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How to Get Free Shipping at Target:
There are currently 4 Ways to Get Free Shipping at Target (if I’m missing anything, please leave a comment):
-Choose “in store pickup” when available
“Choose store pickup when placing your order. We’ll confirm when you place your order & again when it’s ready for pickup. Come to the Guest Services desk & show your valid photo ID.” -Target.com
-Spend $25 or more:
“Offer available online only. Offer applies to purchases of $25 or more. Handling fees may still apply to bulky items. $25 purchase is based on merchandise subtotal. Gift wrap, tax and handling charges will not be included in determining merchandise subtotal. Offer valid for orders shipping within the 48 contiguous states, as well as APO/FPO and for Standard and To the Door shipping methods only.” -Target.com
-Get a Red Card (free shipping no minimum with Red Card!):
“Free shipping available on Target.com purchases when you use your REDcard. Offer applies on Standard and To the Door shipping to all 50 states, as well as APO/FPO addresses. If you upgrade your shipping method, shipping fees will apply. Not valid on previous orders.” -Target.com
“Get everyday essentials delivered on the schedule you set.” -Target.com. So subscriptions give you free shipping AND 5% off! Double win.
To get more detailed info, you can see Target’s page on delivery, pickup & returns.
How to Save on Sugar plus Stock Up Price on Dixie Crystals:
Household staples like sugar can be very expensive if you do not buy them on sale. Most people shop for these items when they run low or run out. However, by changing the way you shop, you can really save money on these items (more than 50%)! By combining sales with coupons, you can save money on name brand staples like sugar. Bi-lo has an excellent example of such a scenario this week with their BOGO (buy one get one free) event (ads may vary by location):
Sugar is BOGO free (normally $3.29 per bag). Did you know that if you only buy one bag, it rings up half price?! So you can already get a good deal with the sale at $1.65 / bag, but when you combine the sale with a coupon, you can save even more!
There is a coupon out right now from Dixie Crystals for $0.40 off one bag of sugar. Since Bi-lo doubles their coupons, you get $0.80 off per bag. So the final price is $0.85 / bag!!! Dixie Crystals allows two prints per coupon (you also have to sign up with an email address) so you can get two bags of sugar for $1.70! That’s more than 75% off per bag.
If you do not have a Bi-lo in your area, lots of other stores offer half price on one item when they have BOGO sales. The only time I personally have ever seen this not happen is when the sale tag in the grocery store specifically says “must buy two”. Otherwise I have never had any problems. Even if your store does not double coupons, $1.65 is still a great price and probably still cheaper than the store’s house brand. Just in time for holiday baking
Step One: Signing Up
Getting rewards is not the most user friendly process in the beginning, but if you go to Starbucks a lot it is totally worth it and pretty easy once you get the hang of it. First you have to sign up for Starbucks Rewards. You can sign up here or if you prefer the mobile version you can join via the app for iPhone or Android.
Once you sign up for rewards, you will have to get a gift card from Starbucks to register and use as your rewards card (you can get one at any Starbucks store- when I asked for a gift card they did not make me add money to the card since I told them I just needed it to register for the rewards program but it might be different now). Once you have a gift card, log in to your Starbucks rewards (you can sign up here if you haven’t yet) and register the gift card to your account. Just for registering the gift card and opting in to receive emails (this is how you get exclusive coupons / offers) you will get a free drink loaded to your card (they will email you with the free drink offer- another reason why you want to opt in for their emails).
How to Earn Starbucks Rewards
To start earning rewards on the card for your purchases, you will have to pay for your Starbucks purchase with the gift card you registered with so if you did not sign up with a gift card that has a balance, you will have to load money onto the card (under “My Account”, you should see an option to load / reload card in the drop down menu). Make sure to always pay with the gift card you signed up with to get closer to getting your reward.
You can also earn stars by purchasing coffee or tea at the Starbucks online store and by purchasing specially marked products where you buy groceries. These items will have this symbol:
You are now on your way to earning stars! Below is the graphic from the Starbucks website with all of the rewards levels: