Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Are you having issues Price Matching at Target?


Alright, so I've gotten more than a few emails from readers stating that they've had major issues trying to do the UP & Monsters Inc Best Buy Price match deal I posted earlier today.

Basically, they were told that you cannot price match and also use a Target coupon. You either have to decide one or the other. I called Target corporate--which was pointless. They said it's up to the stores discretion, so I didn't get an answer either way.

I feel bad posting deals that don't work out for everyone. I know how easy it is to get discouraged when you first start out couponing. I don't want the store scenarios on my site to make you feel that way. If you ever have questions about anything I post, please don't hesitate to email me.

Anyway, I'd love to hear, and I'm sure others would too, what experience you've had trying to price match an item that you've used a Target coupon on. I'm curious to see if every Target store has different "rules" they like to set.


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169 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have price matched, first the has to be done at customer service. They will price match with the AD and then once they give you the new total. Smile and hand them you coupons. I did it (including smile) and it worked fine.

Stevie said...

I use manufacturer coupons all the time. But will be purchasing a printer in a few weeks because these printable deals are fantastic. My question is..When you print out the coupons for to use at say Target or Walmart do you print them in color or is black and white sufficient?

tosha said...

You can always price match at Walmart. I do it all the time. Target is new to price matching. HTH

Kelly said...

My friend and I were both able to do the deal at Target, and spent $11.64 for both movies!! THANKS =)

Anonymous said...

Stevie,
You can print in black and white... that's all I use at Walmart/Target.

Amy said...

I price matched today at Target on toliet paper (random I know, but I had a target Q and a mfg. Q, so i wanted to be able to use them both) I had no problem. They took the Target Q and the Mfg. Q. I did however try to use the Kmart ad to get Lincoln Logs price matched and they said no since it just said 50% off their ad, without listing a price. I guess that makes sense, but now i have to go ro Kmart for the Lincoln Logs and I hate to make extra trips for little things like that...

Anonymous said...

I was NOT able to price match the Monsters Inc/ Up deal. "Bundle" deals are expressly excluded in the Target price matching policy, and even though I was buying both, they would not price match the Monsters pack because on the Best Buy it is a "Buy this thing and get this thing cheaper" deal.

I'm angry and have written Target to tell them that. Deals should be the same across the board, not great deals for some people and okay deals for others.

CrazyClippers.com said...

I have only had sucess price matching if I check out at customer service. The Target coupons change the price on the receipt (not just log as a coupon) so I have them match the price first and then use the coupons.

mclovin2save said...

I price matched the cereal a couple of weeks back when it was $1.75 at walgreens. then I used the $1 target Q to get the boxes for $.75 I also did this to get free chex mix. she did it right at the register and gave me no trouble about it. I live in Fort Worth, TX.

Anonymous said...

The price match worked perfectly for me. I did it at the service desk. I brought the Best Buy add to price match, but the Target price was better for the Up movie. They let me use the coupons, too, so the total was less than $14! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I would try doing it again. Sometimes different people will yield different results. I went there and did the price matching for the Clues game and gave them my manufacturers Q and my Target Q, no problem. I went back to do this deal with the videos and they said it couldnt be done. So I will just go back later on during the week or to a different Target and try again.

The Thorn Family said...

Just got back from Target... had never price matched anything before this offer but it went SO well! UP was actually priced at $19.99 so they didn't need to adjust it but did on the Monsters Inc to $18.99. (Best Buy ad) After that I handed over my 2 man q's & Target q bringing my total down to $11.80! (I also got the .5 cent credit for my bag) The customer service lady goes, "WOW! That's an awesome deal!" To which I replied, "I know, right?!"

Love the blog, Collin & love Target!!!!

jessica said...

It is easier if you check out with the target price, use your coupons and then go to the service desk with your receipt and the ad you would like to price match.

Anonymous said...

It worked out for me too with the Best Buy match. I paid 17.29 incl tax. My friend went a couple of hours later and they wouldn't let her use the 10$ Target coupon if she gets the Monsters movie matched to $18.99!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Things like this is what makes me feel like im doing something criminal sometimes...do we REALLY believe the deal stacking is working as INTENDED to give away products at these prices sometimes? All the free cereal work-arounds etc...its not a good "oh man i got a deal"... sometimes..i feel down right like im being sneaky, and that has nothing to do with how I'm treated.

I think some places are going to catch a big defecit eventually and figgure it out and coupon'ing will be so strict it'll be reduced to barely any savings some day..

Anonymous said...

Also when we know we have been told that something is not accepted and we knowingly go back later for a different person to possibly push it thru..

or like when I myself took that 3rd 10.00 of 2 "just in case" they didnt notice I was using a coupon on the already free wii games @ target so I could score an extra 10.00 off...


thats knowingly intentionally manipulating the system..thats not some innocent accident in our favor...


anyone else have some ethical issues with some of these things ever?

Anonymous said...

It worked for me! The cashier was actually excited to figure out how to do a price match and, for whatever reason, my Up BluRay Bundle rang up as only 19.99 but I still got the 10 off. Bonus! So, I feel like i got a great deal with my $28 in coupons (yes, they let me stack them) and the price match from Best Buy (although I only did it for Monsters because it was cheaper at Target). Thanks for the tips!

Terry said...

At my Store, I check out then go to the Customer Service Desk to get a refund for the price match difference. I once tried to price match cereal with a CVS add. The lady stared at the add for 30 seconds and then said, you need a store card to get this price so we won't match it. She said I could return the cereal if I wanted but there was no way for me to get my coupons back if I did.

I did do the Barbie DVD deal you posted. I got Barbie and the Three Musketeers plus Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princess priced matched with Toys R Us for $9.99. I also used both coupons you had suggested, the Target Coupon and the Peelie. The 12 Dancing Princess wasn't pictured in the Toys R Us add but the little sign read "Universal DVDs $9.99." The girl who helped me this time was really nice and seemed happy to help me get a deal. Other times at the same store, some cashiers seem to look for ways to stop me.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:42. For every one of us that uses coupons, there are 10 people who don't. So i really doubt the deficit thing. If you feel so bad, maybe you should not do it then. Just do whatever you are comfortable with.

Anonymous said...

I tried to price match at one Target today and they would only price match UP and not Monsters Inc since that was $10 off a bundled price. I went to another Target 10 minutes away and they did it with no problem. I guess I know what Target I'll go to from now on - especially since the employees at the first Target were gossiping with each other when they thought I couldn't hear and calling me greedy. Oh well, I saved a lot of money today! Both movies for $12.46! :)

Shelly T. said...

I always do my price matches at customer service. I do the same that that the first anon posted. Smile, do price match first, THEN hand over coupons. I have one lady that works in customer service that I "love" to go to. She is always so happy to see my good deals with coupons. Although there is another lady that is a bear, and I try to stay away when she is there. :-)

Jayne said...

I did you deal for the Clue game earler this week and had no problem price matching with the Kmart ad and useing both man and target coupons. Thanks for all you do to help us!!

Anonymous said...

I have price matched with no problem. I went to customer service, showed them the ad, and then used manufacture and target coupons on top of it. The lady didn't question me a bit!

Anonymous said...

I am a new couponer and I am nervous using regular coupons as such, leave alone price matching. Maybe when I become a pro, I'll try.

Anonymous said...

I price matched this weekend on the Barbie 3 Muskateers DVD. It was the first time they had done it and I went to customer service. They were happy to do it though and allowed the coupon! Actually were excited to learn how to price match. This was in Des Moines.

Anonymous said...

I have loved that Target is price-matching and although I have yet to try it on this Movie deal I have price-matched on just about everything else including 8 boxes of Frosted Mini-Wheats this morning(and used the $1 off Mannie and $1 off Target) without any trouble.

Oh and Anon at 4:23 was right a smile is ALWAYS helpful!

