Three Ways to Save on Summer Essentials at Target

This summer I’ve been shopping at Target at least once a week to save on summer essentials. I’ll tell you what’s always on my shopping list and the three ways I save big every time I walk out of those bright red doors. 

Three Ways to Save on Summer Essentials at Target #TargetColors ~

Save on Summer Essentials

Fruit – We are eating on the go a lot this summer between camp and outdoor activities. Fresh fruit is always in my purse this summer, especially bananas. At my local Target the bananas are .49 a pound so I stop by about twice a week for a fresh bunch. I’ve also grabbed berries when they’re on sale to top my morning oatmeal or create fruit-infused water. 

Cleaning supplies – Germs don’t take a break during summer months. 
We’ve also had family members visit recently so I had to clean the bathrooms before, during and after their stay. I stocked up on Soft Scrub and Lysol at Target. 

Summer shoes – A.J. outgrew his sandals from last summer and needed a new pair. We went straight to the children’s shoe section at Target and he pinked out a blue pair he wears everyday.

Pool toys – We are spending a lot of time in the pool this summer. A.J. noticed one of his friends had a “noodle” so he wanted one too. 

Sunscreen – Pool time and camp require summer skin protection for our whole family. I stocked up on adult and child sunscreen for the summer, saved with coupons and got a kickback of a $5 Target card!

Ways to Save at Target

Coupons – Save big on sale items when you “stack” or combine a manufacturer coupon with a Target store coupon on the same item. It’s best to do this when an item is on sale. You’re buying it at the absolute lowest price + use coupons to save even more. 

Target Cartwheel App – A few months ago a Target employee hooked me on the app where you can save an additional 5% off on items. For instance, A.J.’s sandals were already on sale then I added a 5% off offer on the Target app, and showed the app at checkout. 

Target Cartwheel

Target Red Card – This is by far, my favorite way to save at Target. I’ve had a Red Card for 2 years and was not affected by the security breach (THANK GOD). Choose a credit card or debit card option where an additional 5% is taken off your final bill at Targets – that’s on top of the coupons and Cartwheel App. This summer I’ve saved 10-30% on my family’s summer essentials. 

Don’t miss the #TargetColors Twitter party Wednesday, June 18th at 1 p.m. EST. We’ll be chatting about ways to save this summer and giving away a $50 Target gift card!

#TargetColors Twitter Party


About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Yes and yes!! There is always a way to save at Target. Just take the extra time to get your coupons and information together and you can keep more of your $ in your pocket!

  2. I buy groceries at Target all the time. One stop shopping!

  3. I love the cartwheel and the REDcard. I save extra and get free shipping on all orders with the REDcard and I love it!