver deals when shopping for household goods. I use for deals on international activity bookings.

  10. Sadly, we don’t Target in Europe but I remember it well in the US. These are great tips to help save money.

  11. These are some great tips for saving money at Target. I really wish we had Target in the UK, it seems like a fab store.

  12. Thanks for sharing so many useful tips. We don’t have a Target here but I still pick up few tips here. Such as creating a need list and using coupons.

  13. I love shopping at target and this sounds like a great way to save money. So many great deals to offer.

  14. Thanks for letting us know! It is a huge of help and saving money are the biggest part while shopping. I am really glad to know about it.

  15. Thank you for sharing! Sadly Target left almost as quickly as it came here it Canada so I barely had the chance to enjoy it. But I did love the goodness I found. Thank you for sharing!

  16. LMFAO! Save Money At Target?! WHO DOES THAT? hahahahahahahahaha!!! I certainly always walk out of there with AT LEAST $100 gone… But typically more like $300 gone, haahhaha!!!

  17. I used to love having a target but they all closed down a few years ago in Canada! sounds like you can still get some really great deals.

  18. I don’t think saving money in Target is possible unless I don’t go into Target 🙂 Thanks for these great tips!

  19. My big thing is that I need to take a list. I LOVE Target, but if I don’t take a list with me, a stop for milk will become a stop for milk and bedding and patio furniture and….

  20. I always get Tide laundry detergent at Target! It’s a lot cheaper than other places, plus you’re right Target is a money saver.

  21. I love these tips! Shopping at Target and saving money don’t seem to go hand in hand so I love this post. Using the app and coupons is an easy way to save.

  22. I love saving money. But in the end of each month I become completely empty. I love doing your tips. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I am always hunting for bargains and deals. Why paying full price if you can get it cheaper? ! You can COMBINE coupons??? This is coupon` heaven.

  24. I can see why we all love Target and Tide too! Great post Heather. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Making a “Need” list is supreme in saving money. I always stick to my list and save a lot of money honestly

  26. There have been so many memes on extra shopping at Target! I love popular it is and hope it comes to India soon! Great tips, by the way!!

  27. I’m all about saving money. Especially at Target, where I tend to get a little out of hand. Thanks for this!

  28. Great tips! The red card and their app are wonderful! They did a good job creating that for their customers!

  29. I have never been in Target but I always heard so much about it! money saving paradise it seems to be!

  30. I shop at target all the time… it’s my go-to store because they have everything I could need all in one store ; ) I’ll have to download the app and see how much I can save ; )

  31. I needed this post! I always do a shopping list before I go to Target, but I always end up buying more than I need. I’ll try to follow your tips.


  32. I go into stores to get one thing, and come out with 5X’s more items. These are helpful tips to use in any store. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Thanks for the great article. I shop at Target all the time but never know how to save $$ .

  34. I definitely have the app and the card. Had to call and have them decrease my limit so I don’t go crazy in there. lol. The app is great to have on hand, because you can scan things at the last minute and get deals on things you were already buying.

  35. I have gone to Target only once to use a gift card we received. Their store is so far from us.

  36. I love shopping at Target and I LOVE saving money there even more! I use the Target Cartwheel app every time!!

  37. Great tips! I remember seeing a tv show before where they feature people using coupons and they just end up getting tons of items for free!

  38. You just reminded me that I need to throw this on my shopping list. Worth saving a couple of bucks, too.

  39. I’m going to get that app. I love Tide! I have been using it my whole life, even my mom used it! I love Target, too, and need to start saving money when I go there!

  40. I always have my Target app open when I shop. I scan to see if there are coupons available for similar items.

  41. I always have my Target app open when I am at the store. I always scan things to see if there are coupons available.

  42. Amazing tips. I shop at Target all the time and these will be super helpful. Thanks a bunch for this post!

  43. I love Target because they have so many great things AND so many good ways to save money. I always use my RedCard to save 5%.

  44. I don’t know what it is, but I’m just not a huge target mom. Like don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against it, and I will shop there, but in general, I’m not rushing to go there any chance I get. However, I do have the cartwheel app for when I do go.