Camille

ps collin your blog is the best...really!

Erin said...

I thought price matching plus using a Target coupon was too good to be true, since not only are you getting a lower base price, but you are also getting a Target coupon discount that you would not be able to use if you went to the other store, but I price matched Skippy peanut butter and used the Target coupons and manufacturer coupons at the register. The cashier didn't know how to do it, though, so the front end manager told me to just pay and get it corrected at customer service. I did, and the peanut butter was actually lower than the advertised price I was price matching (b/c of the Target Q). The older woman at customer service didn't have any problem with that, though--although she did have trouble remembering how to do a price match. She eventually figured it out, though.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if they changed the policy so that you can't use Target Qs on price-matched items.

Don't feel bad about posting YMMV deals (and honestly, most of these deals are YMMV, whether that's because managers use their "discretion" or because the prices or coupons are different in various regions or because overage isn't allowed or whatever). Everybody can't get every deal--and thank goodness, or our houses would look like warehouses!

Anonymous said...

I just went to the cashier and she was more than happy to price match (it's a brand new target) instead of going to customer service....only my total came to $3.33...I'm still on a high and denial that this actually happened to ME!!! I had a $5 gift card....so I paid nothing out of pocket!! Yahoo! Whooo Hoo!!! These will be great in my children's stockings this Christmas!!!

Mommycia said...

I price matched the kmart ad and used manu and target q's for clue, picturika and connect 4. I also did the price match with Best Buy for the movies, and they accepted all the coupons. I have found it varies by Targets. If I go to the Target at the mall, boy do we have issues with coupons and price matching. But the Target in my town is GREAT!!! They are very coupon friendly, I just hope it stays that way.

MalibuBeachBum said...

There is no way in the WORLD I would have stood in a regular line at Target to work that "Best Buy/price match/3 coupon deal" on those DVD's today. I knew going in there that my best shot of getting it done painlessly (for me AND for them) would be to deal only with someone at the customer service desk. Worked out perfectly.

Just yesterday, I stood in line for baby wipes. My cashier spazzed out (in a nice way) when I handed over several computer-printed coupons prior to payment. The coupons wouldn't scan and she knew she would have to enter them all by hand. I stood there reading each of those looooooong numbers off of 8 coupons for her as she punched them into her register. LOL! I didn't mind, though.

Today's DVD adventure with all of it's possible twists and turns may just have given one of the "regular" cashier's a stroke.

Frances said...

They price marched with the ad at customer service and then I handed them the coupons. They were confused about the manufacture and target coupons both being used, but they still let me use both. I got UP for 4.99 and Monsters Inc.for 5.99 plus tax. What a deal!

Lanes said...

So today I price matched the Monster's Inc. DVD from Best Buy at Target and they said it was a bundle deal and wouldn't match it. BUT I went to a different Target and the matched it no problem. Target is still new to price matching so there are a lot of uncertainties when attempting to get a good deal. It depends on the manager - which is VERY annoying. But I was finally able to get both DVDs today for $11.64 after the headache of price matching and coupons! It was worth it!

Click Clan said...

I DO NOT feel like we are robbing anyone. We should NOT feel guilty for getting good deals. These products are marked up so much that EVERYONE is still MAKING money!!! That's the GREAT thing about this world. Everyone makes money and everyone gets what they want. PLUS, not everyone uses coupons.

Why are people so annoying and frustrating! Manufacturers wouldn't produce coupons if they didn't want people to use them. HELLO, it's the manufacturers who make the coupons anyways. They KNOW what they are doing!!!

Anonymous said...

Sigh... I was so excited to try to price matching, but my Target was sold out of Monsters Inc. And they checked other stores in the area and there were only a few left... Everyone must be doing this deal! I guess I'll try back later this week. Anyone know what the second best deal is for getting Up / Monsters Inc?? (in case I can't get it at Target). Thx

Anonymous said...

I really don't think that Target knows how to follow through on their own price matching. I think this is totally a hit and miss. I REALLY appreciate all the hard work that Hip to Save does.
I purchased both UP and Monsters Inc. with the rest of my items and them took the movies to customer service to price match. I had no problems at all. When I got home I took a look at my receipt and some how only ended up paying $5 Total for both movies!!! I'm not sure how they figured this?

Ashley said...

The Target I went to would not price match Monsters because the "Up" I was buying was not the same item as Best Buy's. Targets "Up" has an adventure journal with it, so they are right, the aren't the same exact item. I had a friend go to a different Target and they price matched it for her. So, yes each store does handle things differently. Also, when I was at Target the lady at customer service asked me if there was a sign by Monsters, Inc. that said "limit one per customer", there wasn't, but she said she was going to call back and have them put that sign out. So you might want to watch for that if you are trying to pick up more than one of these.

Kylie said...

I just did the 2 Barbie movies last week and priced matched, used the Target coupon and the peelie and it worked great! I really think a lot of times it depends on if you get the "right cashier".

heather park-Hillhouse said...

I actually went to price match, but didn't have to..because UP was actually on sale for 19.99 for the combo pack...yahoo

Andrew and Lori Stewart said...

I really hate Target sometimes. They gave me a hard time with price matching. Also I had notice I had bought something a week before and in the Sunday ad it went down in price. I called to make sure they would price adjust it for me, she said no, which was weird because I mom said it was 14 days. I called another store and they said yes. So I went ahead and drove to the store that had told me no and they price adjusted it with no problems. I totally think its the person you get.

*Diana* said...

I purchased the movies, used the coupons and then went to customer service were they price match/ refunded 8 dlls for the monsters dvd.
The girl at customer service told me that next time go directly to the counter, price match and then use the coupons.

crummyd said...

I did the Up / Monster, Inc deal at Target today with absolutely no problem! 10.34 for both movies!

Amy said...

I had an issue last week price matching with Toys R Us. It was a long tedious process (like over an hour) but it was worth it because I saved over $60! And next time I know to go directly to customer service to check out and avoid the regular lane altogether!

Anonymous said...

I had no problem "up" here in Alaska - I always take my price matches to the customer service (there are never any long lines here LOL) and they have been very nice about it- have done about 1 a week for the past 2 months and they just smile when they see me and ask what my bargain is this time- but no malice just kindness. Wish everyone could have that experience because I leave feeling so good and a bit of a coupon high- no guilt- I only have guilt when I pay full price for an item- can hardly bring myself to do it anymore LOL

SaraJC said...

I had no issues at all. The UP movie was priced at $19.99 with a journal and extra stuff and they price matched Monsters Inc. at $18.99 from Best Buy ad. After coupons I paid $10.98!!! thats $5.49 each!!! awesome. Im so happy with this buy. Not only will my child enjoy it but I aswell. Im just as big a kid as they are! lol

Anonymous said...

I just got back from doing it. When they scanned the "Up" combo it actually rang up for 19.99 and the "Monsters" was 26.99. They price matched the "Monsters" to 18.99 from Best Buy. They then swiped my $10 "Up" $8 "Monsters" and $10 Target coupons. On top of that there was a $10 stuck to the "Up" and they gave me that to. Total with tax for both $3.59

Anonymous said...

Worked for me!! Lawrenceville, GA!! The MGR had to check me out at cust service...they pull you out of the line...kinda makes you feel strange, but was totally worth it!! Great gift for my nephew!!

magan said...

the target that i went had no problem useing an man. plus a target plus price matching it... i guess because theres a store almost across the street that i norm have the ad for and they would take the target and the man coupons so.. i guess they figure they need me shopping there more! 8)

beth said...

DO IT ALL AT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!

i've purchased at the regular cashier, used coupons and then attempted to price match. big hassle. the q's for "change" the price so when you attempt to get the price difference with the ad at customer service, unless you have a cashier who has done this a million times, they get confused, then managers come, who get confused and its just a big problem. has been everytime ive gone. but...

if you go directly to the cust. service and do what anon #1 mentioned...all is well :)

hopevierze said...

