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Target Black Friday deals 2022: what we expect to see

A variety of items available in the Target Black Friday deals sales 2022
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While Target isn't quite as big a Black Friday player as some other retailers, the shopping season is still the best time of the year to bag bargains on a huge range of items. On this page, we'll be drawing on what we saw last year to predict Target's Black Friday plans for the next event.

Last year, Target stuck with the traditional approach of saving just about all its deals until Black Friday itself. This is in contrast with Walmart and Amazon, which were both launching incredible deals worth buying over a month before the shopping season. Our info from last year shows that for those retailers it's not a bad idea to grab one of these early deals, but at Target, we'd still recommend waiting until the Black Friday weekend itself.

One of the biggest draws of Target last year was the holiday price match policy. That meant that if any item you previously bought was reduced before December 24, you would be entitled to an refund. There was obviously no guarantee that it would be reduced, but it certainly reassured buyers that they weren't being ripped off should they buy products early.

Over the course of the weekend, we saw tons of great deals on products like AirPods, Apple Watch, TVs, kitchen products, toys, and gaming gear. Below, we'll highlight some of the top deals we spotted, and answer just about any question you've got about the Target Black Friday sale.

When does the Target Black Friday start?

In 2022, Black Friday falls on November 25, and this is the date that Target's Black Friday deals officially drop.

Unlike some competitors, Target really does start its sale on the day, rather than jumping the gun and drip-feeding deals early. While the retailer is likely to release a few deals beforehand, the majority of the discounts will launch on or just before Friday, November 25.

When do Target stores open on Black Friday?

For those not keen on queuing up in the middle of the night, Target offers a more palatable opening time of 7am for most stores. However, it's still worth checking your local stores for confirmation.

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.

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.

What Target Black Friday deals do we expect to see in 2022?

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.

Last year's best Target Black Friday deals

  • Top deals: Shop all of Target's featured deals
  • Home appliances: Save up to 20% on Keurig, Hoover, and more
  • Furniture: Up to 25% off furniture, including kitchen, office and bedroom
  • Toy deals: Up to 30% off Play Doh, LEGO, Disney and more
  • Entertainment deals: Buy 1 get 1 free on select books and movies
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Acer 11.6" Touchscreen Convertible Spin 311 Chromebook: $349.99 $179.99 | Target
Save $170 - This 2-in-1 Chromebook by Acer is almost half price at Target, and with 64GB of storage, 2 USB-C ports and a touchscreen, it's a decently specced device. It's not a great choice for gamers or power users, but for day-to-day computing, it's a portable, lightweight workhorse that should get the job done.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones II: $299.99 $179.99 | Target
Save $120 - These are some of the best noise cancelling headphones available today, and this discount matches the cheapest price we've ever seen. They're not flashy, but if all you care about is excellent audio, they're definitely worth considering.

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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.

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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. 

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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 2000x1200 resolution and the S-Pen, it's a perfect gift for the gifted student in your life.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Mo Harber-Lamond is VPN Editor at Tom's Guide, and contributor for TechRadar. He focuses on cybersecurity content for Tom's Guide, and creates insightful content across the board to help readers make informed buying choices.