Target Black Friday deals 2021: when the sale will start and what we expect to see

As one of the biggest retailers in the US, it’s unsurprising that Target’s Black Friday deals offer some of the healthiest savings when it comes to the end-of-year shopping extravaganza. With a dizzying array of products ranging from phones to household appliances, there’s almost too much to pick from, so when it gets closer to the time we’ll be outlining the very best of the bunch right here.

However, Black Friday 2021 is a still a few months away, officially beginning November 26, and while we’re bound to see a few early Target Black Friday deals crop up before then, we won’t get ahead of ourselves quite yet.

At the moment, we’re using this page to answer any questions you might have about the Target Black Friday sale, including when it will start, top products to keep an eye out for, and what kind of savings we expect to see.

Changing with the times

Thanks to COVID-19 and shoppers’ changing attitudes, last year’s Black Friday saw queues dwindle and online stores packed to the rafters – and Target was no exception. The brand saw online spending double in November and December, evidently buoyed by its market-leading sales, and we’ve no doubt that it’ll be a repeat performance in 2021.

Notably, Target has been the first of the giants to announce that all brick-and-mortar stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, traditionally the day that sparks the shopping frenzy into action.

In terms of what’s on offer, Target is usually on par with rivals Walmart and Black Friday favorites Best Buy, and last year we saw particularly strong deals on video games, kitchen & dining, and AV kit such as TVs and Roku devices.

However, Target also offers some excellent bargains year-round, so if you can’t wait until November (we don’t blame you), we’ve rounded up a couple of the best deals on offer right now below.

Target Black Friday deals: FAQ

When will the Target Black Friday deals start in 2021?

This year, the Target Black Friday sales kick off in earnest on November 26. In the past few years we’ve seen an emerging trend of drip-feeding some decent deals before the true event – but if you make it that far, we’d recommend holding out until the big day itself unless something you’ve been dying to buy crops up at an all-time low.

Plus, that tactic was likely informed by the drama of COVID-19 and the subsequent shopping issues it caused – most notably the severe shipping delays.

While we can’t pinpoint exactly when the Target Black Friday sales will start, last year saw Target stores open at 7am, which is considerably later than some rivals. We think that’s good news, as you won’t have to wake up ridiculously early to bag a bargain.

Online, we’re less sure. We might see the discounts go live as brick-and-mortar stores open, but they may appear earlier. If we hear any news, we’ll update this page.

What Target Black Friday deals do we expect to see in 2021?

Much like all of the big superstores, Target Black Friday deals offer a pretty mixed bag in terms of products to expect.

Last year, we saw some excellent deals on a wide variety of popular tech products, including AirPods and Beats headphones, Apple and Samsung devices, and even Roombas. We also saw sub-$120 Chromebooks, tons of discounted PS5 and Switch games, massive TVs, and a good selection of kitchenware from brands like KitchenAid.

We expect to see more of the same this year, with new-ish PlayStation releases and premium mobile tech likely garnering the most interest.

How can I get the best Target Black Friday deals on the day?

With the shopping landscape totally changed from a couple of years ago, we expect Target to heavily lean into online-first deals. That’s not to say shopping in-store is off the cards (who could say no to fisticuffs over the last 70″ TV?), but we expect it’ll be easier to grab the bargain you’re looking for if you’re on your PC or phone.

The confirmation that Target won’t be open on Thanksgiving backs this up, and the uncertainty of, well, everything may ultimately lead to fewer warm bodies through the sliding doors during the shopping season.

In terms of bagging the items you want, when shopping online we’d avoid holding products in your basket for too long, especially if you’re looking to pick up a potential sell-out hot commodity such as a bargain high-end TV or (dare we say it) a PS5. Don’t forget to check out other retailers too, as Amazon Black Friday deals, Walmart Black Friday deals and Best Buy Black Friday deals are seriously competitive.

As of yet, that’s about all we can offer, but if we hear any updates on Target Black Friday, this will be the first place we’ll put them.

Will Target be open on Black Friday?

If you’re more of an in-store shopper, then Target will have you covered. While all brick-and-mortar stores will be shut on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25), all stores will be open on the next day, which is Black Friday proper.

When will the Target Black Friday ad be released?

Hotly anticipated and jam-packed with all the best deals, the Target Black Friday ad is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to save over the shopping season.

