How does price matching at Target when you use Cartwheel happen to work?
One of the best ways to save money at Target is with the Target Cartwheel app. What I love about this app is that I can stack a manufacturer’s coupon AND a Target store coupon WITH this savings! That is what we call a triple stack and the best way to really rack up the savings.
However, what about price matching and using this app? Would that not make deals even better? It would…but that is not how it works.
First of all, Target matches online prices:
“We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at Target, then find the identical item for less at Target.com, select online competitors, or in Target’s or a competitor’s local printed or digital ad. Price matches may be requested at the time of purchase or price adjustments within 14 days of purchase. The full list of online competitors is available online or at Guest Services. Some exclusions apply.”
However, the Target price matching policy goes on to state that you can not price match when using your Cartwheel coupon:
“Manufacturer coupons will be applied after the price match is made. Target coupons and Cartwheel℠ offers can’t be applied with price match.”
What does that mean for you when you see a lower price on Target.com? Does that mean you are not being able to get the best price? No. It does not.
When Target.com shows an item for a lower price and there is a Cartwheel offer available, you’ve already been given the discount online.
IN-STORE AND ON-LINE PRICE COMPARISON
Outerwear is on sale on-line at Target.com for 30% off. There is also a Cartwheel coupon for 30% off. The discounts online are the exact same you can get in the store. Both locations are offering items 30% off.
If you look at the prices of the coats, you will notice that they are marked down 30%. That means the price adjustment was already made online.That is why Target will not apply the Cartwheel coupon after it matches the online price.
I am sharing this with you so that you have a better understanding as to how it works with price matching and why you will see a higher price in the store than on-line when you also see a Cartwheel coupon.