7 Things You Shouldn’t Buy at Target


If you are like us, Target seems to be your go-to for just about everything. From groceries to clothing, cleaning supplies and more. But are you always getting the best prices?  Over at CheatSheet, they gave us a list of items that you shouldn’t buy at Target. Take a look  and see if you agree or if you are like us, a lot of times it’s about convenience.

Medication – You can get a better deal at Costco. After Target’s pharmacy was taken over by CVS, many deals on medications were suspended. For example, according to GoodRX, Target ended its pharmacy rewards program and is no longer consistently honoring its price of $4 for a 30-day supply of generics.

Gift cards – If you want to buy gift cards, head on over to Costco or Gift Card Granny. Both retailers offer great discounts on gift cards. If you and your family eat out a lot, you can benefit from significant savings on Costco restaurant gift cards.

Books – if you’re itching to get your hands on the latest bestseller, you’re better off making your purchase through Amazon. You can get better deals on books from Amazon, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime member. In addition, you can get e-books from Amazon, which Target doesn’t offer.

Store-brand coffee – Target’s in-house brand of coffee, Market Pantry Classic Roast, scored low among Consumer Reports’ taste testers. They said the coffee had a bitter taste and lacked complexity. A Target shopper who left a review of the coffee agreed. She said in the comments section that the store’s classic roast “tasted awful.”

Electronics – The retailer doesn’t have the most competitive prices in this category. It also tends to carry mostly lesser-known brands. Unless you’re planning to make an electronics purchase during the blowout holiday sales, you’re better off searching for deals at Best Buy.

Batteries – If you want the best price on batteries, head over to your local dollar store. A 10-count pack of Energizer batteries will run you about $8.99, but you can get them for much less at other stores. Dollar Tree, for example, sells a 10-pack of Sunbeam batteries for just $1. (If you want to buy in bulk online, you can get 48 packs for $48.)

Mobile Accessories – If you need a new phone case or charger, you should shop around before making a purchase. You can get the best prices on mobile accessories from Best Buy or Amazon.

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