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[US] Target Deals

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  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Text PLAY25 or PLAY10 to Target via text message and the linked coupon states on the first line: EXCLUDES LEGO.
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    As of this morning, the Target website shows the new Star Wars sets but not in stock at the store level.  They dont show any of the other new June 1st sets.  I am sure they have them and just havent added them to the site or linked local inventory to the store pickup feature yet.
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338

    I already lost the argument trying to use the coupon on a fitbit watch, which is classified on their website as "sporting goods", but according to their system in store is "electronics"...if you can find someone to override on the LEGO, good for you.

  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 312
    Text PLAY25 or PLAY10 to Target via text message and the linked coupon states on the first line: EXCLUDES LEGO.
    You are correct, I was looking in the bottom section of fine print for the exclusions.  Im wondering if these exclusions will ever end.  I honestly cannot remember the last time my local store has had lego for a good price.  Most are RRP.  Some SW sets were on sale around the 4th of May but thats it.  I have seen some decent prices online but never in store (though they have price matched the online price).  Seems odd that they will keep the exclusions if the prices are remaining high.  Is this the same with other Targets?  I dont shop enough regularly to be able to tell.  Mine is near a TRU, so perhaps they keep the prices high knowing that they are still cheaper than TRU.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    @Picopirate It's not just you, my Target never has anything on sale anymore. I used to be able to find decent clearance every week, but now they still have Jurassic World and Scooby Doo sets sitting on the shelf at RRP. It's very sad because I used to enjoy shopping trips to find surprise deals, but now I have to do all of my shopping online. Targets around here don't even seem to have CMF anymore. 
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    My targets have moved to marking the lego over RRP ala TRU.
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    The best I find at Target is the occasional Ninjano/Chima or Disney Princess set for 30% off on a clearance endcap, but thats its these days.  I still have pretty good luck on clearance at shopko and barnes and noble though.
    77ncaachamps
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    Text PLAY25 or PLAY10 to Target via text message and the linked coupon states on the first line: EXCLUDES LEGO.
    You are correct, I was looking in the bottom section of fine print for the exclusions.  Im wondering if these exclusions will ever end.  I honestly cannot remember the last time my local store has had lego for a good price.  Most are RRP.  Some SW sets were on sale around the 4th of May but thats it.  I have seen some decent prices online but never in store (though they have price matched the online price).  Seems odd that they will keep the exclusions if the prices are remaining high.  Is this the same with other Targets?  I dont shop enough regularly to be able to tell.  Mine is near a TRU, so perhaps they keep the prices high knowing that they are still cheaper than TRU.
    Target has been better honing their exclusions. A summer ago, a toy clearance code stated EXCLUDES LEGO but in reality, it didn't.

    So, it doesn't hurt to try having an employee scan the item and apply the code.

    I think it's only getting harder but, as always, YMMV especially with associates who bend rules, can be swayed, or are new hires that haven't been completely trained/experienced forward customers.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,328
    wagnerml2 said:
    My targets have moved to marking the lego over RRP ala TRU.
    What is a bit amusing is that stores seem to be having such an issue selling some sets that hey are perpetually on sale..But no, keep raising the your 'RRP'.. it only plays into the hands of Amazon, yoyo, jet. I just hope Amazon never does it.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    wagnerml2 said:
    My targets have moved to marking the lego over RRP ala TRU.
    What is a bit amusing is that stores seem to be having such an issue selling some sets that hey are perpetually on sale..But no, keep raising the your 'RRP'.. it only plays into the hands of Amazon, yoyo, jet. I just hope Amazon never does it.
    What I don't get is you can, in most cases, price match each store to their respective website (which competes actively with Amazon, etc.).
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    And you can price match to Amazon in most cases. 

    Thats just a sales tactic on their part. It makes sense for them to do it because most people won't actually ask for the price match. It's similar with rebates. Most people don't actually mail them in. 

    That and even if Target price matches something to Amazon, they are still happy because they got you to buy it from them. And odds are it wasn't the only thing you bought when you were in the store. 

