You’ve just walked into your local Target store for a new coffee maker. The old one has finally crapped out – the coffee’s no longer hot. You pick up a discounted Mr. Coffee and look at the features. This is the one you want. The $29 price tag seems like a decent deal, but how does that compare to Amazon.com?
Target has some wonderful discounts with their 5%-off-everything Red Card, and the beta program, Cartwheel. Recent price comparisons between Walmart and Target show that the latter is often cheaper when paired with these discounts.
Oftentimes, Amazon has better deals because they have less overhead. Like online banks, the absence of a brick and mortar store can lead to savings being passed to the consumer. Unfortunately for Target, their stores take massive amounts of energy and extra employees.
Target Price Match Guarantee
Amazon is a wonderful place to find specials and deals, but the shipping time can sometimes be a problem. Now, with Target’s powerful Price Match Guarantee you can get Amazon’s deals in stores.
Here’s Target’s official, corporate dialogue:
If you buy a qualifying item at a Target store then find the identical item for less in the following week’s Target weekly ad or within seven days at Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com or in a competitor’s local printed ad, we’ll match the price. Price match may be requested at Guest Services prior to your purchase with proof of current lower price or by bringing in your original Target store receipt and proof of the current lower price.
As with any deal, keep a paper trail or bring a smartphone to prove the prices you’re seeing. If you find a deal, you’ll have to take your receipt and proof to a Guest Services agent. Once there, they can credit back the difference.
Simple, easy, and well worth your time. Stay frugal!
Have you tried Target Cartwheel?