I've had no problem matching ads and using Target coupons and other coupons. They did tell me though that I couldn't do the Barbie DVD deal because it was a toy book price, not a weekly ad. I called Target corporate when I got home and they said those ads are fine to use. I emailed Target and asked if they would match ads for Black Friday and here was the response: "Thanks for writing about price matching on Black Friday at Target®. We appreciate your patience as we research your experience. I’ll write you back as soon as our research is complete." I find it weird that they don't know the answer to that yet? also I asked if their black friday prices would also be available online and their reply: "Yes, I've checked and confirm that Black Friday prices also available online and if you see any promotion about this, please go ahead place the order now. Then, e-mail us with your order number, and we'll go in and manually adjust the order to reflect the promotion." This is crazy! Does that mean that they will accept black friday prices online NOW? Wow!

Anonymous said...

Went to Meijer and they price matched the best buy ad. Didn't get as good of deal as those at Target but 14.96 w/tax for both movies.

Vanessa said...

I price matched the Barbie DVD's at the Target in Riv.CA but they would not give me the additional $5 off (Coupon tag attached to one of the videos) because there was nothing to scan. Maybe it was on the inside of the case itself? It's for a gift so I did not want to open it. I had to take the items to customer service to do the price match. They would not do them at the electronics register.

Anonymous said...

The target in Newport News,VA would price match UP but would not Monsters Inc beacuse it was a bundled deal at BestBuy, so I didn't even get to try to use the coupons. They will also only do price matches at the Customer Service desk which they didn't tell me till after I got to the cashier so I had to wait in line twice with two little ones.

Sue said...

I just wanted to briefly address Anonymous @ 4:42's thoughts of feeling "criminal." Stacking coupons is perfectly legitimate. It's in the store's own coupon policy. Not everyone who gets the store's sale flyer will use their coupon, and not everyone will get (or use) a manufacturer's coupon. There's no worry of a deficit. The store and the manufacturer create these coupons because they WANT you to shop. They want your business. The manufacturer who produced the coupon will reimburse the store, so the store is not out any money; and the store who produced the coupon will foot the bill for that portion, which they would do regardless for anyone using that coupon, stacked or not. You don't have to feel guilty about anything because you simply are not doing anything wrong. It's not cheating the system -- it's "smart shopping."

I Heart Coupon Deals said...

bbygurl77 emailed Target and posted this over at AFC:

This is the response I received from Target"

Dear Sylvia,

Thanks for taking the time to ask us about Target's Low Price Promise.

We do accept the manufacturer coupon and/or Target coupon to be used with the Low Price Promise Ad Match for a further price reduction. The coupon would need to be presented at time of check out at the register/POS and not given at the Guest Service counter.

We look forward to showing you what's new at Target.

Sincerely,

Holly
Target Guest Relations

(800) 440-0680
[THREAD ID:1-7794AJ]

For those who had an issue you might want to contact corporate and let them know and maybe you too can get an email in regards to their price matching policy. Just when we thought all was good with the Target Coupon Policy something else comes up.

Erin said...

Anon 4:48: Though it's probably true that only one of ten customers is a couponer, couponers sometimes seem to be . . . ummm . . . greedy. So you've got your regular customers who buy only what they need and your super-coups who get as much as possible of anything that is free or a moneymaker or can be resold at yard sales or on ebay (er, I mean, donated to a homeless shelter, of course!) or whatever. Just look at the wipe issue. If Target held people to one per transaction per the coupon, we wouldn't be amidst the great Target wipe shortage of ought-nine. Do you really think Target's intent is to outfit a couple families with wipes into perpetuity or to get those to a broader segment of the market, where they might do Target some good in the form of future purchases? Those few couponers certainly cause more damage than the other nine paying customers, especially when you factor in all the ill will from the folks who want to the deals but can't get them because the shelves are wiped clean or who don't get the same deal as their neighbor and write outraged letters to corporate.

So, yes Anon 4:42 and 4:46, I do have ethical issues with some of the deals, too. I have done many of the deals here, amazed that they worked, but not always feeling totally great about snagging a deal. What helps me is never doing freebie-only deals without also purchasing (i.e., paying for) items (with green U.S. money--not more coupons!); never doing multiple transactions to "score" deals; avoiding outrageous stacks of coupons, especially multiple coupons (never more than two like coupons--just looks suspicious to me--and I used to be a cashier!); avoiding buying trial size products with coupons that are more than the value of the item; and generally buying what I need (vs. stocking up for the next millennium). And I generally don't argue if I don't get the deal. If I want it bad enough, I'll pay for the items; if not, I'll nicely ask to take them off.

Lay down your own personal list of couponing ethics and pick and choose the deals you feel comfortable doing. You may need to avoid some websites for your own sanity (I have to stay out of HCW forums, for instance, or my blood pressure goes through the roof, and I also stopped reading the blog of a woman who I simply couldn't respect). Hope this helps--and I hope you stick around and continue to post your perspective. Too often discussions of ethics are shouted down.

Anonymous said...

I priced matched at Target last night and I didn't have any problems. I went to the customer service counter when I first walked in, to make sure I could do it. They told me to take the item straight to them to pay for it and not the regular cashiers first. I went and got the Scatterpillar Scramble game and took it to the customer service counter. I priced matched it with the Toys R Us ad and then gave them the $5 Target coupon, along with the $4 manufacture's coupon and I didn't have any problems.

Anonymous said...

I've price matched at two different Target stores. The first time I was at a Super Target and had no problem using the Target coupon with a price match at the register. They didn't have another Barbie movie so I went across town to the other regular Target. They would not price match at the register so I had to go to the service desk where they did price match and I was able to use the Target coupon. I so far have had no problems. I was surprised because I had read about so many other people having issues.

Anonymous said...

people shouldn't be so sensative even in the 2 towns I shop in the prices can vary between them! thank you for all your hard work on finding deals!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

it is frusterating to see that Target is being so picky, and inconsistant... the DVD's are the same at both stores- the only difference was the Target one had a journal shrink wrapped in the package. I feel bad for shoppers that found managers that did not honor this- afterall, retailors want your business right now! I had no problems with this deal, my cashier was friendly and did not question anything I brought to her. I told her she might see this deal come up later today, never even batted an eye... Target is not loosing any money- 2 out of the 3 coupons belonged to the manufactuers!

Anonymous said...

ClickClan: where are you living--Shangri-La? ("These products are marked up so much that EVERYONE is still MAKING money!!! That's the GREAT thing about this world. Everyone makes money and everyone gets what they want.")

Everyone is not making money. In fact, these deals are so darn good that American jobs are being outsourced to support our lust for cheap goods. The unemployment rate is more that 10 percent. How many people here post about doing deals *because* they've lost their jobs? Buying more goods from China won't bring them back. There is a price for everything.

Tracy Kosofsky said...

I've had no problems price matching and then using Target Qs on top of the match. At my local Targets (south Florida), all price matches must be done at customer service, and no one has ever even questioned me!

The only glitch I've ever had was when I tried to ring through the regular register with all my Qs and then price match at customer service. They couldn't figure out how to override the system to "re-use" my Qs, so they just gave me a refund for the difference.

Jen said...

I was at Target today. I price matched the Barbie DVD's on sale at Toys R Us and used the Target coupon for one of the two movies! No problems, no questions asked. The cashier looked at my Toys R Us ad, changed the price, took my coupon and away I went!

Click Clan said...

ANON 6:04. If you are gonna call me out, at least post under a REAL name!!!

