Why Now Is The Best Time To Shop At Target

Target, one of the largest retail chains in the U.S., is visited by thousands of customers every day due to its wide variety of products, reasonably low prices, and frequent promotional offers.

With so many people visiting the store, you may want to know about the best time to shop at Target so that you have a comfortable experience and don’t miss out on any discount deals. Here is what I discovered!

Best Time To Shop At Target

For clearances, stock availability, and quieter shopping times, the best time to shop at Target is early mornings between 8 am, and 10 am from Monday to Friday. You will also find evenings after 8 pm quieter, but there will be less stock available.

If you want to know more about the type of items sold in clearance on each day of the week, what discounts Target offers, and how you can stay up to date about clearance sales, keep on reading!

What Day Does Target MarkDown Their Clearance?

Target has many clearances during the week, with each weekday dedicated to a particular group of items. According to All Things Target, here are the clearances you can expect on each day of the week:

  • Monday – Electronics, childrenswear, baby, books
  • Tuesday – Womenswear, pets, domestics
  • Wednesday – Menswear, health, beauty, garden
  • Thursday – Homeware, toys, sporting equipment, travel
  • Friday – Auto, cosmetics, jewelry

When Is The Best Time To Shop At Target For Stock Availability?

While the timing of stock shipments depends upon store location, the majority of Target stores restock overnight between 12 am, and 6 am (when stores are closed).

Therefore, the best time to shop for stock availability is in the morning within the first two hours of the store opening, usually between 8 am and 10 am.

Shopping earlier in the day will give you first access to restocked items, particularly high-demand products, which are replenished overnight.

According to our research, larger stock shipments generally arrive on a Monday- Tuesday, and a Thursday or Friday.

To avoid facing out-of-stock issues, you can try calling your local store to check if specific items are available.

When Is The Quietest Time To Shop At Target?

If you want to avoid crowds and enjoy a quieter shopping experience, weekday mornings are typically the best time to visit Target. You will also find stores less busy in the late evenings but expect less product availability.

Other than that, you can see how busy your nearest Target store is by checking the popular times on Google Maps. Here you will see a chart showing how busy a store generally is on a particular day and time.

What Types Of Discounts Does Target Offer?

Target clearance sales offer discounts from 15% up to 70%, and in some cases, up to 90% off the original price on selected products.

Additionally, it is important to note that the clearance selection at Target changes frequently and that clearance prices may differ from store to store.


The best time to take a trip to Target is between 8 am, and 10 am from Monday to Friday. Shopping during these earlier hours will give you access to new clearance deals, allow you to check out the most stocked shelves, and keep you well away from crowds and the weekend rush.

If you decide you would prefer to avoid shopping in-store entirely, remember that Target also offers same-day delivery, order pickup, and Drive Up in the Target App, where your shopping is brought out to your vehicle.

Dollar Shave Club

Before Dollar Shave Club launched a viral video humorously depicting the struggles of buying men’s razors, the brand was entirely unknown to the world. Boasting the slogan “our blades are f*#%ing great,” this video was the framework for the witty brand voice that Dollar Shave Club consistently uses across their digital channels and cleverly branded products. Here, Dollar Shave Club explains how they leverage humor to transform an ordinary product into a multimillion dollar brand.

What marketing and branding strategies contributed to Dollar Shave Club’s rapid rise to success?

DSC: Humor has been an integral part of the company since Dollar Shave Club (DSC) began. Many of our members discovered DSC thanks to the now famous tongue-in-cheek video that our founder and CEO Michael Dubin wrote and starred in back in 2012. The video resonated with guys because we spoke clearly and humorously about the struggles of buying quality razors at an affordable price. The video highlighted the ridiculous experience that men face when buying razors at the local drugstore, from the plastic razor fortress to the inattentive sales clerk and high-ticket price.

How does the Dollar Shave Club brand identity inform and influence your digital presence?

DSC: From our packaging to our digital presence to our media strategy, the DSC brand identity informs everything we do. To repeat the success of our first video, we made another satirical video to introduce One Wipe Charlies, a product that many of our members had requested. Once again, Michael wrote and starred in “Let’s Talk about #2” to highlight every man’s quest for a better clean. When we launched One Wipe Charlies in 2013, we partnered with the very important but often-overlooked NFL centers on four teams. For every clean snap they made and for every fan who tweeted #CleanSnap during two home games, Dollar Shave Club donated money to the player’s charity of choice. During those games, DSC also handed out One Wipe Charlies for football fans to try and enjoy.

Dollar Shave Club is a subscription-based service that relies on monthly renewals. What strategies do you employ to maintain customer loyalty?

