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9 Things You’re Buying at Target That Are Cheaper on Amazon

We love Target, but sometimes Amazon has more budget-friendly options that win us over.

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Target or Amazon?

Target is known for quality, affordable products, and we’ll never say no to a trip to the red and white aisles of one of our favorite shops, but there are some things we leave out of the cart on our Target runs. The following budget-friendly items can be found at Amazon for even less.

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Tide Pods


Target has good deals on laundry essentials, such as a 73 count pack of Tide Pods for only $22. Unfortunately, Amazon has them beat with an 81 count pack of the same brand for only $19.97. Laundry cleaner is just the beginning. Here’s 34 more things you should always buy on Amazon.

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TV Stands

We found nearly identical TV stands at both Target and Amazon. The difference? The Target version cost $224.99 (on sale, the full price is $299.99) and the Amazon variation was only $198 (on sale, full price is $265) and had an additional feature that the Target variation didn’t have: sliding barn doors! For an additional cost, Amazon will also send someone to your house to assemble the product, an option Target did not offer.

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Bookshelves

One of our favorite designs for our bookshelves are these ladder shelves, but we’ll be putting them in our Amazon cart. The Target version caught our eyes first, but a little searching found a similar product on Amazon for almost $50 less! Who knew you could get such great things on Amazon?

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BISSELL Hard Floor Vacuum

If you’re looking to get your hard floors looking their best (including getting rid of stubborn pet hair) check out the BISSELL Hard Floor Expert Deluxe Canister Vacuum. You’ll find it at Target for $179.99; but at Amazon, you’ll only pay $139.99 — that’s $40 in savings!

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KitchenAid Standing Mixer

A mixer is a staple in most kitchens, but this brand, in particular, is more of an investment than a quick buy. However, if you’re heading to Target to get yours, think again. Target’s five-quart professional mixer will run you $449.99, whereas with Amazon’s identical product, you’ll only be shelling out $399.99. Here’s a few surprising facts about KitchenAid mixers you might not have known.

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Bath Towels

We love what a nice matching towel set does to make your bathroom look a little fancy, but we also love saving money! Which is why we’re passing on this six-piece set from Target at $44.99 and sticking with Amazon’s version, which is only going to cost us $34.99.

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Cell Phone Cases

We found huge savings on cell phone cases at Amazon. Across brands and phone types, Amazon sold their phone cases for less. To get the highly praised OtterBox at Target, you’ll have to spend $39.99, but the same case at Amazon will only run you $19.99 (on sale). But don’t think you have to give up your Target habit altogether! Don’t miss these Target deals for $10 or less.

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Swimsuits

The least expensive one-piece swimsuit we could find on Target’s website still cost $29.74 on super-sale. Full price suits began at $30, and ran much, much higher. However a quick look on Amazon, and we fell in love with this suit (size Medium) with 4.5 stars for only $9.99!

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Your LBD

Who doesn’t love a little black dress? It’s a classic look that many women want in their closet, but when it’s time to replace yours, where should you turn? Amazon of course! This dress from Amazon is one of our favorites—it’s earned 4.5 stars with nearly 2,000 reviews and it starts at $12.99! While some sizes and color options do cost more (up to $25.99), it will still run you less than Target’s comparable option, which costs $36.99. If you’re an

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Originally Published on Reader's Digest