But, Target has a simple way for you to save on everything from toilet paper to trendy tops: the Target app. Here are the top eight ways this app can help you and your wallet:
1. Join Target Circle
It’s hard to believe a rewards program this convenient is free, but it is. Target Circle has deals on popular items like TVs, furniture and groceries. Members also earn 1% cash back on every purchase, making Target Circle practically irresistible. You’ll also get perks like electronic gift cards, free shipping and extra discounts on your birthday.
Found an offer you want to use for later? You can save Target Circle offers in the app and find them in the Wallet tab when you’re ready to buy. And, if you’re shopping in the store, you can use the app’s barcode scanner to add deals directly to your account.
You can also feel good about your spending, because your purchases make an impact. Target is committed to supporting communities, and you can give back to local organizations by casting votes to help decide which charities will receive support.
2. Get a RedCard
Keep your purchases close and your savings closer with Target’s RedCard. Cardholders get 5% off almost everything in store and online, including clearance, top deals, gift cards and in-store Starbucks.
Plus, you'll get an extra 30 days to make returns and exchanges and access to exclusive Target offers, like $50 off a $100 purchase. As if that’s not enough, Target also gives you a sign-on bonus and free shipping on most items.
With no annual fee, it makes sense to sign up for RedCard today and maximize your Target savings.
3. Scan weekly ads
The Target app puts the weekly ad front and center. Select the option from the app’s homepage to see your local store’s ad. From air fryers to iPhones, you’ll find spotlight deals on items throughout the store. You’ll also be able to look through the Target Circle offers to add to your cart.
Get a sneak peek at upcoming sales by looking at Target’s catalog, which shows you all the great deals in the pipeline. You’ll never miss out on saving money if you stay up to date with Target’s latest sales.
4. Use promo codes
Who doesn’t like to save money? The Target app helps boost your savings by allowing you to add promo codes to your order. Make sure you check out our page to find the most-awesome Target promo codes in one convenient place.
When you’re ready to check out, select “Add Promo Code” in the Discounts section. Enter the code and watch your savings multiply.
5. Check out special saving sections
One of the best ways to shop at Target while trying to stick to a budget is to look in the special saving sections. For example, the clearance section regularly has 70% off beauty items, toys, clothing, shoes, and more.
You can also explore Bullseye's Playground. There, you’ll find party supplies, home decor, and storage gear for just $1. Another secret section, Hidden Gems, is tucked away in Target Circle offers. You can find the newest deals, see what’s expiring soon or explore the best of the best with top deals, often saving up to 50%.
By searching these special saving sections, you can get everything you need without breaking the bank.
6. Enjoy same-day delivery
Raise your hand if you despise last-minute runs to the store as much as I do. Unfortunately, we’ve all had those moments where we haven’t been to the store, but the milk is empty, the bread is gone and there are only two eggs left in the carton. Instead of dragging yourself out of the house, take advantage of Target’s Same-day Delivery through Shipt.
Target makes skipping a grocery store run a piece of cake. Open the app, select “Same Day Delivery” and start shopping. When you’re finished, check out to complete your order and schedule delivery. You can even add promotions, discounts and Target Circle offers to your delivery order.
If it turns out an item isn’t available, you’ll receive a text message offering an alternate item or the option to remove it from your order. Once you approve the updates, a personal shopper will prepare your order and a Shipt will drop it off right at your door. The convenient service costs $9.99 per month and guarantees same-day delivery when you spend more than $35 and place your order before 6 p.m. Not ready to commit to a monthly subscription? Try it free for four weeks.
It’s a simple way to take care of an errand when you’re strapped for time. Is this the best trip you’ve ever skipped? We think so.
7. Manage purchases
With the Target app, you can manage purchases from the palm of your hand. In the app, you can make a shopping list for in-store runs or favorite items to order later. You’ll also get up-to-date tracking notifications on every package as well as your full order history.
If you’re not sold on your purchase, you can start a return or exchange on your phone or get in contact with a customer service member. Let the Target app put you in complete control by being a one-stop-shop for everything you buy, saving time and money.
8. Set up your Wallet
Shopping is complicated enough, so paying should be simple. You can streamline the process by paying and saving through the app's Wallet tab.
There, you’ll find your saved offers and payment methods, including the RedCard and gift cards. You can also see your Target Circle and RedCard earnings, which can be applied to your purchase.
The Wallet also gives you complete flexibility by allowing you to pick and choose how you pay for your items. For example, you can use Target Circle earnings to take home new barstools and your holiday gift card to pay for those speakers you’ve been eyeing.
When you’re ready to check out, select “Show my barcode” to scan and pay in one go.
With these handy tips, you’ll be able to take full advantage of all the app has to offer. You’ll probably still end up with too much in your cart, but you can relax knowing you saved a lot, too.