Posted by Chuck on May 17, 2018
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Published on May 17th, 2018 | by Chuck

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Target Rolls Out ‘Restock’ Nationwide with Free Delivery on Household Items for REDcard Members

Targeted announced it’s nationwide rollout of a program called Target Restock. It’s similar to the Prime Pantry model where they’ll deliver thousands of everyday items to your door. Amazon charges $7.99 per box, and waives the fee for orders $40+. Target is charging just $2.99 per order (up to 45 pounds) and no fee for REDcard members paying with REDcard.

The competition here makes sense on the part of Target since they’ll be fulfilling the orders directly from local stores, an advantage the retailer has over Amazon. They’ve been running a similar program through Google Express where orders ship from the local Target stores. The Google Express route has a $35 shipping minimum, making the new Restock program superior for REDcardholders.

Restock orders placed by 7 pm arrive the next day which is pretty awesome. REDcard holders also get 5% off all orders.

Many small, everyday items like water and soap are not available with regular Target.com orders shipped from the main online fulfillment facility, and are now available through the new program. The Restock and Google Express models ship the items from local stores, cutting down on shipping costs and enabling heavy items to be sent efficiently.

There is no minimum on the box size so you can even order a single $1w item as your ‘box’ and get free shipping if you have a REDcard, though I’d expect this detail to eventually get changed.

They are also running a promotion currently to get $5 off $50 on Restock orders. Simply add $50 to your cart and you’ll see $5 come off at checkout. Not sure when this expires.



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pcj
pcj

Unfortunately Target Restock is not available everywhere (despite saying “nationwide”).

MoreSun
MoreSun

Ditto. Not available in my zip code either. Maybe IT didn’t get the message? I hope so, looks handy!

PT
PT

Note that their website also states promotional and sale prices not available through Restock. Thats when I prefer to stock up so that makes it less attractive.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

I wonder if you also get the 5% RedCard Discount.

bugsgrandma
bugsgrandma

The fine print on their site says you do get the 5% discount.

Ender
Ender

So I guess you need to pay with Redcard to get the free shipping?

Ann
Ann

I haven’t tried it with Restock, but the way it works for general online ordering is as long as you have the Redcard linked to your target.com account, you can use another method of payment and still get free shipping on that order. You only get the 5% discount on the amount you actually pay with the Redcard, though. (Originally that wasn’t the case, but they closed that loophole years ago.)

Mr G
Mr G

Even $2.99 shipping is a great deal if you only need a few items.

parkdanil
parkdanil

It’s nice to see competitive offers like this. Hopefully Amazon will lower their prices to counter this challenge.

Vy
Vy

Does application for the REDcard count against 5/24?

Cpaynter
Cpaynter

For the credit card, yes. But the Red debit card does not, and has the same benefits as the credit card.

Chris

AllenB
AllenB

I like the Target Redcard. You get 5% off on almost everything in the store (excludes gift cards, pharmacy, etc.) You get a longer returns period. Best of all the card is Chip and PIN and no foreign transaction fees. I have actually used this card out of the country at subway/train automated kiosks.

Darvin Ray
Darvin Ray

unfortunately they do not issue the red card with a visa/mastercard logo right away. For new applicants, you get a target store card first, After a while, depending on how long you’ve had the card or how much you spend on the card, is only then that you may get upgraded to visa/mastercard -as the TD Bank see fits.

tobago_88
tobago_88

Perfect timing. Right when Amazon kills the bypass for Add-on items using an alexa device 🙁

Celia
Celia

I used Alexa on Tuesday for an add-on item, item was just delivered today. When did they close the bypass?

G3G
G3G

I have been using target restock regularly since it became available in my area (fall of 2017). When the service works as promised it’s fantastic, however, more often than not there are issues with my orders, such as poorly packed boxes, crushed boxes, broken jars, late or missing deliveries. Prime Pantry is a far better service in my opinion.

Samone Swift
Samone Swift

I decided to try this on a whim. I had some items I needed and next day delivery seemed ideal. Five days later I have yet to receive my items. I have gotten emails though. Each one saying that my delivery date has been updated. Yay! Won’t be doing this again.

sam
sam

REstock now has a $35 minimum order

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