Tips To Get The Most Out Of A Run To Target

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Vote up the most useful and handy Target shopping tricks you'll be using next time you're in need of a candle, shampoo, and - let's face it - some graphic tees from the clearance rack.

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 buy 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. 

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    261 votes

    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!
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    210 votes

    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. 

  • 3
    153 votes

    Shop The Edges

    Rarely will you find discounted goods down the center of the aisle! Target stocks clearance items on the end-scapes, so don't skip the shelves at either end of the aisle.
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    137 votes

    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. 
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    114 votes

    Stock Up On Next Year's Holiday Items Now

    Target discounts its holiday and seasonal items (like Christmas wrapping paper or Valentine's Day cards) beginning the day after the holiday. The discount will be 50% off the day after, 75% off three days after, and 90% off a week after. Take advantage and get ready for next year's festivities early!
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    122 votes

    Shop Store-Brand Items

    Target's in-store brands are high-quality and low-budget. Up & Up, Market Pantry, and Archer Farms are Target-approved brands that cost just a fraction of the price of their competitors.