IT’S BACK: Last year, Target had a deal where a $50 purchase would get you a $10 giftcard with a coupon. Unfortunately for Target, they neglected to exclude giftcard purchases from the deal, so if you were willing to print out enough coupons and go for the kill, you could buy a $50 Target giftcard, get your $10 bonus giftcard, then use the just-purchased giftcard to buy another giftcard ad infinitum. Our conscience got in the way of our taking advantage of that deal (we don’t always come down on the side of abusing large companies) but a handful of other folks made out pretty well.
To Target’s credit, they’ve wised up this year and excluded gift cards. You can get the coupon here, and it’s limited to one coupon per visit, two per household. It’s a good time to stock up on staples.
If you’re not content with 20% off, the Slickdeals denizens are figuring out how to maximize this. The top contender: use the $10/$50 deal in tandem with the Starbucks deal. Long story short, you can get 2 $5 Target giftcards and 1 $5 Starbucks giftcard by buying 4 bags of Starbucks coffee at $7-8 each. So that’s around $30 for coffee, minus $15 in giftcards, and you just need $20 more of purchases to get another $10 giftcard back.