Mar 262014

I brought home 2 Target comment cards with me on Sunday to fill out and it reminded me that I have not posted this in a while, so I thought I would post again.

We couponers sometimes have to have a thick skin since some cashiers can leave us feeling sub-human for using our coupons. So if you are anything like me – having a great cashier that is friendly, and super-patient with your coupons can leave you wanting to give them a hug or go home and bake them a batch of cookies. :)

But to show your gratitude, one of the best things you can do is fill out a comment card. Many retailers don’t allow any kind of gifts or other shows of appreciation, but a comment card is something you can do at Target, and it won’t get anyone in any trouble.

If you are unfamiliar with them- they can be found at Guest Services and they are also kept up at the registers in many stores. If you are happy with the service you get, think about taking a moment to fill out one of these cards to show your appreciation. I am very thankful for Target employees who take the time to try and understand coupons and how they can be used as opposed to those who loathe them and make you well aware that they are hating every moment you are in line.

So if you’d like to offer up more than just a simple “Thank You” when you are done checking out- grab one of these cards and give a great review of your cashier.  You can either hand it in at the store- or drop it in the mail and they are sure to be grateful for the positive comments!

Jan 132014

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Most of you are aware of the breach in personal information that occurred at Target. If you are not familiar with hat happened, you can read more about this and get links to different resources plus read statements made by the CEO of Target HERE.

In response to the breach and to ease worried guests, Target is providing one year of FREE daily credit monitoring plus a FREE credit report and identity theft protection to all guests who shopped in US stores during the breach. They are also providing personal assistance from a fraud resolution agent. All you need to do to get started with the free credit monitoring through Experian is go HERE and fill out a short form.

Target is assuring all customers they will not be liable for any fraudulent charges that were made to their accounts, and the above measures are recommended to ensure any suspicious activity is caught. Even if you don’t think your information was compromised, you might want to sign up to be on the safe side. Guests have until 4/23 to sign up for their FREE year of credit monitoring.

Dec 212013

target-10-percentDue to the issue of unauthorized access to some accounts and the delays some customers experienced in getting thru to their call center, Target is offering all guests the same discount as team members – 10% off on December 21st and 22nd. No coupon is needed- the discount will automatically be applied by the cashier when checking out.

There are a few exclusions: all gift cards, entertainment cards, airtime cards, prepaid cards, iTunes cards, Apple, Bose, all video games, Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox One consoles, Target Mobile(SM), prescriptions, optical, clinic, and alcohol purchases.  Offer cannot be combined with other storewide or category/department coupons.

You can go HERE to read more about the discount and the statement from Target’s CEO.

Dec 192013

targetMany of you may have watched the news yesterday and learned of a breach in security at Target Stores in the US. Target has confirmed that there was unauthorized access to payment card data in its U.S. Stores between November 27th, 2013 and December 15th, 2013. If you used a Credit or Debit Card at Target during this time frame- you will want to watch your accounts closely. This is not isolated to REDcards, and can affect any type of credit or debit card used at a physical Target location during this time period.

While the breach has now been resolved- if you used a credit or debit card at a US Target store location during this time period- you will still want to monitor your accounts closely. If you see suspicious or fraudulent charges- you should contact your bank or credit card company immediately, or if this suspicious or fraudulent activity is on your REDcard you should contact Target immediately at 866-852-8680. You can find out more information and some possible steps to protect yourself at this link.

Nov 162013

cartwheel-bannersignup2Cartwheel is now offering the option to login or sign up with email! Keep in mind though, Cartwheel’s sign in feature is currently in testing and your account may be temporarily unavailable as they work out the details. If you do sign up, you can provide valuable feedback while they are testing by going HERE.

This new feature is good news for those of you who have not yet signed up for Cartwheel or do not use Facebook. You can now take advantage of the great discount offers Cartwheel has to offer. Just go HERE to sign up. You can also check out my post HERE for more info and tips on how Cartwheel works.

For those of you who currently have cartwheel, they are still working on tying or syncing your Cartwheel/Facebook profile with your Cartwheel/Email profile. This means that if you login to Cartwheel now thru your email, none of your cartwheel bonuses or other information will transfer over. Essentially, you would be starting with a clean slate. You may want to wait until they have finished setting up this feature so you don’t lose anything. I have accumulated several bonuses so I think I will wait as they continue testing.

