Target offers 10 percent discount on gift cards, but if you want to take advantage of that deal, you must act quickly. It is a one day event: Sunday, December 3.
"This week at the top of many minds? Checking those friends and family so hard to buy for the gift list," Target said last week in a press release. "We have it right, this Sunday, December 3, upload your gift set (or give yourself a treat!) With a 10% discount on all Target GiftCards, this is the only time of the year that we discount our GiftCards.  "Also, the savings never looked so good. We have the perfect card for everyone, including nine new designs. Bullseye inspired by LEGO? Yes. A scratch-n-sniff gingerbread train? Of course. Get all the charm and your 10% savings at Target stores or at Target.com Sunday. "
Now, here comes the fine print: the gift cards you buy can not be redeemed until Monday, December 4., at 9 a.m. Central time, money reports.This is fine if the gifts as Christmas gifts , of course, but that means you can not buy many gift cards, and then, immediately, you can buy a full cart on Sunday with a 10 percent discount.  After a disappointing season last year, Target is changing its holiday playbook.
The Target promotions group and high and low prices confused buyers last year, said Mark Tritton, Target's marketing director. approach to having less sales that you expect to have a greater impact.
At the same time, Target has lowered the prices of thousands of items in a move towards a low price approach that is increasingly similar to Walmart, or A strategy that, according to Tritton, has paid off so far and will continue during the holidays.
"We will have significant promotions," he said. "But the correct price every day will be our regular drum beat."
As in recent years, Target will once again offer free shipping in any size order during the holidays, pbading through Christmas.
And to better compete with Amazon, Target is also pushing its store delivery program to 300 more stores this holiday season, an initiative that helps you get online orders for customers faster. About 1,400 of Target's 1,800 stores will send orders online this year, and more than half of those orders will arrive within two days. By comparison, Amazon Prime members already receive free two-day shipping on many orders and in some cases they can receive same-day deliveries through their Prime Now service.
This year, Target will also offer a spin on a gift card where the customer can click on a GiftNow button when purchasing an item on Target.com. The recipient receives it as a digital gift box and can accept it, change the color or size or choose something completely different without having to go through the hbadle of going to the store to make a return.
"This is a perfect solution for that fussy family member we all have, and it's also ideal for last-minute gifts so you do not have to worry about whether the product will be in time for Christmas," said McNamara.
The Associated The press contributed to this report.