What would you like me to do about the outsourcing to China? If there is something I can do to make you feel better about this, please let me know! ALL of the people on here have NOTHING to do with the outsourcing. Couponing has NOTHING to do with this. You are RIDICULOUS to think that the manufacturers are losing money. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

If you don't like couponing or getting good deals or saving money, WHY ARE YOU ON THIS SITE????

Anonymous said...

Wow, this has gotten nasty! Let's all take a breath.

And, by the way, some of us really do donate lots of the deals we get to homeless shelters!

Sophie said...

I priced matched yesterday at Super Target. I was told I needed to got to customer service to price match the item I had and that I needed the ad showing the item (I had Walmarts ad). I bought the Spark Scooter. It was on-sale at Walmart for $49.00, Targets price was $59.XX. I also used a 20% off Target coupon from their toy brocure to make the deal even better. The final price without tax was $32.00.

Lisa said...

I got an even better deal....Up at Target was only $19.99 for the combo pack and they were out of the Monsters Blu-Ray, so I got the regular DVD for $19.99 and used the $10 Target coupon and the $10 Up and the $8 Monsters Inc for a total of $11.98!!!

Anonymous said...

how would knowing her name was sheila or peggy or june make anything better about her response to you? j/w...that always cracks me up on the net when people get mad at anons..its cowardly yadda yadda but really..no...

im the one who posted the 2 in a row about my thoughts on ethics of some of the stuff we do..i did not attack, was just putting forth a thought...and my names bethany..just to let you know..haha :0

Anonymous said...

Nobody's asking you to do anything, ClickClan (is that your real name? : ), but it's simplistic and erroneous to say that everyone is making money when everyone clearly is not. That is not how the world works. Manufacturers don't lose money--they simply move overseas where labor is cheaper, labor standards are often nonexistent, and they can maintain their profit margin. Americans lose jobs.

Bargain Loving Mom said...

I had a Lowes Foods ad for $1.50 M&Ms a while back & was able to price match it at the register, use $1/2 inserts & $1/2 Target coupons to get them for almost nothing!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about the wipe thing at Target. How many coupons are you actually able to use? I need wipes and I thought I would try the up and up... and get them for super cheap... but curious what the limit on coupons are?

Kirsten said...

I am usually quite on your site as I follow it daily, but hardly ever post a comment.

Today, though, is a different story. I went my local Target today with printed AD from the Internet in hand (I was looking to pick up the Pictureka Flipper with K-Mart price matched $14.99 and MF and Target Coupons). Anyway...I was told that a printed Internet Ad will NOT work and you have to have the actual AD from Sunday's paper. So, I came home dug through the recycle bin and found my K-Mart ad and wouldn't you know...I couldn't find the game (it must have been regional:)

Sad for me! Just wanted to put my information in, but I am sure that everyone else is having this problem.

Anonymous said...

I price matched 2 board games last week with the Toys R Us ad and they told me to go to cust. service. I didn't have any problems and they took my target and manufacturer coupons as well. When I went to take my big book ad back they told me it was their policy to keep the ad just in case they wanted to double check the adjustment. I hadn't heard of this and didn't want to give up the ad but didn't argue, we got another one in the mail so no biggie.

Kristine said...

I'm in Ft Worth, TX & I priced matched with the Toys R Us ad, as well as used MQ & TQ on the items. I matched for the Leap Frog Tag Jr & their books, the Barbie DVDs as listed on this site, and the Monsters/Up deal scenario. I did go to customer service where they were very glad to help. And they accepted 2 TQs for each of the toddler wipes, in the same transaction! Smiling definitely helps...thanks Collin for your work on these incredible deals!

Anonymous said...

It worked for me and Up was on sale! I paid a little over $12 for both. Thank you so much!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me if they have had any problems in the chattanooga tn area. I am new to couponing and would just like to be prepared.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps each of us should call Target corporate and tell them that we don't like their policy of leaving it up to the individual store. I live in an area where there are 5 Targets within a short drive. I don't want to have to check each stores policy or have to go to one that is out of the way that day in order to get a good deal or find out that a change in management means I have to accept all new policies. I also want to be able to tell my friends and know they will be treated the same at their Target as I am at mine.

Anonymous said...

First let me say that I absolutely love this site. Secondly, I'm a bit confused as to why anyone that has a problem with couponing would even be on this site.

As a former corporate accounting employee I can assure you that the value of coupons are compensated for in the advertising and marketing budget for each company...believe me they know what they are doing.

Furthermore, there are people that have been couponing for years not just months so consider this: wouldn't the companies have altered their policies by now if we were causing them a deficit....think about it.

As a matter of fact the companies that I worked for loved when customers used the coupons...after all the objective was to get you in the door. Don't over think this or make saving out to be a criminal act. Stores wouldn't even have a coupon policy if they didn't have a system in place to track and allocate your coupon spending. For instance, Target wouldn't allow you to stack coupons if they were losing money. They would simply say only one coupon per product per transaction.

Jaime said...

Greenville, SC

Today was my first price-match attempt and as it turned out, the newest Target price ($19.99) was lowest so I didn't have to. But, they were going to do it and seemed to not have a problem with it. I had also used the mutiple coupons and it did not phase them. That was at the Customer Service Desk. They did tell me that I could price match at the register, which I will try soon.

I agree that it just sometimes depends on your cashier - and their attiude - which bites. I ALWAYS try to be extra nice and smiley when I get up there. I do think it helps sometimes...

Laura C said...

I made the mistake of following Target's own written policy of paying for my items in the checkout and then taking it to customer service for the price adjustment (I was price matching with my Walmart ad, my Duncan Hines mixes should have worked out to free). I also had a receipt from a few days earlier for them to price match as well. They were willing, but I went through three different ladies of increasing authority and a full half hour of them trying to figure out how to do it before they finally handed me one receipt for the supposed adjustment. My daughter was so late for her nap by that time that I told them thank you but I can't wait for the other receipt to get done. I got home to find they hadn't even done the first one correctly. I was so frustrated I called corporate and got lots of apologies but told I was out the money unless I went back to the store with the receipts. Fat chance that was happening. It was just a few dollars so not worth the added aggravation, but it becomes about the principle of the matter and them wasting my time. That is the only Target near me, and the problem is they just don't know their own policy. I know they have me pegged as a problem since I have had to stand up for myself on a number of occasions now. It's really frustrating because I totally play by the rules. I even had one supervisor tell me that she just thought it was wrong that I should expect to use a coupon to get an item for free from a store. But since it's the only Target near me and I can still get good deals, I keep shopping there but just make sure I stay completely polite and make sure I am using the coupons 100% correctly so I can stand up for myself when I have too. I will price match in the future if I need to, but I've learned my lesson the hard way - I will go straight to customer service to pay.

Marc said...

I haven't done the movie deal yet because my Target was out of UP. I did, however buy Pictureka with price matching and the 2 coupons...no problems at all. As a matter of fact the guy was really impressed at my savvy shopping skills :) Anyway, I intend on trying another Target tomorrow for the movies...I will let you know!

Tara said...

wow, i love how target deals turned into americans loosing their jobs to overseas markets lol. I did the price matching today and it went ok though they really didnt know how to do it so it took a while. they have only been doing it at my target for a month or so. I have to look at my receipt again because i think something went wrong. there were only two monsters left and cs was confused if it was the combo pack or not. I get frustrated when someone in retail has no clue about the products they are selling. I understand you cant know everything but she did not even know what a blu-ray combo pack was. i was also a little frustrated because we had just came from toys r us (hubby's video game- his only xmas present :( ) and i had my two kiddos with me (2 and ten months lol)

Tracy said...

How about if we say where we did it so others can maybe benefit? I price matched the Barbie movies from the TRU with the Target coupon and the peelie on the front at the Roseville CA Greatland with no problem at all just 3 days ago. They actually congratulated me on a good deal!

Anonymous said...

