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How to Save Money at Target and Get Free Gift Cards With Fetch

By Kate Michael

July 21, 2022

Fetch presents an essential guide on how to shop at Target, earn free gift cards, and save money for you and your family. As one of America’s most beloved retailers, there are several ways to shop and score free Target gift cards, thanks largely to the company’s gift card promotions, daily deals, and trade-in programs.

When you remember to snap and submit a picture of all of your Target receipts with Fetch, you collect points that can quickly turn into free Target gift cards, and then you can afford more of the best Target products and supplies for you and your family. Your budget goes further with Fetch at your side, so start shopping and snapping!

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The “Target Run”

If it were up to us, we’d run one every day (and maybe we do!) because Target nails the shopping experience. They are known for having well-lit, spaced-out stores, that carry all of the items we need, as well as those we never even knew that we needed.

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From the mini sales section in the front of the store, to the home goods aisles, all of the best beauty products, and those co-designed capsule collections with highbrow fashion brands, Target is a place where a lot of our hard-earned money is spent. So, wouldn’t it be great if we could save even more money at Target and get free Target gift cards to help out with that?!

Well, we can! In this article, we are going to break down exactly how to shop smarter at Target, save money, and earn free Target gift cards.


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Treat Your Target Habit — Totally Free — with Fetch 

With over 15 million active users, Fetch is America’s rewards app to get free gift cards for popular retailers like Target, and Amazon, as well as a huge variety of other coveted gift cards.

Target is the eighth largest retailer in the United States. You can shop online and in-store, for just about everything that a family needs. From groceries and pharmaceuticals, to clothing and electronics, and so much more. Target is one of the best destinations for one-stop shopping.

Target gift card reward from Fetch Rewards

You can earn free Target gift cards with Fetch by simply snapping your receipts from almost any purchase. Scanning receipts earns you points, which you can easily use to redeem for a free Target gift card or a gift card to another favorite retailer of yours like Amazon!

Follow our step-by-step guide to find out how to get free Target gift cards.


Fetch Firework Our Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Free Target Gift cards


You can download the Fetch app from either Google Play or Apple iOS, to start earning free Target gift cards and get points from Target purchases.

Step 1 | Download the Fetch App

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You can’t earn free Target gift cards with Fetch if you don’t have the app. Go to the (Android) Google Play Store or the (Apple) iOS Store to install the app on your smartphone or tablet.

Step 2 | Scan Your Receipts for Points

Using Fetch to Scan a Target Receipt (1)

Scan your physical receipts or securely scan your email and Amazon accounts for online receipts.

Fetch makes scanning receipts quick and easy. Just open the app, click the camera icon at the bottom of the screen and snap away. You will earn at least 25 points for every scan and hundreds of points for featured brands and special offers. You can even securely connect your email account and Amazon account to Fetch, to instantly scan all of your online receipts for points. Make sure to connect the email account that receives your eReceipts, especially your Target eReceipts.

Step 3 | Use Your Points to Secure Free Target Gift Cards

Target gift card reward from Fetch Rewards

Once you have accumulated enough points, you’ll see all of the rewards available in your app’s “Rewards” section. When you have enough points, a Target gift card will be available as a reward!


Fetch Target Gift Cards Make a Great Mother’s Day Gift

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for an affordable Mother’s Day gift idea, and Target gift cards are a great option! Not only are Target gift cards great for the moms in your life (they can pick out exactly what they want or need!), but redeeming your Fetch points for a free Target gift card allows you to save some of your hard-earned money and make this year’s Mother’s Day gift-giving that much less costly for you, the thoughtful gift-giver!

Just remember to plan ahead, and cash in your points for that Target gift card at least 4-5 days in advance, as it can take up to 72 hours for you to receive your e-gift card. Once your Target gift card is ready, simply claim your gift card, and forward the confirmation email to the person you want to show some appreciation to this Mother’s Day.

Take the stress out of Mother’s Day this year, and consider passing along the rewards you earned while using Fetch to Mom in the form of a Target gift card she’s sure to love!


Fetch Firework How Many Fetch Points Do You Need to Get Free Target Gift Cards?


The number of actual points you need depends on which free Target gift card you choose to redeem with your Fetch points. In general, you will need about 10,000 points to get a $10 gift card. Target gift cards require the standard number of points for each level of gift card. Target gift cards are one of the best on Fetch when it comes to value vs. points.

Once your account has 3,000 points, you can browse Fetch’s selection of gift cards. Points for free Target gift cards can currently be redeemed in quantities of 10,000, 25,000, and 50,000 points for $10, $25, and $50 gift cards respectively.

To see your available rewards, go to the “Rewards” icon in the bottom navigation menu of the app.

