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Target Same-Day Delivery Via Shipt: All About the Membership

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Target grocery delivery (aka Target same-day delivery) is powered by Shipt, a service that offers same-day delivery from stores like Safeway, CVS, and even Petco. Target actually owns Shipt, but the two operate on different shopping portals, meaning prices, promotions, and savings can vary between the two.

While a Shipt membership normally costs $99 a year, Target occasionally runs promos for discounted memberships. During Target Circle Week (and Target Black Friday) in 2023, there was an offer for 50% off the annual membership price. So you’d pay just $49 instead of $99.

So how does same-day delivery work at Target? And how do you get the most savings out of both Target and Shipt? Let’s take a look.

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1. Target same-day delivery via Shipt costs $99 a year.

grocery isle of target with same day delivery sign
  • Standard membership is $99 a year or $10.99 a month.

  • The membership gives you free same-day delivery from a large list of stores.

  • Orders $35 and over have free delivery — everything else will cost an extra $7.

  • Without a membership, you can do a basic delivery for a $9.99 fee.

  • When paying with an EBT card, there's no $35 minimum, instead you can pay the $7 delivery with a different payment method.

2. Look for a 50% (or more) Shipt discount around Black Friday.


The best time to buy a Shipt membership is on Black Friday. For Black Friday 2023, Shipt memberships were 50% off — $49 for a year (Nov. 27 – Dec. 4, 2023).

3. You can place a Target grocery delivery order through the Shipt app, the Target app, or

laptop in front of target bag and orchids with same day delivery by shipt

Once you have a Shipt membership, you can order through any of the three options:, the Target app, or the Shipt app and get your same-day, one-hour window doorstep deliveries.

But, in actuality, the prices, the promotions, and the cash-back savings vary, making the where-you-start-your-order question very important. Let me explain . . .

4. Shipt prices are usually the same or cheaper.

When the prices between, Target app and Shipt vary, the cheaper price is actually most often available for Shipt delivery customers. For example, last time I checked, 12-pk La Crouix Sparkling Water, was $4.19 in the Shipt app and Target app.

After comparing 20 items, I found that 80-90% had the same price between Target and Shipt, while 10-20% of the time, Shipt prices were cheaper.

5. Get a free Shipt membership (up to Dec. 31) when you enroll with a qualifying Visa credit card.

Shipt website with a message to check a visa credit card for free Shipt eligiblity.

Target ended their 4-week free Shipt trial back in Oct. 2021. However, if you enroll in Shipt with a qualifed Visa credit card you can get at least a one month membership, or up to Dec. 31, 2024 free.

You can check to see if your Visa is eligible on the Shipt dashboad. They will not charge your credit card! You will have the chance to enroll into your free trial if your card is eligible.

6. Use the Target RedCard for 5% off through Shipt.

hand holding target red card

If you have a Target RedCard (debit or credit), you can earn 5% back on your Shipt delivery orders. However, the 5% RedCard discount does not apply to delivery fees, Shipt memberships, alcohol, or Shipt purchases for other retailers.

7. Shipt has promotions that Target doesn’t.


Look under the Deals tab in the Shipt app, and you’ll find all the unique deals Shipt offers. This includes basics like sales on breakfast items or household essentials.

You’ll also find specials like “Spend $20, get $4 credit” on select items.

Even if some items turn out to be out of stock, you’ll still get the credit if you hit the minimum requirement in a single order. Credits are auto-applied to your next purchase and usually valid to redeem for the next 30 days.

8. Shipt also has manufacturer coupons available in app.


Shipt has digital manufacturer coupons available in its app. Many of these are unique to Shipt, while others are shared between both Shipt and Target.

That means, as of now, the only way to use manufacturer coupons on a Target delivery order is by using the Shipt app.

9. Shipt doesn’t do Target gift card promos.


To make matters even more confusing, gift card promotions advertised in the Target weekly ad are not available in the Shipt app. Target Circle offers are not available in the Shipt app.

But, you can get gift card and Circle savings if you place your same-day delivery order through the Target app.

10. Place your Shipt order through Target for Circle offers and gift card promos.

phone in front of computer and target bag

Okay, so how do you get the best prices on Target grocery delivery? Basically, you need to divide orders and use both tools. I use the Target app and Shipt app.

  • For items listed in the Target weekly ad and promoted with Circle deals, I shop same-day delivery with the Target app.

  • For items not on sale at all, I shop same-day delivery with either app for my RedCard 5% off.

  • For items on sale or promotion in the Shipt app, I shop through the Shipt app.

  • For items with manufacturer coupons available, I shop through the Shipt app.

11. Gift a membership for Shipt credit.

mothers day car in front of flowe4rs with shipt gift card

Keep an eye out for Shipt gift membership promos so you can save on your next big gift. For Mother’s Day, Shipt is offering $50 off the usual $99 year-long gift memberships. No need to tell anyone that your Mother’s Day gift was just $49.

12. Get 5% off a Shipt 6- or 12- month membership gift card when you pay with a Target RedCard.

As long as you’re signing up for Shipt (or gifting someone a membership), why not save 5%? You can buy a Shipt 6 month membership for $49 or 12 month membership for $99 at Pay with a Target RedCard (debit or credit) and you'll save 5% — that's $2.48 or $4.95 in savings.

13. Use the same email and phone number so your account syncs.

A person using an iPad to sign up for Shipt on their website.

If you signed up for Shipt through their website and not Target, just make sure you use the same email and phone number. That way, both your Shipt and Target accounts will sync with each other.

14. Get paid a minimum $16/hr as a Shipt shopper.


Does getting paid to walk around Target sound dreamy?

Shipt hires independent contractors to become Shipt shoppers. They advertise pay up to $27/hr, but many Shipt shoppers say pay is closer to $16, which is the guaranteed minimum pay under the Shipt Earnings Standard.

For each shop, your pay includes a percent of the order total, plus 100% of any tips. The best way to earn good money is to be quick enough to shop and deliver two orders at once, all within the delivery window.

15. Share a membership by placing orders for your friends and family.


You can totally share your Shipt membership. That means shipping to multiple addresses with multiple names and phone numbers, even storing multiple credit cards.

Whether that means you split membership cost with your sister, send weekly groceries to your grandmother, or ship yourself sunscreen and snacks to a Disneyland hotel, one Shipt membership allows you to do it all.

Target Delivery FAQs

Does Shipt take gift cards?

No. While you can use a Shipt gift card on a membership, Shipt doesn’t take any gift cards for any retailer. There is no gift card input field.

Does Shipt deliver alcohol?

You must be 21+ with a valid ID to order or receive alcohol. Shipt only allows alcohol delivery in certain areas and may add on a $7 fee depending on where you live. Shipt credits cannot be applied to alcohol items.

Does Shipt deliver prescriptions?

No, Shipt does not deliver prescriptions ordered through the Target or Shipt app, or at or Some certified Shipt shoppers may deliver prescription orders that were placed directly through the drugstore's websites.

Will Target price match Shipt?

No. The exclusive pricing and promos are reserved for same-day delivery shoppers.

Do you tip Shipt shoppers?

Yes. The official word from the company is, “Tips are not required but are greatly appreciated.” Shipt shoppers rely on tips.

Our two cents on tipping etiquette: your tip should change based on how large your order is. Think 10 – 20% of your order, or $5 minimum. 100% of your tip will go to the shopper.

How are Shipt delivery people paid?

Shipt shoppers are paid per order via direct deposit every Friday (for the previous Mon. - Sun.). Shoppers can also instantly access their funds once a day through Stripe Instant Payout for a 1% fee ($0.50 minimum).

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