Target's Black Friday deals are starting earlier than ever (and will be bigger than ever)


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Target's Black Friday deals (somewhat-cleverly called HoliDeals) kicked off early this year, starting with a two-day Black Friday preview sale on Friday, Nov. 8. The retail giant will feature four times the amount of deals compared to last year, including sales on the iPhone 11, Shark Robot vacuum with Wi-Fi, KitchenAid mixer and more.

With Thanksgiving occurring so late into the month, the holiday shopping season has been cut short by six days, which means earlier sales and potentially busier stores.

“This is the busiest time of year for our guests, and with the shortened season, we want to make it as easy as possible for them to cross everything off their holiday list at Target. That’s why we’re introducing HoliDeals, which will feature savings on thousands of items throughout the season, and it all kicks off this weekend,” Rick Gomez, Target's executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer, said in a press release.

“Our expanded Black Friday Preview Sale is just the beginning of a season full of savings. And with our biggest investment ever in guest service, our teams will be ready to help guests shop and save with ease this holiday season.”

Here's everything you need to know about shopping at Target and when to snag the best savings this holiday season.

Black Friday Preview Sale: Nov. 8 - Nov. 9

The two-day preview includes everything from Target's actual Black Friday sale, featuring deals on tech, toys, home, beauty, apparel and more. Some of our top deal picks include:

Weekend Deals: Nov. 16 - Dec. 15

Leading up to the December holidays, Target's HoliDeals will feature special weekend deals starting Saturday, Nov. 16 and going through Sunday, Dec. 15. The upcoming weekend deals will be released on each Tuesday here.

Pro tip: Download the Target app to quickly access deals and shop for your favorite products.

Black Friday Early Access: Nov. 27

Red Card holders will get access to over 100 Black Friday deals on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, while Target Circle members will get access to select deals online starting at 6 p.m. You can check out Target's full Black Friday ad here.

Black Friday: Nov. 28 - Nov. 29

This is the biggest sale of the year! In addition to the sales released during the Black Friday preview sale on Nov. 8, when Target shoppers spend $50 (um, easy!), they'll get a 20 percent off coupon to use on future orders from Dec. 13 though Dec. 14.

Deals overall will include the lowest prices of the season on top-selling mobile devices, headphones, electric household items like vacuums and the Instant Pot, buy-one-get-one 50 percent off on hundreds of haircare items, (and 40 percent off CHI appliances!). Plus, snag 5 percent off all digital Target GiftCard purchases for holiday gifting and even your own shopping.

More holiday deals

Target's deals won't end on Black Friday! Online the retailer will release more deals for Cyber Week, kicking off on Cyber Monday on Dec. 1. On Monday, Dec. 9, coined "Green Monday," they'll launch even more deals.

There's no excuse not to save this holiday season, and at Target, you can find all of your big ticket items at a fraction of the price. So make your list, check it twice, bookmark those deals and get ready to shop!