Target announced that this holiday season they will be price-matching items at their stores from November 1st to December 21st, 2013.
The superstore says that they will match the price of any qualifying item bought at Target or CityTarget if you find the same item for less at Target, CityTarget, Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com.
So what qualifies as proof of a better price?
Either printed ads from the competing store. You must show the entire flyer – no photocopies, photos or mobile versions.
Or for online prices – a mobile device can be used to show the ad. From there, a Target employee will take a look online to verify the ad themselves.
The advertised price must be valid in the competitor’s ad the day you bring it in – expired ads won’t be accepted.
Also, the item must be an exact match – brand, size, model number, everything.
Shoppers are only allowed one competitor online price match per item – no multiple purchases of the same item. Competitor offers requiring a coupon are excluded, as are ‘buy one, get one’ offers.
Another benefit of Target’s price match policy is the ability to pair it with coupons, with manufacturer coupons being the best option. Target coupons will be applied before the price match. If the item is still less at the competitor’s price, then the price match will be made and only a manufacturer coupon can be applied as an additional discount.
One last thing to note is that this does not apply to Black Friday deals, so there will be no chance of picking everything you want up at Target this Thursday through Monday. Hawaii and Alaska Target stores are excluded as well, since their policies differ.
Here’s Target’s original announcement.