Target Promotion: $2 Gift Card When You Buy 5 Or $5 When You Buy 2

It’s not that we want to make fun of Target and their shelf tags stuffed with fuzzy math. We can’t help it. If only Target would try applying some logic to the signs it posts in its stores, we would stop posting those signs here on the site.

Reader Andrew spotted this sale at his local Target store. There’s no issue with this promotion… unless you expect any single sign to agree with itself.


“The actual sale was a $5 gift card with purchase of 2, though the sign says the opposite,” writes Andrew. Ah, but it also gives the correct information. Silly Consumerist, expecting retailers to agree with themselves.

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