When does the Target after-Christmas sale begin?

Blink and you could miss the best deals of the year on holiday decor at Target

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Target is famous for its after-Christmas sales. A trip to Target is perfect for grabbing discounts on holiday clearance, and if you scour the racks for yellow tag clearance items you can find huge savings. However, you can find some excellent discounts online, and shop from the comfort of the sofa and avoid the crowds.

Retailers are desperate to get rid of stock in time for the New Year, so the After Christmas Sales are the perfect time to save on holiday décor for next year, the gift you wanted but didn't get, or to spend any gift cards you received over the holidays. 

Here are some of the best Target deals to shop happening right now. We're already seeing items for 50% off. 

When is the Target after Christmas sale?

Target is open as usual on the on the 26th, so you start finding deals in person from 7:00am. You can start even earlier online. 

However, Target announced lots of deals in the run up to Christmas too, with up to $100 off Apple products, 50% off video games, and 50% off toys

What's on sale at Target after Christmas?

However, bear in mind that there's a knack to Target discounts. Acting fast before stock runs out is a smart move, but at the same time, clearance could hit as much as 75% or even 90% off in the final days of the sale if any inventory is left. You should err on the safe side and buy now if there's something you need immediately, and wait a few days for huge savings on anything nice-to-have but not necessary. 

Target after-Christmas sale FAQs

What are Target's shipping and delivery options?

Target offers a range of delivery options including fast-two day, same-day delivery with Shipt, and pick-up and drive-up options within two hours. 

Enjoy free two-day shipping on orders $35+ or no minimum when you use your Target RedCard. 

Are Target's after Christmas sales as good as Black Friday's?

There’s much less fanfare than Black Friday, but sales can be as good, if not better. It depends on what you’re buying. The Target after Christmas sales will be a great time to snag holiday decor and clearance, for instance. 

Alex David
Head of eCommerce

As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. After graduating from Cambridge University, Alex got his start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing a wide range of household products and appliances. He then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products. Helping people find true quality and genuine value is a real passion.

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