Starting Today, Target Will Match Prices at 30 Stores, Including Costco and Sam’s Club

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Happy October! If you like to save money, you’ll love this news.

Starting today, Target will price-match products from 30 retailers, including bargain warehouses Costco and Sam’s Club.

It’ll also price-match its own digital iteration, Target.com — so if something’s on sale online, but not at your local store, you make up the difference.

What is Price-Matching?

No one likes walking down an aisle to find an item they’ve just purchased with a lower price tag!

Price-matching means finding a better deal on an item you purchased, then returning to the original vendor to ask for the difference. It can save you cash and the emotional fallout of realizing you missed out on a deal.

Why Target’s Deal is Awesome

You probably won’t be able to find the same kinds of bulk goods at Target as you can at Costco.

But entertainment products like DVDs and videogames are often cheaper at warehouse stores, so Target’s deal lets you get these items at a discount without paying the membership fee.

Target’s updated list also includes a slew of other popular digital shopping destinations like Bed, Bath and Beyond, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Barnes and Noble, Ulta and Sears. Considering their previous price matching list — just Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Toys- and Babies R Us — it’s a pretty massive shift.

Plus, Target doubled its price adjustment time frame from one to two weeks — so you’ve got up to 14 days to get the difference back if you see something you purchased at Target available more cheaply elsewhere.

So get shopping, Penny Hoarders — and don’t forget to use helpful price-matching apps like ShopSavvy or Invisible Hand, which make it easy to figure out the price of the best deal as quickly as possible.

Your Turn: Will you take advantage of Target’s new price-matching policy?

Jamie Cattanach is junior writer at The Penny Hoarder and a native Floridian. She’s just running to Target for this one thing — it won’t take long, she swears.

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