Last year, the ad was released on Friday, November 6. If Target follows the same gameplan, we expect to see the 2021 ad go live on Friday, November 5, giving shoppers plenty of time to choose hot products and save up their cash.

Today’s best Target deals

For the very best deals, we’d definitely wait the few months until all the top Target Black Friday deals start to crop up – but if you simply can’t wait, there are always some decent buys on offer:

iRobot Roomba i3+: $599.99 $549.99 at Target
Too lazy to clean up after yourself? That’s nothing to be ashamed of – all you need to do is buy a robot to do the dirty work for you. The mid-range i3 even has voice control so you can command your electronic servant from the comfort of your couch.

VIZIO D-Series 32″: $189.99 $179.99 at Target
Save $10:
While this isn’t quite the kind of killer deal we’re expecting to see on Black Friday, it’s still an appreciable discount on a great-value bit of kit. Perfect as a TV for smaller spaces, this Vizio has great user reviews and could be well worth a look.

HP 14″ Laptop: $469.99 $359.99 at Target
Save $100:
If you’re on a budget, this cheap yet perfectly usable HP laptop will fit the bill perfectly. With 4GB of RAM and an 11th Gen i3 processor it won’t be up to much in terms of gaming, but for streaming, browsing and office work it’s a great bargain choice.

Last year’s best Target Black Friday deals

What were last year’s best Target Black Friday deals?

If you want to get a feel for the kind of savings that are likely to be on offer, the best thing to do is check out what’s been on offer in the past. So, below we’ve got some blasts from the past – some of the best deals we featured last year.

Real standouts were excellent discounts on already great value TVs like the TCL 4 Series, which saw a tasty $170 slash last year. We were also impressed with smaller devices like Roku sticks and Google smart home products like the Nest, each seeing a $20 cut. A number of Samsung devices also dropped in price, with the Tab S6 Lite’s price tag slimming down by $100.

Oddly enough, we also saw a number of Nintendo Switch games go for cheap, and while we can’t say which ones will get the chop this year, we’d expect to see similar savings.

Finally, perennial Black Friday favorite Keurig saw some killer deals at Target, cutting the desirable K Mini maker down to almost half price.

TCL 65-inch 4-Series 4K UHD TV: $399.99 $229.99 at Target
TCL TVs are some of the best bang-for-your-buck screens on the market, and this 65-inch 4-Series 4K UHD TV is no different. It has Android TV built in for Netflix and Hulu streaming, and it’s on sale for $170 off its regular price.View Deal

Roku Streaming Stick+: $48.99 $29.99 at Target
If your smart TV is getting a bit long in the tooth, it might be time to consider a Roku Streaming Stick+ for blazing fast streaming in 4K HDR. The deal Target has this week shaves $20 off the price of the streamer, bringing it down to under $30.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: $349.99 $249.99 at Target
Check out this deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite that shaves $100 off the slate’s usual price. With a 10.4″ screen with 2000×1200 resolution and the S-Pen, it’s a perfect gift for the gifted student in your life.View Deal

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen): $49 $29 at Target
Google’s small, second-gen smart speaker is on sale at Target this week for $20 off its regular price, putting it at just under $30. The new Nest Mini still comes with Google Assistant built-in and can be used to control smart products around your house.View Deal

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo Switch): $59.99 $39.99 at Target
Target is offering a scary good deal on Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Nintendo Switch. Usually this action-platformer goes for $59.99 but ahead of Black Friday it’s down to just $39.99. Have a player two? Change between Luigi and Gooigi in single player, or let a friend play as Gooigi for 2-player co-op.View Deal

LG SN7Y 3.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar: $499.99 $299.99 at Target
Ready to upgrade your home audio setup? Check out this amazing soundbar deal happening on the LG SN7Y. AI Sound Pro adjusts sound levels to what you’re watching and it supports Hi-Res Audio. It’s a great deal on a Dolby Atmos soundbar, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.View Deal

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker: $89.99 $49.99 at Target
It’s not exactly cutting-edge tech, but the Keurig K-Mini offers a lot of convenience to your daily life. Simply insert a pod, select your desired brew size, and enjoy your morning cup of joe. View Deal

  • ^ Back to the top
Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally bring new camera hardware in addition to software

Today at its Pixel Fall Launch event, after many pre-announcements and leaks, Google finally announced all the details of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Some of the biggest ... Read more »

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

FILE – In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook is paying a $4.75 ... Read more »

