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The Target Black Friday Sale 2024: Our Best Tips for Saving

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The Target Black Friday Sale is always hot with deals for up to 70% off, but there’s a wrong and a right way to shop this huge sale at Target. And I’m about to spill all our best shopping tips.

In 2023, the Target Black Friday ad dropped on Thursday, Nov. 16, with all the deals that went live on Sunday, Nov. 19. Last year’s ad included deep discounts on smart TVs, laptops, toys, gaming consoles, kitchen appliances, vacuums, and more.

During Black Friday, Target competes with stores like Walmart and Amazon for the very best deals. They all scramble to beat or match the others’ prices in real-time. This is where Target’s Price Match Policy shines. Their Holiday Price Match Guarantee protects you with the best Target price on purchases from October through Christmas Eve.

The 5% Target RedCard discount is another big win when it comes to holiday shopping. When Target prices are so competitive with stores like Amazon and Walmart, you can easily lock in the best deal with that extra 5% off.

We laid out all our best Target Black Friday tips to help you shop smarter and save more through the biggest sale of the year. Don’t forget to download The Krazy Coupon Lady app to track all the best Target deals through Black Friday and beyond.

KCL predicts the next Target Black Friday Sale will begin Sunday, Nov. 24, 2024.


Target hasn’t officially announced the next date for their Black Friday Sale, but based on what they've done in recent years, we here at KCL predict that it’ll take place between Sunday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 30, 2024.

How do we make our prediction?

Since 2021, Target has made their Black Friday Sale a Sunday to Saturday event, beginning the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We anticipate that they’ll stick to that tradition again in 2024.

Early Black Friday deals start at Target the first week of November.

black friday deals signage in target

Here’s how we expect the Target Black Friday Sale will work in 2024:

  • Event 1: Early Black Friday Sale (Nov. 2 – 9, 2024)

  • Event 2: Early Black Friday Sale (Nov. 10 – 16, 2024)

  • Event 3: Early Black Friday Sale (Nov. 17 – 23, 2024)

  • Event 4: Main Black Friday Sale (Nov. 24 – 30, 2024)

Is Target open on Black Friday?

a woman walking into target

You betcha. Target drops all the same Black Friday deals in stores, online, and in the Target app. The only time deals aren’t available in stores is on Nov. 28 because Target stores are not open on Thanksgiving. But doors open bright and early on the morning of Black Friday.

Target Thanksgiving Day Hours 2024

Target stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2024. However, you can still shop for Black Friday deals in the app and on

Target Black Friday Hours 2024

Target stores open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday 2024. Target usually keeps stores open later than normal from Thanksgiving to Christmas — some locations are open until midnight through the holiday season.

When does the Target Black Friday ad drop?

target app on phone being held in front of cart

Target usually drops their Black Friday ad two or three days before the sale starts. We expect the official Target Black Friday ad for 2024 to drop on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21, 2024. All the deals in the ad should go live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2024, at 3 a.m. ET.

However, in 2023, Target dropped their early Black Friday ad much sooner in the season, on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. We expect the first early Target ad of 2024 to drop on Friday, Nov. 1, 2024.

You can expect Target to drop a new early ad every Friday for the first three weeks of the month, leading right up to the main event.

Related: See all the Black Friday ads available now.

When do early Black Friday deals start at Target?

Early Black Friday deals at Target begin first thing in November. In 2024, we expect early deals to start on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2024. New early deals will replace those every Sunday in November, right up until the main Black Friday Sale on Nov. 24, 2024. Some of the early Black Friday deals we’ve seen at Target in the past were 50% off headphones, Dyson vacuums, small kitchen appliances, and more.

What are the best things to buy during Target’s Black Friday Sale 2024?

a woman reaching for a kitchen aid mixer in store next to a full cart

Electronics may be the hottest Black Friday sellers. But don’t stop your search for Target savings after the first few pages of the Black Friday ad. In 2024, pay attention to Target Black Friday sales on vacuums, kitchen appliances, food storage, and Christmas trees to save anywhere from 50% – 70%. These are some of the best items to buy during Black Friday 2024:


Target came through in a big way with the Black Friday vacuum deals in 2023. Two of their top deals were the lowest prices we’ve seen. The Dyson V8 Origin Cordless Vacuum was on sale for as low as $214, and the Roomba 675 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum was on sale for $147.

See all the best vacuum deals happening now.

Kitchen Appliances

Small kitchen appliances like coffee makers, air fryers, and pressure cookers are up to 57% off for Target Black Friday. This includes top brands like Keurig, KitchenAid, Gourmia, PowerXL, and Cuisinart. In 2023, you could score a Gourmia 6-quart Air Fryer for under $40 and pay less than half the regular price for an Instant Pot Bundle, Cuisinart Air Fryer Oven, or PowerXL Air Fryer.

See all the best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals happening now.