DSC: We prefer to think of Dollar Shave Club as a member-based service; all of our customers are “members” of the Dollar Shave Club community. We spotlight their causes and accomplishments in our “Bathroom Minutes,” which is our monthly lifestyle magazine. We’re closely engaged with our members on our blog and social channels, which has helped us build a great customer experience. We always strive to offer the best quality grooming products to help men live smarter lives.

Why Shop At Bestbuy

What is Best Buy?

Founded in 1966, Best Buy has grown from an auto specialty store to a one-stop home electronics store. Today, it has more than 1,400 US stores and 216 international outlets.
The Internet has changed the game for retail electronics, and has responded by focusing on its online customers.
Big-brand suppliers are the lifeblood of the company, and covers major suppliers like Apple, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, AT&T and GE. It also provides customers with a Deal of the Day, the Hot Deal and other online discounts.

Other services

  • Student support. works to support students with back-to-school bargains available 24/7.
  • Geek Squad. Get installation, repairs and general help on your Best Buy products by phone or at home with this service.
  • Quick delivery. Some products offer same-day delivery by 9 p.m.
  • Generous returns and exchanges. Customers get 15 days to exchange or return most products. Exchange or return cell phones within 14 days and wedding registry items within 60 days. You can return products by mail or in stores.

What can I buy at

Buy a variety of popular electronics, phones, wearables and toys:

  • Appliances. From fridges, washers and dryers, to floor care products, to microwaves and other small appliances.
  • TV and home theater. TVs with A/V components, like DVD players and remote controls.
  • Computer and tablet. Computers, PC gaming, VR and computer accessories that include software, printers and tablets.
  • Cameras and camcorders. Cameras and lenses, camcorders, memory cards and camera bags. Also related products like digital photo frames and editing software.
  • Mobile. Carriers, smartphones and mobile accessories.
  • Audio. Home theater systems, headphones, wireless and multiroom audio.
  • Video games. Consoles, gaming headsets and games.
  • Movies and music. DVDs, CDs, vinyl and instruments.
  • Car electronics and GPS. Car security and GPS.
  • Wearable technology. Action camcorder, headphones, smartwatches and other wearables.
  • Health, fitness and beauty. Health monitoring and testing, baby care, scales and personal care and beauty.
  • Home, garage and office. Furniture, decor, pet supplies, lawn care, printers, scanners and projectors.
  • Smart home. Home security and surveillance, voice assistance, smart lighting and irrigation control.
  • Drones, toys and collectibles. Action figures, games, puzzles, drones and musical instruments.

Secrets Best Buy Shoppers Need to Know

Best Buy is the retailer that sits atop the list for many of us when we’re on the hunt for new electronics, especially televisions, sound systems, laptops and yes, for the few primitives still roaming the planet, compact discs and DVDs (though that once humongous section is a mere shadow of itself nowadays).
And for the hail and hearty, Best Buy is the first stop on Black Friday to score an unbelievable deal or two.
But Black Friday is just one day. Bargain hunting is a year-round sport, and you never know when the tech bug may bite you. Since Best Buy is pretty much the lone wolf of national brick-and-mortar electronics retailers, we thought we’d fire off some skills for you to deploy next time you’re roaming the aisles.

Price Tags Reveal the Best Bargains

“Watch the price tags,” advises Tracie Fobes, who runs, a website that offers savings advice and deals. “They tell you so much.” Just as we informed you about the secrets hidden in Kohl’s price tags, there are secrets hidden in Best Buy’s price tags, too. You just have to know how to decipher the code.
Here’s what Fobes knows: Prices that end in “.92” indicate that a product is at or below Best Buy’s cost. “Definitely a deal to grab,” says Fobes. If the price ends in “.96,” it means the price has already been adjusted to match a competitor’s price on that product. One more: If there’s a “C” in the lower right corner of the price tag, it means the item is on clearance and no longer stocked, says Fobes.
Ah, and hunt down a manager when you scarf that “C” deal. He or she has the authority to give you an even bigger price break.

It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

Are you spending a nice chunk of change buying a curved screen, 65-inch 4K TV? See if Best Buy will knock down the price if you add on a wall mount, sound bar, TV stand or Blu-ray DVD player. It’s called bundling, and it’s known to happen.
“If you need a printer and computer, ask if you can get a 20% discount if you purchase both items,” says Fobes. “You may not get what you want, but you should get at least 8%-to-10% savings.”
Speaking of which, the Best Buy employees I’ve talked to over the years say store managers are often open to negotiating prices, especially on big-ticket items they know you’re going to hunt down elsewhere (did I hear “warehouse club”?).