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Here’s how you can redeem your Fetch points:

  1. Select the icon with the number of points you want to redeem or select “Points Available” to see all of the rewards that are available to you.
  2. Choose the gift card you want — hopefully, you have accumulated enough toward a free Target gift card — and the amount you want to redeem.
  3. To use the gift card, tap the “Rewards” icon and tap the “Rewards” tab.
  4. Tap the image and use the promo code to apply discounts to your purchase.
  5. Once you’ve used the code, tap “Mark as used.”

If you are having any issues with your Target gift card code, Target’s gift card FAQ page has a variety of helpful information. If it’s an issue with Fetch, reach out to our support team for assistance. We are always happy to help out!


Fetch Firework How to Earn More Fetch Points for Target Gift Cards


Here are some best practices to get you more Fetch points for free Target gift cards:

1. Join Clubs, and Shop Featured Brands/Products

Fetch maintains a constantly growing list of featured brands and products that reward extra points. Uploading receipts that contain sales of products from these brands will earn you rewards even faster. Instead of the basic 25 points, you can easily end up with hundreds or thousands of points! So be sure to check out the Brand categories, in the app, to support those brands and earn additional bonus points for products that can put even more cash back in your pocket, especially in the form of free Target gift cards.

Fetch brands help you earn rewards faster, and they are also a convenient choice at popular retailers like Target.

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You can also join clubs like General Mills Good Rewards. Clubs give you access to even more special offers and opportunities to earn tons of points. You will find that most of the products from these clubs are available at Target.


2. Limited Time Bonuses

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Be sure to check the Fetch app regularly for limited-time offers. On the app’s Discover page, you can earn extra points by making a specific purchase, responding to a special offer, or completing a task. You can regularly find special offers from Target in the app.


3. Connect Your Amazon and Email Accounts

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If you connect your Amazon and email account to Fetch, you can automatically earn points on eligible purchases without having to think about scanning receipts at all! You just need to click the blue “e” at the bottom of the screen, on the Discover or Activity page, to set up the app to search for new receipts for you.

Make sure to connect the email account that receives your e-receipts. Fetch with quickly and securely find eligible receipts and show you all of the points that you have earned. Make sure to scan for new eReceipts at least once per week, as there is a time limit on how far back it will scan.


4. Use GoodRx

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You can save money on prescriptions at participating pharmacies and earn Fetch points. GoodRx has been named the exclusive prescription savings provider for Fetch. Fetch’ millions of active shoppers can now find GoodRx prescription savings directly in the Fetch app, allowing seamless access to discounts on medications, at more than 70,000 pharmacies nationwide.

And what’s more, by using GoodRx through Fetch, you can rack up rewards points in the Fetch app that can be redeemed for free Target gift cards, or hundreds of other popular retailers and restaurants, or that can be donated to over 20 different charitable organizations.


5. Refer Friends

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You will earn 2,000+ points when you complete a referral with a friend or family member. Even better, they will also receive 2000+ points. All they need to do is download the app, set up their account, and scan their first receipt. All in all, the process should only take about 10-15 minutes.

So refer all of your friends that love Target and you’ll all be swimming in savings in no time!


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A Fetch Rewards Coin Daily Deals

Target marks down certain departments on specific days for clearance, so knowing to shop your local Target on Monday for electronics, and Thursday for the best price on housewares, can result in daily delights.


A Fetch Rewards Coin Price Adjustments

Target honors the sale price within 14 days of purchase, so if you finally bought those shoes you’ve been eyeing, only to see them marked down the next week, bring in your receipt and Target will refund the difference! (Some exclusions may apply.)


A Fetch Rewards Coin Price Match

There are some rules and restrictions, but generally, Target agrees to match lower prices from both online and local retailers. So check Amazon, or other similar stores to take advantage of Target’s price match guarantee.


A Fetch Rewards Coin Stack Coupons

Target lets you use multiple coupons on the same item. So, stack a Target coupon, manufacturer’s code, free Target gift card from Fetch, and a third-party discount for the ultimate bundle of savings!

And be sure to use manufacturer’s coupons even if they claim to be redeemable only at a competing store. Target will usually still take them.


A Fetch Rewards Coin Bring Your Own Bags

Target offers a 5-cent discount at checkout for each reusable bag that you bring for your purchases. Those extra pennies are priceless for the planet and add up over time for your wallet, too.


A Fetch Rewards Coin Create a Registry

This is a sneaky smart tip — especially if you aren’t getting married, having a baby, or another major life event. But did you know that after the date of the “event” Target offers a coupon — usually 15% off — for items remaining on your registry? A genius way to save!


A Fetch Rewards Coin Use Target RedCard™

When you use your Target Debit Card, Target Credit Card, or Target™ Mastercard® (each, a “RedCard™”) at Target stores or Target.com, you will receive 5% off on your purchases. RedCard™ also scores online shoppers free shipping on target.com purchases.


