This Is Target’s Best Deal of the Year

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There’s only one sale I mark on my calendar every year, writing it in all caps to help ensure I don’t forget: “TARGET GIFT CARDS 10% OFF.”

Yes, Target sells its gift cards for 10 percent off one day a year. This year, it’s Sunday, Dec. 3.

I think it’s the best deal the beloved retailer offers all year.

How it works

You will be able to score Target gift cards for 10 percent off in stores or online Sunday. To buy them online, just visit Target’s gift card webpage and proceed from there.

Note that it is only Target’s own gift cards that will be on sale. The other types of gift cards that Target sells will not be discounted.

Other fine print to note about Target gift cards bought during Sunday’s sale:

  • You must buy at least $10 in gifts cards but cannot buy more than $300 worth.
  • You cannot spend them until Monday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. CT.

Target’s best deal of the year

You can stack discounted Target gift cards with any other type of discount available at Target — sales, coupons, app offers, you name it. This makes them Target’s best deal of the year, in my opinion.

Last year, I bought a $300 Target gift card when they were 10 percent off. My husband thought I had gone crazy. He knew I wouldn’t need $300 worth of stuff from Target in the immediate future.

Here’s how I explained it to him: It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to use up the gift card. What matters is that every time you use it, you will essentially be saving an extra 10 percent off everything you’re buying.

That’s an unbeatable deal. Even if you have a Target REDcard credit or debit card, you only save an extra 5 percent off everything you buy with the card.

Heck, you could even hold onto your discounted Target gift card until next Black Friday. Say Target has a particular TV for the lowest price. If you buy it with the gift card, you’ll get an extra 10 percent off what is already the lowest possible price.

That is black-belt-level savings, my friends.

Good enough to gift

While I spend my discounted Target gift cards myself, you could alternatively give one as a gift. In fact, Target cards are among the top 11 gift cards to give for the holidays.

Remember, it’s a brand-new Target gift card you scored on sale, not a used gift card sold for less than its face value because it’s used. If you give it to someone, they will have no way of telling whether you bought it on sale or paid full price.

Plus, Target has some of the neatest gift cards I’ve ever seen for gift-giving. This year will be no exception, according to the retailer:

“We’ve got the perfect card for everyone, including nine new designs. LEGO-inspired Bullseye? Yep. A scratch-n-sniff gingerbread train? Of course.”

For more holiday sale news and gift ideas, check out our 2017 holiday shopping season page.

For more on saving at Target, check out “7 Sly Ways to Save Money at Target.”

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