I got a few e-mails from readers about a new Rewards program that Target announced yesterday that will begin this fall. This new program will award Target shoppers a 5% off instant discount at check-out every day when they use a REDcard at any Target store or on Target.com. If you are unfamiliar- there are 2 different types of Target REDcards. There is a Target Check Card which works like a Debit Card through your checking account and there is a Target Credit Card. You can go HERE to see the differences and apply for both- but you can also just apply in the store.
The good news is- this discount will be for BOTH the Target Credit Card & Target Check Card. This new Rewards program will replace the current one where you earn a 10% Off Coupon, but the current program will remain active for cardholders until the new one is activated this fall.
Target has had this program on a test run in Kansas City since October 2009. Jenny, who is in Kansas City has been using it since it started and loves it. She said that you get the 5% off upon payment and the discount shows up on your receipt. The discount is taken after all coupons and before tax. If any other Kansas City folk that have been able to take advantage of this programhave any other thoughts on their experiences with it please feel free to comment below.
Target also announced a change to the Pharmacy Rewards program. Starting this fall, guests will receive a coupon good for 5 percent off a future day of shopping every time they fill five prescriptions at a Target pharmacy with a Target REDcard. You can read the full article on both of these new programs HERE.
-Thanks so much to Jenny, Ray and Julie & all the KC readers for helping clarify the terms!