Couponing at Target – Tips and Tricks

by admin on July 15, 2014

Target accepts both newspaper coupons and printable coupons from their website. The coupons state “limit one coupon per transaction,” but this doesn’t mean that you can’t use more than one coupon of any kind. The “limit” rule prohibits using the same coupon repetitively in the same transaction.

There are also grey boxes at Target checkouts, called “catalina machines.” Depending on the nature of the offer, these devices print out manufacturer or store coupons. If you have both kinds of coupon for the same item, you can “stack” them (use them together).

Gift card promotions are given at the end of a transaction. Coupons can be used during the transaction without voiding your ability to receive the gift card. Gift cards can be used in “rolling” transactions – you get a gift card, then, at your next purchase, use coupons and a gift card… and get another gift card.
Price cuts are another great way to save – items that are marked with the yellow “price cut” sign are available at reduced prices for 3-6 week; if an item is sold out one week, you can probably get it later. You can combine coupons and gift cards on price cut items for more savings.

The final thing we’ll look at here is combining “hot” coupons – that is, coupons for relatively large amounts — with regularly priced items. If the amount of the coupon exceeds the price of the item(s) you are purchasing, don’t fret – Target’s policy is that they will adjust down the value of the coupon, so you won’t get change back, but you will get amazing savings. If a Target employee tells you otherwise, just refer them to the policy. Happy hunting!

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