Target often releases threshold coupons on their site and in their weekly ads allowing us to enjoy a nice discount in a particular department of the store. For example – this week we have a terrific coupon for a FREE $10 Target Gift Card with a Food or Beverage purchase of $50 or more (Valid thru 4/4).
One of the questions I get asked quite often is whether or not you can use other Target Coupons along with these types of threshold coupons. And the answer is yes- but only Target coupons valid for specific individual items. I also frequently get comments that some stores mistakenly want you to meet the specified amount on a threshold coupon AFTER all other coupons are used.
What should I keep in mind if I want to redeem a category/department or storewide coupon?
Target item-level coupons can be used while using a category/storewide coupon (e.g. $1 off Target coupon for body wash AND a $5 off $15 Target Personal Care purchase). The threshold for the category coupon is based on the retail of the qualified items prior to Manufacturer item-level and Target item-level coupons.
I hope this helps those of you who have had issues in the past to have a better shopping experience. But keep in mind that while coupons for individual items are fine, you cannot use two threshold coupons together unless you meet the requirement for each in your transaction.
So for example – right now we also have a $4 off Market Pantry/Archer Farms/Simply Balanced Purchase of $25+ printable Target Coupon. So if you wanted to use this week’s $10 Gift Card wyb $50 Groceries too, you would need to spend $75 in groceries in one transaction and $25 of it would need to be Market Pantry or Archer Farms products to use both coupons.
We seem to be seeing more and more manufacturer coupons on coupons.com with strong marketing suggestions on them to redeem at certain retailers like Walmart & others.
While I know it can be somewhat confusing- these are manufacturer’s coupons that should be able to be used elsewhere. I am thrilled to see that Target for one, has recently gone ahead and clarified in their policy that these types of manufacturer’s coupons ARE accepted in their stores. 🙂
I know some of you often have concerns when I publish these types of coupons – but despite logos and wording referencing other stores – the bottom line is they are manufacturer’s coupons, and I am grateful that Target has spelled this out in their policy. The following excerpt is from their policy and you can read the complete official Target Coupon Policy HERE…
“How can I tell if Target will accept my manufacturer coupon?”
“Target will accept your manufacturer coupon, as long as printed limitations and requirements are met.
• Manufacturer coupons can be accepted at the register even if they don’t clearly indicate who the manufacturer is, or if they indicate the name of another retailer.
• If a coupon states “Manufacturer Coupon,” it’s redeemable anywhere (including Target), even if the coupon states, “Redeemable at Kroger, Cub, etc.” (or any other retailer).”
Hopefully this clarification in the corporate policy will help those of you who have had trouble redeeming these types of manufacturer’s coupons at your local Target stores.
There is one other recent update in the policy to note that may be helpful to those who have a cashier that may be confused about per purchase vs per transaction wording…
“What is the difference between “per purchase” and “per transaction” when using coupons?“
“One coupon per purchase means you’re using one coupon per item being purchased. You can use multiples of the same coupon as long as each coupon has a matching item.
One coupon per transaction means you can use only one specific coupon per store transaction. You can’t use more than one same coupon, even if you’re buying multiple items.”