Tuesday, January 8, 2013



Remember the Price Match Guarantee Target had during the Holidays,
where there were price matching online competitors like Target.com, Amazon, Best Buy, 
Toys R Us & Walmart.....

It was pretty amazing, but ended mid December.  It is back and back for GOOD!
Target as updated their Price Match Guarantee Policy to price match online competitors prices!

Not only are they going to price match current online prices.....
But, if you buy something from a Target store and find it cheaper up to a WEEK later
at Target.com or their list of online competitors they will refund you the difference!!

You can still use manufacture coupons & stack with store coupons just like we always have,
now we have a nice added bonus.  
I hate when you buy something thinking it is a killer deal, only to see it go even cheaper the following week!


Price Match Guarantee

If you buy a qualifying item at a Target store then find the identical item for less in the following week’s Target weekly ad or within seven days at Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com or in a competitor’s local printed ad, we’ll match the price. Price match may be requested at Guest Services prior to your purchase with proof of current lower price or by bringing in your original Target store receipt and proof of the current lower price.

Price Match Guarantee: the details

  •  The item must be the identical item, brand name, size, weight, color, quantity and model number.
  •  Limit of one competitor online price match per identical item, per guest.
  •  Price must be valid at the time the price match is requested.
  •  Retail price must be shown on the website or print ad. Online prices will be validated by a Target team member.
  •  Competitor online items must be in stock at the time a price match is requested.
  •  Competitor catalogs can be matched as long as the catalog displays a current date, retail price and meets all other competitor ad match qualifications.
  •  If item is not available in a Target store, a rain check will not be issued to match the online price or competitor’s print ad.
  •  We reserve the right to verify a competitor’s advertised price and the availability of the item.

Price Match Guarantee: exclusions

Competitor exclusions:
  •  Alaska and Hawaii Target stores are excluded from online competitor price matching.
  •  Items originally purchased at Target.com (for items purchased on Target.com, click here for policy: opens in a new window.).
  •  Prices from other Target stores.
  •  Online prices from competitors not listed above.
Price exclusions:
  •  “Marketplace” prices:  Price matched items must be sold by Walmart.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, or BabiesRUs.com; prices from third party sellers on these websites will not be honored.
  •  Prices that only display on a website after guests log in.
  •  Clearance, closeout, damaged product, refurbished, open packages or liquidation sales.
  •  Prices advertised only as a percent off or dollar off.
  •  Paid membership club or paid loyalty programs (e.g. prices that require a club or loyalty card that is associated with a membership fee).
  •  Buy one, get one if the retail price is not shown in the advertisement.
  •  Competitor coupon-required.
  •  Competitor price matches on items where Target or the competitor is offering a free gift card.
  •  Mail-in offers or instant rebates.
  •  Offers that include financing.
Ad exclusions:
  •  Items advertised as limited time/limited supply/limited quantity.
  •  Black Friday ads (including adjusting prices for previously purchased items).
  •  Pricing or typographical errors.
Item exclusions:
  •  Non-branded items (e.g., produce not marketed under a specific brand name).
  •  Product services (warranties, assembly, etc.).
  •  Target Portrait Studio, Optical and Clinic offers.
  •  Contract cell phone plans and devices.

What do you mean by local retail competitors?

This refers to retail stores located within the same market area as a particular Target store. Examples of a market area can be a city, a metropolitan area or a specific rural region.

What qualifies as proof of a price?

  •  For printed ads: please show us the entire printed advertisement. Photos, photocopies, or mobile phone versions (of the ad cannot be accepted as verification of a competitor’s printed ad.
  •  For online prices: please show us your mobile device or a printout from a qualifying competitor’s website or Target.com.  A Target team member will then verify the match using a Target device.

Can I use a coupon when price matching?

A guest can use coupons when price matching per Target's normal coupon policy. When the guest presents a coupon(s), these steps will be followed:
  •  Manufacturer coupons: manufacturer coupons will be applied after the price match is made.
  •  Target coupons: Target coupons will be applied before the price match is made. If the competitor price is still lower than the price after the Target coupon has been deducted, the ad match can be adjusted to match the competitor's price.
  •  Combining both Target and manufacturer coupons: the Target coupon will be applied before the price match is made. If the competitor price is still lower than the price after the Target coupon has been deducted, the ad match can be adjusted to match the competitor's price. Once the price match is made the manufacturer coupon will be applied.
  •  Reminder: we accept one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon for the same item unless either coupon prohibits it. Target does not ad match a competitor’s coupon-required offers.


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