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Target Cartwheel Deals 12/24-12/30


#1 Zantra2  

Posted 24 December 2017 - 08:36 AM

So far, just the two continuing deals from last week. I imagine that we will get some new deals the day after Christmas. Here are the deals...

50% Off Skylanders Imaginators Sensei figures (Expires 12/26)

35% Off Logitech PC Gaming Accessories (Expires 12/30)

#2 Zantra2  

Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:40 AM

As I suspected, here are some after X-Mas deals to blow your Target Gift Cards on...

50% Off All Sims 4 PC Games (Expires 12/30)

30% Off 2018 EA Sports Games Xbox One, PS4, or Switch (Expires 12/30)

50% Off Monopoly for Switch (Expires 12/30)

50% Off Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune PS4 or Xbox One (Expires 12/30)

And, here is a super good deal...

30% Off Xbox One S 500gb Bundles (Expires 12/30)
Xbox One S is currently $200, making this deal at least $60 off, or more if you have a Red Card which takes off another 5%.

#3 CaoPi   (Chou Pei) Mousou nut, KOEI fan CAGiversary!   10590 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:05 AM

Damn that is indeed a hot deal for the Xbone. Wished there was something for the PS4 this would since the slim model is still on sale for $249

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#4 Boty_27   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2017 - 09:25 PM

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Just bought an Xbox one S for $139.99 with the cartwheel discount


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#5 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6621 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:27 PM

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Just bought an Xbox one S for $139.99 with the cartwheel discount


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Did this require an override or it rang up as $200?


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#6 dcemantrades  

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:49 AM

Worked for me manager came over matched target.com and then I asked to scan the cartwheel app. She said your total is 148 you saved $60 dollars 😀

#7 Boty_27   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:05 AM

Did this require an override or it rang up as $200?

Yes you need a override


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#8 zaxxon2000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   235 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:27 AM

I got one tonight. Price match for Target.com was no problem. However, the cashier tried to say that you can’t use the Cartwheel deal with a price match. Yes, you can when you match Targets own price. Also got the Red Card 5% discount.
Nice....

#9 mitch079   Don't be a moron! CAGiversary!   12644 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:41 AM

Yes, you can when you match Targets own price.

Nope.

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#10 zaxxon2000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   235 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:47 AM

Yep.

#11 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6621 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:01 AM

Yep.

Nope. It is against Target/Cartwheel policy to price match, even Target.com and apply cartwheel. If you got an employee to do it, kudos but it is against policy.


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#12 Zantra2  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:09 AM

Target would rather make $140 on a console, than lose a sale. Just like any other corporation. Despite what the policy says. Honestly, store prices should be the exact same as online. They made a huge mistake by merging the barcode of red cards and cartwheel coupons. Because, now people can price match, and attach coupons to the red card barcode, and just check out like stealthy ninjas without ever mentioning having a cartwheel coupon attached.

#13 zaxxon2000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   235 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:03 PM

The managers at my local Target have said many times, If it scans its good. I get that. However, some read way to far into the policy. Don’t you think their corporate office has the ability to turn off the usage of the Cartwheel barcode?
I find it best to ask if I’m denied. It’s always worked for me.
YMMV is probably appropriate.

#14 mitch079   Don't be a moron! CAGiversary!   12644 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

If they had the ability, they would have done it.

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#15 Tebunker   Shrugs at Clouds CAGiversary!   499 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

Target would rather make $140 on a console, than lose a sale. Just like any other corporation. Despite what the policy says. Honestly, store prices should be the exact same as online. They made a huge mistake by merging the barcode of red cards and cartwheel coupons. Because, now people can price match, and attach coupons to the red card barcode, and just check out like stealthy ninjas without ever mentioning having a cartwheel coupon attached.

you are using ‘make’ in very loose terms. Pretty sure they’re losing money here. It just clears out inventory costs

As it is. I am having a hard time holding off in trying to get this deal.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:07 PM

Still waiting for a sub-$100 deal on one of these. I know it's coming and I only really want it for OG/360 backwards compatibility along with a 4k BD player lol.


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#17 Pig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   212 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:50 PM

Target would rather make $140 on a console, than lose a sale. Just like any other corporation. Despite what the policy says. Honestly, store prices should be the exact same as online. They made a huge mistake by merging the barcode of red cards and cartwheel coupons. Because, now people can price match, and attach coupons to the red card barcode, and just check out like stealthy ninjas without ever mentioning having a cartwheel coupon attached.

