I've heard a few things back from Target regarding the $1 off coupons...
#1 - Coupons will be sent in the mail, not the paper.
#2 - Target got a copy of the mailing list from SW.com. If you live within 10 miles of a Target Store AND
you are member of Hyperspace, you should
get the coupon.
#3 - If you have a Target credit card and have used it to purchase SW stuff in the past, you should
get a coupon.
#4 - If you have been identified as a "loyal" Target shopper, you should
get a coupon. (You would know if you are, because you would already be receiving the monthly coupon mailers from Target).
Now, a few clarifications -
These rules are NOT
a guarantee you will get the coupon, just the guidelines they used when they were deciding who would get them.
Target has a set number of coupons going out in each market. As they are in the business of making money, they only made as many coupons as they could "reasonably" handle. What this means is that even though you may meet the above guidelines, you still may not get the coupon.
They are sending out coupons to the first xxx number of people who meet the requirements, not
everyone who meets the requirements.
I have a feeling that this whole "coupon" thing will make people even MORE upset with Target when people begin to realize that they are not going to be as widely distributed as everyone is hoping and people start to realize how unfair it is that Joe Schmoe got $1 off all his figures and they didn't...
And I'll add that at this point, there is NOTHING you can do to increase your chances of getting one. The coupons are all printed and in the process of being mailed, so don't believe other sites when they tell you "this is what you need to do to get the coupon."
The coupons should be going out in the mail VERY soon, they are timed to be in your mail box sometime next week (most likely at the end of the week Fr/Sat) so they arrive approx 1 week prior to April 2nd.