My Readers’ Target Shopping Confessions

Last week, I wrote about how there’s voodoo at Target because you walk in for some toothpaste and come out with everything BUT. I had no clue so many folks would feel my pain like that. And the comments had me CACKLING. So I decided to post some of the confessions people left about their Target shopping trips. We are a family, like a giant tree, giving Target ALL its’ money. Getchu some of this so you know you’re not alone.

“Oh, I go in for personal products and leave with sweaters, lip gloss and some hair product or nail polish. It’s a problem my husband threatens to leave me (in the store while he waits in the car) over.” – Quanita

“Try working there. I’ve tried to quit Target for like 5 years. I’m STILL there. Working for merchandise because my direct deposit gets rerouted STRAIGHT back to them when I go buy sh*t I don’t e’em be needing. I even have duplicates of items because I get so excited when I see them I forget I have them at home. FML…” – Erika M.

“Go in for Tampons, come out with earrings, scarf, wallet, body sprays, bubble gum, chocolate covered pretzels, steering wheel cover cuz it’s got TweetyBird on it, I crock pot cuz it’s on sale and I never use crock pots, but this one is a must have, oh yeah new bathroom decor, which includes, shower curtain, soap dispenser, trash can, rugs. O.K. I’m done!” – Kim E.

“I went in to buy soap and toothpaste a few months ago. I came out with Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding, Mixed Chicks Leave In, a Laker shirt, a bicycle pump, that Archer Farms toffee popcorn, an “I Love Auntie” bib, and a bikini, even though my stomach hasn’t seen the light of day since my son was born in 2002! We are all sheep.” – Erin K.

“I went in one time looking for a book I needed, and walked out w/ sum lip gloss, sum underoos, and a summer sausage. o_O I can’t make this stuff up.” – Gloria M.

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“Target got me just last week. I went for cat food, came out with a new phone, a costume, xbox accessories, 3 bottles of lotion, $200 poorer and still no dang cat food.” – Timika H.

“How did I go to Target only to buy tissue and paper towels to end up purchasing: 2 ottomans, new sheets, a duvet cover, pillows and some new towels? To only go back for more the next weekend to exchange the towels.” – JD

“Chile, I went to Target last week for some work clothes and left with 5 super soakers…shameful.” – Bri

“The Target struggle is R-E-A-L. I be runnin’ up in there free as a damn bird like I ain’t got no sense. Like, all I need is Clorox wipes, paper towels and mouthwash. Next thing I know I’m in the home department reconsidering everything I’ve got in my apartment and deciding right then and there I need to completely redecorate and I must buy the display ottoman I’m now perched on! I just…” – Aramide E

“I worked at Target for over a year. I won’t even act like 1/2 the money I earned didn’t go back into that store. And let’s not talk about how last August all the stores in the district threw everything on 70-80% off clearance. Yes I spent $300-400 in there that month….but I got 800-900 worth of stuff so…… (._. )” – Negretta S.

“I used to work there and hated it. Swore I would never go back. 2 weeks later I was in there dropping $250 on some towels, a sippy cup (mind you I didn’t have not nan child), and a bedset that didn’t fit any bed in my house but was on sale and pretty. 8 years later, I still shop there weekly. My theory is that they pump crack through the vents.” – Tracey

“Couple weeks ago, I went to get some toothpaste. Left with $80 in stuff that wasn’t toothpaste! Got home, took off my clothes, laid in my bed and realized I didn’t get the toothpaste. No worries though, I’ll be back tomorrow. Lol.” – Imperfect

“I went to Tarjay today for leave in conditioner… Came out with a scarf, some boots, Tide pods, and lotion lol” – C

“I went to Target to pick up the SheaMoisture body products. Oh just 1 thing… bought the ENTIRE LINE OF PRODUCTS. That joint was damn near $500. I kid you NOT. I got smell good for the rest of the century. Not to mention… they got the nerve to have “real designers” up in that piece. Yeah I needed that Missoni neck warmer and them Cynthia ROwley pants. *sigh*” – TheMochaPeach

“Went to Target to grab a few items. Messed around and took the kids. Have no idea what I spent $200 on. Then at checkout the cashier gives me a buy one drink get one drink free coupon from Starbucks. Hope those lattes will provide all the vitamins and minerals I need this week cuz I spent my damn lunch money for the week in that $200.” – KayKay37

“Yes I went in there today to use the restroom and left with 2 pair of jeans, 4 shirts and a pair of sweat pants for my daughter…” – PGirl Johnson

LMAO!!! Y’all are THE WORST! We should start a Target Anonymous Club to help each other stay out that store so we can have savings.

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  1. TM
    October 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I’ve never had that problem. I’m a college student so money is always tight. I always went in there to get the cheapest I could get for the money I had. Plus I think Target’s stuff is generic and I’m not into generic items that almost everyone else has. Not knocking target but you spend what you can to get what you want from them.

  2. Nahjee
    October 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I know this is kinda off topic but… I was looking through you’er pages and I came across you’er kreayshawn post OMG!!! That had to be one of you’er best post on here lmao them comments was funny as hell tho.