I wish this were true. I tried to get target to price match Gamestop on a recent deal. I went to several targets in my area. The first said they wouldnt match it because it wasn't available online. I argued that I could in fact make my purchase online for instore pickup, that the gamestop across the parking lot would sell it to me for that price, and that I had just purchased the same game from that gamestop across the street and provided them with the receipt and they just continued to say no. The second said they dont match gamestop. Another just said they dont price match at all. Another said they wont pricematch from October through January. Keep in mind this was maybe $20 off a $40 game. I couldnt find any others locally so thats why the target attempt. Every Target employee was an asshole about my even asking. I just said thank you, offered to put the merchandise back where i found it, and continued about my business without making a fuss even though I know they were all full of shit.



#18 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:12 PM

REWIND

 

Alright lots to digest here and some misinformation going around.

 

  • Price match+cartwheel, even to Target.com, is against their stated policy.
  • If a manager says "if it scans it's OK", while great for you, is factually incorrect.
  • Target would not "rather have the $140". Wouldn't they just sell it for $140 then with no cartwheel if that were the case? Target stores had troubles keeping them in stock at the $200 price point, no sense in selling for $140.
  • It is allowed in their point of sale, as mentioned. I will agree that they absolutely could do something to block it and cannot offer an explanation as to why they don't block it.

Basically, if you can do it, go for it, and congrats if you succeed. If you get denied, there is a reason for it; justifying it or arguing over it in any way won't help. It isn't the cashier's or manager's fault they are just doing there job. Be polite and try another Target.

 

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#19 zaxxon2000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   235 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:30 PM

Like Target did with all the $99 Xbox 360’s back in the day. I tried to get a 500G at GameStop. Zero on hand in about 20 stores. Available on line only.

#20 Confucius   Corporate Shill CAGiversary!   16272 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:34 PM

Target would rather make $140 on a console, than lose a sale. Just like any other corporation. Despite what the policy says. Honestly, store prices should be the exact same as online. They made a huge mistake by merging the barcode of red cards and cartwheel coupons. Because, now people can price match, and attach coupons to the red card barcode, and just check out like stealthy ninjas without ever mentioning having a cartwheel coupon attached.


So wrong I don't even know where to start. Try business 101 at your local community college before you spout nonsense online, please.

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#21 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:36 PM

I wish this were true. I tried to get target to price match Gamestop on a recent deal. I went to several targets in my area. The first said they wouldnt match it because it wasn't available online. I argued that I could in fact make my purchase online for instore pickup, that the gamestop across the parking lot would sell it to me for that price, and that I had just purchased the same game from that gamestop across the street and provided them with the receipt and they just continued to say no. The second said they dont match gamestop. Another just said they dont price match at all. Another said they wont pricematch from October through January. Keep in mind this was maybe $20 off a $40 game. I couldnt find any others locally so thats why the target attempt. Every Target employee was an asshole about my even asking. I just said thank you, offered to put the merchandise back where i found it, and continued about my business without making a fuss even though I know they were all full of shit.

Not being available online could *maybe* be a valid excuse. I remember Best Buy way back in the day would call the store to verify stock in-store. However all the other excuses are indeed horseshit.



#22 Kotor15   Okay kiddos, prepare to be schooled CAGiversary!   2947 Posts   Joined 3.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

I stopped by the Lamborghini dealership on the way home and offered them $300 for a Huracan. The guy said "Shit, $300 is better than a lost sale." Thanks for the tip!

#23 Zantra2  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:18 PM

Okay kiddos, prepare to be schooled by somebody with almost twenty years of retail experience, in something known as Wholesale. Wholesale is when a company buys a large amount of items for a very small price per item, then sells that item in their store for an inflated price, usually called the MSRP or Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. MSRP is not the set in stone price. It is just a guideline so that certain stores don't overcharge you for items. The MSRP of a Xbox One S is currently $279.99 for a 500gb bundle. But, Microsoft currently has it on sale practically everywhere at a new MSRP of $199.99 for a limited time, basically until the end of the year. That gives stores the option to sell the Xbox at that price, or lower, if they choose. You may think that Target would be losing money selling Xboxes for $60 less than MSRP, but they wouldn't. Because, they only pay a few dollars for each console, if even that much, because they buy thousands of them. Any unsold consoles get sent back to the manufacturer (being Microsoft), and Target gets paid back the money that it spent on the unsold consoles. Or, sometimes, a third party store like a TJ Maxx or a Ross will pay Target slightly more than they paid for the systems wholesale. So, that they can sell them at their store for a discounted price. Target stuff ends up in my town's local TJ Maxx all the time because of this, because they share a parking lot, and it is easier for Target to offload clearance items on to the local TJ Maxx, than shipping a bunch of stuff back to various companies and getting the money refunded. The prices that we pay for items, are not what the items are actually worth. That is why Microsoft can sell a console that cost $500 a few years ago, for only $200 now. Because, they set the price, and then the companies they sell the products to, can choose to have sales to move the items out of stores. Because, sending them back and getting refunded is a long arduous process.