Food Storage

Target brought back their Black Friday deal on the 30-piece Rubbermaid Container Set in 2023, which was one of the hottest deals we saw on KCL the year before. Once again, it was 50% off for the main Black Friday event and cost as low as $8.54 if you paid with your RedCard. Another hot deal was the 22-piece Pyrex Glass Food Storage Set for as low as $20.89, also 50% off for Black Friday.

See all Rubbermaid deals happening now.

Artificial Christmas Trees

One of the best deals in Target’s main Black Friday sale in 2023 was 50% off Wondershop artificial Christmas trees. When you used your RedCard, you’d pay as low as $26.12 for the 6.5-foot Pre-Lit Alberta Spruce Tree.

See all the best Black Friday Christmas decor deals happening now.

When is the Target Cyber Monday sale?

a woman shopping online while sitting on couch near a lot of ads

Target’s Cyber Monday Sale will likely go live on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2024. You can expect the Cyber sale to run for two days with online-only deals on — and some discounts may be even bigger than Black Friday.

Target’s Cyber Monday sale may have even bigger discounts than Black Friday.

For the past two years, a few of Target’s best Black Friday deals got an even lower price for Cyber Monday, thanks to an online-only promo code for an extra 15% off.

Aside from the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, which dropped to $201 for Cyber Monday 2023, two other top small appliances got deeper discounts after Black Friday. The Ninja Foodi 10-in-1 Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer dropped to $84.99 (reg. $169.99) and the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker dropped to $16.99 (reg. $34.99).

This is when Target’s price match policy comes in handy — if something you buy on Black Friday drops in price for Cyber Monday, you can still get the better deal.

Sign up for a RedCard to save 5% on your Black Friday purchases.

A person holding a black friday credit card next to the Target app with Black Friday deals on the screen.

That extra 5% off with your Target RedCard is all the more valuable during Black Friday sales.

If you have a RedCard credit card, debit card, or reloadable account, you get an automatic 5% off your Target purchases. Most items at Target are eligible for the RedCard discount, including Black Friday deals. And when you consider brands that don’t normally offer discounts (like Apple), an extra 5% savings comes in handy at the register.

Target RedCard members don’t get early access to Black Friday sales anymore, but it’s still worth signing up for that exclusive 5% discount.

TIP: Look out for a special intro offer through Black Friday, like $40 off a future purchase of $40 or more when you sign up for RedCard.

Or, sign up for Target Circle to earn 1% back on Black Friday deals.

a woman scanning qr code on target signage

You can’t score the best deals at Target without a Target Circle account. It’s free to sign up for Circle, and you automatically earn 1% back on your Target purchases. So if you aren’t ready for a RedCard yet, this is your alternative to Black Friday rewards.

With Target Circle, you also have access to Target Circle Offers, aka limited-time discounts on tons of stuff at Target, including some of the hottest Black Friday items this holiday season.

Compare Target prices on Apple products to Walmart and Amazon.

person unboxing airpods from a target shipping box

Target, Walmart, and Amazon get super competitive with Black Friday deals on Apple products. You can expect the three to have similar prices on iPads, AirPods, and Apple Watches. If prices are close enough (and they usually are), that extra 5% RedCard discount can get you the best deal at Target.

These are some of the top Apple deals we saw at Target for Black Friday 2023:

  • Apple Watch Series 9 — starting at $329.99 (reg. $399.99)

  • Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) — starting at $189.99 (reg. $229.99)

  • AirPods Pro 2 (2nd Gen) — $189.99 (reg. $229.99)

  • AirTags 1-pk and 4-pk — starting at $29.99

  • Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) — $499.99 (reg. $599.99)

  • Free $15 Target Gift Card when you spend $100 on Apple gift cards.

  • Apple iPad (10th gen) — $349.99 (reg. $449.99)

Ask for a Target price match if there’s a better competitor deal within 14 days of your purchase.

A Sony Spiderman game on a shelf at Target. A cell phone displaying the price on the game from Amazon held next to it.

Target’s Price Match Policy is a year-round thing, but it’s especially great during the holiday season. Basically, if you find a lower price for the same item at one of Target’s competitors, you can ask Target to match the lower price. They’ll pay you back the difference.

You can get a Target price match before your purchase or up to 14 days after, as long as the item is identical and in stock at the competitor.

Does Target price match Black Friday deals?

Yes, Target will match Black Friday prices at a list of top competitors — including Amazon and Walmart. However, Target doesn’t match prices from third-party sellers, Amazon Prime Lightning Deals, or exclusive Prime offers. They also don’t match competitor doorbusters or closeout sales.

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Aim to save at least 50% on Target toys for Black Friday.

a whole aisle of board games with a sign that says 50% off for Black Friday at Target

The Target Toy Coupon for 25% off expires in mid-November, so you may not be able to use it for the main Black Friday sale.

