FAQ/Basics

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JUST GETTING STARTED?

IMG_21012014_181203We were all new to couponing at one time or another and I can remember just feeling overwhelmed in the beginning. But I hope this page helps to explain things a bit more and gets you started on the road to keeping more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.

Saving money by couponing goes way beyond simply clipping a coupon and using it on something you need. The best way to maximize your savings is to wait to use your coupons against a sale or a special deal and to buy several of the item if the price is right.

While I do maintain a stockpile, I don’t believe in letting my stockpile overtake my house. Sales usually cycle around every 3 months, so purchasing enough to last you through to the next sale is a good bet, especially if you are short on space. Be patient- building a stockpile takes time, it does not happen overnight, but little by little you will find yourself being able to grab something from your stockpile when you normally would have to run out for something.

FINDING COUPONS

coupon-insertsNEWSPAPER COUPONS: One of the most popular resources are the coupon inserts that can be found in the Sunday Newspaper. There are 4 main types- the PG- usually put out once a month by Proctor & Gamble, the RMNE or RetailMeNot Everyday insert and the SS or Smart Source Insert both usually found in most papers every Sunday, and the GM or General Mills which can usually be found every 4-5 weeks.

Every Saturday I post a Sunday Newpaper Insert Preview with highlights of what will be coming in the Sunday paper and I also list resources for obtaining inserts and coupons that come from them. You can go HERE to check out the most recent preview with a list of Resources.

PRINTABLE COUPONS: Another popular way to get coupons is to print them. There are several sites that consistently offer printable coupons: Coupons.com, Red Plum, Savings.com, & SmartSource are good places to start. Lots of manufacturer’s sites also offer coupons and a good way to check and see if there is a printable coupon for something you need is to check My Coupon Database. If there is a printable– there will be a link provided to lead you to where you can find the coupon.

OTHER COUPONS: Coupons come from many many sources. Many manufacturer’s place Hangtag Coupons or Peelie coupons found on products on the shelves or Tearpads usually located on a display or shelf near the item.You may even spot coupons in magazines or at the office of your doctor, dentist, pediatrician, vet and more. Once you start looking for these valuable little pieces of paper, you will be surprised at just how many places they turn up!

COUPONING LINGO

We couponers use lots of abbreviations and terms, and you will catch on soon enough, but if you are just getting started- here’s a few terms to familiarize yourself with…

$1/2 etc: One dollar off two items. (1st # = Discount/2nd # = Quantity required for discount)
B1G1: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, or B2G1: Buy 2 Get 1 FREE and so on
PSA: Prices Starting at
GC: Gift Card (Target offers Gift Cards as a reward for buying specific items, see Special Deals Page for extended Gift Card deals)
ETS: Excludes Trial Size or , or ESS: Excludes Single Serving
MIR: Mail In Rebate (You can check my Rebates Page to see current offers available)
TMF-Try Me Free. Another form of a rebate or sometimes a satisfaction Guarantee
OOP: Out of Pocket. The amount you actually spend.
Q: Coupon, MQ: manufacturer coupon, TQ: Target Coupon
WYB: when you buy
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary-this means that it may or may not be the case in all instances.
x: Expiration Date of a coupon

ORGANIZING YOUR COUPONS

There are several different ways to keep your coupons organized so you can easily find them. Many people use a binder method- where you can split up your coupons into pages with pockets and organize how it works best for you. Sometimes people organize by item type- ie Frozen, Snacks, Canned, etc, or some prefer to alphabetize. You have to do what works best for you. Some people like to just grab baseball card type album sleeves fitted into a binder to keep them organized. A binder is very nice in that it’s a way to have your coupons with you at all times which comes in handy for Target Clearance- it can be a time-consuming method- but wonderful if you can keep it up.

You can also use a filing system for your inserts. You can use either drawers or a filing box meant to hold the complete insert and file them by date. Since I and other sites you may start to follow usually list where you can find a coupon- it is just as easy to go find what you need and cut when you are ready to shop. So for example – if I list the following coupon as a matchup-

-$1/3; .50/2 Campbell’s Microwaveable Bowls or Soup At Hand 1-8-12 SS x3/15

it means it can be found in the January 8th Smart Source Insert. The different amounts in the front mean that some areas will have a $1 Off 3 and some areas will have gotten a .50 cents off 2. The x followed by the date is when the coupon expires. But finding the best way to organize is a process – and you may go through several different ways before you figure out what method works best for you.