Its so weird they don't do that. When I worked for Walmart, we would have meetings in the accounting office where I worked. I asked the manager about coupons and price matching with a coupon after. She told me this..

Ya! Why not!? We want their business and we would rather have their money then have them take their coupon and go to that store that is selling it cheaper and give them their money.

It makes sense to me! I mean Walmart and Target are right across the street from each other in my town. If I went to Walmart with a toy coupon but Target across the street was selling that item $5.00 cheaper and I priced matched..then handed them my coupon and they said no..I would say well cancel my purchase and I will go across the street where I won't need to price match and I will still get to use my coupon.

I'm not sure how Target runs it..but sounds like its a store manager thing that needs to be corrected by head office.

Karen said...

It really is the discretion of the store. My Target store will NOT allow coupons to be used for trial size items about 90% of the time. They say it's against coupon policy (even with the printed policy off their website).

However, they allowed price matching for me today but said I needed to go to customer service first because if you use coupon at the register, it can mess up how much they price adjust later.

Anonymous said...

I once price matched at my Walmart with a young cashier. Then I handed her my coupon and she said "I can't do both" and I said very stern..YES YOU CAN.lol She just rolled her eyes in a "whatever" type attitude and scanned my coupon lol. I have not priced matched in quite some time though.

Glory said...

The deal worked for me as well. Got the 2 dvds for 13.30 (tax incl). Thanks Collin! :)

John said...

no problems here, though I will be returning tomorrow as I did not catch that there is a $10 Man coupon for Up to go with the $8 Man for Monsters and the Target $10/2. I find that price matching is best done at Customer Service.

Dianne said...

I saw Up with my grandchildren last summer & thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only are you getting a good price but you are getting an excellent movie. One word of warning, there are actually some sad parts when the old man's beloved wife passes away. This is not actually seen, but you know what has happened. I didn't mean this to be a spoiler, just wanted to give a heads up that some parents might be put in a position to explain this to impressionable young ones. Enjoy the movie!

John said...

Anony. No ethical issues here. I bet you manipulate other systems in place for control like rolling stop at an intersection with a stop sign?! There are so many people that do not know how to use or use coupons at all that a deficit is highly unlikely. If the companies were loosing money, they would have figured it out by now and stopped issuing coupons.

My suggestion is that if you feel bad, quit using coupons and start paying regular retail again.

Anonymous said...

I got the UP and Monsters INC movies for $10. I didn't even try to price match, since with my coupons I could get them both for $20. I asked the cashier if I could use the $10 peelie with the target one, and he said as long as it doesn't beep. I always have better luck with the male cashiers. Mooresville,NC

babysnark23@yahoo.com said...

WalMart gave me trouble doing both with the Tinkerbell PM and coupon, I said forget it and went to Toys R Us and got a better deal anyway.

I didn't have any issues at Target today although the Monsters' 4 pack was sold out, so I got the 2 disc special. I may print another set of coupons and look later in the week if I have time........really all I'm missing out on is the digital copy which isn't really a big deal to me.

*** I am having trouble finding the coupon for the rebate/popcorn seasoning. I tried using my zip and 90210 and can't find the $1 under those. Anyone know a zip I can use for Coupons.com??? ***

Anonymous said...

Sadly, my coupon experiences with Target, including price matching, are THE WORST. At least once a month I visit to see if Target has fixed their many coupon issues. Each visit, I end up at the service desk. When all is said and done, the lack of clear direction at Target adds 45 min to my already busy day ... and that needs to be factored into the potential cost savings.

Anonymous said...

I price Matched yesterday for the Let's Go Thomas. I gave them the coupon and they said, " I dont think I"m supposed to use it, but I will try it, if it works great"...it worked and I ended up getting it for 29.99.

John said...

As far as moving overseas because manufacturers are loosing money, most of the manufactured items that we purchase are made overseas, China or India, and it is not due to the fact that the Corporations manufacturing these goods were loosing money. It IS sue to the fact that these corporations realized that their American dollars go SO MUCH FURTHER overseas where resources and labor are cheap, mostly due to lack or human rights legislation, that it is cheaper to build a factory there, and pay 15 people to watch the machines stamp out BluRay movies, Barbie Dolls, Transformers, or any one of an endless number of items and ship them back to us in containers. Does anyone know how much it costs to ship a container overseas? I looked into it. To ship a container from ElSalvador to San Diego was $500.00 US. Just imagine how many cases of UP and Monsters Inc BluRay combo packs I can stuff in there. Now think about the fact that it would cost 4-5 times that for just one employee in the US with the overhead involved.

There is a reason things are made overseas, and it is not because less than 1% of all coupons produced are redeemed.

Mrs Save Alot said...

ahhh ethics...I dont think that anon was being nasty...just voicing her opinion and feelings. SOunds like she likes to get a good deal but is not a clean out the shelves or steal all the peelies type of couponer that we all dont like very much. I say to each their own. I disagree that coupons are causing the demise of the American economy and outsourcing of jobs. I coupon, and do these deals also. I dont buy out the shelves when there is free cereal, soaps, wipies...etc. I DO take advantage of these deals and save a TON of money for my family. I dont feel bad or guilty. As someone else pointed out, these companies are not stupid, they budget for these, and as we all know there are limited number of coupons out there and once the limit is reached you cant get the coupon anymore. So no, personally I dont feel bad about couponing and getting cheap goods after using the coupons. the stores are not out the money since the manuf. pay them for the coupons, and the manuf. budget for these coupons.

On a personal note, for me personally, I dont usually do the trial sizes for free stuff, unless I really want to try the product or will use it in my diaper bag/travel bag etc...Personally speaking I dont like to get a whole bunch of ummm...lets say laundry detergent because of the bottles and waste I would produce using them as opposed to a bigger bottle. That is just a personal choice. Sure I would get one if I was traveling somewhere and knew I would need it, but for mw getting 20 free trial size laundry detergents would not sit well. But that is just me and a personal choice. I would NEVER tell someone that they should not do those deals or they are bad for doing them. IMO those people are not bad, it is just something that I personally feel better not doing.

Anyway. I day GREAT JOB Hip to Save for this awesome blog and for this amazing deal. I was able to score both combo packs today at Target for $9.57 total after tax. No price matching, Up was priced at 19.99 and Monsters Inc was priced at $16.99!!! after coupons I made out great, and dont feel bad at all doing so. But I will say that IMO stores that accept coupons are smart, because I will go to them for all my needs, not just when I have coupons for deals. Since my Target is so great at accepting coupons etc...I always go there to use my coupons and buy all my other needs when I am there. Win WIN!!!

Cindy @ Living Rich said...

I have used a price match, mani coupon & a target coupon several times at Target. Always at the register and I never have a problem. I actually have more problems because they won't take their own Target coupons if they don't scan and they hardly ever do scan.

I find that it's just what the cashier feels like doing or should I say, not doing.

Jennifer said...

IMO it's really like playing the lotto. The people you get really affect the outcome. Sometimes they are helpful, sometimes not so much. So if you feel lucky, roll the dice. The worst that can happen is they say no, right?

Terri said...

I used the price match at Target on the games that priced matched against KMart and used their coupons.... and got the deal! games were reg. 23.99 @ target. Got 3 for 4.99 each!

Anonymous said...

I go through the Target checkout and use my coupons, including the Target Qs. . . then I head to customer service and have them do a price adjustment to my receipt after I've shown them the price match flyer. MKW

Anonymous said...

My 3 yr. old has asked for Up for Christmas just tonight. Lol. Where does he get his from? I guess he remembers the movie. It cost us, for a family of 5, around $40 to go to the movies and that was a matinee price! With 3-D glasses...which were around $10 extra. Anyway, we go at least once a yr. wish it could be more! But the DVD would be great. I am going to try and get this deal as well...I am very excited about this Christmas season as my husband's hours have finally went back up at his job, for the time being anyway-perfect timing for the season-and I am new to all this hulabaloo of couponing. Tis the season!

