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3 money-saving secrets every Target shopper will love

3 money-saving secrets every Target shopper will love
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Do you consider yourself a savvy shopper?

Finding a great deal has become easier since the advent of the internet. Whenever you're in the market for a big ticket item, like furniture or a car, you can do some online research and scope out where to get the best bargain.

But what about everyday items that you purchase regularly? You probably frequent your favorite retail store, like Target, for those things. Well, what if I told you that you could save some serious cash on those purchases?

It's true. There are services and apps available that will help you do just that. The best part is most of the work is done for you.

That's why you need to know these three money-saving secrets that every Target shopper will love.

Paribus

Let's begin with Paribus. It's a service that automatically gets money back for you when there is a price drop on an item that you've purchased.

If you buy an item at Target, or any other retailer Paribus supports, and the price drops later, you can go back and ask to be reimbursed for the difference during the return period. How often are you going to do that, though?

Between work, family and life, you might not have time to drive back to the store and ask for your money. Plus, once you're there, the worker may not know the store's policy on reimbursement. Paribus does.

The site scans your inbox for receipts and automatically saves you money when the items you buy drop in price. Stores often guarantee that you will get the lowest prices. They even promise to price match. But they don't follow through unless you work for it.

Paribus does the work for you. When you are owed money, Paribus automatically gets it for you.

Sign-up with your mailbox and let Paribus handle the rest. It will automatically detect purchases, monitor and compare price changes in real time, and engage with stores on your behalf to get you paid.

Paribus does take 25 percent of any money it successfully gets you back, but there are no other fees. If there's no success, there's no fee. You really have nothing to lose.

Click here to visit Paribus for all the details and to sign up today. You'll be saving money in no time.

Ibotta

Shopping is something you have to do, so why not get some money back on products you've purchased? No, we're not talking about mail-in rebates, which take forever and can be hit or miss.

We're talking about the Ibotta app. It gives you instant rebates on items you purchase.

You can use it at stores like Target, Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Costco, Sam's Club and many more. Plus, it works for online stores like Amazon and many retailers' online shops. You can even use it on top of other coupons, promo codes and discounts you might have for extra savings.

The money you get back from Ibotta can be transferred as cash via PayPal or Venmo. Or, you can turn your savings into gift cards.

Click here to download the free Ibotta app for Android from the Google Play Store.

Click here to download the free Ibotta app for iOS from Apple's App Store.

CartWheel

How many retailers actually try helping you save money? Target does.

The free Cartwheel app by Target helps you save on the things you already buy with hundreds of mobile deals. Select from hundreds of discounts ranging from 5 to 50 percent off, and add them to your personalized Cartwheel barcode, all from the convenience of your smartphone.

Then scan your barcode at checkout every time you shop at Target and see the savings add up! Use the discounts as many times as you like before they expire. You can even stack Cartwheel on top of your Target REDcard discount and other coupons.

Add the barcode to Passbook or as a notification widget on your gadget for dependable access while you're at a Target location. You'll never have to worry about connectivity problems again.

Click here to download the free Cartwheel app for Android from the Google Play Store.

Click here to download the free Cartwheel app for iOS from Apple's App Store.

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