TARGET COUPONS

multi_coupon_nobleedTarget can be a great place to save money in several different ways. For starters- Target allows you to stack coupons- this means allowing the use of one manufacturer’s coupon AND one Target Store Coupon AND one Cartwheel Offer on EACH item. Target Coupons can be found in a variety of places….

TARGET INSERT COUPONS: Target store coupons can sometimes be found in the regular Sunday inserts on occasion. Target Insert coupons are always regional though and not everyone will get them. I do maintain a Target Coupon Page with a list of the available Target Coupons with matching manufacturer’s coupons you can stack.

MOBILE TARGET COUPONS: Mobile coupons are Target Store Coupons that can be sent to your phone to be used for in-store purchases at checkout. You can pull them up on your phone’s screen and the cashier can scan the bar code. These coupons are meant to be used only once but can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. You will need to have an internet-capable phone in order to retrieve the coupons. Keep in mind- text messaging & data charges will apply depending upon your phone’s plan. We don’t see many of these any more, but you can see a current list on my Target Coupon Page HERE.

cartwheelTARGET CARTWHEEL OFFERS: There’s also a savings program called Cartwheel by Target offering even more opportunities to get great deals! You can get as much as an additional 50% off, occasionally even higher, on items at Target including grocery, health & beauty, baby, clothing and much more. You can redeem all offers on your Cartwheel in one transaction and an identical offer can be applied up to a maximum of four times in a single transaction. You are allowed one Cartwheel offer with one manufacturer’s coupon and one Target coupon for triple the savings!

You can sign up thru email or your Facebook account and you will need a smartphone to redeem savings in stores, although you can bring a printed bar code with you in lieu of a smartphone. This bar code never changes, no matter what you delete or add to your cartwheel, so if you laminate it or find some other way to protect it, you can use it over and over.

IMG_21012014_181327OTHER TARGET COUPONS: Target also sends out various mailers with coupons – home mailers are random – there is no 100% fool-proof way to get one. Sometimes having created a baby or wedding registry may help, or spending on a REDcard helps, or filling a prescription, and the list of theories goes on. But none of these things are a 100% guarantee you will start receiving them and unfortunately there is no definite mailing list to get on. When you check out at the register you can check the coupons that print from the Catalina machine that you get with your receipt. Sometimes they are Manufacturer coupons, but sometimes they are Target Coupons!

You can always see a complete list of ALL Types of current Target coupons on my Target Coupon Page.

CASH BACK & OTHER REWARD PROGRAMS

cash-rewardsThere are a couple of great savings apps out there for both iPhone and Android users to earn cash back for shopping in-store. The first one, ibotta, is a fun & easy way to earn extra money while shopping for buying products that most likely you were going to buy anyway. Plus, the Ibotta app offers lucrative Bonuses. The second one, Checkout 51, is also a fast and easy way to earn cash back on the brands you love, yet it also has some unique features and… you do not need to have a smartphone to take advantage of this great app! Watch the blog for new offers and matchups to be posted, plus you can read about each of them in more detail as follows…. for more info on ibotta, go HERE and for more info on Checkout 51, you can go HERE.

GIFT CARD & SPECIAL PURCHASE DEALS

IMG_21012014_180857Another way to save at Target is by taking advantage of their Gift Card Deals where a Target Gift Card is awarded at checkout in return for buying a specified product or products. Gift Cards cannot be used in the same transaction you earned them, however they can be rolled into the next transaction. If you do more than one Gift Card Deal in a transaction you WILL receive both Gift Cards. There are usually several Gift Card Deals in the Target Ad every week, that usually only last that week. However sometimes quite a few Gift Card deals remain unadvertised and extend for longer periods of time.

Target also offers Special Purchase Deals. These are usually a B1G1 Free type of deal or instant savings when purchasing 2 or more of a specific product. Again several of these are advertised each week, but some are not and last for 2 or more weeks. I do my best to keep track of as many unadvertised longer-term Gift Card & Special Purchase Deals as possible on the Special Deals Page. On that page you can find the details, coupon matchups and some Deal Ideas so be sure to check it out.

TARGET’S LOW PRICE PROMISE

Target has a price matching policy which they refer to as a Low Price Promise. This can be another way to save Gas, money & time, since Target will honor local competitor’s ads, however there are quite a few rules and restrictions. You can view Target’s official price matching policy HERE.

