Target printable coupons changing

Posted in Businesson Nov 16, 2009

I’ve recently become a bigger fan of using coupons at SuperTarget for one major reason: you can use both a target coupon and a manufacturers coupon at the same time.  For example, about a month ago, I was using both a $1-off Chex Mix target coupon with a $0.50-off Chex Mix manufacturers coupon to get a combined savings of $1.50 per bag of Chex Mix.  Considering that Chex Mix was selling at about that price, I was getting some very cheap or even free Chex Mix.

I’ve had about 8 bags of Chex Mix in my cupboards, mostly because the Target website allowed me to print as many coupons as I wanted.  I could go to the web site, and select the coupons I wanted, and Target would simply display the image of the coupon allowing me to print as many copies of the image that I wanted.

This allowed for lots of Target coupon abuse.  There are even Target coupon generators out there which allow a person to indicate any number of current and prior (non-expired) coupons to print all at once.

However, today I notice major indicators that this all is changing.

It seems that Target will be teaming with E-centives for more controlled coupon printing.  With this new system, Target has more control over how many coupons get printed.   I’m guessing that it will also only allow a coupon to be printed only twice on a particular computer.  Users will have to install a special coupon printer in order to print the new coupons.

Target has just loaded up some new coupons, and there are some pretty good deals:

  • $1 off 6 cans of vegetables, which are currently on sale this week.  Final price when you buy 6: $0.29/can
  • $1 off 2 bottles of cranberry juice, which is also on sale this week.  Final price when you buy 2: $1.59/each

My reaction is that the new coupon system will probably be a little less convenient, especially for Linux users like myself (Linux is not supported by their printing software).  However, if it allows Target to provide more deals because they won’t be as abused as they were before, then I think it is a fair solution.



November 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

You have almost convinced me I should do some bargin shopping at Target. There is one conveniently located on my route to work.


November 17th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

I am liking Target more and more for the grocery type items.

But you already knew that…

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