How To Get Compensation When Your Target Order Is Late
I have talked in the past about getting compensation for late Walmart and Amazon deliveries. I have been able to rack up hundreds of dollars because of late, delayed or missing shipments by following those guides. A few weeks back I had a delivery issue with Target and I decided to give the same process a try with them too. And what do you know, it worked! Here is how to get compensation when your Target order is late.
Reach Out To Target Reps Via Chat
A few weeks ago I had some Target gift cards lying around, with small amounts on them, so I decided to do an online order to use them up. It was a small order but it was somewhat timely items for us. I paired it up with my Target Redcard for 2 day shipping as well. If you don’t currently have a RedCard they often have sign up bonuses for the card and you can even get the debit card version (means no hard pull!). Benjy recently talked about how he has fallen back in love with the RedCard.
After a few days I noticed my order still had not shown up. Then a few more days went by and nothing. I checked the tracking and the items had been stuck in a black hole for several days and had not been scanned. I had a similar issue with Target early on in the pandemic and got my order over a week late. Because of everything that was going on I chalked it up to everyone being short handed and left it alone. But this time I was more than annoyed so I pulled up Target’s website and looked for Target Chat. I don’t think many people know Target has the chat function but they do, and this is the best way to get compensation when your Target order is late.
What Did I Say & What Compensation Did I Get
I will share my chat exchange with you below but this is a two birds with one stone scenario. I was most likely going to need the products reordered which means I had to contact Target anyway. While I was doing that I might as well get a little something extra for my hassle.
The agent ended up giving me a $5 Target gift card for needing to reship the items. I did have to ask a second time, as I led with that on my original post which is cut off. Be sure to get an answer to this question, chat reps will sometimes dodge it early on hoping you forget.
The really cool thing was I ended up getting both orders. I am guessing that USPS didn’t get the update to return the missing package to Target. This has happened to me with Amazon as well and they will normally tell you to just keep the error. So I got a $5 gift card and $50 worth of stuff!
The old saying, “it never hurts to ask”, definitely applies here. If you are reaching out to a retailer because of a late or missing shipment be sure to ask for something in return. You are already on the phone or chat with them so why not at least try?
That is how you can get compensation when your Target order is late. Hopefully it is useful to you in the future.