Target Update: THOUSANDS of holiday gift cards were never activated!



I posted a few weeks ago about the Target data breach that affected millions of holiday shoppers who made purchases between Black Friday and December 15th using credit or debit cards.  Here’s the latest Target update.  Apparently thousands of gift cards that were purchased during the holidays were never activated which means that people gave empty gift cards as gifts!  This may have affected as many as 40,000 gift cards purchased nation wide!  I personally purchased Target gift cards for holiday gift exchanges and for gifts for my children’s teachers and I am definitely hoping that they weren’t affected by this!

  • Check your gift card balance here–> Target gift card balance checker
  • If your card has a zero balance and you have not used it, call the number on the back for help or visit the customer service desk at your local store

I guess I will be giving receipts with my gift cards from now on!

Find out more about this here–> Thousands of Target gift cards never activated


Target FREE and Under $1 Deals!


If you shop at Target, here’s a round up of the top Target Free and Under $1 Deals!  Make sure you also check out their holiday clearance section!  Some readers have reported that their stores are already at 70% off!  Save big on wrapping supplies, holiday decor, and stocking stuffers!

Save even MORE at Target and get free Target gift cards when you get the Shopkick app for your Smartphone!  Earn “kicks” for walking into the store and scanning items in the store!  They add up quickly and you’ll get 50 kicks just for signing up here–>

If you haven’t registered for Shopkick yet, you can register here–> Shopkick Registration


Bic Cristal Pens (10 ct) $.99 
$1/1 Bic printable coupon
Final Price = FREE after coupon

Birds Eye Recipe Ready Vegetables – $1.97 
$.75/1 Birds Eye Recipe Ready Variety 12-1 SS
$1.75 cash back from Ibotta
Final Price = MONEYMAKER after cash back from Ibotta!

Up & Up Floss- $.87
$1/1 Up & Up Dental Floss Target Printable Coupon
Final Price = FREE after coupon!


Buddig Original lunch meat (2 oz ) – $.64 each
$1/5 Buddig Original or Cracker Snackers Packages – 10-27 SS, 12-8 SS
Final Price = $.44 after coupon (when you buy 5)

Del Monte Canned Vegetables – on sale for $.69 through 1/4
10% Off Del Monte Canned Vegetables
$.50/4 Del Monte zip 15905 (try zip codes 15010 or 10011 if you don’t see it)
Final Price = $.51 each when you buy 4

Hormel Chili with Beans – $1.27
$.55/2 Hormel Chili items 15-oz. Target Coupon 
$.55/2 Hormel Chili
Final Price = $.50 each after stacked coupons

Market Pantry Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz Can) –  $.69 each
20% Off Market Pantry Canned Tomatoes Target Cartwheel 
Final Price = $.55 after coupon

Nicoderm CQ (7 ct.) – $27.49
$15/1 Nicorette or Nicoderm CQ coupon
$10/1 Nicorette or Nicoderm CQ Smoking Cessation Target Mobile coupon
10% off Nicoderm CQ Patches Target Cartwheel
Final Price = $.75 after combined coupons

Ronzoni Pasta, Healthy Harvest, Garden Delights, Smart Taste Pasta – $1.29 each
$1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta coupon
Final Price = $.79 each after coupon (when you buy 2)

Twix Candy Bar (single size) – $.79 each
Save 15% with Cartwheel by Target (will deduct $.24)
$.50/2 Twix printable coupon
Final Price = $.42 each

Up & Up Aluminum Foil (25 square feet) – $1.64
$.50/1 Up & Up Food Storage/Wrap Item Target Mobile Coupon (text UPUP to 827438
5% Off Up & Up Aluminum Foil 25-200 sq ft Target Cartwheel
Final Price = $.99 after coupons

Up & Up Children’s Mucus Relief Cough Liquid (4 oz) – $1.12 
$.75/1 Up & Up Cough or Cold/Flu Relief Target Mobile Coupon (text UPUP to 827438)
20% Off Up & Up Cough/Cold Medicine Target Cartwheel
Final Price = $.29 each after coupons

Up & Up Facial Tissues – $.99
$.50/1 Up & Up Facial Tissue Target Mobile Coupon (text UPUP to 827438)
10% Off Up & Up Facial Tissue Pack
Final Price = $.45 cents after coupons

Up & Up Liquid Hand Soap – $0.67
$.50/1 Target Liquid Hand Soap or Body Wash Mobile Coupon (text UPUP to 827438)
Final Price = $0.17!

A few reminders:

  • You can stack 1 Target store coupon (mobile or printable), 1 Target Cartwheel coupon, and 1 manufacturer’s coupon per item
  • Read the fine print on Target coupons.  In some cases, especially with the printable coupons, you can only use one of each “like” coupon per visit.
  • Target does not usually give overage on coupons but will adjust the price down if an items is going to be free.
  • You can save an additional 5% on your in store purchases if you use a Target Red Card.  You can also get a credit of $.05 for each reusable bag you bring in!

See more printable coupons here–> Printable coupons

(Thanks Totally Target and All Things Target!)

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Target: 10% off your entire in store purchase today!



WOW!  Target is offering 10% off your entire purchase in stores today only!  This is a great excuse to pick up some last minute Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, or items for baking!  If you’re a Target Red Card holder, you will be able to save 15%!

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There are some exclusions (mainly gift cards and “big ticket” items like the Xbox ONE and Playstation 4).  Find out more here–> Target 10% off

50 Personalized Holiday Cards only $5!



If you’re a procrastinator like I am, you can score an AWESOME deal on holiday photo cards at Staples!  Get 50 personalized Holiday Photo cards for $5!  That’s the best deal I’ve seen so far this year!  They’re offering same day pick up, too!

1.  Click here to make your cards–> 50 personalized holiday photo cards only $5

2.  Choose “shop in store pick-up”

3.  Choose a design.  For the least expensive option, be sure you pick the basic options (blank back side, plain white envelopes, etc.).  Additional charges may apply if you customize your options.

If you don’t have a Staples near you, here are some other holiday photo card deals–> Holiday Photo card deals

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Target $10 off a $50 food purchase coupon!

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I love Target and I love all the different ways they have for you to save even MORE money!  This week, you can score a $10 off $50+ food or beverage purchase!  If you have a Super Target in your area, this is an especially good deal, but even if you don’t have a Super Target, you can still use it to score deals on cereal, snacks, juice, and other items.  It’s like you’re getting $10 in groceries for FREE!

Looking for MORE ways to save at Target?

Target $10 off a $50 food purchase coupon


1.  Text FOOD to 827438 and you will receive this coupon on your Smartphone!

2.  Show the mobile coupon in store when you are purchasing $50 or more of food items

There will also be a physical coupon in today’s Target ad!

See more Target deals here–> Target deals

Check out the Target Black Friday deals here–> Target Black Friday deals

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