We will keep you up to date on Cartwheel changes as they become available. You can also check out their Updates Page for current news on Cartwheel.

-Thanks so much for the heads up to Casey & Kyle!

Oct 302013

target-ship-to-storeAs many of you may have heard, Target.com  is now offering FREE Ship-to-store for thousands of items and Store Pickup is now at most locations with plans to complete the rollout to all U.S. stores by November 1st. Target.com has made more than 35,000 items online available for store pickup but there are exclusions.

Certain items – such as groceries, limited-time offerings like designer collaborations and merchandise sold only on Target.com will not initially be eligible.

Note that Target.com has blacked out Thanksgiving Week, meaning you won’t be able to use this service from Sunday, November 24th thru Saturday, November 30th.

This service is still new and Target will be working out the kinks as customers use it more and more. Feedback is strongly encouraged so if you use it and have a suggestion, fill out a comment card or you can send feedback online by filling out a form HERE.

Here’s how Store Pick-Up Works…

  • Head over to Target.com for your usual shopping. When you’re checking on an item, look for the “Eligible for Store Pickup” to be listed underneath.
  • Then when you place your order, you will be asked whether you want to Ship to Home or do Store Pickup Free and which store you wish to pickup from.
  • Target will let you know when your order is ready for pickup via email or text message, whichever you prefer. You can pickup your order at Guest Services. Just be prepared to show a Photo ID.

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You can check out all the details about Store Pickup under FAQs at Target.com.

Sep 062013

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Just a reminder that you have thru September 21st to vote for a school of your choice!…

If you have a child in grades K-12 or even if you just know someone who is in school, there’s a great promotion going on right now with Target to help raise money for education. You can help give up to $5 million in support to schools through Give with Target.

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To enter your school, click on this link and then type the name of your school in the box or you can search for your school by entering the city and state or zip. You have to enter this information before you can see a list of schools near you. If your school is not in the database, then you will need to choose a different one. Sorry folks, Target does not give you the option to add your school if its not in the database.

You may vote for one school per week now through 9/21 or when the maximum donation of $5 million is reached, whichever happens first. Target will donate $1 to a school for each vote received, provided the school receives at least 25 votes during the promotion period (maximum donation amount is $10,000).

For example, once your school receives 25 votes, Target will donate $25 to your selected school, plus, each additional vote after that equals $1 more for up to $10,000 per school. You can download promotional materials as well to help promote the event and get more votes for your school.

Promotion ends 9/21 and you must be 13 years of age and older to vote. Limit one vote per person per week. Max of $10,000 awarded per school. You can go HERE for more details.

Aug 142013

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If you have a child in grades K-12 or even if you just know someone who is in school, there’s a great promotion going on right now with Target to help raise money for education. You can help give up to $5 million in support to schools through Give with Target.

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To enter your school, click on this link and then type the name of your school in the box or you can search for your school by entering the city and state or zip. You have to enter this information before you can see a list of schools near you. If your school is not in the database, then you will need to choose a different one. Sorry folks, Target does not give you the option to add your school if its not in the database.

You may vote for one school per week now through 9/21 or when the maximum donation of $5 million is reached, whichever happens first. Target will donate $1 to a school for each vote received, provided the school receives at least 25 votes during the promotion period (maximum donation amount is $10,000).

For example, once your school receives 25 votes, Target will donate $25 to your selected school, plus, each additional vote after that equals $1 more for up to $10,000 per school. You can download promotional materials as well to help promote the event and get more votes for your school.

Promotion ends 9/21 and you must be 13 years of age and older to vote. Limit one vote per person per week. Max of $10,000 awarded per school. You can go HERE for more details.

Jun 172013

target-beautyboxI have gotten a few e-mails and comments from some of you that the $5 Target Beauty Box that was previously available at the end of April has finally shown up. This offer is no longer available and I know many of you still haven’t gotten them yet, but hopefully more of you will be getting yours soon!

Jessica sent me an e-mail with pictures of what was in her Beauty Box. She got some really nice items including a Venus & Olay Razor, Fekkai Glossing Cream 2 oz, Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips, L’Oreal Magic BB Cream, and La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment. She also received a very nice $3 off $15 beauty purchase Target coupon too!

If you missed this Beauty Box, it is possible that there will be similar offers coming from Target in the future. Along with the Beauty Box was a request to take an online survey asking recipients to evaluate the products in the box, and what else they would like to see in future boxes.

