Target Thinks That 2 Is Basically The Same Thing As 10

Target Thinks That 2 Is Basically The Same Thing As 10

So, um, how many bottles do I have to buy to get that $5 giftcard, Target? Is it 2? Or 5? Or maybe 2? I think I need to lie down.
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Target Just Can’t Stop The Crazy Prices

Target Just Can’t Stop The Crazy Prices

Sure, we’ve explained the apparent insanity of Target’s prices, but the crazy just keeps on coming. Here are a few examples from our stuffed-full Target is Crazy mailbag. [More]

Target: We’re Out Of Scales, So Just Buy A Mirror

Target: We’re Out Of Scales, So Just Buy A Mirror

Hmmm, what should one do if Target is out of scales?

Sale At Target Means You Pay $2 Extra

Sale At Target Means You Pay $2 Extra

Consumerist readers are on to you, Target. After reading the site for awhile, people are moving the sale cards over to see what the price used to be before it went “on sale.” [More]

Target Employee Explains Discounter’s Apparent Craziness

Target Employee Explains Discounter’s Apparent Craziness

A mysterious Target employee has come forward to share a closely guarded secret with the readers of Consumerist. The secret of why Target is so freaking crazy. [More]

Think Carefully Before Buying Diapers At Target

Think Carefully Before Buying Diapers At Target

Reader Sarah was shopping for some diapers when she noticed something strange about Target’s pricing. Yes, the well-documented insanity continues in the diaper aisle… [More]

Target Is Out Of Shampoo, So Just Dye Your Hair

Target Is Out Of Shampoo, So Just Dye Your Hair

These Target substitution cards are introducing an entirely new genre of in-store comedy into my otherwise sad and dull life. [More]

Target Is Out Of PrePaid AT&T Cards, So How About Some WalkieTalkies?

Target Is Out Of PrePaid AT&T Cards, So How About Some WalkieTalkies?

Reader David spotted this odd suggestion on Christmas Eve at his local Target. Not the most practical idea they’ve ever had, but then again: Target is crazy. [More]

Target's Reality Vortex Expands To Walgreens

Target's Reality Vortex Expands To Walgreens

Stephanie sent us this photo from her local Walgreens. Have they been taking lessons in pricing from Target? Sure, MSRP is is merely a suggestion, but this is a rather obvious case.

Avoid The Diabolical Target Lysol Disinfectant Wipe Trap

Avoid The Diabolical Target Lysol Disinfectant Wipe Trap

Target loves to keep you on your toes. Which is the better deal? 110 wipes for $4.79 or 80 wipes for $4.79?

Guess Which Price Rang Up At The Register

Guess Which Price Rang Up At The Register

While shopping at a Florida Target, Nancy spotted two prices for identical two-packs of baby food, one for 87 cents and the other for $1.09.

Radio Shack Opening Mobile Phone Kiosks In Target Stores

Radio Shack Opening Mobile Phone Kiosks In Target Stores

One problem I’ve always had when shopping for jacked-up prices is I can’t find enough crazy to go along with it. Same thing for the crazy: I know where to go to get cart-loads of that, but I can’t find the 2400% markup! What I need, clearly, is for Radio Shack to open up specialty kiosks inside Target stores, so then— oh hey! It’s the Bullseye Mobile Solution!

Be Sure To Miss This Great Deal At Target

Be Sure To Miss This Great Deal At Target

We’d like to alert you to an exciting sale on iTunes gift cards at Target this week. All cards are $30, regardless of whether their face value is $15 or $25. (Thanks, Nick!)

Arizona Target Store Really, Really Can't Wait For Christmas

Arizona Target Store Really, Really Can't Wait For Christmas

On September 27, 2009, there were 89 days until Christmas. But not at the Target in Peoria, Arizona. Reader Chris noticed that the twin phenomena of Christmas Creep and Target’s creeping insanity converged on one glorious, confusing, Santa-filled point where there were suddenly only 53 days until Christmas.

Target's Sale Fail

Target's Sale Fail

For awhile now (since at least 2007) we’ve been posting pictures of mindboggling Target price tags. We’re starting to wonder if we’re actually encouraging them. We got two of these today.

Amazing Curtains Block More Than 100% Of Light, Create Singularity

Amazing Curtains Block More Than 100% Of Light, Create Singularity

Geoffrey went to Target in search of light-blocking curtains but when he got there, he found more. Ever so much more. Target now gives customers the tools to create a singularity in their very own homes.

Target Charges $1.50 For Free Nalgene Bottle

Target Charges $1.50 For Free Nalgene Bottle

Regular Consumerist readers are familiar with our exposure of Target’s absurdist pricing policies, and this is a particularly confusing example. Reader Rob in Minnesota noticed a nice promotion on a 3-pack of Brita water filters, which came with a free small Nalgene water bottle and a few packets of drink mix. Nice deal, but he couldn’t help noticing that the identical 3-pack of filters without the “free” water bottle cost $1.50 less. See a bigger picture and a twist to the story, inside.

Target Charges You More For Free Bonus

Target Charges You More For Free Bonus

Reader Michael sent us this picture of a 16-ounce bottle of Crest whitening rinse and a 32-ounce bottle that says “BONUS 100% MORE FREE.” Turns out by “FREE” they mean “$1.15 more.”