A Fetch Rewards Coin Register with Target Circle, the Target Rewards Program

Target’s Loyalty Rewards Program, Circle, is free to join, and offers numerous perks. Circle allows you to earn 1% when you are shopping, to redeem at Target later (or continue saving 5% with RedCard™). You will get access to unique, personalized offers, on items and brands that you love, and 5% off a single purchase for your birthday.


A Fetch Rewards Coin Read Our Target Smart Shopping Guides to earn more points

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Fetch Firework How Fetch Works with Target


Unlike other rewards apps, you don’t need to buy special items or go to a particular store to earn points on Fetch. You receive points no matter where you shop or what you buy, but Target is one of the most popular retailers from which users upload their receipts, and get extra points.

This is because Target is one of the leading retailers in the nation, as well as because Target features many of Fetch’s brands. Brand purchases mean big points when you snap your receipt.

Fetch users will automatically receive a set number of points just for scanning their Target receipt (or receipt from any retailer). But if a brand partner also happens to be an item on your Target receipt, and you purchase a package — or multiple, you will earn tons of extra points for buying them during their Fetch promotion.

Checking the app for Fetch brand could also be a great way to try out new products at Target and earn extra points. Or you could just do your usual shopping and reward yourself by snapping and uploading your receipts!

You should also know that Fetch recently updated its list of online retailers whose eReceipts can be processed for points by its eReceipt feature. Target remains an online retailer in this program, so by connecting your email account, Fetch can securely scan online Target receipts that are sent to that email address, making it possible to easily scan Target online receipts with Fetch and get your points!

Fetch Rewards at Target

But in addition to accepting Target receipts for upload, Fetch also works with Target as a points redemption reward, meaning free Target gift cards from Fetch.

Users love Fetch because it’s free and they can redeem points quickly. Points awarded from a quick photo snap can be seen in your account within seconds. Rewards are easy to redeem on purchases on everything from groceries to gas, and more.

These rewards can be redeemed for e-gift cards to hundreds of businesses and even non-profit organizations. Target is one of the most popular because users can redeem their Fetch points for necessities, as well as treat themselves to all of their favorite Target finds.


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Fetch has 15+ million active users because it offers the easiest app experience for casual and savvy shoppers, to scan any receipt, earn rewards, and turn them into free gift cards.

And, it doesn’t take much time to earn points from Fetch. This is especially true if you use a referral code, shop for groceries often, and if you buy certain products from brands with Fetch.

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By using these tactics, and accumulating points from uploading your purchase receipts on Fetch, you can earn free e-gift cards from popular retailers restaurants, retailers, and services like Starbucks, Ulta Beauty, CVS Pharmacy, Kroger, Wayfair, Dunkin’ Donuts, Papa John’s, Altheta, Auto Zone, eBay, and Amazon, as well as hundreds of additional places to use your purchasing power and put your money back in your pocket.

How to Save Money on Starbucks Coffee

A Fetch Rewards Coin Fetch Pro-Tip: Some Targets even have their own Starbucks inside. Use your Fetch points for a free Starbucks gift card to fuel your next Target run.


Fetch Firework Fetch Target gift card FAQs and how-to’s


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What can you buy with a Target gift card?

Target gift cards can be used to purchase most items in-store at a Target location or online at Target.com. For more Target gift card redemption rules and to learn about excluded items, you can find more information at Target’s Help Center.
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How to activate a Target gift card

To activate your Target online gift card, you simply need to add your gift card to your Target account. You can do so in one of two ways:

Add your Target gift card to the Wallet in your Target app:

  1. Open the Target app and log into your account.
  2. Click on the “Wallet” tab.
  3. Within the gift card section, click on “Add,” then select “Add Gift Card.”
  4. Enter your Target gift card information.

Add your Target gift card to your Target account at target.com:

  1. Go to target.com and log into your account.
  2. Go to Account/Name.
  3. Click on Gift Cards.
  4. Choose “Save a New Gift Card” or click on the + sign.
  5. Enter your Target gift card information.
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How to use a Target gift card online

Wondering, “Can you use a Target gift card online?” You absolutely can! Target gift cards may be redeemed for online purchases at target.com. You will simply need to add your Target gift card to your Target account.

To add your Target gift card to your account in order to redeem the gift card’s value on a purchase, you can proceed one of two ways.

Add your Target gift card to the Wallet in your Target app:

  1. Open the Target app and log into your account.
  2. Click on the “Wallet” tab.
  3. Within the gift card section, click on “Add,” then select “Add Gift Card.”
  4. Enter your Target gift card information.

Add your Target gift card to your Target account at target.com:

  1. Go to target.com and log into your account.
  2. Go to Account/Name.
  3. Click on Gift Cards.
  4. Choose “Save a New Gift Card” or click on the + sign.
  5. Enter your Target gift card information.

