4 Ways to Save Money on Lisa Frank PJs That’ll Make You Cry Neon Tears

Lisa Frank pajamas product shots from Target
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Remember the 90s?

Backstreet Boys ruled, *NSYNC drooled — or was it the other way around? “Seinfeld,” “Ellen” and “Friends” filled our Thursday nights. “Salute Your Shorts” and “Saved by the Bell” filled our afternoons.

We proudly flaunted Adidas sneakers in public and quietly bathed our faces in Noxzema at home.

Middle school wasn’t the time of our lives, but we hid the pain with school supplies decked in happy ponies and unicorns. In our heyday, Lisa Frank’s neon landscapes adorned everything from lunch boxes to pencil toppers.

You’ll be happy to know the colorful wildlife designs are still going strong — and now you can wear them head to toe.

Yep, women’s Lisa Frank PJs are now available at Target — and you can get them cheap.

How to Get the Best Deal on Lisa Frank Pajamas at Target

Your favorite furry friends, mystical creatures and aquatic animals deck these nightgowns and pajama sets in sizes XS to XL.

Prices are mostly $14.99 to $19.99, but you could nab this heartthrob of a tiger in XS for just $5.90. (It’s temporarily out of stock as of this writing, but keep your eyes peeled to nab it when it’s back.)

Want to knock that steal down even more? Of course we’ve got tricks for that!

1.  Save Your Email Receipts

Once your neon jammies are in the mail, deleting your emails could cost you serious money.


An app called Earny helps gets you money back for your online purchases at stores like Target — but you have to keep your email receipts.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for free here.
  1. Earny will scan your email archives for receipts. It’ll find your PJ purchase — or those from any of more than 20 other partner retailers — and monitor the prices everywhere online.
  1. Earny tracks to find price drops on your purchase, always trying to get you the most money back. It then claims the difference with the retailer or credit card issuer on your behalf through price protection policies.

You’ll earn cash back while you lounge at home in your new throwback getup!

2. Bank 5% Cash Back

We know you’re as excited as the Target Lady to click “buy now” on your new dolphin-decked nighty. But wait.

First, consider joining the RED club.

Target’s branded RED debit and credit cards offer a hefty 5% cash back on every purchase you make at the store and online (except prescriptions).

You won’t pay an annual fee for the card, but if you don’t want another credit card on your roster, choose the debit card instead. It links to your existing checking account, so you can save every time you shop at Target without changing your budgeting strategy.

Using the RED card today would save you up to $1 on those pajamas — but it gets better if you’re a frequent Target shopper.

Let’s say you spend $150 a week on Market Pantry groceries — that’s $390 in cash back each year!

3. Find Sales With Retale

That’s not a typo. The app is called Retale, not “retail.”

We all know the best way to save on anything is by shopping around. But is that how you want to spend your time? Probably not. This app does it for you.

Retale shows you the weekly ads from stores in your area, including Target. You can search for specific items to find the best deals near you — then add them to your shopping list with one click.

Plus, you can also add your favorite store loyalty cards to your Retale account. When you clip coupons in the app, you can add them to your card to be redeemed automatically at checkout.

And if you’re into deal stacking (you should be), it has a tab to discover store coupons and get an even better deal.

Here’s a link to download Retale.

You know what this means? More Lisa Frank pajama-lounging time.

4. Sign up for Price Drop Alerts

Want to hold out for a better price on the popular garment? If you can stand to be the only one at the pajama party without a psychedelic design, wait until it goes on sale.

Your friends will be so envious of your frugal wisdom!

I’m not talking about wasting your precious days checking the store for a sale. You’ve got a Spice Girls concert to attend — or something equally pressing.

Instead, use Shoptagr, a mobile app and browser extension that keeps an eye on prices for you.

It lets you save items from over 1,600 online retailers to a single wish list. Then it notifies you in real time when an item goes on sale.

Shoptagr will even watch items in a specific size and color — so you won’t have to settle for a zebra when you had your heart set on a cheetah. Because, as if.

Feel Like You’re Paying ‘90s Prices Every Day

You might have already guessed: You can use these money-saving tricks for far more than nostalgic nightwear.

Cut your costs on everything from groceries to next semester’s school clothes with these tips to save money every time you shop at Target.

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a senior writer/newsletter editor 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).

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Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin.