Target Training: Shopping & $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!!!!

For the final installment of the 20 Days of Target Training, I will be sharing some features of shopping at, and ways you can save money.  While I prefer shopping in person at an actual Target store, you can also find some great deals online at

Get 5% off and FREE Shipping every day:

If you have a Target REDcard you will receive 5% off and FREE shipping on your order, there is no minimum purchase to receive the FREE shipping. (Once you get to the Target site, scroll down for the information on the REDcard).  I only suggest this as an option if you pay your card off every month, it won’t save any money if you incur interest charges.  They also offer a debit card option as well.

Shop Daily Deals at Always Free Shipping.

Daily Deals (one day only & always FREE shipping):

The Daily Deals at change every day. Each day they will offer several new deals at a great discount.  All of these items also ship for FREE!

Coupon Codes:

Several of the Target store coupons can also be used online.  If they can be used online you will see a coupon code mentioned.  The deal on the Lego Heroica game is a great example of this.

24850_Great Gifts, Great Prices + Spend $50, Get Free Shipping on Select Items

Free Shipping (without Target REDcard):

Target will occasionally offer FREE shipping on select items and also will free shipping when you spent a certain amount of money.   For instance, right now they are offering free shipping when you spend $50 on select items that would make great gifts.

Clearance Deals:

There are clearance deals to be found on, however they do not have the exact same markdowns online that you will find in-store.  If you see a Barbie on clearance in-store at Target for 75% off, there is a chance that same doll may still be full price on  You will have to do a little searching for some great deals.  Plus, if you can get free shipping via one of the methods I outlined here it would make for an ever better deal.

Cash Back from Ebates:

I am a big fan of shopping through Ebates so you can earn cash back on your purchase. Ebates is currently offering 3% cash back at Target when you shop through their site.

If you haven’t shopped through Ebates before, it is super simple and very rewarding! New members will receive a FREE $5 credit into their account once they make their first $25 purchase. Here is what you do to get 3% cash back when shopping at Target (or thousands of other stores too!).

  • Sign up for an Ebates account
  • Search for Target in the search box, once it pops up click on
  • Note the coupon codes that show up, so you can use any of those on your purchase
  • Click the orange “Shop Now” button
  • Shop like you normally would (looking for great deals of course!)
  • Within a couple of weeks the cash back will be credited to your Ebates account.

WIN a $100 Target Gift Card! Make sure you enter the giveaway for your chance to win.

How to Enter (2-steps):

  • You MUST be a member of Ebates to be entered. If you are not currently a member of Ebates, then sign up for an account HEREEmail address will need to be verified, before prize can be awarded.
  • Next, you will need to leave a comment on this post, just let me know something you picked up at Target recently (or any store).  (I bought the $.29 cookies from the Halloween clearance)

Giveaway will close Friday, November 11th at 9:00 pm PST.

Ebates is offer a $100 gift card to a Thrifty and Thriving reader, no other compensation has been given.   The links above are my affiliate links.

This post concludes the 20 Days of Target Training, for all the posts in the series click the image above.

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  1. Amanda Stauffer says

    I was just at Target yesterday and I got sippy cups for my little one and fruit too =) I’am an Ebates member too.

  2. Kandace Ritter says

    I got my brother a CD he’s been wanting for a long while as a ‘just because’ present from Target! I’m an ebates member under the email kandace freebies @ gmail. com (eliminate the spaces)

  3. bertha romero says

    I recently went to targetand let my 3kids pick something the really wanted as a reward for doing so good in school. (Dora doll, transformer action figure, hotweel car)

  4. Sarah H. says

    I went to target and picked up a cute purse marked down to $8.74 from $34.99 and of course the $1.19 Lego packs.

  5. Heidi W says

    I’m an Ebates member. One target deal? That’s tough. There are so many. I scored 75% off my daughter’s costume last year. And I did the same this year, for next year’s costume. She was Dorothy this year and is going to be a gnome next year.

  6. Christie says

    Love Target and Ebates! Last time I was at Target, I bought some last minute birthday party supplies.

  7. denise says

    I joined ebates on your advice a few months ago. I just spent $4 on oodles of winter stickers for my 5 year old which will keep her and her friends busy during their big brothers’ basketball games!

  8. Audrey Helm says

    My daughter and I got a great deal (sale + coupon) on Archer Farms fabulous trail mix recently!

  9. Marie says

    Just bought the Lego Creationary game for 50% off today. So happy as it was on my son’s wishlist!

  10. tina says

    The last Target purchase for me was the after-Halloween sale. I bought muffin paper liners for 0.59 and this candy-corn-shaped cookie pan for 2.04. I am member of ebates already.

  11. Julie L says

    I am a ebates member using the above email
    I bought my daughter some socks there last week thanks

  12. Jessica says

    I was there this week and pickup up my daughters halloween outfit for next year for less then $3

  13. Christy says

    My steal that I got last summer was a case of beer on clearance for less than $3! This is one of those items that is not in our budget so my husband was thrilled :~)

  14. Yvette says

    I practically live at target ! Thanks for the giveaway !

    I just recently picked up some items from the e.l.f makeup line including their regular/waterproof mascara duo and their bronzer just in time for the winter !

    untaintedbeauty at gmail dot com

  15. Jana Hennessy says

    I got tons of the bagged Lego sets when they were $.39. My son is having a Lego party next weekend for his 7th birthday, and I was thrilled to get them for goody bags!!!

  16. Tara says

    Just got out of Target and was is PACKED for Veterans day. Deff gonna have to check out the website to save some time!

  17. kari says

    I go to Target almost everyday. The last thing I bought was my husband’s game that came out tuesday. I used some gift cards and my target card to get it for cheap lol. It’s his christmas :)

  18. Kylee Kindred says

    One of my favorite Clearance Sales at Target is the 90% off Halloween Costumes. Picked up a few great costumes for dress-up, including Thomas theTrain for only $2!

  19. Megan Larrabee says

    I got my daughter 5 costumes for dress up play from Target’s Halloween clearance earlier this week. I also picked up a couple of cute sweaters :-) I am an ebates member using the email address

  20. Missy H says

    I am a huge fan of both Target and Ebates. I recently got the $3 Merona women’s t-shirt online (and Ebates cash back) and then went into the store and got two more shirts for $5 each (after $3 off coupon)! Love it!

  21. shannon says

    I was just at Target today buying for a bridal shower. So I go to an item on the list that shows its price of $79.99. So when I go to the item, a similar item was out of stock so they were substituting the item I needed. Cha ching! For $53.32! Plus I used my Target debit card and saved 5%!

  22. EKM says

    I bought my daughter a shirt for -$.03. I had a $5 Target coupon for clothing, and the shirt was on sale for $4.97. Yay!

  23. Heather says

    I love Ebates and Target! The post Halloween (or any holiday) sales are always great. Halloween costumes for $1-2 – make a great addition to the kids play clothes collection.

  24. Alex says

    I always found great deals at Target. Bought a Converse shirt for less than $5. My ebates is hcao.mail[at]

  25. Ami G. says

    Got $.25 cupcake cups, $.33 cent mac n cheese, & $1.50 zoobles on the Target Halloween clearance rack. Not to mention the $5 Halloween costume for my daughter next year. 😉

  26. marge brown says

    I recently got a pair of Circo pants for my 16 month old for $2.50. I used a $5 gift card I received from a purchase that I got so the pants were essentially free with $2.50 to spare!! woot woot! I HEART TARGET!

  27. Sarah B says

    I just signed up for Ebates, never heard of it before. Thanks for telling me about it! The last time I was at Target, I picked up Halloween candy:)

  28. Karisse says

    This last week, I picked up super cute halloween buckets for $.40 each. I plan to spray paint them and use them to store barbies and polly pockets.

  29. amanda says

    I am an ebates member! My email is piratedtaitai[at]

    I love the new fresh grocery section at my target! I purchased apples and grapes just now because they just look so fresh!!

  30. Jennifer L says

    I was recently at target buying groceries since the new grocery section just opened up at our target not too long ago and also got a couple costumes at 90% off.