    We we always have to remember, we in this community are the extreme when it comes to purchasing behavior. Most people don't price match, most people will gladly pay over retail price at TRU because they don't know what the actual price should be, and most people don't aggressively hunt for sales. 
    madforLEGOLegoKipdougts
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    I do most of my Lego purchasing through two places:  If its on sale via Amazon for more than 10% off, i buy it at Target and have them pricematch it (normally thier price match is super easy and low stress, you just have to make the purchase via a customer service register instread of a regular one).  If its a newer set that Amazon doesnt have on sale and i cant wait, i buy it via Barnes and Noble with my member card for 10% off.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720

    Found for 35 they also had one of the larger sets
    red237
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    For 30% off also
  • black_towrblack_towr MinnesotaMember Posts: 165
    Wish I could find those for $35 @Bricklover18
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    ^ it was weird they only had the larger sets marked down and no other themes marked down
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    I will have to check out my Target for those today!  Has anyone seen any of the new City or Creator sets in their Target?  I am still only seeing the new Star Wars sets in store and online..
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 282
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    norm103 said:

    Just tried it. Didn't register. Hoping it would (but with a note of the eligible period).
    Target will presumably activate it during the posted times: 6/12-6/18
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    There is a cartwheel for 15% #10698 and #10693
    77ncaachampsmadforLEGO
  • lego16lego16 CaliforniaMember Posts: 11
    walked into target looking for clearanced raptor rampage for 26 dollars.  Asked the sales associate for the clearance section.  She couldn't just point me, she walked me over to the rack then began to grab the one lego box on clearance.  She looked at the price and walked away with it...lol  It wasn't the rampage set, but common people, leave the sets for the customers will ya.
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 211
    lego16 said:
    walked into target looking for clearanced raptor rampage for 26 dollars.  Asked the sales associate for the clearance section.  She couldn't just point me, she walked me over to the rack then began to grab the one lego box on clearance.  She looked at the price and walked away with it...lol  It wasn't the rampage set, but common people, leave the sets for the customers will ya.
    Wow, this is a good one.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    @lego16 I might have actually said something to a manager about that.
    madforLEGOGoldfreekkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    Applied for a RED Card. It made sense since I'll keep buying LEGO there. I don't have a bad credit history, just a small one. I understand store cards can be a good start because the store wants to sell to you and they give you a low credit limit. However, it might take a few days, not in time for the $10 off $50 sale. Speaking of that, can you get multiple codes?
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    If you use your red card, the coupon registers as already applied to a previous purchase. i have been able to use coupons more than once with another card,  but no 5%
    KingAlanIkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    So you can use the coupon multiple times, but only once with a RED card.
    Also, can you use it online? The website does mention the code.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 994
    It is interesting how many Friends sets at target.com are available "only in store"
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    edited June 2016
    ryjay said:
    It is interesting how many Friends sets at target.com are available "only in store"
    Yeah. That's what I'm picking from, since many of them are already marked down, and Target is making it difficult.

  • red237red237 Member Posts: 273
    So, this coupon did work for me more than once, separate transactions using my redcard today. I texted for two different ones and used them each. The code number was the same on both texts however.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    KingAlanI said:
    Applied for a RED Card. It made sense since I'll keep buying LEGO there. I don't have a bad credit history, just a small one. I understand store cards can be a good start because the store wants to sell to you and they give you a low credit limit. However, it might take a few days, not in time for the $10 off $50 sale. Speaking of that, can you get multiple codes?
    It should be instant.

    If you are approved then they should have given you a temporary number and PIN.
    KingAlanI
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,449
    When I got my Target Red Card I applied at the register, was issued a receipt with a temporary card number an used it to pay for the transaction. Interest rate on mine was a bit higher than 5%, so carrying a balance would offset any savings made by using the card.
    77ncaachampskiki180703
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    I was in a Target in Chesapeake VA last week, and they had mistakenly put the above signs up early. My friend had three LEGO purchases that exceeded $50. each. I always take a photo of the sale sign so I can show it to the cashier, who took $10. off each transaction using a different credit card each time. I think that they have to honor the sign in many states. So don't easily give up.

    Sometimes I talk to the store manager and get lucky. They don't want to disappoint customers. But usually I am not buying more than $100. LEGO per visit. If the sign does not exclude LEGO, I don't care what the texted message on my phone says. It is their mistake, not mine, and I do what the posted sign says and don't expect to waste my time without getting the toys at a discount. I don't feel that I am ripping off the store because they have so few sales and promotions these days. 
    pharmjodkiki180703
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    Thanks for the heads up on the coupon! I haven't really found anything good on sale at Target (LEGO-wise), but I'm sure I can find something good with the coupon. 
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 994
    When I got my Target Red Card I applied at the register, was issued a receipt with a temporary card number an used it to pay for the transaction. Interest rate on mine was a bit higher than 5%, so carrying a balance would offset any savings made by using the card.
    ...and Lego sets are not the consumer product you want to carry a balance on anyway.  BTW, the interest rate is annual...& what is it actually on the Red Card?  5% APR is pretty good on a cc
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,449
    My credit is not great these days, so my Red Card has a 22%APR. I use the card at the register and pay it off as soon as I get home, don't even wait for the monthly statement. 
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    KingAlanI said:
    Applied for a RED Card. It made sense since I'll keep buying LEGO there. I don't have a bad credit history, just a small one. I understand store cards can be a good start because the store wants to sell to you and they give you a low credit limit. However, it might take a few days, not in time for the $10 off $50 sale. Speaking of that, can you get multiple codes?
    It should be instant.

