I Have a Crush on Target

La Croix. Laundry detergent. Birthday present for classmate. What is this you ask? This a list for my all time favorite place in the world (besides Disney World) and it’s only Tuesday. Any guesses? It’s that magical place with the bullseye logo, none other than Target.

It may sound crazy to have a crush on a store but I seriously do. I have visited every Target in the metro area (I prefer the Kenner location) and I can’t go on vacation without visiting their local store. I can get just about anything there and I even attempt to make a weekly trip by myself. Yes, you read that right! SOLO Target trip, it’s truly like a vacation.

I Have a Crush on TargetIf you can’t go to Target alone (which let me be honest, it doesn’t happen as often as I would like), a trip to this fantastic store is still a fun time. Can I rave about their awesome carts? I love the two seater carts at the Kenner location and they even have my other obsession Starbucks. I adore how I can walk in and grab my favorite drink and start on my ever growing Target list.

Before and during my shopping trip, I open my Cartwheel app and add some savings on things on my list. 10% off Yogurt? Sold. 15% off laundry detergent? Done. I could go on but you catch the drift, this app is amazing and it’s super fun to scan the item from your phone. I feel like a wizard with magical money saving abilities! To date, I have saved $351.75! Zing!

And can we talk about their Red Card? I’m in love. You sync it up to your checking account and get 5% off each shopping trip. And wait, that’s not all! You get FREE shipping with your red card from Target.com. It’s like Amazon Prime in a way but with no yearly fees but sadly a bit slower shipping. Need extra underwear for your potty training toddler? No worries. Just order via the app, save 5% and get free shipping and voila, your package will arrive in a few days!

I also love how they do designer brands from time to time. I was beyond thrilled with the Lily Pulitzer launch that I stayed up almost all night to snag a few desired items before I headed to Target the next day. It’s pretty spectacular to get some nice designer clothes, accessories and home goods for a super affordable price.

I could go on and on for my favorite place but I would love to hear reasons why you love Target. So please Moms, share below! I would be delighted to hear them.

Mary Olivio
Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.


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