Do This Sunday and Save an Extra 10 Percent at Target for Months

Here's how to save an extra 10 percent on everything you buy at Target this holiday season or in the new year.

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Target’s best sale of the year isn’t on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

This year it falls on Sunday — when Target gift cards will be 10 percent off at Target.com and in stores.

That might not sound like much of a deal at first, but it will enable you to pull off black-belt-level savings.

2 ways to save

If you stock up on Target gift cards on Sunday and then use them when you shop at the beloved retailer throughout the year, you will effectively save an additional 10 percent off everything you buy at Target in 2019.

And if you use your 10-percent-off cards to buy something that’s already, say, 50 percent off, you will get it even cheaper: You’ll effectively pay half the retail price — minus another 10 percent.

Of course, you can also give your discounted Target gift cards as presents. You’ll still save yourself 10 percent.

For years now, Target gift cards have ranked at or near the top of WalletHub’s annual list of the best gift cards to give for the holidays.

Plus, the recipient won’t know you bought the card on sale unless you divulge that.

Target gift cards that you buy directly from the retailer are new gift cards — even if you get them for less than their face value on Sunday. They are not the technically secondhand gift cards that you will find on discounted gift card websites like Gift Card Granny.

Not that there’s anything wrong with secondhand gift cards. They’re a great way to save money. They just don’t make great presents because they generally have odd face values.

The fine print

Here is everything else you need to know to take advantage of Target’s best sale of the year:

  • To get the 10 percent discount, you must spend at least $10 on Target gift cards.
  • Each household cannot buy more than $300 in Target gift cards for 10 percent off.
  • You do not need a coupon or code to get the 10 percent discount on Sunday. It will be applied at checkout.
  • You cannot redeem the gift cards that you buy on sale until the next day — Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. CT.

So, if you spend modestly at Target, buying a gift card Sunday could save you and extra 10 percent on purchases for weeks or months to come. Or, use your card on one big purchase and save an extra 10 percent on that. The choice is yours.

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Karla Bowsher
Karla Bowsher
I’m a freelance journalist and former newspaper reporter who has covered both personal and public finance. I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as ... More

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