Target Sales Calendar: What to Buy During Target’s Seasonal Sales

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Target sales follow a fairly reliable pattern, which means you can plan future purchases and stretch your money even further. If you’re willing to wait for the right time to pounce, Target generally has good sales throughout the year. Follow Groupon Coupons' guide to see how matching your shopping habits with seasonal Target sales can save you big.

Target Monthly Sales Calendar

Shop these months at Target to find the best deals on popular categories like fitness, electronics, and kitchenware.

January: Fitness & Home Organization Sales

Shop Target in January, when New Year’s Resolution sales are in full swing, to save big on fitness and organization items. 

May: Home Goods & Kitchenware Sales

Celebrate wedding season and graduations with bargains on home goods and kitchenware beginning around May. Stock-up on gifts for the months ahead or replace your own well-loved items with a new find.

Late July & August: Back to School Sales

August is ideal for school staples like office supplies, backpacks, college essentials, and laptops.

December: One-Day Gift Card Sale 

In the midst of all your holiday shopping, be sure to take note of the one time of the year (December 5 & 6 in 2021; stayed tuned for the 2022 date) that Target offers a 10% discount on their gift cards. They make great stocking stuffers to give to loved ones, and the money you save can go toward buying more holiday gifts (or a little something for yourself).

Target Holiday Sales Calendar

Target Holiday Sales Calendar

  • Presidents Day: A great time to snag a deal on mattresses, linens, towels, and bedding, so it’s a smart time to freshen up your home.
  • Mother’s Day: Find special offers on women’s clothing, jewelry, beauty items, accessories, and more in May.
  • Memorial Day Sale: This is peak time to shop for mattresses and get deals on outdoor furniture to enjoy all summer long.
  • Father’s Day: Men’s items go on sale in June to celebrate Father’s Day.
  • Labor Day Sale: This is by far the best time to buy grills.
  • Thanksgiving Sale: The stores may be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but you can still find Target holiday deals online.
  • Black Friday Sale (November 25, 2022): Shop in-store or online to get big discounts on holiday gifts.
  • Cyber Monday Sale (November 28, 2022): This is usually the best time to buy electronics.
  • After Christmas Sale: The best time to stock up on festive decorations and wrapping paper for next year.

Other Target Sales You Should Know About

  • End of Season Sales: Shop as summer is winding down to save on swimwear, patio furniture, bikes, grills, and summer fun accessories.
  • After Holiday Clearance: Look for even steeper discounts the day after a holiday is celebrated. Small items like decorations or your favorite Valentine’s Day and Halloween treats are always at their best price after the holiday.
  • Big Baby Sale: Target usually slashes prices on baby items for a week in September and February.
  • Clearance: Scan clearance racks and aisle end caps for discounts on end-of-season apparel and holiday-themed items.

What to Buy When at Target

Before you make a big purchase, like a laptop or sofa, be sure you’re snagging the best price by shopping the right sale at the right time of year.

What To Buy When To Buy
  • January/February during sales for the Big Game Spring, when old inventory is discounted to make room for new models
  • Black Friday
Laptops & PCs
  • Late July & August during Back to School sales
  • Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday
Mattresses, Bedding & Home Decor
  • Presidents’ Day Sale
  • Memorial Day Sale
  • Labor Day Sale
Baby Items: Car Seats, Strollers & Cribs
  • September and February during the Big Baby Sale
  • Black Friday
Sofas & Bedroom Furniture
  • January/February and August/September when old inventory is discounted to make room for new models
Patio Furniture
  • Memorial Day Sale
  • August/September to catch end-of-season prices
  • March, when you can get deals for Spring Break and summer travel
  • Black Friday

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