Target Circle Week is getting a huge head start on Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days this October


This story has been updated to include the latest shopping tips and deals now that Target Circle Week has officially begun.
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Target announced Target Circle Week just a day after Amazon announced the dates of Prime Big Deal Days. “Oh, Amazon is having a massive sale that lasts for 48 hours between Oct. 11-12? Best Buy has similar plans. Best Buy has similar plans.How often is Circle Week at Target?

This is Target’s second Circle Week of the year, and yes, of

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the first one happened near Prime Day in July. Target had previously held a 72-hour deal called Deal Days, which was open to all Target Circle members. Circle Week has also been timed much more closely to Prime Day, typically getting an edge with a head start.

Needing to be a Target Circle member to access the glory of Circle Week isn’t a big deal since joining Target Circle is free, unlike Prime.SEE ALSO:

Amazon Prime Day 2 deals that were previously only available by invitation are now available for purchase.
What will Target Circle Week have on sale?

Target Circle Members will receive up to 40% off seasonal products, on-trend items, and everyday necessities. After the official dates of Circle Week (December 24), Circle members can keep an eye out for the Deal of the Day spotlight. Brands like Apple, Nespresso and Dyson will make appearances. At any rate, shoppers are guaranteed to save on whatever they buy with Target’s offering of 15% off one in-store or online purchase.

Deals officially began dropping on Oct. 1, with new ones being added every day. Apple dealsWhy it’s good

The just-plain 9th-generation iPad is generally cheaper than the 10th-generation, but the 9th is offering a greater discount (60 dollars off, compared to just $50 for the 10th). It’s not the iPad for those who want to use their tablet for video editing and gaming. But for less than $300 you can still get a good device that’s perfect for everyday casual use. We’d recommend putting your savings toward a first generation Apple Pencil, with which this iPad is compatible.

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The newest Madden game just came out in mid-August, and you can already snag it for less than $50. Upgrades from the last Madden game include more variation in athlete physiques for more realistic player movement, smarter AI behavior from your teammates, and enhanced FieldSENSE for a more realistic on-the-field experience.

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Bissell’s TikTok famous upholstery and carpet cleaner is a must in homes with pets… or kids… or red wine drinkers. This portable cleaner weighs just nine pounds and uses OXY solution and water to remove old and new stains from carpets, rugs, furniture and car interiors. Target’s deal is on the ProHeat model, which maintains the temperature of water in the tank while cleaning.

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Nothing says major shopping event quite like a KitchenAid mixer on sale — a device that’s almost guaranteed to be on any foodie’s bucket list. Target is also not afraid to give away money for free to encourage shoppers to spend more. Similar to Amazon’s promotion that trades a sign-up to Amazon Photos for a free $15 Prime Day credit, Target is tacking gift cards onto purchases of a certain amount from a certain category:

Circle members planning a vacation can also save 20% on Tripadvisor’s Things To Do tab, which includes over 300,000 experiences like city tours, day trips, and outdoor excursions from around the world.