TARGET COUPON POLICY

You can find the official Target Coupon Policy HERE. It’s always a good idea to print it out and keep with you when you shop.

387211_10151581781563120_690736138_nTarget will accept printable coupons with a scannable bar code except one that is for a FREE item when no purchase is required. Target does not accept competitor’s coupon or expired coupons.

Target does not give cash back – if the coupon is for more than the value of an item, the coupon amount may be reduced to meet the cost of the item. Target also has specific rules about using B1G1 coupons. You can check out this post HERE for more details and examples.

MORE QUESTIONS?

I hope you have found this page helpful, but if you have more questions or you have a deal you would like to share with me, you can contact me at [email protected].

680 Responses to “FAQ/Basics”

  1. Kerry says:

    @Colin – target coupons are always in red- Manufacturer’s coupons are always in blue. hth

  2. Nicole says:

    Kerry–
    I just got home from a Target trip and looked at my receipt. On items where I used both a TQ and a MQ, the receipt shows that a MQ was scanned, but it does not subtract from the price. Underneath the item, it says “refund value” and gives another price. For example, I tried to use a $2/2 TQ for 2 Dove Men’s Deoderant and 2 $2/1 MQs for the same deoderant. The receipt looks like this:
    Dove Men $3.99
    MFR Coupon $2.00-
    Refund Value 2.99 T
    Dove Men $3.99
    MFR Coupon $2.00-
    Refund Value $2.99 T
    Package Subtotal $7.98
    Target Coupon $2.00-
    Package Total $5.98

    With MQs this deal should only be $1.98!! Why did this happen?? This scenario happened for a few other items as well!! I’m going to go up to the store and talk to customer service, but I wanted to see what your take on this is. THANK YOU!

  3. Kerry says:

    @Nicole- Target receipts can be hard to decipher but if you do your math and check your total after coupons against your receipt it will likely match up. It does minus the coupon- (seeing the -$2 right under the item is the indication) but the reason you still see a package total with only $2 in Target coupons deducted is because they are calculating what you would get back for a refund should you need to return your items, not what these items actually cost you after coupons.

    Because Target submits manufacturer coupons for reimbursement to manufacturers, they don’t minus your manufacturer coupon from the money they would give back to you. BUT the Target coupons they are not reimbursed for- therefore you DO see those deducted from the package total since you can’t get back money for using a Target coupon. So your package total of $5.98 is just what the refund value of the items you bought, not what you actually paid. And like I said if you add up what you bought on a calculateor, and minused all your coupons, you will probably see that the totals match. hth and makes sense.

  4. MD says:

    I went today to my local Target and according with them they are no longer accepting Target coupons printed from their web site. Because of a lot of problems with people making copies and using other illegal ways to produce Target coupons the only ones they will accept for now on are manufacturer coupons and Target coupons printed from the Target machines at checkout or the ones you can find at the Sunday paper or food boxes.
    So bummed, all my Target printed coupons are not valid any more.
    Did anybody else have the same response?

  5. Kerry says:

    oh my goodness MD you need to call corporate. That is just pure silliness- they are not going to take their own coupons? I would call corporate and tell them what your store said.

  6. Traci says:

    There is a coupon on Target.com for $1 off Claussen pickles, they are on price cut at my store for 2.79 and there is a manf. coupon for them here http://smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=5S2ZUA6PWPEPO Making them only 79cents. I thought this was a good deal.

  7. Dawn says:

    In an attempt to NOT shelf-clear one store, I decided to visit two different Target stores Sunday for a purchase. The first store accepted 10 manufacturer’s coupons for the same item, with no problem. The second store’s cashier would only accept 4. I went to customer service afterwards, and she told me that their store’s policy is only 3 like coupons per transaction. When I asked my cashier to split my order, she refused, saying the limit was 4 per day.

    I was in a hurry and didn’t have time or patience to try to sort them out, but I was quite frustrated!

