If you are the kind of person who loves Target — and let’s be honest, who isn’t? — then you are going to be as excited as we are that Target has brought back its Veterans Day military discount for 2020.
But unlike years past, shoppers this year need to take an extra step to use it -- and have an extra two days to do so.
Last year, the 10% discount was available Nov. 3 to 11 in store and online. Users had to apply for a coupon online by submitting a series of details -- name, service, date of birth, email address -- and were either approved immediately or asked to supply supporting documentation.
Once approved, a coupon was sent by email and was then available for use in the discount window.
This year, however, users need to register for the discount through the Target Circle app, or via the Target Circle app registration page on Target’s website.
To register, users should visit the Target website and sign into their Target Circle accounts or register with Target Circle. From there, users should visit the Target military registration page and enter their details. We tested registration using two accounts, one as a dependent of a veteran and one as a dependent of an active duty service member. In both instances all that was required was information on the service member’s name, birth date and, in the case of the veteran, service end date. Registration was verified immediately after submitting the form.
Tying military status to your Circle account will also make you eligible for future “bonus offers” from “military-owned businesses,” the announcement says.
As in the past, Target says the 10% comes off your entire basket, but some exclusions apply.
They include: Gifts cards; alcohol; Baby Alive Grow Up Baby; Barbie Dreamhouse & Camper; Beats Powerbeats; Beats Powerbeats Pro; Beats Solo Pro; Bose; The Child action figure; clinic & pharmacy; dairy milk; Disney Frozen Castle; Elf on the Shelf; Elvie; Facebook Oculus and Portal; face masks; Hasbro Games (Classic Monopoly, Connect Four, Jenga, Rubik’s Cube, Sorry, Trouble); HP; Instant Pot; LEGO; limited-time designer partnerships; LG OLED TV; mobile contracts; Nerf Ultra; Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses; prepaid cards; PlayStation consoles; Samsung TVs; Sonos; Sony Electronics; Tylenol pain relief; unlocked mobile phones; and Xbox consoles,” according to the website.
The coupon can only be used once.
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This story was updated Oct. 29 to reflect new registration information.