Anonymous said...

Target's price matching policy is extremely unfriendly to their customers. They are not consistent and make it as hard as they possibly can. Just found out today that they won't price match special promotions ie. early bird specials, etc. A store in town had the new UP DVD on special for 9.98 until noon on 11-10-09. Target wouldn't match it because it was a special promotion. I walked down the street to Best Buy and they did it without any problems.

Hope said...

I had a problem yesterday price matching the two Barbie movies that was posted about this week. At the bottom of the page of the Toys R US ad there was a statement about limited quantities and the man at customer service said they cannot price match things that have limited quantities. I asked to see it in writing and he provided a laminated sheet with the policy on it. He said they did not have a policy that I could take with me. After reviewing the ad more thoroughly, I showed him that the limited quantity asterick was not meant for the whole page just for a certain "free" deal. He looked at it again, apologized, and did the price match with no hassles. I also price matched the Clue game from the Kmart paper with no issues. He was very nice, but nervous. I think we just need to practice patience and tolerance as Target helps their employees learn how to price match effectively. And they need to provide a price matching policy for everyone, don't they? That way we won't be hasseling them to do things that they are not supposed to.

Melissa said...

I was worried at first but I got some reallllly nice target employees to help me. My deal was 1 up blueray/dvd 1 monsters inc and 1 box of rozzini pasta. the up movie was marked at 19.99 the monsters inc they priced matched at 18.99 (they moved me up to guest services, but the same girl did the transaction there) I used the up 10coup the monster 8coup, then the monsters inc had a manuftr coup for 10 off both and I also had the target web 10 coupon for the up/monster combo. the pasta was marked down to 1.24 so with tax I spent 4.55. Thank you for this site their are two little girls who are going to make out this christmas thanks to the site. MJ

Anonymous said...

I think we should remember that 99%of coupons are not used!!!

The Hurst Bunch said...

According to my Target, price matching is a new thing for them. What I was told to do is pay for the item full price(no coupons) at the register. Then, take your receipt and ad to customer service where they will adjust the price and deduct your coupons. It took a LONG time for them to figure this out....but, it does work...

Avk said...

Just today I used K-mart's Sunday ad to price match the Clue Spy game and used Mfg coupon and a Target coupon both $5 each. The customer service lady looked it over a couple times but never said anything. I was able to get the game for $4.99.

Anonymous said...

Erin, at 4:45, that was a well thought out post. As someone who has been behind the lady who has cleaned out the shelves and has a shopping cart full of razors when all I need is one, yes, some couponers can be really greedy! Let's all try to be courteous about our couponing.

Serena said...

I just got back from Target and they are out of Monsters inc so im waiting to get mine hopefully before the $10 off Up coupon expires. I talked to the guy in the electronics dept and he said *target in Wa* is having a Secret sale on the UP dvd it says its $26.99 but when they ring it up its only $19.99.
I have $28 dollars in coupons Plus my $10 gift cards from buying 10 Glade products Im So excited I just cant wait til they get Monsters inc in :) $10 off Up and Monsters, $8 off Monsters $10 off Up and my $10 gift card (19.99 for Up 18.99 for Monsters priced match with best buy) Grand total $0.98 cents for my DVDS!! Cant beat that!! My Tax is going to be More then the movies! Thanks again Hiptosave!!! ~Serena

Anonymous said...

Well, I went to Target and they are out of Monsters Inc. So I went to Walmart. It was not the Best deal, But up was onsale for 19.96 and Monsters Inc, I priced Matched for what best Buy had. Then I used the 10 and 8 coupon and Paid less the 25 after TAX.

Wendy O said...

I did it today but it was a nightmare! Actually I price matched Pictureka, the game (since my UP Blue Ray rang up at 19.99 I didn't have to price match it was lower than anyone elses) and because I used a coupon it would not return the proper amount of money to me since it showed the original price to be 23.99 less the $5 coupon. The girl had to do a return for the 18.99 and then ring it back up at 9.99 (which was Kmart's ad price less the $5 coupon). They did it but man it took forever. Love my Up deal though, they were out of the Monster's Inc BD so I only got the UP one less the $10 coupon it was only $10 and it included the journal.

Melissa said...

I have never had any issues price matching and using coupons at Target. I got the up and Monsters Inc. DVD earlier today and didn't have any issues. The cashier was actually very impressed. Thanks for your site!

Bonnie said...

I've done it several times and had no problems. In fact, when I did it last time, on the Barbie DVD's, the cashier price matched for me right in the regular lane. I haven't even had someone give me a second glance about using the price match with Target coupons! Md and PA stores are those that I frequent.

Heather said...

FYI: I purchased 2 of the rolaids 3-pack @ $1.16 and used the $4/2 manuf. q and IT DID NOT BEEP! I received overage. This hasn't been the case with Walmart.

Jenny(momtofive) said...

I was able to price match w/ the Toys R Us add, and use a Target coupon on Friday. I live in Nebraska, and haven't had trouble with Target, although the buzz is they are no longer going to let you stack coupons. I plan on going back for the 3 Muskateers barbie as it was in another ad this week, and plan to use the coupon again.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:04,
You stated, "In fact, these deals are so darn good that American jobs are being outsourced to support our lust for cheap goods".

I wouldn’t say “lust”. Personally, I’m on a very tight budget and therefore I have no choice but to be a frugal shopper. And there are many factors that contribute to outsourcing jobs overseas and I don’t think us couponers are at the top of the list. We could also bring up the fact that we live in a country that doesn’t have a standard living wage. In fact, the minimum wage sat dormant for several years while the cost of living continued to rise. Just recently over the summer it has gone up to a whopping $7.25. While many states have established their own minimum wages slightly above this, they still don’t compete with inflation. Maybe if the average working American could earn a more appropriate wage, we could afford to not look for “deals” and “cheap goods”. So perhaps we should look to our government officials and U.S. conglomerates when discussing the outsourcing of jobs overseas and why us average Americans “lust for cheap goods”. Just a thought.

Josh and Jenna Reynolds said...

I had trouble price matching with a target coupon and a mfg. coupon at one target but not the other. The first one I bought 2 games at the register and then went to customer service. The manager said you can't get the coupon off AND the price match. So I returned them later. The second one I went straight to customer service with the games. I made to sure let them put the price matched prices in the register before I even showed them the the coupons and it worked great.

Kelly said...

I have to agree with Lori - the biggest problem I have with Target, and it's evident from the variety of experiences represented in the comments, is that they are so inconsistent! I've had nothing but problems from them, so much so that I stopped going there...

Kelly Wilson
Author of Live Cheap & Free!

Anonymous said...

For the earlier post on coupon fraud and taking advantage of the system...a good place to look is on "Google" do a search on coupon redemption and you will see how coupons are actually processed and how only a small percentage like 5% of those clipped coupons are ever used. The stores use these coupons to their advantage too! They know it will entice the buyer to shop there, and like most people that same buyer will inevitability forget the coupon at home, and go ahead and buy it anyway. We are a small percentage of the people that actually use them, and use them as they are intended.

Anonymous said...

I worked at a Target about 12 years ago and they priced matched back then too, so if a Target is telling you otherwise they are lying............I just don't think customers' were aware of it unless they asked someone.

Christine said...

Target is HORRIBLE with price matching. I tried price matching with them and they ran me around the store and had me look up all this stuff only to deny me. So I emailed their regional manager and all he said was sorry and that he would review the customer service policy with employees! So inconvenient!

Kim said...

can you use the coupons at Best Buy? They are offering $10 off when you buy the two movies (the same as the Target coupon for $10 off), so if they took the man. coupons, wouldn't it be the same? Then you wouldn't have to do the price matching!