Microsoft's former Xbox chief wasn't sure if the first console would ‘see the light of day'

Next month marks the 20th anniversary of Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox brand. One of the Big Three console makers, alongside Sony (SONY) and Nintendo (NTDOY), Microsoft has seen its Xbox line ... Read more »

Africa's glaciers 'will disappear' by 2040s due to climate change

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A new report released Tuesday reveals Africa’s rare glaciers will completely disappear by the 2040s, with and ‘human-induced climate change‘ to blame. The ... Read more »

Best cheap camera 2021: the 14 finest budget cameras you can buy

Welcome to our in-depth guide to the best cheap cameras you can buy today. We’ve tested every model listed below to make sure it represents genuine bang for buck. So ... Read more »

Assassin's Creed Discovery Tours could come to VR – if they sell well enough

The latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed spin-off series – Ubisoft’s Discovery Tours – has just dropped, and it’s the studio’s most immersive historical experience yet. But comments from the ... Read more »

Turn simple blobs into photorealistic landscapes with NVIDIA Canvas

No artistic skill or expensive drawing devices needed. © Provided by Windows Central The urge to create can be innate for some people. However, the actual skill to create digital ... Read more »

A new update is releasing to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition players everywhere

© Provided by Windows Central A new patch to prepare Minecraft for the upcoming ‘Caves and Cliffs Update.’ What you need to know Mojang Studios is preparing to release 1.18 ... Read more »

Razer unveils new Seiren microphones for casual and professional streaming

Razer unveiled new microphones for casual and professional streamers. © Provided by Windows Central What you need to know Razer announced the Seiren V2 Pro and Seiren V2 X microphones ... Read more »

William Shatner oldest astronaut at 90 – Here's how space tourism could affect older people

© Provided by Space William Shatner floats in front if his window, with the Earth visible in the background, during Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch on Oct. 13, 2021 in ... Read more »

Microsoft Flight Simulator GOTY update is free with DX12 support for smoother frame rates

Microsoft Flight Simulator has a Game of the Year (GOTY) edition coming on November 18, with a raft of new content, plus a couple of much-awaited features including DX12 support ... Read more »

No, the M1 Max MacBook Pro isn't 'better' than the PS5

It’s barely been 24 hours since the new generation of Apple Silicon was revealed, with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips featuring inside the new MacBook Pro laptops at ... Read more »

Volvo's latest electric car update gives the XC40 Recharge a free range boost

Volvo is preparing to supply XC40 Recharge drivers with an over-the-air software update that will add a range-enhancing app to their vehicle. A beta version of the Range Assistant feature, ... Read more »

A new vaccine may curb the koala chlamydia epidemic

About 400 koalas are currently undergoing a clinical trial for a chlamydia vaccine in Queensland, Australia. Scientists hope the vaccine will finally offer koala populations protection from the disease, which ... Read more »

Nokia 3, Nokia 5 specifications leak ahead of MWC 2017 launch

Leaks and rumours regarding Nokia’s comeback have been gaining steam ahead of HMD Global’s February 26 MWC 2017 event. In May of 2016, Nokia had announced that it will grand ... Read more »

New York City's subway system isn't ready for a storm-filled future

In early September, Hurricane Ida travelled up the East Coast and dropped a water bomb over the Northeast, notably barreling through New York City. At one point, the storm broke ... Read more »

Google Pixel 6 launch event live blog: could we see a Pixel Fold phone too?

The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro launch event is set to start soon where we’ll hear all the details about the next flagship Android phones sporting the ... Read more »

HoMedics Sound Spa Rejuvenate

© Provided by TechRadar HoMedics Sound Spa Rejuvenate One-minute review The HoMedics Sound Spa Rejuvenate is a simple device the plays white noise and nature effects to mask unwanted sound ... Read more »

Coolpad Max review

© Provided by TechRadar null Display:   5.5-inch 2.5D curved Full HD (1920×100) display, Gorilla Glass 4 coating    OS:   Android 5.1 Lollipop with Coolpad UI    CPU:   1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm ... Read more »

Nord Security snaps up Atlas VPN

Nord Security has announced that it has reached a deal to incorporate Atlas VPN and will be adding the company’s VPN service to its growing portfolio of cybersecurity brands and ... Read more »