    3k sold her first week that was embarrassing lol

  3. milaxx
    October 18, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    They doing a partnership with Neiman Marcus & price matching for the holiday’s. Folks gonna lose their fool minds.

    • October 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      THANK YOU FOR RUINING MY LIFE FOR TELLING ME THAT!!! Now I’ma be homeless but I’ma have target bags to keep my company. Dambit! *shakes fists* That is AMAZING.

      • milaxx
        October 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

        And they’re running a contest. Remember thse cute plates Afrobella posted?

        “Target +Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

        Now, these six must-haves could be yours!

        You could take home legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg’s printed yoga mat and jewelry box, Jason Wu’s girl’s dresses, and Tracy Reese’s stylish, sequin blouse and set of dessert plates by entering Good Morning America’s “Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Giveaway!”


    • October 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      iREBUKE you! *pours holy oil over my entire head – with extra oil over the eyes*

      iQUIT this blog too…until tomorrow…

    • LadyLarke
      October 19, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Neiman Marcus?! Aw Lawd! I’m gonna need Target Rehab for sure now…. 🙁

  4. October 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    And they are teaming up with Neiman’s for the holidays!!! Recipe for bank account disaster.

  5. MissG
    October 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Once, my fiancee said “I don’t get it, why do you like Target so much?”. I was open mouthed agape like…I don’t know…man…why do you like to breathe, asking me stupid assed questions, cuz they sprinkle crack inthe air…hell if I know. Now help me unload this paper towel, rugs, toothpaste, orange juice & Haagen Daas.

    • Ra
      October 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      …..LMAOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m in tears at this…. you are a complete fool LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

  6. Eyrica
    October 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Last year they open a Target 5mns from our house, worst thing that could have ever happened to me. I go there every single night, my hubbie thinks I’m having an affair with someone there. My 2year-old even knows where Target is and ask to go every weekend. I need help with this addiction, I wish I could quit Target

  7. October 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    This post. iCackled. Target is the debil!
    I sent my husband to Target for tampons and advil. He came home with maxi pads…and an AM Radio.

    Both items have never been used.

    I go in with good intentions…and come out with home furnishings and a new wardrobe. I honestly don’t know how it happens.

    • Dominique
      October 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      I’d say he did pretty good…..considering it’s Target. It could have been much worse!

  8. Sharday
    October 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Something about those bright lights, a clean store, and all that red makes you want to buy out the entire damn store!

    No matter what I go into Target for, I always walk out w/ some hair product, some makeup, something w/ Hello Kitty on it (b/c y’know, a 27 year old needs a Hello Kitty waffle iron), some clothes, a cd or 2 that I’ll listen to once, and something for the house.

    Yeah…I try to stay away from Target.

      October 19, 2012 at 6:17 am

      omg i have that same waffle iron….in the box never been used…just like these hello kitty ipod speakers my 7 year old niece keeps asking me for them but I keep saying nah im saving them for something special…oh the struggle.

    • Bpurpleb001
      October 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Did you see the Hello Kitty microwave and mini refrigerator? My 14 yr old is a tomboy to her little heart and she wanted them for herself. It’s a good thing I was broke, but that still didn’t stop me from walking out with 2 packs of batteries, a scientific calculator, Shea Moisture creamy stuff, and a economy sized pack of clicky pencils. I was only there because we were tagging along with my oldest daughter. I didn’t go in there to buy anything.

  9. DFig
    October 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I tried to tweet this to you and failed….

    “When I look at all of our Target shopping bags I know in my heart that there’s no college fund.” @honesttoddler


  10. October 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I am down for a support group………….after I hit that black Friday sale doe. LOL

    • October 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm


    • QUeenCityChick
      October 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      no rehab happens until AFTER the black friday sale, that’s a given

      • October 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        VERY TRUE! Black Friday is important. We can’t miss it. (-_-)

  11. October 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Target is the…devil on horseback. I have gone in there, all talked up and determined to get some lotion – JUST some lotion. But, I walk out…45 minutes later, with bags of stuff, and $100 less in the bank. I’m a product junkie, so….I know better.

    It is what it is. It do what it do.

  12. Janna
    October 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    And don’t you dare download the Target app… Don’t you go do it… I get notified of sales once they see my direct deposit go through, and I swear they track my Google searches. How else do they know about my need for lobster clamps (that are now miraculously half off) and mint M&Ms (now on last-chance clearance)?

      October 22, 2012 at 6:40 am

      I too have that app and enjoy the smartphone coupons too because yes i need 3 boxes of archer farm crackers….

  13. Ra
    October 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    When I was jobless and supremely broke, I was still addicted to Target. I was so used to giving Target all my damn money, that I would just go and wander around looking at things I couldn’t buy, and PLAN to buy them later. Which I actually did… plus some. I hate Target. Money siphoning evil doers! Subjecting our bodies to that vent crack! The nerve…

  14. Kym
    October 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I have learned if I only want to get what I need. I get the hand basket. If I get the regular cart it is on.