  8. Colleen says:

    I’ve seen online at many coupon sites that those coupons that say Manufacturer’s Coupon at the top, but say available or redeemable at X Store (such as Walmart, Acme, Shop Rite, Walgreens, etc.) SHOULD be accepted at any store, because they are MANUFACTURERS coupons, not technically a store coupon. However, after trying to use a Q that had Shoprite’s logo on it at my local Target, I was told they won’t accept it, and they aren’t even allowed to try to scan it to see if it accepts. I tried to explain to the cashier that it says MANUFACTURER’S on the top, but she insisted she wasn’t allowed to scan it. I proceeded over to the Customer Service desk and was told the same thing. I explained it is NOT a store coupon, it doesn’t say store coupon anywhere, just manufacturers, and I was again shot down. 🙁 Anyone else been shot down like this before at their Target? Or have success? Now, I used a manufacturer’s coupon from the ACME coupon book, which didn’t have their logo on it, but the “Sizzling Summer Bonus” graphic, and they took it. Which cracks me up, because it’s basically the same idea! Just didn’t have the store logo on it. Any thoughts?

  9. Debbie Mc says:

    There isn’t a Target close to my home, but there is one within 40 miles. On the rare occasion that I get to go there, I always try and snag some of the best deals for that week by stacking the TQ’s with MQ’s. Today I got on the website to print out some of the printable TQ’s, and got a message that said that I had printed all of the coupons that I was allowed. It wouldn’t let me print ANY of them. I think the last time I printed anything out was in April or early May, so there’s no way that can be right! Even then, it was only for 4 or 5 Q’s. Trying to find the appropriate contact on their help page is next to impossible. Any idea why this happened? Has something changed since the last time I printed TQ’s?

  10. Kelli says:

    Do you know how the savings at the bottom of the receipt is calculated? Is it sale savings? Sale savings + Target coupon savings? Does it include gift cards received as part of the gift card deals? I just want to know how much I saved total (sales, Target coupons, Manufacturer Coupons, and gift cards included) and I didn’t know what they’ve already calculated for me. Any idea?

  11. Holly says:

    Today I went to Target and tried using 4 $1/1 any shout product, I was buying the 4 pack shout wipes. They are $0.97 at my store, I was told by one csm and the store manager that they could not and would not change the value of the coupon or the item. I showed the store manager the coupon policy right on the target website. He said he knew the policy but there was nothing he could do. What do you do in that case. I am so discouraged with target now. To make matters worse I have spent ten minutes trying to find out how to email them to ask what the heck and I can not find an email address. Does anyone have an email for this case? Thanks, Holly

  12. susan says:

    I have been coming to this site for about 6 months and I love it. I can’t find the place to report news to the site. I signed up at My Coupon Hunter about 6 months ago and used her a couple of times. For the past month I have tried to order coupons and after I log in and click on any category, they are all blank. There are no coupons on the site anymore, does anyone know why? did she close down? and where do I go to report news such as this in the future? do I open a forum? but then maybe no one will read it and I wanted to tell the writer of Totally Target this because I noticed you still recommend her, and you need to check if she is closed first. Thanks, Susan

  13. christina says:

    I’m sure this has been covered, but am wondering if anyone can help me. I’m new to this and I am very confused about the wording on the Target Web Coupons. They all say “limit one coupon or offer per transaction”. I know the policy says that you can use 1 Target and 1 Mfr per item. Does this mean only 1 “like” Target Coupon, as in if I buy 2 up & up bottles of shampoo, I can only use one of the Target Coupons? Also I noticed that the wording is more user friendly on the Target Coupons from the Sunday paper. Thanks for any help!

  14. Jennifer says:

    I’m kinda new to all of this and have a question about the Target store coupons. It states on the coupon Limit one coupon or offer per transaction. Does this mean that I can only use one Target coupon to purchase an item, pay for it and then do a separate transaction with another Target coupon and pay for it? Thanks!

  15. Katie says:

    I printed some target web coupons and they say “Limit one coupon or offer per transaction.” Does this mean I can’t stack it with a manufacturer’s coupon? Thanks, Katie.

  16. Tia says:

    This afternoon I went to Target; had my coupons matched up with Store & manufacturer.. Lady at checkout said I couldn’t use 2 like coupons in a purchase (ie.. I had 6 boxes of pop tarts.. (2)sTarget coupons for $1/3 and 2 mfg coupons $2/3. She did this also on another product I had. She said it was now Target policy. I said ok, lets’ ring them up seperately. Nope we cannont do that. Now I came home and went on their site and I don’t see any thing like what she said. I understand the new b1g1 but this wasn’t anything like that. I finally just paid for all the items as she did this after all was rang up and there was now 4 people behind me. I just have never seen a checkout lady take my stack; spread them out and match up if there are multiple target coupons and say. Nope cna’t use them. Has anyone else had this happen? thanks, Tia.

