I learned a new trick at Target stores recently that I thought I would share with you. Any tips that make treasure hunting at Target easier are very exciting to me.
So if you are lucky enough to have a store with the NEW scanners (you will see it pictured below)- you can easily check the inventory of any item with a DPCI number. Now this is handy for lots of reasons- if you can’t find an item in your store you can enter the DPCI and try to locate it. You can also use this to check the price of a heavy item so you don’t have to lug it through the store. (And if you have never attempted to scan the bar code of a car seat in a huge box, this can actually be quite the project.)
So here is a little trick:
You can find the DPCI number just underneath the price on a sales tag. To use another example, recently many of you had trouble finding the Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese. I posted the DPCI number– so even if you can’t find a particular item in your store you can still check the coupon scanner.
If your store has one of the newer price scanners like this- you will see a line of numbered buttons on the far right side of the scanner. Simply start pushing the DPCI number into the scanner. Once you have entered the numbers you need to push “enter” also on the right side. When you begin typing in numbers the screen will look like this.
Once you finish and push enter, the item should pop up on the scanner if your store carries it. It will tell you the price, the item description and if there is a gift card promotion that will be featured on the right side where the screen currently says “sale”.
Even better, it will tell you the location of the item at the very bottom of the screen. You can see in this example, I entered a mirror in and the location is Aisle C35.
So there are other methods of finding inventory in your store but I thought I’d pass this tip on. I have found it helpful when I am trying to determine the prices on large items in particular.
Anyone else have a nifty Target tip to share?