If you're like us, you probably walk in to Target hoping to pick up a few essentials, and walk out with way more than you intended to buy. Did you really need decorative glitter and 14 serving trays? No. But with a few good Target hacks, you could actually be saving more than you're spending. This list details some of the best-kept Target secrets to show you exactly how to save at Target. From Target sale tips (hint: don't but items ending in $0.08) to insider coupon tricks, these Target shopping hacks that will save you major $$$ — even if you do happen to pick up a few extra, irresistible items on your shopping trip.
Predict Whether Items Will Get Marked Down Further
Prices ending in $.08 or $.06 will go through further markdowns, so put that item down and come back in a couple of days to snag it at a lower price! Prices ending in $.04 have most likely been through all the markdown rounds, so don't miss out!
Be Strategic About Which Day of the Week You Go Shopping
Each department goes through markdowns on a different day. Shop on Monday to get the latest markdowns on electronics, accessories, kids' clothing, books, baby, and stationary. Shop Tuesday for domestics, women's clothing, and pet supplies. Wednesday markdowns include men's clothing, health & beauty, and lawn & garden items. Home goods, lingerie, and sporting goods are discounted on Thursdays, and Friday markdowns include auto, hardware, and jewelry.
Mix Manufacturer's Coupons with Target Coupons
Target allows its customers to combine coupons. Hunt for manufacturer's coupons and Target coupons before your shopping trip to double-up on discounts.
Request a Rain Check on Sold-Out Items
If an item you want is sold out, you can request a rain check. This means that Target has to sell you the item when it's restocked at the sale price, even if the discount is no longer in place. The best part? You can use your rain check on a substitute item if the original doesn't get restocked!