Want to save at Target? Here’s how

If you shop at Target, you may want to try some of these money-saving tips during your next visit.

The deal-hunting experts at Bensbargain.com have put together a list of the top items to buy at the big-box retailer. Here are their tips:

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  1. Toys –Especially strong during November / December (the last two holiday seasons they blew all other competition out of the water), but Target has great deals on toys all year long. Look for $10 off $50 toy coupons every couple of months, as well as daily or weekly Cartwheel offers on popular toys (often 40% to 50% off the listed price). Target’s clearance section is also a great place to check, especially at the end of any season (Jan/Feb for winter, August for summer, etc); they usually go up to 70% off during the most aggressive clearance sales.

  2. Groceries –Super Target is becoming more and more competitive with other grocery stores. Internal store brands (Market Panty, Archer Farms, Simply Balanced) are all really reasonably priced and good quality. The deals on groceries become even stronger with many Cartwheel offers on these items. Target also frequently offers general $10 off $50 grocery paper coupons which you don’t see from the main grocery store chains. Combine these with Cartwheel offers for the best deal.

  3. Home Good / Furniture –Particularly aggressive with online sales, Target often offers extra percentage off codes specifically on furniture and other items available in the home decor section. In addition, you can also almost always find a $5 off $50 purchase coupon that stacks with those percentage discount codes. Target’s store brand Threshold has some very nice pieces for a reasonable price (similar to Ikea in style and price). Look for more aggressive discounts on those items, when on sale, compared to third party items.

  4. Video Games and Blu-rays –Target is known for frequently running BOGO Free promos on video games, especially around the holidays, but definitely not exclusively. It’s also common to see Buy 2, Get 1 free games for specific consoles. Same goes for Blu-ray movies, which Target will often include gift cards with. Music, to a lesser extent, will also be on sale. However, digital music is likely a more economical option than physical discs these days.

  5. Household Essentials –There are tons of great deals on items like paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, diapers etc. When you combine Target’s Subscription program with their frequent gift card offers on these types of items; they often give out $5 or $10 gift cards with the purchase of select items. Target’s Up & Up brand is also a great alternative to the more expensive brands, especially for diapers.

Report: These were 2015’s biggest travel trends

A plane comes in for a landing at Miami International Airport. (Getty Images)
A plane comes in for a landing at Miami International Airport. (Getty Images)

This has been a huge year for travel — in particular for Florida, which is expected to receive a record number of tourists by the year’s end.

CNN has put together a list of some of the top travel trends for 2015. Here are two of the ones we think had the biggest impact:

Frequest flier miles based on dollars spent instead of miles traveled

This year, three airlines switched up their frequent flier programs in a big way: issuing rewards based on the amount of money spent, instead of how many miles were traveled.

And American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines might be leading a bigger charge, CNN reports.

“We saw some of the first hints globally from international carriers,” Skift.com co-founder Jason Clampet told CNN.

The rise of Uber and Airbnb in business travel

With the addition of Uber for Business, the increasingly popular ride-hailing app made it easier for companies and employees to expense trips. Companies now can set up corporate accounts, set rules and monitor rides more closely.

Airbnb also has risen in popularity for corporate travel, CNN reports. Instead of booking costly hotel rooms, for example, a company might book a large condo through Airbnb.

Read more from CNN.