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Target offers a generous military discount at two different times during the year as way of saying thank you for your service. Typically, these military appreciation events are scheduled around the Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day. On these occasions, active-duty military members, veterans, and military family members are eligible for a 10% discount on their Target shopping trip.
If you qualify for this discount, there are a few things you need to know. Find all of the necessary info about the Target military discount below. This includes things like like how to sign up, what’s included, and what’s excluded.
For even more savings, here’s a list of military discounts available throughout the year.
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How to Get Target’s Military Discount
Any active-duty military members (including National Guard and Reservists), veterans, and military family members can get 10% off two transactions twice per calendar year at Target.
Important to note, it’s not limited to a household. So if you’re a military member and your spouse signs up, too, you can each use the discount on four transactions — or eight total transactions!
To qualify for the discount, go to Target.com or create a Target Circle account. Then verify your military association. Provide a document to confirm your military status (like a Veteran ID card, DD-214, military dependent’s ID, or Common Access Card). Since your proof of military service or association has to be verified, enter your details before the discount window begins to make sure it’s approved in time.
Besides the two discount events, the Target Circle website says registered military members are eligible for bonus offers throughout the year. Some users have even reported receiving an additional “10% off your cart” offer. Unfortunately, there aren’t any specifics surrounding what the deals will be outlined on the site.
How to Add the Military Discount to Your Target App
If you’re already a Target Circle member, you can add military benefits to the Target app without creating a new profile. Just know you need to meet the same qualifications as above. But you can apply the benefits to an existing account.
- Go to Account > Settings
- Select the option for “I’m a service member or dependent”
- Click “Get Verified” and then enter your information. You’ll need to provide your military status, branch of service, date of birth, and discharge date (if applicable).
When Does Target Do Military Discounts?
In previous years, Target has only offered their military discount around Veteran’s Day. However, last year they expanded their savings to include the Fourth of July, too. Typically the Fourth of July event lasts one week (usually June 26 – July 4), and the Veteran’s Day event lasts for two weeks (Oct. 30 – Nov. 12).
Military members can get 10% off their entire cart on two separate transactions within each time period. And this year Target’s early Black Friday deals coincide with the Veteran’s Day event. You can use it to get double the savings!
Target’s 2022 military discount runs from Oct. 30 – Nov. 12, 2022.
How Much Can You Save With Target’s Military Discount?
Target offers 10% off two transactions, two times a year. And the best part is, it’s 10% off your total purchase, not just one item. So the more you buy, the more you save.
Target reports that military members have saved $5.9 million with the discount since 2020. Since there is no price limit listed on Target.com, we recommend waiting to buy all your high-dollar items during these discount time frames. You can stock up on things like cooking basics or pantry supplies. While a few food items are excluded from the discount, you can use it on most nonperishable grocery items.
Is There Anything You Can’t Buy With the Target Military Discount?
Target’s military discount can save you quite a bit of money, but there are exclusions. Quite a few big-ticket items are not included in the event, like PlayStation consoles and Samsung TVs. This may be because some of these items are already on sale for Black Friday. Still, there are plenty of Black Friday deals that you can double up on with the military discount.
The excluded products change each year, so it doesn’t hurt to double-check before you hit “checkout.” For example, last year Instant Pot cookers were excluded, but this year you can apply the savings to them. See the full list of exclusions at the bottom of the military appreciation page on Target’s site.
Here are some of the items excluded from Target’s military discount:
- Barbie Dreamhouse & Camper
- Select Beats products
- Clinic or pharmacy products (like prescriptions)
- Dyson products
- Facebook Oculus and Portal
- Select Fisher-Price products
- Gift cards
- All HP products
- All Lego products
- Select Mario Kart products
- Nikon cameras
- Ninja products
- PlayStation consoles
- Prepaid cards
- Samsung TVs
- Shark products
- Tempur-Sealy products
- Ulta Beauty at Target products
- Xbox consoles
Can I Combine the Military Discount With a Target RedCard Discount?
Yes, you sure can. If you’re a Target RedCard holder, you’ll still get your 5% discount, plus the 10% Target military discount. That’s some nice stackable savings on two shopping trips twice a year.