  17. ♥2qpon says:

    @ Tia, I just got back from Target and they told me the same thing! I was only allowed to use one coupon per item (not 2 like coupons) PER DAY! just right now about 30 minutes ago!!! it was so frustrating!

  18. Ali says:

    I also had a problem tonight with using multiple like coupons in a purchase. My cashier also spread out my Q stack and carefully read each one before even attempting to scan any. I tried to buy 2 Wet Ones 15ct packs with 2 $0.50/1 TQs but was told by the cashier that I could only use one of the two TQs for the same item per transaction. What was weird was that this same cashier then let me use two TQs to get the free Sharpies and three TQs to use on the Neutrogena gift card offer. When I got home and compared the Wet Ones TQ to my other TQs, I didn’t see any difference. Not really sure what happened there. I also tried to purchase 3 Pop Tarts 12ct boxes tonight using $1/3 TQ and $2/3 MQ — however, the cashier couldn’t get the MQ to scan and was unsuccessful in manually punching in the numbers under the barcode. Finally, she asked someone for help and that person said I couldn’t use the MQ (from the Kellogg’s website no less!) because it was missing a bar code on the lower left hand corner?? Can anyone help explain this?

  19. Kerry says:

    @Katie- yes you can stack- it means you cannot use more than one identical coupon in a transaction. hth

  20. Kerry says:

    @Jennifer- some stores are strict and will only allow 1 target coupon per transaction, others are a bit more lenient and will allow you to use more than 1

  21. Kerry says:

    @Susan- Virginia at Mycoupon Hunter has now become subscription only. That is why you cant see the coupons. you must have asubscription first. You can view the subscription packages on her site though which start as low as $5. hth

  22. Mary LaB says:

    Dawn,
    Now why would you even use 10 of the same coupon, that is outrageous. This is WHY target and other stores are changing their policies.
    Where did you get 10 of the same coupon when you can only print 2 .

    You should NEVER use more then 3 coupons at a time. O me this is uncalled for and you are one of the people that is making it harder for others to use coupons.

    If you have to have 10 of the same item why not go to 2 different stores instead of causing issues where target and all the other stores are making their policies worse for us.

  23. Sarah G says:

    I just went to Targets sample spot this morning, and they are giving samples of Huggies diapers. They usually send coupons with the samples. I am sure this one will go fast. Thanks Sarah

  24. Kimberly says:

    Hi Kerry! I’m not sure where to post this but I just wanted to let you know that I was at Target today and they had select Plum Organics baby food on clearance which made for a nice deal with the .25 off Plum Organics printable Target coupon.

  25. Phyllis says:

    Question,
    I had a catalina coupon that printed from Target that had Manufacturer Coupon by date at the top, and on the side above UPC bars states Redeem at Target.
    Is this a Manufacturer Coupon that can be used anywhere, such as Walgreens, or a Target Store Coupon that should only be used at Target?
    I had a Manager today at Walgreens that allowed it to go through this time, but wanted to call the Target Manager to make sure her Walgreens will be paid back for the coupon.
    I am under the assumption that if the coupon states Manufacturer Coupon, any store that accepts Manufacturer Coupons should accept it whether it came from Target or not, or whether it states Redeem at Target on the side.

  26. Sarah says:

    I tried last week’s L’Oreal gift card deal, but I picked items that were already on clearance. I didn’t get a gift card, and the manager on duty said you never get gift cards on clearance items. Is that accurate in your experience?

    PS – LOVE this blog, thanks! 🙂

  27. Kerry says:

    @Sarah- no it is not accurate. I bought 3 clearanced cleansers and got the gift card just fine. Unfortunately some team members tend to just pull out a reason for a gift card not prompting out of thin air- instead of trying to figure out what the problem is. Perhaps you had one product whose bar code just wasn’t plugged into the system. There could be a number of reasons, but clearance has nothing to do with it.

  28. RLWatson9404 says:

    Do you know if target coupons are added weekly or at random? Thanks!

