Easy Ways to Save that Home Decor Retailers Don’t Want You to Know

Trista - November 9, 2021

6. The top two Hobby Lobby secrets that save you money!

There are two rules when it comes to Hobby Lobby that, no matter what, will save or earn you money every time. The first rule is to buy your tissue paper from Hobby Lobby. Almost 99% of the time, it is the best deal, even compared to other dollar and discount stores. Also, it is the best price at full price! Often the tissue paper goes on sale, so when it does, make sure you stock up! You can get their tissue paper in many fun colors and patterns, so you are sure to find something you can use for any occasion. 

The other rule is to use the Hobby Lobby Visa card. If you are a Hobby Lobby lover, it could be well worth it to get a Hobby Lobby Visa. Or, if you are an art and crafts YouTuber, TikTok creator, or Etsy shop owner, it can save you considerable time to use this cashback card. At 5% money back, you are earning money by spending money you would have spent anyway! This is like a free 5% back with no effort! You can also use this card at other regular retailers as well and still earn 1% cashback.


5. Ways to Save with Overstock Deals

At Overstock, you can save big when you sign up for their Club O memberships. You can learn more about the ‘Club O’ perks here. While there is an annual fee for Club O, It is well worth it if you shop there often. Also, make sure to check out their exclusive product on their website. The product online is only available and not in store. If you want the most unique home decor, this is the place to shop! Overstock carries exclusive brands like Carson Carrington Home that you can’t find anywhere else. Overstock also has an excellent app that you can shop from and has been ranked one of the best apps for home decor goods! You can also virtually see how decor items will fit and look in your space with their 3-D models.

Also, when you are shopping at Overstock, don’t forget to check out their pet supplies! A portion of the sales from their pet supplies goes towards the Best Friends Animal Society. You can shop their pet supplies feeling great, knowing that a part of your purchase is helping out animals in need. Although Overstock sounds like it will be items that have not sold and are “overstocked,” this is not always the case. With trendy brands and great deals, you can rest easy knowing that you are getting a stylish deal from Overstock. They have many styles to choose from for any home decor items you are looking for! With the ‘Club O’ membership on top of this, you can save big on your next furniture purchase!


4. Use the Target Mark Down Schedule to Save

Target has specific days when items get marked down at most stores. The schedule, according to Yahoo!, is usually as follows: Monday: Electronics, accessories, kids’ clothing, books, baby, stationery. Tuesday: Domestic goods, women’s clothing, pets, market (food items). Wednesday: Men’s clothing, health & beauty, diapers, lawn & garden, furniture. Thursday: Houseware, lingerie, shoes, toys, sporting goods, decor & luggage. Friday: Auto, cosmetics, hardware, jewelry.

When shopping at Target, it is excellent to know this information, but you should also pay attention to the numbers at the end of the prices. These codes mean something, so when you pay attention to them, you can save even more! If you see a price that ends in a .04, take note. Why? That means that it is at the end of its clearance life. That will be the lowest price you see for that item, which usually means it is discontinued. When products are marked down, it usually goes in a sequence – starting at 15% off then going all the way to 70% off. Depending on how long the product has been there, the longer it sits, the deeper the discount. This is the same for Holiday items, so if you can hold out for a while after the holiday or season, you will get a much better deal. 


3. Stack Coupons at Target to Save More!

One great thing about Target is the coupons that you can use! Couponing was once a trendy thing to do – it was a thrill to see how much stuff you could get, and sometimes the cashier would owe you money in the end. Networks dedicated TV series to this behavior, and everyone loved it! Many of the people couponing were mothers, so it was so inspirational to see how they overcame whatever struggle, and because of the couponing, they were doing so much better. 

If you want to use coupons at Target, the good news is that it is still easy to do! You can get coupons from multiple places, and the best part is that Target lets you stack your coupons. That is right – if you have more than one coupon and it doesn’t have an official statement on it for how it can be used, you can use multiple vouchers for one transaction. Sometimes Target will even let you use the ones that have rules on them. You can also use manufacturers’ coupons in your coupon stack. All you have to do is show it to the cashier; it’s that easy. Target will allow these coupons even if they state that they can only be used at certain stores. So, save your coupons(many people use a binder with cards inserts that are 9 to a page), put them in a binder, and get out there!


2. Use Target’s Wedding Registry (Even If You’re Not Getting Married)

Some people may not like this, but you can make a wedding registry, or any kind of registry for that matter, and get cashback. It is not like the company will search every application for a wedding registry. They are just happy that they have the chance of getting another purchase, whether that be in-store or through a wedding registry. 

Once your wedding registry is closed, the company will usually send the happy couple a 15% off coupon. Now there typically are some restrictions that apply. For example, the coupon doesn’t work on only one item. You have to purchase the entire registry to get the 15% off coupon. If you are going to do this, make sure everything in your car is what you want, and you could use the coupon. 


1. More Ways to Save at Target- and Be Green!

Did you know that Target will pay you to use your plastic bags? That’s right. You will earn 0.05 for every bag that you bring in on your own. You can purchase bags at Target still, but most retailers have pushed to remove plastic bags altogether. Some stores have achieved this and only use paper bags or have gone completely paperless. You have probably seen signs around Target for “Buy Two And Save A Dollar!” or at least something similar. Well, the truth is, for most of these buy two items, you don’t have to purchase two items. If you look at the individual labels, you will notice that there should be a price change on them. 

Last but certainly not least is the advice to purchase toys in July, December and January. Target holds big toy sales usually in these months, so it is good to prepare and have a mental note of what you want to get. January is the obvious one as it is after Christmas, and items will be marked down. Right before Christmas, there is often decent sales on toys, and finally, Christmas in July is a large sale that many stores participate in, but Target is usually the biggest.