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At KCL, we aren’t done shopping after Target Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales come to an end. Nope. Not when the Target Gift Card Sale hits just a few days later!

Every year during the first week of December, Target drops a two-day-only sale on gift cards for Target Circle members. If you buy a Target gift card during the sale, you’ll score an extra 10% off the face value. And they’ll let you save up to a total of $50 (on a Target gift card).

For 2023, we predict the sale will run from Dec. 2 – 3 (that’s a Saturday – Sunday). You’ll need to add the Circle Offer to your account to save 10% on gift cards before you buy them, but it’s good to redeem in stores, online, or in the Target app.

Whether or not you still need holiday gifts, discounted Target gift cards are certainly worth grabbing. You can buy them to spend on stocking stuffers (which Target has for as low as $1), or wait to use them during the Target Christmas Clearance sale after Dec. 25 hits.

We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to the sale in early December. In the meantime, download The Krazy Coupon Lady app to stay on top of all the best Target deals.

This is what to know about the Target Gift Card Sale in 2023 and how to make the most of your savings:

 

The Target Gift Card Sale is expected to run from Dec. 2 – 3, 2023.

A table of the dates for the Target Gift Card sale over the past several years

For the past three years, the Target Gift Card Sale has run for two days only during the first weekend of December. Because we’ve seen this pattern hold since December 2020, we predict the 2023 Target Gift Card Sale will run from Saturday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.

Even if you don’t like to hand out gift cards as holiday presents, you can use the sale to stock up for your future Target purchases. It’s pretty much the easiest way to save a quick 10% at Target. You can also load gift cards into your Target app so they automatically apply to your next purchase.

TIP: Just a heads up — the 10% discount is only for Target gift cards, not for prepaid cards or gift cards to other retailers.

 

You can save up to $50 on Target gift cards during the two-day event.

Three Target gift cards held in a person's hand in front of the wall of gift cards at Target.

During the Gift Card Sale, you can buy Target gift cards valued anywhere between $10 and $500. And since you get 10% off, the maximum amount you can save is $50 on a $500 gift card.

So, you’ll save $1 on $10 Target gift cards, $2 on $20, and so on and so forth:

  • $10 gift card — Save $1
  • $20 gift card — Save $2
  • $50 gift card — Save $5
  • $100 gift card — Save $10
  • $200 gift card — Save $20
  • $300 gift card — Save $30
  • $400 gift card — Save $40
  • $500 gift card — Save $50

 

Add the 10% off gift card offer to your Circle account before you shop.

someone holding a phone displaying their Target Circle rewards earnings on the Target app

The Gift Card Sale is exclusively available to Target Circle members. So as long as you’re signed up for a free Target Circle account, you’re all set up to shop this sale.

But you do need to do a tiny bit of work. Just find the 10% off gift cards deal under Target Circle Offers in your app or on Target.com. Save the offer to your account, then shop for Target gift cards online or in stores.

Whether you’d rather head to the store in your pajamas or scroll through the Target app from the comfort of your couch, you’re covered with 10% off.

 

Use your gift cards on last-minute gifts, or save them for the Target Toy Clearance sale.

If you didn’t cross off everything on your gift list during the Target Black Friday Sale, the gift card sale is a great time to grab what you need. You can buy Target gift cards to hand out for the holidays and save an easy 10%, or tuck them into your own wallet and use them to pay for last-minute gifts.

Or, if you’re ahead of the game on holiday shopping, buy Target gift cards for 10% off, then use them during the Target Toy Clearance sale. The event starts right after Dec. 25 and runs through January, with up to 70% off toys from top brands.

You can even spend your gift cards on Target Christmas Clearance items and score deep discounts on holiday decor for next year!

Related: Your Complete Guide to Target Clearance Shopping

 

You can’t stack your 5% RedCard discount on top of the 10% off Target gift card offer.

A person's hands, one holding a Target gift card, and the other holding a Target RedCard, in front of a Target bag.

Unfortunately, 10% off is the highest discount you’ll get on Target gift cards, even if you’re a RedCard member.

Your RedCard saves you 5% on gift cards to other retailers, but Target gift cards are excluded from the RedCard discount.

 

Target Gift Card Sale: How To Save a Quick 10% This December