Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Target’s New Holiday Price Match Policy
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We’re breaking down everything there is to know about Target’s price match guarantee!
Now that we know Target price matches, what’s their holiday policy?
Target does, in fact, price match… guaranteed! But, with the holidays approaching, Target just announced even BIGGER news regarding their price matching and how it differs from years before. For starters, the return of Target Deal Days is coming earlier than ever… in October!
Target Deals Days will happen for three days between October 10th-12th, and will be available through the Target App, online, and in all Target stores for the first time! This is fantastic news and very considerate of every individual shoppers’ decisions on how they feel comfortable shopping. Along with this, they’ve updated their holiday price match policy.
This Holiday Price Match system begins October 10th through December 24th. The biggest change is that you can ask for a price adjustment on ALL items purchased at Target if there’s a lower price later in the season. As usual, they will also keep matching select competitors’ pricing within 14 days of purchase. Find more details here.
We’re thrilled about these new changes that will help us save big during the holiday season!
If you’re interested in reading the general terms of Target’s year-round policy, we have thoroughly read the Target price match policy so you don’t have to, and everything that you need to know about it is summarized down below to ensure the next time you want to price match, you have a smooth savings experience.
Target only price matches from specific competitors including Amazon.
Target price matches from 29 competing retailers. The list includes Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Petco, Sephora, and many more. You can find the full list here. The item you price match must be from one of these 29 stores.
The bottom line is that they’ll price match qualifying items if you can find the exact item for less at one of said competitors. This includes if there’s a different price on Target.com versus in-store, online competitors, and/or local print ads. You can request this at the moment you’re purchasing or up to 2 weeks after already purchasing any item.
The item has to be identical, and the price has to be currently active, not a past listing; Target must be able to fact-check the price you’re showing. If it’s a price from two weeks ago that is now expired, it won’t be eligible.
If you’re showing an offer from a deal website (preferably Hip2Save 😉), as long as the offer is valid on the retailer’s primary website, it will be accepted! All they ask is for you to bring in the ad, digital or printed, as a form of proof. Don’t forget to bring your receipt/proof of purchase, too, if you already bought the item!
And now, for the exclusions to Target’s Price Match policy:
Unfortunately, Target locations in both Hawaii and Alaska do not price match.
No rainchecks are given if the item is out of stock or sold out to match the competitor’s price. However, they will give you a rain check to match the current sale price of whichever specific Target location you’re at, and it’ll be valid, depending on your state, for some time between 30-45 days.
These vouchers are only given in-store, and it is a physical voucher, similar to a gift card. It can’t be used on software titles, movies, music, or cell phone contracts.
You’re unable to price match clearance, damaged, used, opened, sale, and/or pre-owned items. This also includes items that had some sort of error in the listing. You can’t price match on items from Target Circle, gift card offers, or anything from a Target Plus Partner. Items containing alcohol depend on state mandates for whether or not they’ll be price matched.
Be sure to confirm the competitor retailer is nearby since it must be within a 25-mile radius of your local Target to be accepted.
What about price matching food at Target?
Whether you grocery shop at a Super Target or buy a few snacks at a regular one, you’ll be happy to know that certain grocery items also qualify. Produce must match the item identical, including brand name, size, weight, and quantity in order to be qualified.
Know before you go: Items must be sold using the same measuring unit. For example, if you want to match a Chiquita banana, and Target sells 3 bananas for $3, but Walmart sells 3 pounds of bananas for $2, that won’t be accepted as they both need to be measured by either weight or per item.
Now that you know the price matching policy, head to Target and get those deals!
If you have any other questions regarding Target’s price match policy, be sure to check out their frequently asked questions section. Happy shopping! 🛒