Target Gets Ready For the Holiday Shopping Season

This year, Target is offering customers several ways to shop and save money including in-store, online and with a mobile device. You can take advantage of their newly upgraded low price promise, shop for top toys with FREE shipping, get advance notice on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and more.

If you have the Target App on your smartphone, all these features become even more convenient. You can learn more about the Target App HERE and add it to your phone for FREE. You can also text “APP” to 827438 (TARGET) to receive a download link. Target is also providing FREE Wi-Fi this holiday season in all its stores.

ONLINE PRICE MATCH: There’s been a couple of temporary improvements to Target’s Price Matching policy that have some nice perks. For starters- from now thru December 16th, Target will price match its online competitors, including,,, and Customers will only need to show the online price for the item using their smartphone or ask customer service to look it up. Typical rules will apply (no B1G1, no % Off etc) and you should be able to price match within 7 days of your purchase. Also remember that manufacturer coupons can be used on items you are looking to price match, but Target coupons cannot be used.

HOLIDAY PRICE MATCH: Although online prices won’t be honored past 7 days of your receipt- there is also Holiday Price Match. This special holiday policy allows anything you buy in-store at Target now to be price-adjusted all the way up until December 24th. (excludes online price matches and Black Friday ads). You may have even noticed this advertised on page 11 of this week’s (10/28) Target ad.

So for example if you buy a Wii Game for $24.99 at Target today and see it in a Walmart print Ad on December 20th for $19.99, you may go up to GS with your receipt and a copy of the Walmart ad and you will be refunded the difference of $5. Target will also honor a price adjustment on its own print ads – but no online prices so no Again- only manufacturer coupons can be used on a price match, store coupons are out.

FREE Wi-Fi AT TARGET: One of the ways the online price matching can get easier for those of you with poor phone reception in Target is FREE Wi-Fi now available at many stores. To connect to Target’s FREE Wi-Fi service, just check your phone’s settings for Wi-Fi. Your phone may be different, but for me, Wi-Fi has to be turned ON and then I select “Ask to Join Network”. Target will then prompt with a screen asking you to “Agree to Terms” before connecting you (scroll down to see “CONNECT” button.

I have found that Target limits your connection time, so if you find yourself having trouble, just go to your Wi-Fi setting, select “Target Wi-Fi” and agree to terms again. Note: If you need assistance connecting, I would ask for help in the Electronics Department. I have found them to be pretty helpful.

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL TOP TOYS: Target is featuring 20 top toys this year that all ship FREE regardless of whether you have a REDcard or not. Aside from FREE shipping when ordering on, you can also check out these toys in the store. Just look for the signs that say “Top Toy and on each one there will be a QR code that can be scanned with the Target App on your mobile device. This way you can purchase the toy directly with the app and ship it for free to anyone, anywhere in the U.S. This is also convenient for those of you who find yourselves having to shop with your children most of the time. You will be able to shop for a gift without them even knowing you’ve done it. 🙂

BLACK FRIDAY ALERTS: You can also sign up to receive Special Text Alerts from Target for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, plus exclusive offers and weekly ad reminders all year long. Just text the word “DEALS” to 827438 (TARGET) or go HERE and click on “Sign Up” and complete the short form. Message and Data Rates may apply.

TARGET 2012 HOLIDAY TOY BOOK: The Target Toy Book for 2012 contains some very nice coupons this year! This book showed up for many of you as a home mailerand many of you may have also gotten this book in your 11/4 Sunday Newspaper.

USUALLY we see the book put out in stores, and the ads for the weeks of 10/28 & 11/4 stated to look for these books in store. However, this year, according to a comment left on the Target Facebook Page, they will not be offeing this book in stores. But if you did not get the Target 2012 Toy Coupon Book in your 11-4 Newspaper or by mail- you can ask the cashier at checkout. Each cashier should have a scan sheet in order to apply the coupon to your purchase. This is what I have heard will happen this year since it looks like the toy books will notbe put out in stores this year. For more information on the coupons available this year- see my post HERE. There are 12 coupons inside -worth $63 in savings! There are also codes for these coupons that you can use online. For a current list of online coupon codes for check out the Coupon Codes section on my Target Coupon Page.

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