Timing Is Everything

Speaking of salespeople, managers and hot deals: It pays to shop at Best Buy at the end of the month. “Visit your store on the 30th or 31st and try to negotiate prices down,” says Fobes. “The store is trying to hit sales goals for the month and may be more willing to negotiate with you.”
According to deals experts, certain times of year can be advantageous for electronics purchases, too. Prices on laptops, for example, dip in August and September during back-to-school sales. And you’ll see some of the deepest discounts on computers – especially on select low-end models – during Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales. The days leading up to the Super Bowl feature some of the best prices of the year on a variety of big-screen TVs from name-brand manufacturers.

Scratches and Dents Equal Dollars and Cents

Very often, an unboxed item on display can be purchased at a cheaper price than the identical item never unboxed sitting in the storeroom. But you probably need to ask: “How much are you willing to sell the floor model for?” And if there’s already a price tag on a floor model itself, negotiate. The price tag usually means the manager is eager to sell it to make room for a new display.
Similarly, open-box items in Best Buy stores can be real bargains. These are purchases returned unused by customers for a variety of reasons other than the item being defective. Perhaps the box didn’t fit through the front door (it happens), the color was wrong or a significant other nixed the impulse purchase on delivery.
You can also haggle for a lower price if you find an item on a store shelf that has damaged packaging. “If the box is dented, ripped or been opened, you can negotiate the price down,” says Fobes of “Start at asking for a 25% discount and see what happens. You can usually get at least another 10% off.”

There Are Coupons for College Students

Best Buy aims exclusive deals at the college crowd. Surf over to the Student Hub on Best Buy’s website, enter your email address and wait for the special coupons to come rolling in to your inbox. They can be used at the register of a physical store or online (click on “payment method” and enter the promotional codes).
Best Buy’s definition of a college student is loose: Technically, you only need to be enrolled in one class to qualify. The retailer does ask you to identify the school you are attending when you sign up, but at least initially there’s no further proof required about where you are enrolled.

The Reward Zone Has a New Name

Best Buy’s loyalty program didn’t go away; it just got rebranded. Veteran shoppers may still refer to it as the Reward Zone, but the retailer has redubbed the program My Best Buy. Considering membership is free, it’s worth signing up. For every 250 points you accumulate via your membership, you get $5 worth of Best Buy certificates, which can be redeemed at or in stores. Basic members also get free two-day shipping on items bought online (minimum $35 order), and there are members-only deals, early access to special sale events and more.
There are tiered levels of membership, based on annual spending, but be aware that changes went into effect on August 28, 2016, that reduced benefits at some levels. For example, basic My Best Buy members now receive 0.5 points for every dollar spent (it had been one point per dollar spent). Those who spend at least $1,500 in a year can become My Best Buy Elite members and receive one point for every dollar spent (down from 1.1. points). The top tier is My Best Buy Elite Plus, peopled by the fat cats who spend $3,500 or more per year. Those members receive 1.25 points for every dollar spent (unchanged from pre-August 28 levels). Elite and Elite Plus members get free shipping with no minimum purchase required, plus extra time to make returns.
Speaking of shipping, Best Buy is offering free holiday shipping on many items, whether or not you are a My Best Buy member, through December 24.

It Pays to Showroom

Showrooming is the act of checking out merchandise in a physical store, then purchasing the item from someone else online at a discounted price. You’ve probably done it yourself, even if you didn’t realize it has an official name. Brick-and-mortar retailers loathe the practice, of course.
Best Buy is trying to turn browsing showroomers into paying customers. If you’re in one of its stores and find an item you love, but you also find that the price is lower on, talk to a salesperson or manager. They may be able to match the price — or even come in lower. It’s a win-win: Best Buy gets the sale, and you get to the instant gratification of taking your purchase home immediately. There’s no waiting two days (or more) for delivery and no extra shipping charges.

Get Rid of Your Unwanted Electronics

Best Buy takes in tons of electronics you no longer want, including computers, televisions, cell phones, speakers, appliances, video games and systems, cameras, rechargeable batteries and so much more. Best of all, there’s no charge to recycle most items – even if you didn’t purchase them at Best Buy. Among the few exceptions: There’s a $14.99 fee in most states to haul away old TVs and appliances if you buy a replacement from Best Buy; the fee is $99.99 for up to two TVs or appliances if you didn’t buy replacements.
You can even profit from your unwanted electronics. If you bring in a used printer for recycling, you’ll get a 15% discount on a new HP inkjet printer. Some stores will give discounts on ink and toner, too, when you recycle old cartridges. Got a gadget that still works? Trade it in for a Best Buy gift card. Popular trade-in items include Apple and Samsung smartphones, Apple notebooks and iPads, and video games and gaming hardware.
Oh, and if you do decide to trade in or recycle electronics that contain personal information, be sure to wipe them clean. Best Buy provides instructions on how to erase the hard drive of a Windows computer. Apple offers instructions on wiping data from its devices.
So if you want to shop, why not do it at