Do You Know About Target’s Holiday Price Match Policy? (+ Extended Returns Through 12/24)

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We’re breaking down everything there is to know about Target’s price match guarantee!

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We know Target price matches, but what’s their holiday policy?

Target does price match even during the holidays, and this year’s price match policy lasts even longer than previous years! 🙌

With Target’s Holiday Price Match Guarantee you can shop with confidence knowing you will get the best price this Holiday season! It started October 6th and extends all the way to December 24th!

That means if you’ve bought ANYTHING from Target since October, you can check and see if the price has dropped and chat with Target’s customer service desk and get a refund! Sweet!

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With their Holiday Price Match Guarantee, you can ask for a price adjustment on ALL items purchased at Target if there’s a lower price later in the season – all the way through December 24th, 2022.

Note proof of purchase will be required for price adjustments. As usual, they will also keep matching select competitors’ pricing within 14 days of purchase. Find more details here.

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. 

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Target price matches from 29 competing retailers. The list includes Amazon, Sam’s Club, 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 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.

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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:

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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 can get 5% off using your Target Red Card or team member discount, but there’s no discount for Target Circle members.

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You’re unable to price match clearance, closeout, damaged, used, opened, liquidation sales, and/or pre-owned items. This also includes items that had some sort of error in the listing. You can’t price-match items from Target Circle, gift card offers, or anything from a Target Plus Partner. You can’t price match an item from one Target store to another and you are unable to price match items that are a competitor’s doorbuster or lightning deal. Also, 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?

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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 identically, 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! 🛒

Head here to check out more Target sales happening this week!

About the writer:

Jessica holds a Business Degree and 10 years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save. Connect with Jessica on LinkedIn

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Comments 8

  1. Patty

    Thank You for taking the time to simplify this price match policy. Appreciate ALL you do Hip2Save team. I💗Hip2Save

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, You’re very welcome, Patty! Thanks so much for the sweet comment. We sure are grateful for YOU! 🥰

  2. Stella

    This information is so useful. Thank you for all you do to make our shopping experience more enjoyable. Saving all of us confusion, money and time.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome, Stella! Happy this is helpful! Thank YOU for the super sweet feedback! It sure means a lot. 🥰💞

  3. Wendy

    I ordered pj for my grandkids, paid full price. When they arrived the package was open and everything was wet from snow. I shipped everything back and they sent a replacement. Now because it is considered a replacement they won’t price match or let me return everything for a refund. I feel like since I paid full price (over $300) and only have the same as original order they should price match. They will not budget. I will never deal with Target at Christmas time again.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry for the issues, Wendy! Have you tried this in store? Maybe they will be able to help.🤞❤️

  4. becayarnell

    Thank you so much for posting this! I had no idea that target’s price match policy worked this way. I found a recent purchase that was $10 cheaper now from target. I contacted the customer service through the chat in the target app. It took five minutes and now I have $10 back!

    • Liza (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, becayarnell! I’m glad you were able to get that $10 back! 🙌

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