    If you are approved then they should have given you a temporary number and PIN.
    I filled out the application online - does that take longer to get an answer. I haven't seen anything email or regular mail since then. (I checked my spam folder in case anything got sent there)

    -

    #41100 is $25.99 in store, 2 of them and this is like $20.99. Parting out slightly below average prices would be around $30, not worth it. #41106 goes from $47.99 to $42.99 and parts out for around $75, that I might do. On the website, I'd likely get more #41103 and #41104, maybe #41093 (all about 30% off even before the code). I'll wait until the end of the week to see about the red card.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    The email from when I applied for a red card 5 days ago says I should get a response by mail in 7 to 10 days
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited June 2016
    Don't know if it's been noted yet, but apparently all Target Redcards will soon be migrated to become Target MasterCards.  Still retaining the 5% discount.  Perhaps this explains delays with current Redcard applications.

    I'm quite happy with this news, only if this means I don't have to remember my stupid Redcard PIN anymore.
  • RonyarRonyar Member Posts: 357
    ^Including debit cards?  I actually think they'd be safer if that were the case.
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    Don't know if it's been noted yet, but apparently all Target Redcards will soon be migrated to become Target MasterCards.  Still retaining the 5% discount.  Perhaps this explains delays with current Redcard applications.

    I'm quite happy with this news, only if this means I don't have to remember my stupid Redcard PIN anymore.
    My PIN is easy to remember. It's 12345. Same as the combination on my luggage.

    I didn't know about the MasterCard migration.
    ricecakegraphiteSumoLegogmonkey76madforLEGO
  • legobodlegobod CA USAMember Posts: 213
    ^ Really? What's the card number...?
    FollowsClosely
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,846
    ^^  Change the combination on my luggage!


    BuriedinBrickslordzarakricecakegmonkey76
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720

    Found for $90 on clearance.  They had 2 and I didn't buy either.  Sorry about the bad pictures.
  • black_towrblack_towr MinnesotaMember Posts: 165
    Decent price on that set @Bricklover18
    Bricklover18
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,869
    I got rejected for a redcard because I don't have enough of a credit history, a common catch-22. $10 off $50 is a good deal anyway, got 3 #41103 and a #41093 - not as much off as #41104 but got me just over $50.

    @Bricklover18 I often see deals that are good if you want the set yourself but not enough of a sale to resell. Is that the case? Did you simply not have the $90 and change?

  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    No I'm not a reseller and I'm not really interested in the Jurassic world theme besides the dinosaurs.  I would have happily bought it if it was nexo Knights, Star Wars, or even a creator set. 
    KingAlanI
  • ThoughtsonblocksThoughtsonblocks United StatesMember Posts: 178
    I was kind of curious if that $10 sale that ended yesterday along with some of the clearance deals I have been seeing was to clear out inventory and make room for the new wave of sets.  I have been frustrated that no retailers other than Toys R Us (marked up price) and the actual Lego Store (which has been sold out on most of the items) has had any of the Summer wave of items other than the new Star Wars stuff.  Sure enough I hopped on the Target site this morning and most of the new City and Creator sets are on there, and some are available for same day pickup in stores which means they most likely have them in stock.  I placed an order for Fun in the Park just now (for in store pickup), I just have to hope they actually have it and can find it, wish me luck!
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 338
    I saw some of the newer sets on an end cap yesterday, including Fun in the Park, but not yet worked into the regular aisle. This is at a store that has yet to start putting sets on clearance, so I expect to see that change soon.
  • BatmanBatman VaMember Posts: 20
    I saw some of the newer sets on an end cap yesterday, including Fun in the Park, but not yet worked into the regular aisle. This is at a store that has yet to start putting sets on clearance, so I expect to see that change soon.
    David, same here. Which RVA target did you to? Mine was Chester. 
  • BatmanBatman VaMember Posts: 20
    edited June 2016
    BTW, if you guys need additional SMS target codes, I recommend you get a burner phone app. There are multiple ones that are free. There's even shared number burner phone numbers online. 

    https://tempophone.com

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