If you got yours already too, let me know if the contents were the same and if you are happy with it and would do it again. I haven’t gotten mine yet, but if that’s what ends up being in mine, I would be happy with it. The $3 coupon alone makes me think of it as a $2 box full of some nice products & samples.

-Thanks so much to Jessica for your e-mail and the picture!

May 092013

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There’s a brand new savings program called Cartwheel by Target offering even more opportunities to get great deals! You can get as much as an additional 30% off, occasionally even higher, on items at Target including grocery, health & beauty, baby, clothing and much more. The best part is that you can combine Cartwheel offers with your coupons! You are allowed one Cartwheel offer with one manufacturer’s coupon and one Target coupon, triple the savings!

cartwheel2aYou 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 barcode with you in lieu of a smartphone. Target has partnered with Facebook in hopes that you will spread the word on these deals through Facebook. Each time you select a Cartwheel offer, it appears on the Facebook newsfeed so other friends can see it. You do have the option to adjust your privacy settings if you do not wish to show this information. Just go HERE to your app settings in Facebook and next to Cartwheel, click on Edit. You also now have the option to bypass Facebook all together and sign up thru email thanks to a huge response from users.

You can access Cartwheel by using the app or by visiting cartwheel.target.com on your computer, tablet, or other device. I would recommend the Cartwheel App, it’s very easy to use and its FREE! You can go HERE to download for Android devices and go HERE for the iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices. Then, log in to your account and you’re ready to start saving!

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The Icon in the lower left corner is the main menu. From here, you can browse thru all the Cartwheel Offers by Categories or Collections. To select an offer, just tap on the card and it flips over showing a red “add button”. As you select offers, you will fill spots in your Cartwheel. You are automatically given 10 spots to start with and then after that, you can earn more by unlocking Cartwheel badges.

If you are logged in to Cartwheel thru Facebook and you prefer to keep it private when you add an offer to your cartwheel, there are a couple ways you can do it. When you are logged in on the Cartwheel website, go to the offer you are interested in and flip the card over. Then look for the little gift icon in the bottom left corner and click on it. The ‘add’ changes to a ‘add privately’ selection. If you are an android phone user, you will see a lock icon instead of a gift icon when you follow the same steps. For those of you who use Apple devices, this feature doesn’t seem to be available but you can go thru the website to do it.

cartwheel-badgesThese badges will begin to unlock as you select and redeem offers and share them with your friends. If at any time you wish to return to the main menu, just click on the main menu icon. You can also click on a card in your cartwheel at any time to check the expiration date. And you can remove offers if you change your mind.

When you’re ready to purchase your items and your offers are in your cartwheel, you can either print your Cartwheel barcode from your desktop at home and bring it with you to the store, or you can use the Cartwheel App on your mobile device. To print your barcode, just go to www.cartwheel.target.com and login, then click on ‘My Cartwheel’ and select ‘Redeem in Store’ and your barcode will come up. If you’re using the Cartwheel app, then just open it to your barcode for the cashier to scan and the savings will be applied directly on all of the Cartwheel offers on your list. If you are bringing a printed barcode from home, be sure to add all your offers to your Cartwheel before you leave or you won’t get the discount.

Here are a few more points to keep in mind when using Cartwheel offers…

  • The Cartwheel discount is taken AFTER Target Coupons and BEFORE manufacturer coupons.
  • An IDENTICAL Offer can be applied a maximum of FOUR times in a single Transaction.
  • You can redeem all the Cartwheel offers on your Cartwheel list at the time of your transaction, whether its 10 or more (depending if you have unlocked additional spots).
  • You can save on your entire Cartwheel list up to 6 times per day.
  • If you would like to make sure an item qualifies for a cartwheel offer before you buy it, you can use the barcode feature in the app. Just tap on the barcode icon in the top right corner on the main screen and scan your item. If there is a matching offer, it will come up automatically and you can select “Add”.

Target is hopeful that by offering even more savings for coming in to the store, they will encourage more online shoppers to visit their local Target stores. For us, its another way to “Get More Red for Less Green” :-) . You can learn more about Cartwheel thru the Help Center HERE. Plus, keep up to date with the latest Cartwheel news HERE.

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Target.com or Target, nor am I employed by them or compensated by them to publish content found on this site.
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