Target has a reputation as a retailer for providing money-saving deals on many of its items, including a price match scheme to sustain regular customers and give them the incentive to keep shopping at Target.
Since Target shares a number of similar products with its competitor, Costco, you may be wondering if Target will price match Costco to offer customers the best savings. Here is what I’ve found out!
Does Target Price Match Costco?
Target will price match items sold at Costco both in-store and online at the time of purchase or within 14 days after purchase. Customers must show proof of the lower price via a printed or digital advertisement. On-sale and promotional items are not eligible.
If you want to know more about the exceptions in Target’s price match policy, whether Costco will price match Target items, and which retailer offers better value for money, keep on reading!
What Is Target’s Price Match Policy For Costco?
Target will price match items also sold at Costco if the items are identical and in stock at both retailers, in-store or online.
This means that the item sold at both retailers should have a matching model number, be a product of the same brand, and have the same size, weight, color, and quantity.
If you are using the Target app for a price match with Costco, make sure the price of the item you’re showing is for the current store location you are visiting.
Additionally, if Target cannot confirm that there is indeed a lower price on an item at Costco, it reserves the right to decline the price match.
Note that Target also limits the number of prices matches a customer can do to one per day.
What Is Target’s Price Adjustment Policy For Costco?
Target will give you back some of the money you paid if you find a better deal in Costco within 14 days of your purchase and if you have the original receipt or packing slip.
If this is the case, you should head over to a Target store and show proof of the better deal at Costco to get a refund from Target through the mode of payment you used to purchase the item.
For example, if you paid $50 for an item at Target that retails at Costco for $45, you can receive $5 back through Target’s price adjustment scheme if you come back within 14 days.
How Can I Price Match Costco In A Target Store?
If you find Costco selling an item for a lower price than that at Target, you can head over to a local Target store and request the employee at any checkout counter to price match the item.
However, you will have to present proof of the lower price that the employee will independently verify. This could be the printed advertisement or the Costco.com product listing opened on your phone.
Note that Target will not accept photocopies of advertisements or screenshots of product listings as valid proof of Costco offering a lower price.
Once Target approves your price match request, you will be charged the lower price for that item, or refunded the difference if you had already bought it.
How Can I Price Match Costco On Target.com Against Costco?
If Costco is selling an item for a lower price than Target.com, you should call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869 and request a price match, providing details of the product.
Upon your request, the employee will independently verify the price of the item at Costco, and if it is indeed lower than Target’s price, Target will process the price match or adjustment request.
What Are The Exceptions In Target’s Price Match Policy?
Target items cannot be price matched with Costco or other retailers in conjunction with other offers such as coupons (like Target Circle) or items already reduced in prices such as clearance or damaged items.
However, you can use the manufacturer’s coupons with a price match at most Target stores. Check with your local store for their full policy by contacting them via Target’s Store Locator.
Here are all the other exceptions in Target’s price match policy:
- Target does not price match on services like mobile phones and plans, opticians, product services, pharmacy purchases, clinics, or game reservations
- Target stores in Hawaii and Alaska do not offer price matching at this time altogether
- Target does not offer rain checks on items currently out of stock
- There is no price matching at Target on the holiday of Thanksgiving and for a full week afterward
Does Costco Price Match Target?
Unfortunately, Costco does not price match Target or any other retailer since it already offers highly competitive prices at its warehouse stores.
So if you come across a product listing or advertisement at any of these retailers showing a product selling for less than the price at Target, you can request Target to price match it.
Is Costco Or Target Cheaper?
Several online consumers have conducted tests to verify which is cheaper between the two retailers.
The overall consensus portrays that due to Costco’s bulk strategy, it offers better value for money. However, Target is cited as offering better quality than Costco items despite costing a fraction more.
Target offers price matches with Costco products both in-store and online to allow customers the best value for money.
Customers can claim a Costco price match at the time of purchase or up to 14 days afterward by showing proof of a cheaper retail price at Costco or contacting Target Guest Services to get a price match for Costco.com products.
Items on sale or sold under other promotional offers are not included in Target’s price match policy.