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9 Reasons We Always Check Totally Target Before Heading to the Store

Updated April 14, 2016
by Dana Sitar
Staff Writer
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I’m not a particularly dedicated bargain shopper, but I do love finding deals at Target.

It’s my favorite place to shop for clothes (don’t judge my style), and I love Market Pantry groceries and up & up toiletries.

Prices are already competitive, and Target regularly runs sales and coupons a smart deal stacker can have a field day with.

…If she knows where to look.

But chasing after coupons for the ubiquitous retailer can be time-consuming, at best. And just plain annoying, at worst.

That’s why we love deal aggregators. For Target deals, one of the best is Totally Target.

The independent blog aggregates Target coupons, sales, deals and tips for saving money to help you get “more Red for less green.”

Here are nine ways Totally Target helps you save money at Target.

1. Gigantic Coupon Database

Instead of spending your day clipping coupons, let Totally Target take care of it for you.

Before you shop, search the website’s huge coupon database to find discounts for the items on your list.

For example, I searched “cereal” and found 147 available coupons. I narrowed it down to “Special K” and found seven, including online coupons, printables and Cartwheel deals.

2. Weekly Ad

Totally Target offers four ways to see deals from the store’s weekly ad:

  • Ad scan: Browse an image of the same ad shoppers see in stores.
  • Coupon matchups: See a list of advertised sales and coupons to use with them.
  • Best deals of the week: See a list of hand-picked deals, so you don’t have to browse the full ad.
  • Blog post deals: Follow the blog’s “Weekly Ad” category to see updates of the best deals.

Take your pick!

3. Unadvertised Target Deals

Find tons of ways to get free Target gift cards in TT’s list of Special Gift Card deals.

Paying attention to these deals is a smart way to ultimately rack up huge savings!

The page also includes unadvertised “special purchase deals,” and you get a freebie when you buy a particular item.

4. List of Rebates

We always recommend checking your rebate apps before you go grocery shopping — but Totally Target makes it even simpler.

The site rounds up existing rebates and organizes them by app — Ibotta, Checkout 51 or MobiSave — and mail-in rebates.

The site even lists Catalina deals — the coupons you get with your receipt to use on your next purchase. Yep, those are based on your purchases, and Totally Target will tell you which purchases yield which deals.

5. Price Cuts With Coupon Matchups

Long-term price cuts and clearance sales are rarely included in weekly ads.

You might miss them, unless you have time to peruse the entire store for sale signs.

Totally Target keeps a running list of these long-term deals, along with coupons to stack on top of them.

6. More Stackable Deals

Totally Target keeps a categorized list of the store’s best deals on a page called “Cheap Finds.”

This is awesome to browse while you’re making your shopping list.

Items are split by category — grocery, household, health and beauty, etc. — so it’s another way to find deals on just what you need, without browsing a whole ad.

7. Couponing Starter Tips

If you’re new to couponing and all of this sounds overwhelming, Totally Target has a simple starter guide.

Read tips for finding and organizing coupons in general, all the places to find Target coupons and couponing lingo. Take a look at this guide before diving into the site, so you can decipher the deals!

8. Updates of In-Store Deals

Follow the Totally Target blog or social media for updates on new deals discovered in the store.

These are good reminders for seasonal sales — like candy savings after Easter or Valentine’s Day — that come and go quickly.

9. Community

Through blog or Facebook page comments, you can connect with other Target fanatics and even share deals you find yourself.

You can also subscribe to Totally Target via RSS or email to stay abreast of deals as they come out.

Your Turn: Do you follow Totally Target? How has it helped you save money?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).

by Dana Sitar
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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