For Some, Target Deal Days Could Be Better Than Amazon Prime Day

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As we head into the summer, sales are popping up right and left. That said, before you spend your entire monthly shopping budget at the Amazon Prime Day sale, make sure you check out what Target has deemed its “biggest sale of the summer.”
Exclusively on June 20th-22nd, the store will be offering deep discounts during its summer Deal Days sale on things that hardly ever go on sale — including your favorite food and beverage brands.

While Amazon Prime Day is always a big deal for tech gadgets, Target really hammers home the necessities, including amazing outdoor entertaining options.

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1. Target Offers Three Days of Deals vs. Amazon’s Two-Day Sale

Not only do you get a full three-day-long sale as opposed to Amazon’s two-day sale (June 21st-22nd), you’ll be able to scope out all of Target’s options the day before Amazon even releases their deals, so you can compare prices to your heart’s content. Bonus day: Target’s sale also starts on the eeekend (Father’s Day), while Amazon deals start on a Monday.

2. No $119 Membership Required to Shop These Online Target Deals

This Target rival sale is especially great for those that have been playing around with the idea of canceling their $119 per year Amazon Prime membership. Target’s online summer sale this week has the same convenience as Amazon in that you can press a button and have different food and beverage items, as well as home cleaning supplies, delivered to your door.
Unlike being an Amazon Prime member, you don’t have to be a member of any Target loyalty program in order to jump in on the savings. If you don’t want to wait to get your products, the store is remedying that issue by offering same-day drive-up options — so you can choose what you want, and then drop by your local target on the way home from work to pick up your items curbside.
If your favorite feature of Amazon Prime membership is that your goods get sent to your house within two days, know that for this sale you might be able to choose to have your stuff delivered to your door through Shipt depending on your location. This will allow you to you get your products on the same day that you order them online.

3. Shop Target’s Designer Collaborations and Brands You Love

While Amazon is really good at choosing a few large items like TVs or appliances, Target will have markdowns across all categories, including electronics, beauty, home and even cleaning essentials.
You can expect discounts on the brands Target is known for carrying, like Olive & June, Threshold Home and even the clean, environmentally-friendly Meyer’s cleaning products. This is a seriously great time to stock up on your favorite brands of home cleaning supplies and all of those necessary around-the-house products that you know you’re going to have to spend money on eventually.

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4. Target Sale Includes Food and Beverage Items You Buy Already

The big addition to this sale this year is that Target is marking down hundreds of snacks and sips (think 12 packs of sodas, Bubbly seltzers and Health-Ade Kombucha). It’s a great time to stock up on non-perishable items, as well as summer entertaining items like canned beverages and even lots of frozen options.

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This will also include supplement brands that rarely go on sale, so make sure you are keeping an eye on any protein or collagen powders that you regularly use in your morning smoothies. To accompany all food and snacks worthy of picnic, the summer sale is also a good time to stock up on outdoor dining wear from Target which usually features both form and function in its designs.

5. Access to Target’s Popular Home Goods Lines

Another great section that you won’t want to sleep on is their clothing lines. Target has worked hard to partner with leading designers to create budget-friendly options, so you can shop brands like Who What WearChristopher John RogersA New Day and so much more. Of course, they’ve also released so many insanely stunning home design collaborations with the likes of Nate Berkus, and Hearth & Hand, which is from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia line, so look out to see if the big savings will also be applied online to these top-tier brands.

6. Stack Savings With 5% off Target Gift Cards Now

Finally, don’t you dare sleep on gift cards. If you were already thinking about grabbing some gift cards in preparation for the holidays or for your friends and family members who are celebrating recent graduations, this is the perfect time to stock up. That’s because will be offering an additional five percent on their gift cards leading into the sale on June 16th-19th. These cards can also be used during the sale as well, so you can truly stack your savings.

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Go ahead and mark your calendar: 

June 16-19: Five percent off on all Target gift cards
June 21-22: sitewide sale
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Brittany Loggins
Brittany Loggins
Brittany Loggins is a freelance lifestyle writer who has written for Real Simple, Women's Health, Business Insider, InStyle, Elle, Food Network and NBC's Know Your Value. Prior to moving into freelance writing full-time, she was a staff writer at and She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Consumer Journalism and loves stand-up comedy and dogs. Follow her on Instagram @blogginloggins.

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