  29. Beatrice says:

    This questions is in reference to Target’s ad 7/31/11. I understand if I purchase 4 P&G products, ie Pantene (shampoo/conditioner) I will receive a $5 gift card. If I use my coupon for 1 FREE bottle of Pantene, does that disqualify the purchase for the gift card? Thank you.

  30. ESPERANZA ORTIZ says:

    WHERE CAN I SUBSCRIBE FOR THE MAILERS EVERYONE GETS IN THE MAIL I HAVE LOOKED ON THE WEB SITE, BUT I DON”T SEE ANYTHING I CAN CLICK ON ANY SUGGESTIONS OR HELP?????

  31. Jill says:

    I just noticed that the printable target coupons say “limit one coupon or offer per transaction”. Is this new? I looked in the coupon policy online and it doesn’t say anything about it..I am assuming they don’t want someone using a bunch of the same target coupons at once? But they why do they let you print two if you can’t use two?

  32. Kristy says:

    I bought a XBOX 360 4 GB, on 8/17 for $299 with a $50 gift card. Today (8/21) it is on sale for $199 with a $25 gift card. Do they give partial refunds for sale prices since I just bought it 5 days ago? I’m tempted to pack it up and buy it again.

  33. Danielle says:

    Does anyone know what happened to the Cheap deals or Cheap finds section? It was there as of last night and now today it’s not. ???

  34. Kerry says:

    Hey Danielle- it’s there- sorry having acouple issues- it never left- but my navigation link at top of site was gone- it’s back now.

  35. Tracy says:

    OMG!!! I’ve been couponing for 5 months now, and I have for the first time, run into the dreaded 1 per purchase vs 1 per transaction at Target. Mind you, this is a target I have been using multiple MQ’s at since I started couponing. They were willing to do multiple transactions I had 2 of one and 5 of another. I understand many stores don’t do multiple Target Q’s in the same transaction, but never MQ’s. I didn’t think that was part of their policy. Can someone clarify if Target considers Purchase and transaction as the same thing? I have NEVER run across this so far, and I don’t believe it’s part of their new policy as far as I can tell. I was so frustrated, I just told her to void the transaction and walked out. Sad thing was I had lots of non coupon items in the cart I wanted. 🙁

  36. Sue says:

    I went to Target this morning and purchased a package of Avent baby bottles. I gave the cashier a Target Q for $2 off and a CRT that says MANUFACTURER at the top for $3 off. She told me I could not do this since they are both Target Q’s. I thought the CRT was a manufacturer Q since it says it up top? She told me it was a Target Manufacturer Q? Was I wrong or right? Kind of new at this.

  37. Kerry says:

    @Sue- if that cat said Manufacturer’s coupon on it- then you were right- you just needed to point out to her that catalina coupons can be a target coupon OR a manufacturer’s coupon and show her where it says manuf. coupon. You can always ask for a manager if the cashier is confused.

  38. Amy says:

    Is there a way to email Target about store experiences? I tried the “contact us” link, but it say my comment/question was “invalid” and would not let me submit. Also, do you have a new link to the coupon policy? I can’t find it on the new site.

  39. Dawn says:

    @Mary LaB,

    I shop for my parents and my grandmother, that’s why I used 10 of the same coupon. It was an item that all 3 of our households use. I’m a working mom, so I can’t do 8 transactions in a week at different stores. It was also an item that they had over 100 in stock. The Target near my home is very friendly and welcomes couponers. I make it my policy to never shelf clear, and to be respectful of others wanting deals. It wasn’t a printable coupon – it was from a newspaper insert. I had exchanged coupons with friends to get multiples, since among our 3 households we get 4 Sunday papers.

    I rarely purchase more than 1 or 2 of any item, but when it is one that my entire family uses, I’m going to save us all the money.

    Please don’t make assumptions about people’s intent and habits. One shopping trip doesn’t mean that it is representative of my typical habits.

  40. Esha says:

    Hi – Is there a policy where Target does not price match another Target store. Yesterday I went to a Target and bought Axe shower gel clearanced for 2.50. I needed more and the store was out, so I checked another Target store. They had the exact same item for 5.00 ..twice the price. When I inquired about price match, they said they could not price match another Target store. Has anyone had any experience with this. Kelly, maybe you can help/advise with what I can do ..if anything at all?

    Thanks,
    Esha.