Still, you’ll find Black Friday toy deals for 50% off or more. In 2023, Target dedicated multiple pages in their Black Friday ad to a huge selection of half-priced toys. Brands include Hot Wheels, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Fisher-Price Little People, Disney, Pokemon, DC Comics, and more. Plus, select board games and puzzles are 50% off, like Sorry, Ticket to Ride, Throw Throw Burrito, and Monopoly.

Other Target toys were BOGO 50% off for Black Friday 2023, including brands like FAO Schwarz, Melissa & Doug, and more. You’ll also find other hidden offers like up to 40% off select LEGO build sets, 40% off the Barbie Vacation House, and 30% off all National Geographic toys. Stack these discounts with your Target RedCard savings and you’ll be golden.

Related: Check out all our best Target Toy Sale Tips to use for Black Friday 2023.

Check Target’s Deal of the Day for up to 70% off top items through Dec. 24.

target app on phone being held in front of cart

The Target Deal of the Day program returned once again for 2023, and we can’t wait to see all the deals coming for the 2024 holiday season!

Starting in October, Target drops one new deal every morning, all the way through Christmas Eve. The daily deal is usually on a trending item or holiday bestseller, and discounts can range anywhere between 30% and 70% off. We’ve seen toys, TVs, clothing, holiday decor, and more in the daily deal lineup.

In 2023, Target dropped the daily deal at 2 a.m. CT every morning, from Oct. 1 – Dec. 24.

Stock up on free gift card offers for Black Friday, then spend them on Target Cyber Monday deals.

a person holding gift cards near a full target cart

Target drops gift card promos on a weekly basis, offering free Target gift cards with certain purchases.

But these offers really ramp up for Black Friday. The gift card values are higher than normal and they automatically come with a wide range of purchases. I’m talking TVs, cell phones, gaming consoles, and more — all of which also have lower Black Friday sale prices.

So, you can buy gifts with free Target gift card offers on Black Friday, then finish up your holiday shopping list by spending your gift cards on Target Cyber Monday deals. Because saving more on already low prices is a straight-up win-win.

Request a price adjustment if the Target price drops on or before Dec. 24.

Beats being held in target

Target’s Holiday Price Match Guarantee covers you with the lowest price from late October to Christmas Eve.

In 2023, the Holiday Price Match Guarantee went into effect on Oct. 22. That meant if you bought something in-store or online at Target after Oct. 22, and the Target price dropped on or before Dec. 24, you could ask for a price match and Target will honor the lower price.

So, let’s say you buy a pair of Beats headphones from Target on Black Friday. Then, on Cyber Monday, the price drops even lower. You can ask Target for a price adjustment and they’ll refund you the difference.

Target electronics and entertainment items have an extended holiday return policy from Oct. 1 – Dec. 25.

a person in the return and exchange line at target

The Target return policy is pretty great on the reg, but they extend certain return windows around the holiday so you have even more time.

However, in 2023, not all Target items had extended return windows like they usually do through the holidays. Only electronics and entertainment items purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 25 were covered. For these items, the return period started Dec. 26, so you could return most purchases through Jan. 24, 2024 (or Feb. 23 if you’re a RedCard member).

The only exceptions were Apple products and mobile phones:

  • Apple Products: Return by Jan. 9, 2024 (or Feb. 8, 2024, with RedCard)

  • Mobile Phones (purchased in-store or online via Order Pickup): Return by Jan. 8, 2024 (or Feb. 7, 2024, with RedCard)

Use Target’s Buy Now Pay Later option to spread out your holiday spending.

a person on a laptop looking at the targte affirm page

Don’t be afraid to use Target’s buy now pay later options if you can’t swing the upfront costs.

You can break your Target Black Friday purchases into separate payments with Affirm. Affirm lets you pay for your items over a 3, 6, or 12-month period without late fees, hidden fees, or any other added charges. However, you do have to pay a 10% – 36% interest rate, depending on your credit.

When you checkout on or in the app, select Affirm as your payment method. Be sure to download the Affirm app or sign in at to make easy payments.

Spend at least $35 online to get free shipping.

target boxes and packages outside of someone's front door

These days, Black Friday deals are great because you don’t have to brave the crowds to snag savings. However, you do have to pay attention to free shipping minimums.

At Target, you’ll have to spend at least $35 online to qualify for free shipping on your purchase. Even though RedCard members technically get free shipping on all online orders, not all items are eligible for free shipping under $35.

TIP: Need a last-minute gift or don’t want to pay for shipping? You can use free Target Pickup options, too.

Finally, hit up the Target Christmas Clearance for up to 90% off holiday decor.


If you haven’t heard, the absolute best time to shop for Target holiday decor starts the day after Christmas.

On Dec. 26, everything red, green, and merry at Target gets a 50% markdown. So all the leftover Christmas trees, lights, ornaments, gift bags, and holiday trinkets are immediately half the price. But the Target Christmas Clearance deals don’t stop there.

By early January, Christmas clearance hits up to 70% off, and whatever doesn’t sell will eventually reach up to 90% off (if anything is left).

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