Bev said...

I called 4 Targets in my area this morning. None of them had Monsters Inc. The 5th store I called (yes, we live in a BIG city), had it. The nice guy from electronics took 2 copies of it and 2 copies of Up to the service desk to hold for me. I wasn't able to get there until after 6 pm. My coupon friend met me there. Our dvd's were waiting at the service desk.
We used $10 target coupon, $8 and $10 IP's. We also used best buy ad to price match. The manager rang it up for us. I purchased 1 of each and my friend purchased 1 of each. The total was...are you ready for this...the total was $8.93!! The transaction couldn't have been easier. I didn't have to explain or answer a single question. These folks were so friendly. We had a great time at Target!!! Thank you once again hip!!!!

Michelle said...

I didnt have to price match...My target had the Up movie for 19.99, then use the $10 coupon and make it 10 bucks. I also did the baby wipe deal on the Up and Up brand. WooHOO

Anonymous said...

No problems here in OREGON.
Price Matched OK.
Stacked mf coupon with Target coupon with price match.
Got Barbie 3 Musk DVD 4.99
Barbie Nutcracker DVD 4.99
Giraff Limbo Game 5.99
Pict. Flipper Game 4.99
Barbie 3 Musk Doll 4.99
Cust Service lady just checked to be sure that the coupons weren't worth more than I was paying for the price matched item.

Anonymous said...

I price match at Wal-mart every week, especially when I do grocery shopping. They do the price match at the check out register, and there are no extra steps involved--like having to go to customer service, etc. Saves a lot of time, and money!

Anonymous said...

The 2 Targets in my area price match & take the coupons. I am in Las Vegas.

Anonymous said...

I just did it today at the Target in Melrose Park, Il. It was a total pain in the butt, but in the end I walked out of the store with, Up, Monsters Inc, Barbie Christmas, and Barbie Three Musketeers for $24 and change.....
SCORE

Anonymous said...

After having read 126 comments ranging in content from the Up & Monsters DVD price-matching deal at Target to the ethics of couponing, I have pondered my own feelings on the ethical quandry some posters are experiencing. I too have felt greedy at times. As one person said, one must set their own boundaries, as no one is policing this arena. Perhaps the best policy is the Golden Rule, "do unto others as you woud have them do unto you."

meand4boyz said...

In my store they had an "exclusive to Target" UP combo pack on sale for $19.99 tonight so I did not have to price match it. For both Monsters and Up I paid $10.98 before tax and my total after was $13.52.

Something else worth mentioning is that the guy at the Electronics Register just did the price match for me back there. I did not have to pay and then go to Customer Service to get my money refunded for the difference. It's always worth asking your cashier if they can just do it for you or just go to Customer Service to do the entire transaction with one person so nothing gets confused. I am so sorry that some of you are having such troubles with people giving you the run-around with this. If you find that one Target is giving you trouble and you have another one close enough to you it might be worth the drive to see if they are friendlier to you.

Anonymous said...

I had to fight for the UP deal. The lady really didn't want to give it to me and by the time she did that and checked me out with my other deals + coupons I could tell she about wanted to kick me out of the store. Was quite discouraging. Not sure if I will price match there again.

Anna in NC said...

Babysnark23:

Try zipcode 60712 for the kernel season

Anonymous said...

Here in Roswell,GA I had no problem with the deal scenario. They priced matched, took their $10/2 coupon as well as the $8 Monsters, Inc. coupon. Unfortunately, I purchased before getting your post about the new Up coupon. I was still extremely pleased with what I paid!

Anonymous said...

I price matched last night, but they then took my ad so that I couldn't price match anything else anywhere else, wasn't prepared for that.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have a Best Buy ad in my Sunday paper, so I decided I would still get UP & Monsters Inc with the 3 coupons - $10 off Up, $8 of Monsters and the Target $10 off when you buy both with Target's prices of $26.99 each. Once I got there, there was a peelie on Monsters for $10 off when you buy both...and they took all 4 coupons so $38 off! So $15.98! I think it was in my favor that they were super busy and the cashier wasn't really paying any attention. The $8 coupon beeped but I also didn't have the coupons together so she just rang it in!

Anonymous said...

I went to the target in wichita, ks at 21st. between webb rd. and greenwich and went up to the customer service desk and they would not price match and use target coupons they said it was policy to only accept one option.

Rebecca said...

I recently did my first price match at Target and used a coupon for a DVD I purchased. My only issue was that they had to keep the ad I used for the price match. This happened to be the Big Toy Book from Toys R Us, and my daughter had gone through it and circled the things she wanted Santa to bring. She's 3 and this was the first year she's done that. I wanted to keep it for her memory box, but no. Kind of hit me hard. Other than that, it all depends on the cashier you get.

Anonymous said...

The K-Mart ad with the games has an outside cover half-page that has the games listed on the inside page. Maybe the outside half page has come off, take another look for anyone who could not find this.

Judy Van Laanen said...

I was able to price match and use all coupons, with no issues at all. The cashier I think knew what I was going to do when I showed her the Best Buy ad. Apparently I wasn't the only one to do it, and it was only 10 AM!!!

Anonymous said...

I just price matched the Barbie Christmas Carol and Barbie Three Musketeers movie deal. I went to the customer service area and they happily matched the Toys R Us price and took both my Target coupon and the peelie coupon found on the movie itself.

Ryan said...

I was able to price match the Barbie movies from the ToysRUs catalog at the register. The cashier also accepted both my coupons. I realize now how lucky I was to get her as a cashier.

Anonymous said...

Price matching worked for me in Moorhead MN. Thank you for posting these deals! I got both blu-ray discs for $12. Also the rozoni pasta was on sale at one of our grocery stores for 64 cents after coupon so I'll send in the $4 rebate making the deal really sweet!

Anonymous said...

i priced matched the Pictureka flipper game with the Kmart ad this week that you mentioned and had no problems. i price matched it to $14.99 then used $5 man q AND a $5 target q and then the $5 gift card from the glade candles and got it for 79 cents!!!! no beeps or problems.

sara said...

I had one Target tell me that I couldn't use a Target coupon & do a price match. I told her that this was not true, and she asked a manager. The manger said it was no problem, and let me do it. No other Target has ever complained about me price matching & using a Target coupon.

I do, however, have problems EVERY SINGLE TIME that I have ever price matched at Target. They always complain either because I go to the register first and tell me to go to customer service first, or else they complain that I went to customer service first & tell me to pay for the item first. They also argue if I try to match a Kroger ad, because you need "a card" for the sale prices.

Basically, Target is a jerk, but I still shop there to get good deals.

Rebekah said...

Last night I got Up, Monsters Inc, Pictureka Flipper, and Clue all for 9.96!!!!!! I price matched all four and then used the deal scenario from here. Also, there was a peelie on the Monsters Inc for $10 off. The cashier high fived me!!!!!! My best experience yet with target!!!

Lisa said...

I price matched for the first time at my Target yesterday. I got the Pictureka Flipper game that was on sale at Kmart for $14.99. I then used the target $5 off coupon along with the $5 manufacturers coupon bringing my total down to just $5 and some change! The original price at targe was $23.99 so I saved about $19! I had not problem, I went to customer service, but the cashier did look at the coupons very carefully before scanning them.
Love this site Collin! Thank you!

Ember said...

Target has their "Low Price Promise" posted on their corporate website. According to the press release, their price matching policy is standard nationwide - interesting that corporate told you it was up to the individual store. Here is the link to the press release: http://pressroom.target.com/pr/news/value/our-low-price-promise-facts.aspx

Hope that helps! I'm bringing it with me along with their coupon policy.

Nichole said...

