+ Add Chrome Extension

Back to Blog Home

Target Black Friday & Christmas Shopping Guide

dawngeske profile picture
September 27, 2017 · 13.8k Views

target holiday

Source: Target

It is without a doubt that Target is on your shopping radar come Black Friday and all through the holidays. With Target virtually offering everything you would need to make your Christmas shopping perfect, it is no wonder it goes out of its way to attract customers to its stores all through the holiday season. From the best prices on electronics to clothing and toys, you’ll have the merriest of Christmases with this retailer offering deep discounts and gift card bundles.

lightbulb iconSee Also: Target Black Friday 2017 Ad

Target will be opening its doors on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, at 6 PM both online and in stores for pre-Black Friday deals. Black Friday hours officially start at 12 AM online and stores will continue to remain open from Thanksgiving Day to all day on Friday, November 24th. While it is bucking the trend by opening its doors on Thanksgiving when many stores are opting to stay closed, it is banking on excited shopper to snatch up Target’s amazing savings and really boost its sales during Black Friday.

Be sure to use your Target REDCard this year to get automatically save 5% on your purchases, as well as stay on the lookout for potential promotional offers such as $10 off $50 and even $25 off $100. We also anticipate Target will bring back their free shipping, no minimum and free returns on every order throughout the remainder of the year starting some time between October 23rd and 25th. Additionally, take advantage of the Target app for exclusive features such as an interactive map to help you quickly and easily locate the deals you want. When you couple these tips with Target’s low price sales and price match guarantee, you are sure to get the best price in town no matter what you are shopping for this year.

With so much to choose from at Target, it can mind boggling as to what constitutes a deal and where are you really saving. We’ve compiled all the great bargains you can expect from Target come Black Friday and throughout Christmas to ensure you can cash in on those discounts that make the most sense for you.


target logo Black Friday & Christmas Shopping Guide

arrow icon ELECTRONICS

target electronics ipad

This is where Target really shines and where you see tons of gift card deals that are sure to sweeten the pot when you cash in on the amazing electronic deals. From TVs and Xboxes to iPads and smartphones, you will be sure to save big on what Target offers. While Target doesn’t have the biggest electronics selection in the game, what it does offer is usually what is in demand for the season and will make for great gifts for your friends and family.

  • TVs
    TVs are where Target excels at offering discounts as it offers a variety of smart TVs and LED TVs at good prices. Expect to save up to $500 off on big names such as Samsung and their 4K UHD, Smart LED, and Ultra HDTVs, as well as special purchase prices on LG, Element, and more. You can score LED TVs as large as 32” under $100 and smart TVs for as much as $300 off, depending on size and model, and many TV deals are bundled with free Target gift cards. In addition, you might see Apple TVs at 25% off.

  • Smartphones
    Several phone options will be available through Target, where it will literally pay you to sign up for a plan. With the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X on the market soon, we’re hoping Target will offer these devices at $0 down plus free gift cards potentially hitting the $250 mark. This also means older generations of iPhones will experience price cuts. Samsung Galaxy phones will be offered with gift cards for as much as $250 when signing up for an activation plan and only little (or nothing) down.

  • Laptops & Tablets
    Expect to see Android tablets for rock bottom prices - we’re talking under $50. This is quite a deal if you are looking to get a tablet for someone in your family at a nominal price. For a more robust tablet try the Samsung Galaxy Tab devices for big savings of up to $70. Plus, it comes with a $30 gift card, making the savings even greater. We’re also eyeing discounts on popular Amazon tablets such as the Amazon Fire, Fire HD, and Kindle with prices starting as low as around $30.

    iPads will also be hot at Target and this will be where again you can get those gift card bundles with purchase. Here, you’ll see the iPad Air Pro with a free gift card and pricing we’re hoping will start around $449.99 and more deals on the iPad Air, iPad mini, and more. At these prices, quantities will go fast so be sure to plan ahead and get there early to cash in on this savings opportunity.

  • Gaming Systems
    Gaming systems such as Xbox will be offered once again as a bundle set with a popular game that makes this the ideal gift package. These systems will be available under $300 for $50 savings and will be given with a free gift card. You may be hard-pressed to find a better price on an Xbox anywhere else. If you’re not in the market for an Xbox, maybe you want a PlayStation 4. This gaming console will be bundled up for about $249 and free gift cards, of course.

