Target's 'Fun Run' sale includes surprise discounts, Cartwheel offers and more


For savvy shoppers, Target runs could be a little more “fun” starting Sunday.

The retailer kicks off a weeklong “Fun Run” sale Sept. 16, featuring Cartwheel promotions and a discount on a Shipt same-day delivery membership.

There also will be bonus savings and a “surprise offer” for customers who have the retailer’s REDcard, Target announced in a news release Wednesday. Those who apply and are approved for a new credit or debit card will get a sign-up bonus.

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“The new Target Fun Run sale showcases some of the services that make shopping – and saving – easy at Target, including Cartwheel, Target REDcard and Shipt same-day delivery,” the company said in the release.

Highlights of the sale are:

  • Cartwheel: Target says its most popular Cartwheel promotions will be available for an entire week, including “guest favorites like 20 percent off select home, apparel, food, health and beauty items and more.” Hundreds of additional in-store deals will also be available. Cartwheel offers typically range from 5 to 50 percent off and are available in the Target app.
  • Shipt membership: Save $50 on an annual Shipt membership, which is regularly $99. Find out if Shipt same-day delivery is available in your area at Existing Shipt members who spend $100 or more on a same-day delivery order during the sale will get a $15 credit on their Shipt account to use on a future order.
  • Bonus offers: Starting Sept. 16, current REDcard holders will get special bonus coupons in the Target app. Target says those who apply and are approved will get a coupon for $30 off a future qualifying purchase of $100 or more. With the REDcard, customers save 5 percent in-store and online every day and get free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items on

The surprise savings for Target cardholders is an extra 10 percent off in-store purchases, which is on top of the everyday 5 percent discount.

The discount is only available in the Target app and has some exclusions, including alcohol, Apple products, clinic and pharmacy, milk, DSLR cameras and lenses, Dyson upright vacuums, gift cards, video game systems and select toys and electronics.

The sale goes through Sept. 22. Other discounts included in the store’s sales circular include:

  • A free $20 Target gift card with select baby department purchase of $100 or more.
  • A free $5 Target gift card with laundry and household paper purchase of $25 or more.

Some of the Cartwheel discounts include:

  • 10 percent off televisions, excluding Samsung, LG OLED and clearance TVs.
  • 20 percent off shoes for the family.
  • 20 percent off hair care and skin care.
  • 20 percent off frozen pizza and ice cream.
  • 20 percent off bedding and bath.
  • 20 percent off kids, toddler and baby apparel.
  • 20 percent off cereal, excluding granola.

Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at, follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at Sign up for her weekly newsletter at

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