When Target’s affordable clothes meet digital discount stacking and sale pricing, you’re in for a rush of money-saving adrenaline.
1. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, return Target-brand items within one year for an exchange or refund.
Popular brands including Cat & Jack, Liz Lange, Xhiliration, C9 by Champion and more are all guaranteed to meet your satisfaction or your money back.
That means if the sweater gets pilly or the leggings get holes in the knees, you can take them back to customer service for an exchange or refund.
Receipt or REDCard required for all quality-satisfaction returns.
2. Stack app discounts on clearance prices, and pay with your REDCard for another 5% off.
App discounts typically work on clearance prices, as well as full-priced items (read the fine print). Then just pay with your REDCard debit or credit card for an extra 5% off.
3. Ask for price matching on brands like C9 by Champion and Fruit of the Loom using the Amazon app barcode scanner.
If the Amazon price is lower, Target will match it.
Amazon carries familiar Target brands like C9 by Champion, as well as more common brands like Fruit of the Loom. All are free-game for price matching.
TIP: Pay close attention to the “Sold by” or “Fulfillment by” notation in these listings. If the item on Amazon or any other approved online retailer is not actually sold by that online retailer, Target is not required to honor it.
4. Shop Children’s clearance on Monday, Women’s on Tuesday, and Men’s on Wednesday.
If you’re specifically looking to shop in-store, be sure to budget around the clearance schedule. Generally, once the markdowns start, Target increases the discount every 10-14 days.
- Monday: Girls’, Boys’, Infants’
- Tuesday: Women’s, Juniors’
- Wednesday: Men’s
- Thursday: Sleepwear, Athletics, Shoes
- Friday: Accessories
Arrive early, or go late the night before when they’re tagging the markdowns.
TIP: Don’t forget to check out Target’s online daily deals. As the name implies, these deals can shift daily and are adjusted according to online stock quantities, not in-store variables.
5. Check the clearance tag’s upper-right corner to verify your discount.
Double check your discount amount by looking at the top right-hand corner of the label. The number you see there is the percentage off a product’s original price.
Use this trick to avoid being surprised at the register for an item you grabbed off the wrong rack.
6. Get a price-adjustment refund if Target’s app offers a discount on anything you recently purchased.
You bought your kids’ coats before seeing that 30% off kids’ Circle offer on the Target app. No biggie!
Bring the coats back to the service counter, and ask to return them, and buy them again with the discount. It’ll be a swift transaction, and you’ll walk out with 30% more money.
Sale price adjustments can be made within 14 days, but you can return and re-purchase most unused items within 90 days (or 120 days if purchased with your REDCard). And as mentioned before, any Target-owned brand can be returned for up to one year.
7. Stack sales, Circle offers, and cash-back rebates from Ibotta, EBates, BeFrugal, or Checkout51.
When I shopped in-store, I got another $2 cash back on PACT Organic sports bras by scanning my receipt into Ibotta.
Check these rebate deals whenever you’re ready to shop — they change often — and be sure to look whether your deal is compatible in-store, online, or both.
8. Combine end-of-season and clearance discounts with coupon codes when you shop online.
Target offers online-exclusive coupon codes for clothing, ranging from 10-30% off. You’ll usually see them around end-of-season like December-January and June-July.
Keep in mind, Target offers thousands of clearance clothing items online that you’ll never see in-store, and you can shop these online-exclusive collections for adults, kids and babies year-round.
TIP: You can redeem select in-app offers online, but they are mostly for in-store purchases. Check the text at the bottom of the coupon under “Terms and Conditions.” Usually, the first sentence will specify where the offer is valid.
9. Don’t pay over $5 for Children’s tees, and wait until you can get Women’s apparel for at least 30% off.
Set up some ground rules for yourself. For example, I never buy my kids’ tees for more than $5, I wait until Girls’ leggings hit $4.50, and I have never had a problem waiting for a 30% off Women’s apparel offer to hit Circle for myself — I don’t even have to wait for my items to go on clearance.
10. Exchange unwanted gift cards and electronics for free Target gift cards to spend on clothes.
Target has an expansive buyback program for various electronics and other retailers’ gift cards, meaning if you have gift cards from anywhere else, or electronics lying around that you don’t plan to use, take them to your local Target to trade.
The assessed value of your trade-in will be placed on a Target gift card for you. For example, I got $57 for my old iPhone 5S and charger.