Target, one of the largest retail chains in the U.S., is known for selling a variety of items to customers at low prices, offering a flexible price match policy to maintain its loyal customer base.
Since Amazon is a major competitor of Target, you may sometimes find an item for a lower price at Amazon than at Target, and wonder – does Target price match Amazon? Here is everything I’ve found out!
Does Target Price Match Amazon?
Target does price match Amazon.com which is available both in-store and on Target.com as of 2023. To price match an item successfully, it must be identical in brand, model, size, weight, color, and quantity, and you must provide proof of the lower price on Amazon.com.
If you want to learn more about the items that Target will (and will not) price match, whether you can get a price match for discount deals on Amazon, and much more, keep on reading!
How Do You Price Match Amazon At Target?
If you are buying products online at Target.com and notice the same item is cheaper at Amazon.com, you can contact Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869 to request a price match.
Before placing your request, you must ensure that the matching items are entirely identical in brand, model, color, weight, and quantity.
Once you have found an eligible product, a Target employee will investigate the prices on Amazon.com and after verifying the above information, reduce the price of the item for you.
You can also get a price match for an item bought in-store if the same item has a lower price on Amazon.com.
Note that you must provide proof of the lower price to a Target employee by sharing the link of the product listing.
For in-store price matches, Target will not accept product screenshots, photocopies, or partial pages as proof, but instead a live view of the Amazon.com listing.
If your price match is approved, a Target associate will adjust the price you pay at checkout!
However, customers should note that Hawaii and Alaska residents are excluded from Target’s price matching policy with Amazon.com and so will not be able to request a price match.
Does Target Price Match Discounted Items On Amazon?
According to Target’s price match policy, products in a clearance, closeout, liquidation, percentage off, or dollar deduction sales at Amazon.com cannot be price matched.
Additionally, promotions such as buy one get one free, bundled, or multi-buy deals cannot be price matched either, along with Amazon coupons, Amazon Prime deals, and promotion codes.
Does Target Price Match All Items On Amazon?
Target will price match anything sold and fulfilled by Amazon with some exceptions. However, you must ensure that the product is currently in stock at both Amazon.com and Target.com.
Here are the type of products (and deals) that Target will not price match:
- Items sold by third-party Amazon merchants or Target Plus Partners on any level
- Items that contain (or are based on) alcohol
- Amazon Prime deals (including prime day deals), fees, and shipping
- Amazon Fresh exclusive deals
- Refurbished goods such as tablets, laptops, cell phones, or consoles
- Items that have been damaged or open-packed will not be considered for price matching
Will Target Price Match An Item I Have Already Purchased?
Target will allow you to price match an already-purchased item within 14 days after purchase if you find a lower price on Amazon.com.
However, note that price matches cannot be made on expired deals. You must bring your original receipt (or the packing slip) for the price to be adjusted by the cashier.
Does Target Price Match Amazon Shipping Fees?
Target does not price match Amazon’s shipping fees for several reasons. Much of Amazon’s shipping deals are derived from Amazon Prime membership which Target does not match.
Additionally, Amazon primarily relies on its private fleet of courier drivers, which Target customers cannot use. Therefore, Target cannot meet Amazon’s shipping fees.
Does Amazon Price Match Target?
Amazon.com does not offer price matching for any store or eCommerce retailer, including Target.
A large portion of Amazon’s sales is made by Amazon Marketplace sellers, who are ineligible for price matches.
Moreover, Amazon’s lack of price matching encourages customers to subscribe to Amazon Prime to gain free next-day or even same-day delivery along with various exclusive deals.
Who Else Does Target Price Match?
Target offers a price match guarantee for over 30 stores and online retailers. Here are some of the major retailers Target willingly price matches:
- Sam’s Club
You can make a price match request at any Target store or by contacting Target Guest Services.
To do so, you must provide a full printout of the ad or a direct digital version of the lower price.
To learn more, you can our other related articles on if Target price matches eBay, Lowe’s, and Walgreens.
Target stores and Target.com will price match Amazon.com, excluding all items sold by third-party merchants by either party, Amazon Prime prices, and Amazon Fresh Exclusives.
You can request a price match for items bought online by contacting Target Guest Services with proof of the lower price.
For the request to be accepted, you must ensure that the products are in stock at both online retailers and are identical in brand, model, color, weight, size, and quantity.