Health Needs Meet Wants with Made to Matter at Target

This post was sponsored by Zarbeeโ€™s Naturals via Sverve. However, all editorial content reflects my own honest opinion about the products.

Last Day for the Zarbee’s Giveaway!

So much of a healthy life is a battle between needs and wants. 

No place is that more apparent than at Target. We all know this. How is it that a place that prides itself on low prices can result int the most expensive shopping trips? Because you go in there for what you need (and you know that they have) and start to see all these things that you want. But you don’t just want them, you NEED THEM. And with a price like that…. How can you say no?

Target Made To Matter helps you bring Needs and Wants together!

I love shopping at Target because it brings both my needs and my wants within my reach. I can be serious, AND I can have a bit of fun.The incredible variety might necessitate some decision-making, but I can discover alternatives that might be better than what I originally went in for. Or, I can take advantage of the great prices to try both.  ๐Ÿ˜€

Consequently, I can get what I need–vitamins, medications, and of course, my Zarbees (last chance to win the samplers!)–and maybe also some fun things that I just want. Star Wars Lucky Charms, anyone? I THINK YES.

Star Wars Lucky Charms at Target. Not part of the made to matter program, but still pretty awesome!

I am so lucky that there is Target next to the store that I coach out of because it makes it easy for me to swing by on the way home but it also is perfect to swing back around to after our long runs in case I don’t have proper recovery food. The coaches stay until everyone is done with their run, so those of us coaching the continuous runners tend to be back quite a while before the final participant returns, and way outside of my optimal recovery window.

Zarbee's Natural Vitamin Drink Mix at Target Zarbee's Naturals Vitamin Drink Mix. Made to Matter Program at Target Review by Suzlyfe

Plus, on days when it has rained or, alternatively, be really hot, and we are soaked, I often need something warm to drink.as well. Target has been great for me to run in, grab a protein and carb-rich snack as well as a decaf coffee or, as I did this time, a hot water for my Zarbees Natural Vitamin Mix, which I found in the immunity aisle (and don’t forget that 3 readers will win samplers! Last day!). Though I had brought an Oatmega bar for my refueling snack, I grabbed a Justin’s Almond Butter Snack pack (maple almond this time) to have later, as I mentioned yesterday. 

Made to Matter : Health and Wellness Brought to You by Target

Considering how adamant I am about making health, wellness, and nutrition accessible for all, I am beyond happy with the collection of natural, organic, non-gmo, and health-conscious products carried on Target’s shelves. In fact, Target has just introduced a new program called Made to Matter, which helps customers discover and have instant access to products that are just that: made to matter. Think Fragrance Free, Gluten Free, Organic, Fair Trade, Non-GMO, Hypoallergenic, Paraben Free, and so many other categories. This is a great resource for all–from moms to fitness and health enthusiasts to anyone just looking to buy in a more conscious manner. 

Greek Yogurt is Made to Matter at Target, which is helping to make healthy choices easier and more affordable

And, of course, at a great price–check out the current coupons! You can order directly from the website and have your Made To Matter products sent straight to your door, or you can go to the store itself and enjoy the same unbeatable selection. Education, quality, affordability, and accessibility for all.

Target and the Made to Matter program helps bridge the gaps between needs and wants. Because while sometimes you NEED something you want, you should always want the things that you need. Target provides the products that make that possible!

Zarbees Naturals Vitamin Drink Mix in the Immunity Aisle at Target. Made to Matter Program

Bridge the gaps between needs and wants with #madetomatter, @Target, and @Zarbees! #healthylife via @suzlyfe Click To Tweet

How do you bridge the gap between needs and wants?

Canadian friends, have you noticed a difference in accessibility to quality products since Target has left?

Is it important to you to have programs like Made to Matter?

  1. I have not been to Target in over a year. I love Target, however I already know what is going to happen if I go in there. I like to do my own shopping so I do not think I would really like the whole delivered to your house idea. I do not work, so I guess it would make life easier if you did work. Thanks for the great information.
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  2. I didn’t know Target was doing that Made to Matter program. That is so great and incredibly helpful for everyone trying to live a healthier life but just need the extra guidance. I bridge the gap by shopping for essentials at places like Market Basket and Target and then getting other products like I want to be more organic and GMO free at Trader Joes and Whole Foods.

