Sep 30, 2022 - Economy

Target has rare gift card sale ahead of holidays

Target gift cards on display

Gift cards on display at a Target store. Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Target has a rare deal on one of the top holiday gifts ahead of its upcoming Deal Days sale, an early holiday shopping event.

Driving the news: Now through Saturday, Oct. 1, the retailer is offering 10% off store gift card purchases up to $500 through its Target Circle loyalty program — for a maximum savings of $50.

Yes, but: This two-day offer is dubbed a "RedCard exclusive" and unlike past gift card sales is only for RedCard holders, the retailer says on its app.

  • To save, shoppers need to select an offer in Target Circle, available on the app or website.

Between the lines: For years, Target has had a gift card sale in December with 10% off store gift cards, in stores and online. It has offered 5% off gift cards during holiday sales, too.

  • Being a part of the chain's loyalty program has been required since 2020.

Meanwhile, Target Deal Days will be held Oct. 6-8 with "hundreds of thousands of deals online and in stores."

  • The returning holiday price match guarantee also starts Oct. 6 with Target pledging price adjustments if prices go down lower later in the season.

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