How to Get a Free $5 Gift Card at Target Before March 19

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Target is offering a great deal on something you’re going to buy anyway.

Through this Saturday, March 19, shop online through, and receive a $5 gift card when you buy two household essential items.

Eligible items are marked on the website and include things like toilet paper, garbage bags, paper towels and cleaning supplies from these brands:

  • Viva
  • Scott
  • Cottonelle
  • Snuggle
  • All
  • Finish
  • Glad

Many of the items are already on sale at Target, and they’re eligible for an additional 10% off when you pick up your order in-store.

Stack Target’s deal with rewards from a cash-back website for an even better deal.

For example, according to Cashbackholic, is offering 5% cash back for Target. Plus, get a $5 bonus if it’s your first time using the portal.

Let’s look at Scott Extra Soft Toilet Paper 24-packs:

  • Two packages would normally cost you $22.58
  • With the sale, two packages are down to $19.98
  • Take off 10% for Order Pickup, and it’s $18
  • Get your free $5 Target gift card, and your cost is down to $13

With 5% + $5 cash back at, you can stock up on toilet paper for the household for The Penny Hoarder price of $7.10.

So grab your shopping list! That’s a pretty sweet deal on something you know you’ll buy anyway.

Your Turn: Do you buy your household essentials at Target? What tricks do you use to save money?

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post,, Writer’s Digest and more.

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