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10 Easy Ways to Get Free Things at Target

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While there aren’t tables of free samples at Target like you would find at Costco, that doesn’t mean you won’t find freebies there for the taking. You can still shop smarter at Target and take advantage of perks like Target free shipping, buy two get one free offers, and free gift cards. I’ll show you how!

Here are all the best free things to get at Target.

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1. Unlock Target free shipping on most items you buy with a RedCard or for any order over $35.

a person holding a package from target that they received in the mail with their target red card

Paying with a Target RedCard will get you free standard shipping on most items, plus free 2-day shipping on eligible items you buy at

If you don’t have a RedCard, you’ll get Target free shipping for all orders over $35. For orders under $35, the shipping fee is about $5.99.

TIP: The RedCard has a reloadable option with no interest because it’s not a credit card. Learn more about your RedCard options.


2. Get a free Apple Music trial and other freebies through your Target account.

person looking at their phone at target circle partners

Because Target has teamed up with various partners like Apple and Ulta, you can get a bunch of freebies like a free Apple Music trial or a trial of Apple TV+. The only thing you need to do is sign in to your Target Circle account.

Here are the 3-month trial offers you can sign up for until Sept. 28, 2023:

TIP: As with any free trial, you’ll want to cancel before your trial is up if you don’t want to get automatically charged.


3. Receive a free Target baby box with coupons and samples when you sign up for a baby registry.

Contents of a free Target registry baby bag

Looking for a good parenting freebie? When you create a Target baby registry, you can get a Target free baby box filled with samples and coupons worth over $100! (Between you and me, that number’s a pretty big stretch, but free is free.)

Plus, you get a 15% off coupon eight weeks before your due date to use on anything leftover from your registry.


4. Stack coupons on top of clearance items to get things for free.

Target circle app with coupon next to Scope mouthwash with a clearance sticker.

One of the easiest ways to find freebies (or even moneymakers) at Target is by stacking coupons on clearance items. We notify you of freebies in The Krazy Coupon Lady app if you “favorite” Target. Here’s a deal example we’ve seen:

Buy 1 Covergirl Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Eyeshadow (reg. $4.99) $2.48, clearance price
Use $3/1 – Covergirl Eye, Target Circle Single-Use Manufacturer Coupon
Final Price: Free


5. Get a free Target gift card when you buy certain products.

Two target gift cards with a "Free Gift Card" behind.

Target regularly offers gift card deals usually worth a $5 or $10 Target card when you meet a spend threshold or buy a set number of a certain product.

Sometimes, you can get a major deal, like a $350 gift card when you buy a new iPhone at Target.



6. Take advantage of “Buy 2 Get 1 free” deals that come with a free add-on item.

movies, kids' books, board games buy 2 get 1 free sign at target

Target “Buy 2 Get 1 free” sales happen fairly often, featuring specific deals like “Buy 2 Dove hair care items, get a free Dove Dry Shampoo.” Here’s a B2G1 free deal we recently published on DVDs:

Buy 1 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory DVD (reg. $5) $4, sale price
Buy 1 The Wizard of Oz DVD (reg. $8.99) $4, sale price
Buy 1 Paddington 2 DVD (reg. $7.50) $4, sale price
Buy 2 get one free
Use RedCard for 5% off
Use RedCard for free shipping or free shipping on orders of $35+
Or free store pickup
Final price: $2.30, when you buy 3


7. Trade in your old electronics for Target gift cards.

trade in your old items at Target for Target gift cards

With the Target Trade-In Program, you can grab free gift cards for trading in your old electronics that are gathering dust. Here’s what you’re able to trade in:

  • Video games/consoles
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Wearables
  • Smart speakers
  • Media players

Use the Target Trade-In website to calculate exactly how much you’ll get back. Last time I checked, you could get about $230 for an old iPhone 11 Pro X (512 GB).

Don’t expect major cash back on everything, but it’s better than leaving your old electronics in the attic or throwing them out.

Related: Check out this list of retailers that’ll reward you for recycling.


8. Take an extra 5% off with the Target Circle birthday gift.

The deals page open on the Target app with a basket filled with products behind it.

If you’re signed up for Target Circle, you’ll get a 5% off Circle deal on your birthday, which can be stacked with the RedCard 5% off savings. You’ll have 30 days to use the birthday deal before it expires.

Related: Don’t leave free birthday money on the table! Here are all the best birthday freebies, rewards, and discounts.


9. Create a Target wedding registry and score a 15% off coupon.

white bridal bouquet on big red ball near close up of target bag and shopping cart

After you create your Target wedding registry (either in store or online), you’ll receive a coupon the week of your big day. The storewide coupon is 15% off a single purchase you can redeem twice.

You can’t use the coupon on everything though. Here are some things that are excluded:

  • PlayStation/Xbox consoles and accessories
  • Fitbit
  • Samsung TVs
  • Facebook Oculus and Portal
  • Sony electronics
  • Alcohol
  • Nintendo consoles and games
  • Target gift cards and prepaid cards

Related: We found more wedding freebies worth over $700.


10. Some Super Targets allow a free piece of produce for your little one while you shop.

free piece of produce for kids basket at target

There is no set policy for this, so it differs by location. You can ask to speak to the leader on duty to either deny or confirm whether your store allows it.

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