Target Clarifies Confusing Sign: Cleaning Products Are 50% Off, Not Free

We are thankful to Target, because they have alleviated our existential angst. Okay, it’s their weird signage that caused the existential angst in the first place, but we’re still very happy that they cleared things up for us, for our readers, and for Target shoppers everywhere.

We’ve posted about this sign twice already, but here it is again to refresh your memory:

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Target spokesperson Jamie Bastian was nice enough to humor us and figure out what the heck was going on here. The official answer from Target HQ: the cleaner is supposed to be half off. But it’s not just any random Clorox cleaning product that you find sitting around. Only specific products qualify.

Apologies for any confusion. For Target guests that buy one of the following Clorox products (Angle Broom Brush, Butterfly Mop, Roller Mop or Conforming Wide Surface Mop), they get 50 percent off one of the following Clorox wipes or bathroom cleaner products: (Manual Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner, 34 ct. Wipes).

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At This Target, 50% Off And Free Are Pretty Much The Same Thing