  45. Target is great for saving money if you know what you are doing! I love taking advantage of the gift card deals, they are always amazing.

  46. I love the Target app and there is nothing more satisfying than coupons and discounts on laundry detergent!! 🙂 I love them!!

  47. Thank you for sharing the tips and the coupons. Yes, we all have laundry to do and why not save some money.

  48. I really enjoyed this post. I can’t wait to implement these tips during my next Target shopping trip.

  49. Such a great deal on Tide and you have really great saving tips, making a list is key

  50. When I see people at target on yt I get super jelly because we don’t have it here in italy but then I realise how much I probably save and I feel slightly better ahahha

  51. I absolutely love Target and I’m all about learning new ways to save! I love that they allow you to stack manufacturer coupons on top of their special app offers.

  52. I don’t have Target here but I always check on the Supermarket app (all three of them) when making my shopping list to ensure that I take advantage of the offers.

  53. Target is the best! Such great ambience. I love the meme that says, You don’t go to Target with a list. You let Target tell you what you need. Lol. These are great tips.

  54. What an awesome promotion on those Tide Pods! I love shopping at Target and always find great deals on so many of our household essentials.

  55. I didn’t think about using the Target app. Great idea! I go there all the time and I could use the savings!

  56. apps with cashback are always nice to use. I also try to shop only by the list and look for discounts. I sometimes buy in advance but only if I do know I will need it and will buy it anyway

  57. You can literally fall for impulse buying if you haven’t prepared a need list. It’s nice that you actually got one for shopping at Target. Looks like a great shopping site; especially with deals and coupons.

  58. I love the idea of using the Target app for savings. We no longer have any Targets in Canada and I wish we did. Loved that store. But when I visit the US it’s often my favourite store to hunt down first.

  59. These are great tips! You can save a lot of money at Target just by going there, but when you add in these, you’re practically rolling in the extra savings.

  60. Thank you! I shop at Target often and love to save money. I do have the app. And cartwheel. I’ll have to pick up some Tide. I actually need a new bottle.

  61. Target is my go to store for so many things. I really need some ways to save there and thanks for the awesome tips!

  62. I never shop without a list and I do need to start using coupons more often. I rarely use them unless they are digital. These are all great ways to save money at Target. Love the laundry bag!

  63. My daughter likes to shop at target for her and her family. Will have to share this with her so she can make sure she is saving all she can.

  64. I always walk in with a list, but I have no willpower, so I never stick to it lol.. I am loving all your tips!

  65. I love saving money everyday. These are good tips that I will try for sure. I need to download the Target app!

  66. It’s so important to have a shopping list. Without one, I would buy much more than I need. The Target App sounds really useful to score some great deals!

  67. Definitely, need to look into this debit card – what a fantastic idea.
    And you’re right, making a list is a good idea for sure.

  68. Using the Target app is a great way to save money. It has tons of promotions and discounts every day that make it easier to scout for good deals.

  69. These are great tips. I never knew you could combine coupons at Target like this. Thanks for sharing the Tide coupon too!

  70. I am loving these apps. It makes saving money SO much easier. I have always been a coupon clipper but these apps sure save A LOT of time! I will head over and download the Target app now! Thanks!

  71. I like Target but sometimes it can get expensive. I try to only shop deals. I good a few things on Black Friday that are totally worth it. Definitely need to download their app.


  72. The red card and the app are key to saving money at Target for sure! This is great information and advice in this post.

  73. I miss target! I used to live 10 minutes away from Target but when I moved south the closest one is nearly an hour away! Every once in a while I make it there but I definitely wish that I lived closer!

  74. It’s so great that Target has an app where you can get discounts and coupons from. I wish my local supermarket had a similar app. I can see how you can save a lot of money if you buy at Target.

  75. I wish there was Target over in the UK, I always hear about the bargains that you find there! And coupons, you guys get so much more choice with your coupons too 🙂

  76. I love the coupons to be used for shopping, even more so for good products! This detergent has a great scent and has a great cleaning capacity!

  77. My daughter likes to shop at Target when she gets close to one. I will have to send this to her so she can save even more money.

  78. I couldn’t live without my RedCard and app! So glad they combined the main app and cartwheel app. Great tips!