Fact, most people feel shopping at Target is a cut above its similar price point competitors. Maybe it’s because Target likes to borrow its strategies and trends from higher-end retailers? One thing they get right, they are fantastic at duping home décor styles at lower price points, making unaffordable items within our reach.
That being said, many of their customers do not utilize all of their resources simply because they are unaware of them. Let me introduce you to a few.
Target uses a weekday schedule to mark down their inventory by the department. The first markdown is usually 30%, which is followed by a 50% markdown one to two weeks later. Finally, leftover stock can be reduced up to 70%.
Price tags ending in the number four, (e.g., $11.44) will be the final clearance price, and no further discounts will be given. Price tags ending with $0.49, $0.79, or $0.99 indicates there is a gift card promotion currently on those item.
Introducing Target Circle
On October 6th, Target rolled out a new program nationwide called, Target Circle. If you already have a Target account, Cartwheel, or a Redcard – you’re already in!
One of the biggest perks is you are earning 1% towards future Target purchases while continuing to receive your 5% on Redcard purchases.
To preview some of the earning power of Target Circle click here.
Helpful Things To Know
Your local Target’s inventory will be based on space availability and local demand. Target.com will carry all its stock and higher-end products.
Since they offer free shipping on orders over $35 – plus returns to their local stores, don’t shy away from shopping online. If you don’t shop on their online store, you’re seriously missing out on crazy deals.
Target Uses Augmented Reality
If you caught yourself saying, “I can’t imagine what this will look like in my house.” Let me help you finally solve that problem! Target has built augmented reality into its platform.
Yep, it’s a pretty cool feature that allows you to see the product in your space. This feature takes the guesswork out of your purchase. Click here to learn how to use this feature.
Home Decor Deals
Initially, when I decided to write this post, I had intended to try to continue to update this post frequently to keep my readers updated with all the latest and greatest. However, unless you personally revisit this page, this could be done by pinning this post to one of your Pinterest boards, it would be difficult for you to stay informed.
Instead, I have decided to keep an updated Target Link on my homepage under favorite finds. Why would it be helpful for you to visit my home page from time to time? Well, as bloggers, we receive insider information about upcoming sales and deals before the masses do. When you click my Target icon on my homepage I will direct you to the current best deals. Don’t worry, your coupons are still valid and this does not increase your pricing 🙂
It’s a win, win situation!
Online Shopping Advantages
As I mentioned earlier, shopping online widens your options as well as your savings. Some retailers partner up their inventory with other big box stores to cross promote each other’s products in order to increase sales.
Although Target is not known for their extensive furniture line, Target.com paints a VERY different picture. Not to worry, as all photos will be clickable to direct you to the product page on Target.com. Below is just a sample of what you are missing out on.
Chandeliers & Lighting
Surprised? Target has an extensive line of lighting fixtures. I have used them several times for dining room chandeliers.
Yep, They Carry Bed Frames Too!
Okay, I’ll admit it; I can get easily lost strolling the isles of a Target and it’s online store. I know I am not alone in this! As they have become by far one of the favorite retailers for home décor finds, housewares, and more!
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