Once you’ve added your Target gift card to your Target account, you can easily use your Target gift card at checkout when making an online purchase.

  1. Head to Checkout.
  2. Click on “I’m Ready to Checkout.”
  3. In the Payment section, click on “Edit” and then select “Apply a Target GiftCard.”
  4. Decide which Target gift card(s) you want to use (if you have more than one attached to your account). You can apply up to 10 Target gift cards to a single order.
  5. Finish checking out, and your chosen Target gift cards will be applied to your purchase.
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How to use a Target gift card in-store

To redeem a Target e-gift card in store, a target.com account is required. You will then need to make sure you’ve added your Target gift card to your account; for instructions on how to do this, please see the section above (“How to use a Target gift card online”).

Once your Target e-gift card has successfully been added to your account, you will simply do the following:

  1. Open up the Target app on your phone.
  2. Navigate to the “Wallet” tab.
  3. Click on “Gift Cards.”
  4. Choose which gift card you want to use (if there are multiple Target gift cards associated with your account).
  5. Click “Save.”
  6. Your designated Target gift card will be displayed on the “Wallet” screen below the barcode.
  7. Scan the barcode in your Target app, and your selected Target gift cards will be applied to your purchase.
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How to check Target gift card balance

Wondering, “How much is on my Target gift card?” There are two different ways you can easily check your Target gift card balance.

To check your Target gift card balance by phone, call 1-800-544-2943. Not only can you get your gift card balance, but you can also review the last five transactions on the gift card.

To check your Target gift card balance online, you will need to be logged into your Target account; if you do not yet have a Target account, you will need to first create one before checking your gift card balance via this method. Once you have a Target account:

  1. Log into your Target account.
  2. Go to your Account/Name.
  3. Click on “Gift Cards.”
  4. Review the gift card you wish to know the balance of.

If you have not yet saved your Target gift card to your account, you can go here to check your Target gift card balance where you will be prompted to enter your gift card information.

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Where is the card number on a Target gift card?

On a physical gift card, your Target gift card number can be found on the back of the card, once you’ve removed the silver strip which conceals the number prior to purchase.

To find card number on a Target e-gift card, your gift card number can be found in the email when you received your Target gift card in the details section; if you’ve already added the gift card to your Target mobile app, you can find your Target electronic gift card number in the gift cards section of your app.

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Where is my Target gift card access number?

If you have a physical Target gift card that you plan to use in-store, you will need to locate the access code.

To find your Target gift card access number, you simply need to peel off the silver strip on the back of your gift card; this will reveal both the gift card number and your Target gift card access number.

If you’re already added your Target gift card to your Target account and discarded the physical card, you can retrieve your Target gift card access number by doing the following:

  1. Log into your Target.com account.
  2. Click on the “Account/Name” tab.
  3. Click on “Gift Cards.”
  4. Select the Target gift card you want to use, and then click on “Get access number.”
  5. Your Target gift card access number will then be emailed to the email address associated with your Target.com account.
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Do Target gift cards expire?

No, Target gift cards do not expire.
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How to add a Target gift card to Apple Wallet

Target gift cards cannot be added to Apple Wallet.

However, adding a Target gift card to the Wallet in your Target app is easy:

  1. Open the Target app and log into your account.
  2. Click on the “Wallet” tab.
  3. Within the gift card section, click on “Add,” then select “Add Gift Card.”
  4. Enter your Target gift card information.
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Can you buy gift cards with Target gift cards?

For anyone curious about whether or not Target gift cards can be used to purchase other gift cards, or if you’re more specifically asking, “Can you buy Visa gift cards with Target gift cards?” the answer is no, you cannot buy gift cards with Target gift cards.
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Can you use Target gift cards at Starbucks?

If you’re wondering “Do Target gift cards work at Starbucks?” you’re in luck. Target gift cards can be redeemed when you visit any Starbucks within a Target store.
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Can you use Target gift cards at CVS?

Target gift cards can only be used at CVS Pharmacies located within a Target store.
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Can I use a Target gift card on Amazon?

No, Target gift cards cannot be used on Amazon. Target gift cards can only be redeemed at Target stores and online at Target.com.
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Can you reload a Target gift card?

No, Target gift cards cannot be reloaded.

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If you haven’t yet, get the Fetch app now, so that you can start earning points for free Target gift cards. Click the buttons below or scan the QR code with your smartphone’s camera.

The more you shop at Target for you and your family, and snap your receipts with Fetch, you earn even more points that you can redeem for free Target gift cards. Your budget goes further with Fetch, so start shopping and snapping.

Make your next Target Run the best one yet, with the help of Fetch!

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Kate Michael

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