“Target is good for your body, good for your mind, and good for your soul!”
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Target is a guilty pleasure, right? Well, don’t worry. I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to feel guilty about shopping there ANYMORE. Why? Because Target is GOOD for you. That’s right. Target is good for your body, good for your mind, and good for your soul! It can even be good for your wallet. Here’s why:
1. Target has Healthy Grocery Options
If you want to buy healthier food, Target is a great place to start. They have many healthy options to choose from that are organic and gluten-free. In this awesome blog post from another awesome blogger, you’ll find a lot of great healthy options from Super Target.
Plus, save time with Order Pick-up!
2. The Active Section at Target Makes You Want to Be Active
When I walk by the women’s active-wear section of Target, I’m totally like, “Man I would look cute working out in that. I really need to buy that and go work out.” Whether or not you actually work out after your purchase depends on your own personal motivation. I choose not to comment further.
3. Target Inspires Humor
I know you’ve seen this video. If you haven’t, and you love Target, you’re in for a sweet treat. Whenever I walk through the doors of Target now, I always pretend I’m Liza. Then I have to do it again, because I forgot my list. That girl is funny.
4. Target Saves You Money
Okay, I get that Target is pricier than some places (it’s also classier than some places…*cough* Wal-Mart) but have you ever couponed at Target? Couponing at Target is THE BOMB. Pre grad school, I was OBSESSED with couponing at Target. I’m not sure if it’s still as awesome, but back in the day you could combine manufacturing coupons with Target coupons with Cartwheel andREDcard! Plus, .05 more cents if you brought your own bags. How do they even make money like that? OMG. I once walked out with 6 boxes of cat litter fo FREE. FO FREE. And plenty of times I walked out with like 20 bottles of Panteen for $5.
Couponing is not for the sissy of heart. Cashiers may get cranky and look at you like you’re stealing… or crazy as shit. It’s actually jealousy. But everything I did was completely legal and followed the rules. Only a couple of times have I experienced a really kind cashier who thought my skills were pretty neato. If you’re interested in more, my best advice is to follow some Target couponing Facebook groups. Learning even the basics will save you some major dough. There is a learning curve so don’t get overwhelmed. Lurk in the groups for a while.
If you have an addictive personality, you may want to reconsider.
And…always make sure you read the Coupon Policy.
5. You Can Feel Good About Spending Your Money at Target
Target is an advocate for many important public issues, even when the issue is not so popular. They stand for women’s right to breastfeed in public, gender equality, and the LGBTQ community. In general, they strive for a society that is more diverse and inclusive of ALL people. Supporting them is supporting all. Read more about that here.
Plus, have you seen their Adaptive Clothing Line for kids? I’m in love!
6. Target Brings Out the Best in Us
Man, I don’t know what it is, but like I mentioned earlier, Target is just classier all around. I’m not judgmental. I believe everyone has the power to be awesome, but that doesn’t mean we always are. Certain places, *cough* Wal-Mart, for example, just don’t inspire me to brush my hair, or put on real pants.
Some other people, though, take it to a whole new level. I don’t know why, but at Target you don’t see people walking around shoe-less and in spandex. But at certain other places, this is not a surprising scenario.
I have never walked out of Target thinking, did I really just see that? Target encourages self-love and pride in one’s actions and appearance.
I mean, I think I always put on real pants when I go to Target. Sometimes, I brush my hair.
7. Target Encourages Journaling
I probably have 7 journals with not a word written in them because I can’t freaking pass up Target’s stationary section. I love to journal, but no one can journal that much! Still, every time I see a cute journal at Target, I feel like writing in it! If only I could journal in the store…
8. Target Has a Good Maternity Section
I’ve yet to find a store that really has a GREAT maternity section unless that’s what it specializes in, BUT Target is doing a great job to include a section as big as it does for us mammas. During my last pregnancy I found some really cute jeans that made me feel good about my body and some super cute shirts! Depending on your budget, it might feel a little pricey, but you deserve to feel fabulous during this special time, so go ahead and spend it! It’s nothing compared to pricier boutiques. And maternity clothes in good condition are a great buy-back at consignment shops.
It’s hard to tell here, but I’m wearing jeans from Target that made me feel good!
9. Target is a Great Place to Buy Unique Gifts
Target has so many fun things you can buy as great gifts. There’s so many cute things in the Home Decor section, so many mugs with unique and adorable sayings, and so many crafts to make from the Dollar Spot! There’s funny games and books. Did I mention cute journals?
There’s also lots of wine! Is wine a gift? (Side-note…did anyone hear the rumor about drinking wine while we shop? Is this real life? Tell me it’s true even if it isn’t.)
…And we’re back. Gifts. So many great gifts!
10. Target Has Giant Red Baskets in the Isles
I don’t know. I just really love the giant red baskets. Am I right?
There you have it. 10 reason you don’t have to feel guilty about shopping at Target ANYMORE! Don’t forget to use the links in the sidebar and footer if you want free shipping. Plus, DO NOT shop at Target without your REDcard. It can be credit or debit (I use debit, because I canNOT have more credit) and it saves you on EVERY transaction.
Comment below, pretty please! Share your Target love!