Thursday, October 22, 2015

HQB's Friday Five ~ 5 Reasons Why I Love Target!

Due to the fact I live in a small town, we don't have a Target. Can you believe it? No Target!?! Ugh, I truly hate it! But anytime I find myself in Buffalo or Erie, you can be sure that a stop at Target is essential! I was in Erie, Pa this week and of course, we did a little shopping at Target! So, I figured for this week's HQB's Friday Five, I would address why I love this store so much! So, get ready, here are my 5 top reasons I love Target!

 
 
1. While I was living in Orlando, Florida, I worked at a Target for a while. If you have been following my blog for a while, you might recall my post about what position I had there. Let's just say, it's probably not what you're thinking...a cashier or something along those lines. Read that blog post HERE if you want to find out about my crazy Target job! But anyway, since I worked there, I know the "Target smell". I'm not sure if everyone else notices it, or it's just because I was there all the time...but every Target has the same smell. It's not a bad smell, and I can't really put my finger on it, it's more of an accumulation of scents I guess. But every time I walk through those doors, I have the same thought..."there's that Target smell"...and somehow it is comforting to me! It reminds me of a good time in my life. I was young, just newly married, living in Florida, and was happy <3

2. I LOVE their home décor! They must have an amazing team of interior designers because they have so many neat items! I used to love Pier 1, but they are so pricey that I could never afford anything from there. TJMaxx also has a really nice selection of home décor items too, but they are also a little pricey. Target has similar items but for less! Especially if you hit up their clearance racks, which brings me to my number three reason!




3. Target has amazing clearance! Often found on an end cap, there are always so many things marked down! Just look for those little red stickers! I can't tell you how many times I have gotten an item for 70 or 75% off the original price of something! Finding good deals like that gives me a high lol. The clearance tag itself can tell you a lot. If the price ends in $0.06 or $0.08, the item will get marked down even further. If it ends in $0.04 however, that is the best deal you are going to get! Also, looking at the top right corner of the clearance tag, you should see a number...30, 50, etc. That is the percent off you're getting! Now, I've heard that Target has a specific schedule on when they mark down items. Since I don't have one locally, I haven't been able to prove this to be true, but maybe y'all know better about this! None the less, here is what I was told...
Monday; kid's clothing, baby items, electronics, and stationary items
Tuesday; woman's clothing, domestics, pets, food
Wednesday; Men's clothing, toys, health and beauty, lawn and garden
Thursday; housewares, shoes, lingerie, music, movies, books, décor, luggage, sporting goods
Friday; auto, cosmetics, jewelry, and hardware




4. Target's Dollar Spot!! Oh heck yesss!! Found when you first walk in, there is a section of items that are $1-3. I always find cute and interesting things there! They change it frequently, so it's always something new to check out! I love starting off my Target adventure there! It sounds silly, but it gets me in the shopping mood!!

5. The overall shopping experience is just so much better at Target, than at let's say, Wal-Mart..or KMart. It's cleaner, nicer items, better styles, nicer employees...I could go on and on! My son loves going to Target too, but is never really excited about a trip to Wal-Mart. He always loves to look at their toys, which they do have an amazing selection! They have this kitty piano that my son has been obsessed with since he was like 2 years old lol. Every time we're in Target, he has to play with it! During our last trip, Xander found a huge Ninja Turtle that he thought was cool. I also thought it was cute that they had a place to take selfies! Equipped with a hashtag sign and that white dog that has been a part of their logo for years. Of course, my son and I took advantage of the selfie spot, haha! Ahhh, Target just knows how to make their shoppers happy!




 
 

Watch this video! It basically sums up every trip to Target! LOL!https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedVideo/videos/1578407142300162/?fref=nf
 
 
What do YOU love about Target???
 

 
 

27 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with Target. I got all of my home decor stuff there, too! I can never run into there to buy just one thing!

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    1. It's just too good...I want it all lmbo

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  2. I love target!!! I am so sad that the closest one is over 1.5 hours away. But....no actually that's probably a good thing. My wife and I are trying to pay off debt and live on a budget... that might be impossible if target was closer. lol! Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    www.diyjahn.com

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    1. haha yeah I agree! My closest Target is about 45 minutes away. I'm good though, I don't buy stuff if I can't afford it. I learned to do that the hard way lol...it's not easy though when it comes to Target stuff!

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  3. I love Target too! I get compliments on clothes from there all the time. Thanks for the tip on sale days. That is good to know.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Yep. To every single one of these reasons. Be thankful that you don't have one near you or you might end up broke every week like me!

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    1. It was tough when I worked there...you see everything cute thing they have and then you know when they went on clearance, so I bought a lot back then! Couldn't beat those good deals though!

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  5. I love Target too! I pretty much avoid Walmart these days. Their home decor is my favorite!

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    1. I wish I could avoid Wal-Mart...there is one 2 miles from me, but Target is like 45 miles from me :( Needless to say, I'm stuck shopping at Walmart most of the time. But, it makes me trips to Target just that much more special lol

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  6. Oh God I love Target!!! I spend way to much money there. Great post!

    www.writingmotherfashionista.com

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  7. I love shopping at Target too- their home decor is definitely great. I also love saving the extra 5% with my Red Card.

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  8. I am a die hard Target shopper! I run in for one thing, come out with a basket full, ugh, HA

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  9. Target is awesome! I didn't know what I was missing when I lived in a town without one. Their home decor is fabulous, and I can't tear myself away from their baby clothes section.

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  10. The dollar spot is always on point! People can't believe some of my home decor items that I have that came from the dollar spot!

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  11. Oh my gosh, I love their Clearance! I got some curtains the other day that were 70% off!!

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  12. LOVE the Dollar Spot...ALWAYS end up with several items from there every time I shop

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  13. Girl, who DOESNT love Target?! It is mommy heaven, homeowner heaven, college kid heaven. I just love it. Idk how they haven't put Walmart out of business yet. lol.

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  14. I love target too. The dollar spot is my daughter's favorite part of target.

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  15. I love Target! My wallet does not! I try not to go too often! :)

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  16. Ahhhh target!!!! So wish we had one in this town. Kinda sad that target is on the top of my list of places to go whenever I leave Jamestown lol.... Best store ever!

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  17. I'm sorry, what? No Target? I wouldn't be able to survive. We got a lot of our dishes there and LOVE them. Not only are they cute, but the bowls are also HUGE, which is the best.

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