This is a list I have compiled for over the last few
months years of ways I could (potentially) save money at target, and probably every other store I step foot in.
It's not all that complicated and I sure there are more complete lists out there,
but I figured I'd share min just because.
1. Go alone- yes I know, you are going to tell me it's far less fun than going with your friend or boyfriend, but trust me this will save you. You won't have someone pointing out the super cute things that your eyes missed the first time. No one commenting or adding to your list of things you need. Essentially you eliminate the enabler.
2. Make a list and only shop on those 'sections'. Everyone and their mom know that the reason the women's clothes are already in the front of Target is because 1. Primarily women shop their 2. Women will walk by on their way to the other areas of the store this forced to see those cute new swim suits or fun new colored jeans. If you make a list and stick to the sections of the store those items are in. Boom you just saved yourself give or take forty dollars. Congratulations.
3. Shop at the end of the aisles not visible from the main 'thoroughfares'. Not sure if anyone else loves the ends as much as I do, just sayin'. At the ends of the aisles (not the main department separating aisles) are all of the mark down sale items with red tags. I sometimes refer to it as 'red tag magic'. You'll find things that are ridiculously reduced in price. Things from sheets to picture frames, kitchen wear, house accessories and more. The other day I scored this rug for $6.98 originally $40 and these shoes for $9.68 originally $32. I mean we are talking serious deals.
4. Set time limits. I all honesty I probably visit target three times a week. (This sounds way worse than it is, I promise. And as a complete other side note how many times will I be going to target a week when I have kids. Gosh I can't even imagine...ANYWAYS...) Give yourself a pre-determined amount of time. This will save you from wandering to sections you shouldn't be browsing in the first place). When the time is up, finish collecting your last item (and it had best be on your list) and check out!
5. Make it your last stop. I don't know about you, but I am usually so worn out by the time I'm on the last stop of my errand. Like seriously beep boxing around town, the grocery, and target and I am wiped out. So by the last stop I am always ready to go home. Also of its the last stop and you've been to the grocery store before, you'll have perishable items in the card and you'll need to get back in a hurry. And this my friends will get your little butt movin'.
Obviously this list can be applied to almost any store, but I just use target because I am there so often and spend so much money there.
Anyone else have good tips???
Holler at me.
Target is making me poor.
But at least I'll look cute doing it.