#24 Zantra2  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:29 PM

TL;DR: Selling the Xbox One S for $140 is not a financial loss for them, because they only paid a few dollars for each system. It would be more of a loss if they sold the consoles for $5. Since that is closer to what they paid. It's also the reason why a $60 game can be on clearance at Target for $6. They spent way less than $6 on each copy of the game, so they are still making a profit. Even when things are on sale. All stores artificially inflate prices to make their sales seem like a better deal. That is retail 101.

#25 PeeDeeJay   Who stole my hat? CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

Not sure if you're trolling or being serious. That logic may work for clothes and such, but that console costs Microsoft a lot to produce. I don't really care for specifics, but here's a sample article:

https://www.windowsc...crosoft-24-more

#26 Zantra2  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

Wholesale is when you offer to buy a huge number of items for a greatly discounted price. Like, instead of buying one Xbox for $500. You offer to buy 1,000 of them for $5,000 making them $5, but selling them at your store for their original price to consumers.

#27 Zantra2  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

A consoles main purpose is to sell you games. A console is a one time purchase, but some people buy hundreds of games. And, the discs that games and printed on are worth less than pennies, but we pay $60 for them. The Xbox is just a box that Microsoft sells you, so that you will pay $60 to pay games on it over and over, along with paying for Xbox Live every year. That is why they can "take a loss". Because, they know that they are going to make all of that money back in game sales.

#28 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

TL;DR: Selling the Xbox One S for $140 is not a financial loss for them, because they only paid a few dollars for each system. It would be more of a loss if they sold the consoles for $5. Since that is closer to what they paid. It's also the reason why a $60 game can be on clearance at Target for $6. They spent way less than $6 on each copy of the game, so they are still making a profit. Even when things are on sale. All stores artificially inflate prices to make their sales seem like a better deal. That is retail 101.

Zantra, I like you, and appreciate you posting Carthweel deals very early for us, but the logic you present here is wrong. As I mentioned, Target has been having a pretty easy time selling these for $200, there's no incentive for Target to sell it for $140. There are tons of daily metrics at each store, including Target, that relate to sales dollars and every bit counts. No sense in losing out on $60 when someone will walk in an hour later and pay $200. A loss of $60 once isn't so bad but when you let everyone do it, that adds up.

 

As mentioned above also, the markup on video games are much different. I'd call it "Video Game Sales 102". It's well known among gaming circles that Microsoft'/Sony/etc. is losing money on hardware. That comes from the costs to make the console not at the deep loss to the retailer. The markup on software, as you mentioned, is minimal. This is why people were baffled by Best Buy's GCU program, as they are only making a few dollars on each game with GCU factored in. I'm sorry but you're delusional if you think retailers are paying $6 wholesale for a $60 game.



#29 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2852 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

A consoles main purpose is to sell you gave. A console is a one time purchase, but some people buy hundreds of games. And, the discs that games and printed on are worth less than pennies, but we pay $60 for them. The Xbox is just a box that Microsoft sells you, so that you will pay $60 to pay games on it over and over, along with paying for Xbox Live every year. That is why they can "take a loss". Because, they know that they are going to make all of that money back in game sales.

Microsoft can take that loss but Target doesn't want too though.



#30 Zantra2  

Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:50 PM

They pay way less than that. Here's an example. I used to work in the sales department for a theme park which will not be named, but it is one of the big three in the world. Anyway, we sold corndogs at the park for $10. Pretty expensive, but people paid it. But, the truth is, that we were only spending 5 cents per corn dog. And, marking up the price on them like crazy. But, people were still buying them. And, certain days we would have sales on them for half off. And, do you know what happened when we had them on sale for half off? We sold almost four times as many corn dogs, and doubled our profit, on something that barely cost us anything. If Target knows that it will sell twice as many Xboxes or more, by putting out a cartwheel that will drop $60 off of the price (which they have), they will do it. Because, in the long run, it means bigger profits. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year because people go crazy for sales. People are much more likely to buy an item if they think that they are saving money on it. Why do you think that it's doing so well at $200? Not only is it the cheapest home console option, but it's also technically "on sale" from the original $500 price from 2013. People see something for $300 less than the original cost, and of course they are going to buy it up. Dropping even more money from the price, just puts blood in the water, and makes people want to buy it more. This is the first time in a long time, that I have walked into a Target and they have had no Xboxes in their glass cases.