On Tuesday, I price matched the Barbie 3 Musketeers as well as a Leap Frog Tag reading book from the Toys R Us catalog. The only thing I had to do differently is take those 2 items to Customer Service for the price match instead of handling the transaction at the checkout. I had them price match first and then I handed over my Target coupon and my Leap Frog coupon. No questions asked. It went off without a hitch. In fact the cashier said "I bet that makes your day". I truly did! Thanks so much for all your hard work...I am able to afford Christmas this year :o)

Anonymous said...

I have had problems with my color coupons (printed from my computer) scanning and the checker says they are not obligated to "make them work." Has anyone else experienced this?

Anonymous said...

Wow, the comments are sure interesting this morning!

kelly said...

I live is California and I have been able to price match and use a target coupon and a manu coupon lots I do this for ceral all the time. I'm sorry not all targets are as great as mine! To make up for it a have a bad store manager at walgreens who always tries to stop my deals.

Anonymous said...

Target's Black Friday ad has been posted online. There are quite a few things that will be on sale that Target currently has coupons for, especially in the games department. If the item is not a door buster, you can buy it within the 2 week price adjustment period, use the coupon because they don't expire until the 25th then bring your receipt back either on Black Friday or Saturday and get your price adjustment saving you even more. I have done this in the past, and they've never questioned it and It's saved me tons! They will not do it on door buster items though.

Saving with Carla said...

I went this week to my Target and price matched on the Barbie Movies, Guesstures, Clue Secret and Spies, and Tag books. On all of these I used Target coupons plus manufacturer coupons and the $5 off $50 toy coupons that had printed off for me previously. The register beeped on some of them, and she said she couldn't take it because the item wasn't there...after showing her it was here and her calling a manager they pushed the accept button and took them all!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. Coupons do not cause businesses to go into defecits. Stores make money each time a coupon is redeemed. If you look at the coupons it says that they are reimbursed the cost of the coupon plus 8 cents. No stores are "catching on" and it's not sneaky or criminal. Every coupon you turn in makes additional money for the store. In addition, having worked in a large retail chain, I know that stores work in concert with companies regarding which items they put on sale at what times based on coupon issuance. They do it expressly to make money.

Anonymous said...

My Target would have let me price match if I had the actual flyer. They would not accept the internet advertisement.

Anonymous said...

Good for you all that you can do price match.

I had hard time using two manufacture coupons (one $$ of an item and Buy one and get second one free for second item) when I buy two of the same items. After using both coupons, my total will be low but not even close to zero or overage. I was told I can buy 2 items, but can use either $$ off or BOGO coupon, but not both even though coupon is one per purchase. Also, they wouldn't adjust Target coupon to the price either when used alone(only one coupon) on an item which has price lower than coupon value. :(

I stop looking at Target deals. No luck for me.

makami said...

I had a really great experience today at Target and just thought on a positive note I would post it. (especially since as we all know not all experiences are great) Yesterday I went and did the UP & Monsters Inc. deal in the excitement of the deal I completely forgot to price match I was so excited about the coupons and I did the wipes deal while there. I was actually happy with the deal that I rec. but just for kicks thought I would call my local target and tell them that I forgot to price match. My children had already opened and watched the movies so a return was not possible I talked to a really nice guy at customer service and he told me just to bring my receipt back in the store and he would give me a refund for the diff. I didn't get my hopes up as we know things vary from person to person. I was in town running other errands took my receipt in and the guy was there and HAPPILY refunded the price match. He actually knew what he was doing and only took a couple of mins. After having such a great experience I called the store manager later on and found out that this young guy was on a trial basis at the cs desk. Told the manager what a GREAT experience this was and he should have hime train ALL the other cs employees. So just a thought not only call for negative comments, but when you get a GREAT employee do call and share that too...The manager told me that this employee would definately be recognized for this today.

Tamara said...

I have price matched AND used a target coupon twice and it worked well.

makami said...

Collin, thank you for all that you do!!!

Abby C. said...

At my Target (Phoenix), you have to present the print ad in order for them to match. I too scored the 'exclusive' Up combo pack and was able to use all my coupons. good shopping day!

Susan said...

I went to the Target nearest to my house last night to try this deal. They were out of Monsters Inc, but had Up at the $19.99 price. I went to two different Targets today. Both of these were also out of Monsters Inc. They also had Up priced at $26.99. Does anyone know if the $19.99 price was a one day thing? I will be mad at myself for not buying Up yesterday since I didn't really need Monsters Inc.

Amber said...

I went to my target and all worked great. Thanks!!!

For the person who asked about the $19.99.. that is their unadvertized price. If you have them scan it they will tell you it is $19.99.

Has anyone been able to get TAG JR for real cheap?

Amber said...

Sure wish they had spell check... :-) Heheheh

...unadvertised price

Kristine said...

Amber, I bought the Tag Jr at Target (FW, Texas) for $28.99. I used the $5.00 MQ from one of the magazines and the $10.00 TQ available from this site ("any" Tag it said). So, I was happy with $13.99. I also price matched the books, since TRU had them on sale $7.99, and had $3.00 of a book MQ. Hope this helps :)

*~*~*Bargain Blessings*~*~* said...

Just did the Monsters/Up deal tonight w/o any issues! Up was priced at $19.99!

LizC said...

I tried the Up/monsters and I was told that they couldn't let me purchase on a rain check.. and they couldn't price match the Monster's because of it being contingent on another item in the flyer. I did, however, price match the Clue and the Pictureka. I got two board games, two small keychain toys/bracelets $2.99 each, and a LeapScout all for $28. I was happy. =) Not sure what to do about the movies though.. that was their last copy of UP. =S

Abby said...

I got my movies today after much hassle...the DH keeps forgetting to get my double paper Sunday morning, and I didn't have a chance to snag one anywhere else. Alas, they would not accept my online printout of the sale either so I DROVE over to the Best Buy and snatched a paper. After 45 mins wasted time and an overturned FRUTTI slurpee in my daughter's carseat, I got my movies! YEahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

The reason I went so out of my way was out of principle - I went to Target specifically for the movies and got roped in to buying my son the Thomas/Percy carnival track set (OK OK so he had several good potty training days), then went to the rack to find 50 billion copies of UP and no Monsters!! So I went searching the racks and was about to ask someone to check their stock when I saw an employee with a cart restocking some odds and ends, and yes, he had one copy of Monsters in there! So I had to leave the movies at CS in order to get the paper. When I came back a different girl was all revved up to tell me she couldn't price match the UP copy since it was a Target exclusive with the journal, and I said (knowing they had it cheaper at 19.99), Oh, OK well can I still match the Monsters price?...Umm yeah I think so. So she rings it all up and spends alot of time examining my coupons then gives me my $12.xx total HAHAHAH victory!!!

Also anyone looking for Thomas stuff this Christmas, the Spin and Fix Trackmaster set that's usually $50 is on temp price reduction to I believe $36.99, then you can also use the $5 TQ. Yay! going back for that later, sans boy.

Anonymous said...

All went well for me!! I only paid total $13.23 including tax! Cashier did ask me where I got all my great coupons and I told her about your website. I also gave her some exrax coupons so she could get movies for her son.

Carrie8d said...

I price-matched three toys the other day using the ToysRus Toy Book at Target. I used a Target coupon, and a manufacturer coupon. I had no problem. I went up to the service desk and told them I wanted to price match. She said bring my items to the desk. I waited until she pricematched the three items, put the rest of my items I purchased. Then I handed her my coupons. No problem.

Lynette said...

I hate Target!! They will NOT price match anything from CVS b/c it says "with card". According to their policy, "Target does not match coupon-required offers" and that's what CVS' deals are. I've talked to two managers at two stores and they both said the same thing. I'm just aggreivated. They have such good deals, but I don't even want to deal with the head-ache. Anyone else have that problem?