Target adds ‘offset’ automatic surcharge depending on location – but it can still be avoided by changing how you pay

MILLIONS of Target customers are subject to a surcharge – but with one simple step, you can avoid the fee by applying one simple step.

Destination customers in Hawaii, Alaska and Protected Americas Territories may need to pay additional shipping cost for online products.

Target charges additional shipping costs to non-contiguous US states and territories


Target charges additional shipping costs to non-contiguous US states and territoriesPhoto credit: AFP

But there is a way to get out of the surcharge for the millions of non-contiguous American residents.

One of the customers asked the brand, “Why does my order show an extra charge?”

The company responded, “Adding additional shipping surcharges to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Protectorates orders allows us to offer our guests a greater variety of items to ship to those locations.”

“The surcharge partially offsets the additional shipping costs to these locations.”

Get out of the surcharge

According to Target, customers could avoid the fees if they shop with the Target RedCard.

But the Target-based debit or credit card doesn’t necessarily mean all fees are eliminated.

“Our guests from Alaska, Hawaii and the Protectorate may still be eligible for free standard shipping and can avoid surcharges or shipping costs by paying with a RedCard,” the company said in response.

“If there is a surcharge for your order, this will be displayed under “Delivery” during the checkout process.”

Target offers its customers several RedCard options.

Shoppers can opt for a Target Mastercard, a Target store charge card, or a Target debit line.

With the direct debit option, funds can be withdrawn directly from the Target buyer’s bank deposits.

Customers in the contiguous 48 states of the United States receive free shipping on orders over $35.

The $35 threshold excludes taxes and promotional discounts – the total order value must exceed $35 before either can be applied.


Target has changed its shipping and purchasing policies several times throughout the year to increase consumer convenience.

In May, Shipt and Target launched a joint venture that will allow customers to order same-day delivery from their nearest Target locations.

Customers can get same-day delivery for $9.99.

In addition, the brand has continuously expanded its drive-up program.

App-based customers used to make drive-up purchases that Target employees would complete and deliver to their car.

Target expanded the service to include returns and Starbucks orders.

Following the company’s successful Starbucks collaboration pilot, the company said its most popular orders were the Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso, the Birthday Cake Pop, and the Iced Caramel Macchiato.

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The US Sun is reporting more Target changes – here’s a summary of the policy changes that customers will notice.

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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