9 Things You’re Buying at Target That Are Cheaper on Amazon
We love Target, but sometimes Amazon has more budget-friendly options that win us over.
Target or Amazon?
Target is known for quality, affordable products, and we’ll never say no to a trip to the red and white aisles of one of our favorite shops, but there are some things we leave out of the cart on our Target runs. The following items can be found at another Reader’s Digest favorite for even less. While these items aren’t as inexpensive as these 13 things you can get for free on Amazon, they are still really budget-friendly.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera
Looking to get a trendy gift for your favorite millennial or Gen Z kid? This mini instant camera is a must-have for a lot of people! It comes in a variety of colors and Target will sell it to you for $69.99. Amazon, on the other hand, will only take $49.99 from you! However, Target does offer one additional color, so if you have your heart set on getting this product in rose quartz, you’ll be stuck shelling out the additional $20 at Target.
KitchenAid Standing Mixer
A mixer is a staple in most kitchens, but this brand, in particular, is more of an investment than a quick buy. However, if you’re heading to Target to get yours, think again. Target’s five-quart professional mixer will run you $399.99 before tax, whereas with Amazon’s identical product, you’ll “only” be shelling out $379.00. You get the same three base attachments with both purchases (paddle mixer, dough hook, and wire whisk) but the additional attachments made by KitchenAid are also sold at a slight discount on Amazon.
Target has good deals on laundry essentials, such as a 61 count pack of Tide Pods for only $19.99. Unfortunately, Amazon has them beat with an 81 count pack of the same brand for only $19.97. Laundry cleaner is just the beginning. Who knew you could get these 20 odd but useful home products on Amazon?
We found nearly identical TV stands at both Target and Amazon. The difference? The Target version cost $237.99 [note: The Target version was on sale at the time of publication. Full-priced, this product is $279.99] and the Amazon variation was only $199.00 and had an additional feature that the Target variation didn’t have: sliding barn doors! For an additional cost, Amazon will also send someone to your house to assemble the product, an option Target did not offer.
Who doesn’t love a little black dress? It’s a classic look that many women want in their closet, but when it’s time to replace yours, where should you turn? Amazon of course! This dress from Amazon is one of our favorites—it’s earned 4.5 stars with nearly 2,000 reviews and it starts at $12.99! While some sizes and color options do cost more (up to $25.99), it will still run you less than Target’s comparable option, which costs $34.99. Amazon also has a lot more options if these styles aren’t for you.
One of our favorite designs for our bookshelves are these ladder shelves, but we’ll be putting them in our Amazon cart. The Target version caught our eyes first, but a little searching found a similar product on Amazon for almost $50 less! Who knew you could get such great things on Amazon? We’re almost as excited as when we found these 15 hidden gems from Amazon you’ll wish you owned.
Cell phone cases
We found HUGE savings on cell phone cases at Amazon. Across brands and phone types, Amazon sold their phone cases less expensively. To get the highly praised OtterBox at Target, you’ll have to spend $39.99, but the same case at Amazon will only run you $22.20. But don’t think you have to give up your Target habit altogether! You may not be buying these 29 things at Target, but you definitely should be.
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