Dbrand says its latest PS5 faceplates will survive Sony's legal wrath

Over the weekend, accessory maker Dbrand made headlines when it stopped selling its PlayStation 5 “Darkplates” following a cease-and-desist letter from Sony. At the time, the company promised it would ... Read more »

Don't boost climate deniers: scientist

A leading scientist has warned news organisations and social media platforms against legitimising climate change denial. Dr Katherine Woodthorpe will on Wednesday deliver the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and ... Read more »

'I was told having a child would kill me'

Image: Reia was told that having a child would will her Reia DaCosta was told that having a child would kill her. She was born with sickle cell disease, something ... Read more »

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool live stream: how to watch Champions League online from anywhere

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be looking to maintain the perfect start to their 21/22 Champions League campaign as they face the current La Liga title holders. Follow our guide as ... Read more »

You can now buy Changli's super cheap EVs in the US, but there's a major catch

Electric cars are everywhere now, which will eventually help lower prices to a more reasonable level. Even then, EVs will be expensive, putting them out of reach for many people. ... Read more »

AirPods 3 vs AirPods 2: what's new with Apple's true wireless earbuds?

Apple has finally released the AirPods 3, over two years since it launched the AirPods 2 back in 2019. The new AirPods (3rd generation) come with a new AirPods Pro-style ... Read more »

Brave's privacy-first search engine is now built in to its browser

Brave is very confident in its privacy-centric search engine — so much so that it’s giving Google the boot. As of today (October 19th), Brave will use the engine as ... Read more »

Rescued Leatherback Sea Turtle Returns to Waters of Cape Cod

A 600-pound leatherback sea turtle who was stranded on a Massachusetts beach returned to his watery home on October 10 after being rescued by teams from the International Fund for ... Read more »

Xbox Series X Very restock TODAY: Queue opens to purchase Xbox bundles

© MICROSOFT Xbox Series X Very restock becomes available today Xbox Series X stock has become available to buy once again today in the UK, with online retailer Very the ... Read more »

Amazon Music Unlimited adds Dolby Atmos spatial audio at no extra cost

Amazon Music listeners are getting a boost to their subscriptions, as Dolby Atmos and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio are launching on the streaming service across iOS and Android devices. The ... Read more »

Electric cars: Industry and green groups welcome Government's support for EVs in new net zero strategy

A green motor drive that includes £620 million in grants to help the public pay for electric vehicles and to build new charging points points on residential streets, has been ... Read more »

Black Friday TV deals just dropped at Best Buy - save big on 4K, QLED, and OLED TVs

Looking to score early Black Friday deals on TVs? Then you’re in luck. Best Buy just launched an early Black Friday sale which includes incredible deals on a range of ... Read more »

Best Buy Black Friday sale now live - these are the best deals

The Best Buy Black Friday sale is underway with hundreds of products already on sale. We’ve cast our eyes across all the early deals to bring you some of the ... Read more »

HoMedics Sound Spa Rejuvenate review

One-minute review The HoMedics Sound Spa Rejuvenate is a simple device the plays white noise and nature effects to mask unwanted sound – and it does so very well. Its ... Read more »

Where people in Houston are moving to most

© Provided by Stacker © skeeze // Pixabay skeeze // Pixabay Where people in Houston are moving to most Stacker compiled a list of where people in Houston are moving ... Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked October 2021 live stream: how to watch the launch

Samsung’s latest launch event is on the horizon, kicking off across the world at 10am EST / 7am PST / 3pm GMT on Wednesday October 20. Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Part ... Read more »

Debt-ridden Tsinghua Unigroup meets creditors to update them on latest restructuring moves

Tsinghua Unigroup and its six subsidiaries met creditors on Monday in a virtual meeting to update them on the latest round of it debt restructuring process, according to a statement ... Read more »

Schools warned over facial recognition systems

© Getty Images Schools using facial recognition systems should consider less intrusive ways to let pupils pay for meals, the UK’s data privacy watchdog has said. A small number of ... Read more »

Watch the Google Pixel 6 event with the experts at Android Central

Up to three Pixel phones could be announced at Google’s fall hardware event, including a foldable. © Provided by Windows Central What you need to know Google will unveil the ... Read more »

Telegram reaches a billion Android downloads thanks to Facebook's outage

© BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock Telegram claims to have over 500 million active users worldwide. Telegram has hit the jackpot! The controversial messaging application has reached the milestone of one billion ... Read more »