  3. I’m so sad Target left Canada already ๐Ÿ™ Though our Target’s certainly weren’t as good as U.S. Targets. I need to cross the border when our dollar gets better to stock up on things!

  4. Target is my favorite store. It just is! It always has been.

    I used to think it was because of the lighting throughout the stores, its bright, but not harsh, and there are so many good bright colors. The other big store, which shall not be named here, is dark as you enter. Target is light and bright.
    When you walk into most any Target store, the first display is usually the ladies handbags–in bright colors. You might as well cast a fishing line-I just get reeled in. There store displays work.

    If Target has Made to Matter, then I will find it, play in it, and have to get-a-second-mortgage-it when I go into Atlanta on Thursday.
    There are 4 targets in Atlanta that I frequent, which one(s) I visit just depend(s) on where my appointments are that day.
    I can’t wait!!!
    and no, Target did not pay me to say this at all….but I’m drooling just thinking about my next trip!

    • I totally agree–they do a much better job of lighting and setting than that “other” store that shall not be named.
      And you can check out the Made to Matter stuff online too!

  5. ……you had me at Target……..!

    however, I did not “have” you at Target…..you arrived at Piedmont.

  6. I <3 Target. And now that there's rumor of WINE + Target, I love them even more. I'm intrigued by the Zarbee's and will be entering your giveaway ASAP. I'm even more intrigued by the Yoda Lucky Charms. HOLLA!

    • You know I need the Yoga Lucky Charms. ANd the wine target is so close to me. Another reason to visit.

  7. Um… I’m really bad at need vs. want. I try my best to focus when I enter Target, but I just love walking around and browsing! I think they have such a great selection in every department… but snooping around the home goods section is always my favorite !

  8. Yes, super sad sitch around here now that Target is gone. Our Target building is still left there vacant, shadows of the red circles taunting me from the Starbucks drive-thru line. It’s so, so sad.

  9. I’ve never tried Zarbees products but during the winter I LIVE off Airborne, Zicam and all those natural immunity products to fight off the kiddie germs!!
    And yes I WANT to eat every vegan treat in site. But sometimes I restrain myself! Haha have a great Tuesdsy Suze

    • You too, love! And have a great time in San Fran! You might need some of the Zarbees while you are traveling!

  10. I have spent so many hours at the South Loop target. It’s by far my favorite. Since I have to leave my house at 3pm to miss traffic I always arrive 1-2 hours early and you can find me there spending lots of $$$.

  11. I LOVE me some Target! It may just be my favorite store! I hadn’t heard about this new program, but it sounds like such a good idea. You’re right, we just shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to important things like our health.

  12. I adore Target (or as we say Tar-zgay (I have no idea how to write that soft “g” sound lol)). I could buy almost everything I need there. They even have a better supply of vegan food like gardein and sweet earth than some grocery stores.

  13. I love target but I am glad it’s not super convenient to where I live. A while back I lived right across the street from one and went in there all the time- it definitely left me spending more than I should have been (especially as a broke grad school student…) Now I usually go there once a month with a list, and leave with a few extra items. I always enjoy my trips to target…my wallet, not so much. Rob even volunteers to come with me now because he knows I always buy extra things while I am there but he is a voice of reason when he comes along.

  14. Target just got even more amazing! How is that possible!!!??? I absolutely love Zarbeeโ€™s and I love that my husband does too, and when he loves something we definitely need an easy way to get more of it. Target is the perfect place! Iโ€™ll have to pick up more of my favorites too! <3 mixed berry with honey and the all honey multivitamin drink mixes <3

  15. OOO I have seen these (they sent them to me) but sadly I cannot consume them thanks to the sugar – WOMP WOMP, but lets just say I had some happy friends!

  16. Target and I have a very passionate-yet-destructive relationship. Those darn $9 Essie nail polish bottles close to the entrance get me EVERY. TIME. And, well….EVERYTHING else.

  17. I used to walk to target so often after high school- it was only about 1.5 miles away and for some reason my friends and I just HAD to go there all the time. I guess we found a lots of things that were wants/ needs. I love that target has the cartwheel & mobile coupons too! Saving money is my jam.
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