  41. Jess says:

    What about BOGO? I was at Target today and the Manager was…lets not a very n ice person. I had a BOGO on Old Spice BodyWash and Deoderant. I also had a $1.00 off any Old Spice. She embarrassed me in front of many people and said next time read the policy. GEEZ lady. Thanks 🙂 So…what is your view on this? Bogo is so confusing!

  42. Terrie says:

    I was at target today and was told that they will not adjust down a MQ because they are not allowed to do so by the manufacturer. I had my TQ policy with me and argued politely that this is not what their Q policy states. They would not budge but they pushed them through all the while telling me they could not because they couldn’t give me the overage (which I wasn’t asking for in the first place). I am so confused I have never had this problem at Target before. And why did they push them through as they were telling me they couldn’t? Did I miss something? Am I right in assuming that they can in fact according to their own policy adjust down a coupon?

  43. tish says:

    Hello,
    How do you receive Target mailers? ie: Baby Stuff Mailer?
    Thanks for all that you do!

  44. Kristie says:

    I was at Target today and when I checked out they refused to take my $1 off any size Cascade Complete coupon for a .97 Cents cascade package. When I asked why they stated the item has to match the picture on the coupon which was a 16 count package. I showed them it said any Cascade product with no size specification. I told them many coupons show more expensive flavors or sizes hoping you’ll buy the more expensive one.

    The cashier called over the manager who stated it’s new for Target to take coupons only if they match the picture, not the wording. I asked her if this was going to be for all products as I didn’t want to waste shopping time at Target if the coupon picture isn’t going to match the flavor or size written on the coupon. I then asked her to explain the new policy so when I talked to corporate I had a better understanding of changes. She couldn’t tell me if this was just certain products or all products.

    Any suggestions on how to handle this?

  45. Angel says:

    Does it matter how you stack your coupons? I mean, when we are handing over the coupons should I seperate the TQ from the MQ and hand over the MQ first then the TQ? I’ve been having trouble with coupons not be able to scan even though I clearly have the right product.

    Thanks!

  46. Ande H says:

    Question regarding Target Mobile coupons: Can you only use 1 from the list per transaction? I bought 3 items, items pictured exactly as on my phone, and the register would only take off the discount for 1 of the items. I spent 20 minutes at the service desk trying to get it worked out. I did not ever use any of the mobil coupons before, having just received them this morning. I tried to email Target on their website to get clarification, but the form was rejected saying “ask a valid question or comment” ..go figure. I am not familiar with these mobil coupons, and could not find where it said you can only use one of the offers. Just wondering if anyone else has had issues using these, or have tips for me. By the way, the service desk did not have answers either. I was able finally, after 20 minutes, to get them to give me the $6 credit for the coupons that did not ring in…but it was a real effort.

  47. Kerry says:

    @Ande- the mobile coupons can only be used once per item- (ie if you bought 3 transformers the discount is only applied to one of them). But when mobiles are scanned it SHOULD take off the discount for one of all the items purchased. ie if you bought 1 regenerist, 1 transformers, and 1 m&Ms- the register should have automatically deducted the discount amount for all 3. but I am getting comments though that some of them are not working this time around 🙁

  48. michelle says:

    @ Ande H- I had the exact same problem yesterday. The “manager” said you can only use one from the list, but she seemed to be making it up.

  49. Sarah says:

    Another question regarding the mobile coupons. If I use one of the coupons in one transaction, will I be able to use the coupon again if I can back later in the week? It states each coupon can only be used once, but I’m confused by that. Has anyone had any experience using the mobile coupons more than once? Was it a success or failure?

  50. Ethan's Mom says:

    I went to Target tonight to buy bayer since tonight was the last night to get it at $2.99. Well I had a bad experience. I had put a total of 5 on the counter and the lady asked for my coupons. I gave her both the manu and Target, making it $3 in coupons and it being FREE. Well she had asked another employee if I can use these coupons, etc… long story short, the other lady said I was only able to purchase four(4). I kindly asked why and she said it’s 4 per household. I was already running late for an event, so I wasn’t having it. Nowhere on the coupon does it state limit 4, I also looked online into seeing if there is some kind of requirement to only buying 4 aspirin per household. I wanted to call the store and speak to a manager, but I wasn’t sure if the person who said I could only purchase 4 was a manager…. it all happened to quick, I had a fussy toddler, and was running late as I said. I tried to call the CS# but their closed @ this time. Considering you often go to Target, have you ever came across this? Thank you!

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