Additionally, we’re anticipating special purchase offers on handheld gaming devices such as the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. You’ll also find 50% off select video games on Black Friday, making it a good time to stock up on your favorites.


arrow icon TOYS

target toys

Target is certainly one of the best places to shop for toys as it seems to have it all and all at good prices. They even release a thick Target Holiday Toy Spectacular Book every year around mid to late October - click here to see their 2016 Toy Book. You’ll see a variety of sales on the most in-demand toys of the season that your kids are asking for. Here is what we expect to see for toy sales for Black Friday all the way through to Christmas.

  • This year, expect to find buy one, get one 50% off popular toys from select brands such as Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Marvel, Disney, and more. This offer may even extend to Monster High, Vtech, and My Little Pony products.

  • The same brands we just mentioned like Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, and more will be on sale for up to 50% off as well. Moreover, select LEGO sets and Fisher Price Playsets will have discounts of 30% to 40% off.

  • If your family has a Barbie fan, head over to Target to save big on dolls and accessory kits. Last year, Barbie products went for as low as under $30 and some dolls were even under $5!

  • Have your kids make a Target Kids’ Wish List this year and save 10%, stackable with your 5% Target REDCard savings and any applicable Target app discounts.


arrow icon HOME GOODS

target home goods

Target is home goods central, offering everything you need for your home whether it’s the kitchen or the bedroom. You’ll enjoy great savings off many of its household items on Black Friday and through into Christmas, making shopping at Target the perfect place to get everything you need for your home.

  • Cookware Sets
    You’ll enjoy big savings from Target when it comes to cookware as multiple piece sets will see steep discounts of up to $60 off T-fal and Rachael Ray cookware sets.

  • Small Appliances
    As with every Black Friday sale, Target will offer small kitchen appliances up to 50% off on brands such as Black + Decker and Hamilton Beach. You’ll be able to choose from griddles, blenders, toaster ovens, popcorn makers, and George Foreman grills. Crockpots, toasters, and coffeemakers will also be under $20. If you’re on the hunt for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, prices may drop to $259.99 plus a free gift card.

  • Ninjas & Keurigs
    These two specialty appliances will be discounted as well during Black Friday. Find several Ninja models as low as $45, while Keurigs will feature select models for under $80 and bundled with a free gift card.

  • Vacuums
    While not the funniest gift to get on Black Friday, vacuums will be on sale and even are expected to be doorbusters again for Black Friday 2016. You should see Shark vacuums as low as $99.99 and other brands in a similar price range or lower.

  • Bedding & Bath
    These will be featured as doorbusters for Black Friday and will give you the option of selecting from sheet sets priced at $34.99 and throw blankets under $10 and so much more. Look for up to 40% off this category.


arrow icon FASHION

target fashion

With Target carrying their classic brands as well as three new brands - Who What Wear, A New Day, and launching on October 1st, Joy Lab - it will make fashion shopping as easy as possible by offering a 40% discount on all of its clothing items for men, women, and children. You can stock up for yourself or get some really cute gifts. This will include everything from outerwear to trousers to tees and tanks as well as all shoes and cold-weather accessories including hats, gloves, boots, and purses. This is a super great savings that when you add this to your REDCard savings, you will see as much as 45 percent off your total clothing purchase.


arrow icon HOLIDAY

target holiday decor

Get your home ready for the holidays with an array of holiday décor and holiday decorations that will all be offered at 50% off. This will include everything from candles and picture frames to Christmas trees. You will also be able to score additional savings with $50 off $100 spent in the holiday shop at Target.


When shopping at Target over Black Friday and into Christmas, be sure to watch for those extra gift cards that can really add to your overall savings on a purchase. When shopping on Black Friday last year, shoppers got a 20% off coupon with a purchase of $100+ to use in December so stay on the lookout for that offer. Get ready and start planning as the holiday shopping is coming fast and Target is one retailer you don’t want to miss.

major retailers release holiday toy books banner


dawngeske profile picture
Dawn is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer that is a self-confessed shopaholic - always on the lookout for a great deal. She loves food, travel and binging on Netflix. She has a background in marketing and worked as editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine. Currently, she focuses her time on crafting copy that her followers love to read.

Related Stores

Popular Articles