Many of us rely on Target as a main source for couponing for our daily needs and essentials like toilet paper, household cleaners, and over-the-counter meds. The Krazy Coupon Lady reviews the Target weekly ad and Target Circle coupons every week to give shoppers a roundup of the best deals available, and will continue to do so even during the coronavirus outbreak.
As items become more in demand during the coronavirus outbreak, Target has assured us in a recent press release regarding COVID-19 that “stores are safe, stocked, and ready to serve communities across America.” Policies will continue to change and expand as this goes on, so check back on KCL and Target.com for updates.
In the meantime, here are tips for shopping at Target during the coronavirus pandemic.
As of March 18 and for the foreseeable future, all stores will close at 9 p.m local time. This allows team members proper time to clean and restock shelves.
Starting April 4, Target will also begin actively monitoring — and limiting — the number of people inside stores based on the store’s square footage. You can also expect all in-store and distribution center employees to be wearing disposable gloves and masks that will be replenished at the beginning of every shift by Target. This is in addition to plexiglass partitions, store decals, and audio messages already in place.
Senior shopping hours
The first hour of shopping on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is reserved for vulnerable shoppers including seniors aged 65 and up.
Target supply and shopping limits
Target receives new shipments every morning except on Sunday. There is no order to what items will be restocked on which days, however. There is no guarantee when high-demand items will be restocked since that heavily relies on the manufacturers.
Product limits are in place for items like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and disinfectant wipes; dry goods such as soup and pasta; food items like milk and eggs; bottled water and more. Make sure to check the postings at your location for the things you are allowed to purchase at a single time. Please also remember to take others into account, and only buy what you need.
If you live in Vermont, you may not be able to purchase certain non-essentials items like arts and crafts, beauty products, clothing, electronics, jewelry, and more. Check with your local store for details.
Target will not accept in-store returns and exchanges for the next three weeks. If you have a return that expires during this time, they will still accept the return three weeks past the holding period.
CVS pharmacy and prescriptions at Target
CVS pharmacies at Target will reserve the first hour of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday for vulnerable shoppers such as those who are 65 and older.
Learn more of KCL’s tips on shopping at CVS Pharmacy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Target pickup and delivery
If you’d like your order delivered, Shipt for Target will deliver to your home. Shipt delivery windows are updated regularly, and Shipt shoppers are encouraged to leave your delivery at your door to make the process contactless. It costs $9.99 to use Shipt, or sign up for a Shipt annual membership and get a free four-week trial. There is no commitment to continue the service after the trial period.
Target jobs and staffing
Before adding any new hires, Target is offering additional hours to existing team members who have interest and availability. You may still apply for jobs that are open in your area by visiting the Target careers page.
To support their current team, Target employees will receive a $2-per-hour wage increase through the beginning of May. Team members will also be able to shop for essentials one hour before stores open every Monday, Friday, and Saturday.
How to coupon at Target
Make sure to download the Target app to take advantage of Circle coupons and offers both in stores and online.
Download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app to get deal alerts and free Target Circle coupons right to your smartphone, and we’ll show you the best way to use the discounts to get everything you need on the cheap. Plus, you’ll get 5% off every time you shop when you sign up for a Target REDcard.
When you’re ready to start saving at Target, check out How to Coupon at Target.