Target Circle Week Explained


As I predicted in this article about Amazon Prime Day, other retailers are offering their own summer shopping holidays to compete with Amazon’s own shopping holiday, and Target Circle Week is a perfect example of that prediction.

This shopping promotion is July 9 through July 15. So, what is Target Circle Week? Let me explain.

Target Circle Week explained

Last year Target offered its Deal Days shopping holiday in October. This coincided with a second Amazon Prime Day.

However, this Circle Week promotion seems to be a brand new shopping holiday for 2023. I’ve heard that it used to be offered in March and September only as “Fun Run.” So, having it occur in July seems specifically designed to go up again Amazon Prime Day, which is July 11 and 12.

Anyway, what is Target Circle Week and how does it benefit you and me?

Well, one, it is exclusive for Target Circle members. That’s Target’s loyalty program that is free to join.

Because I’m a Target Circle member, I got the birthday discount from the store on my phone (via the Target app) last year on my special day.

target circle birthday notification

During Target Circle Week, you can shop online, in the app or at physical stores to save up to 50% off on national brands. Target has highlighted two brands that will be included in sales. They are Dyson and Keurig. I’m sure they won’t be the only ones.

FYI, the Dyson products that Target will have on special are home products, like vacuum cleaners. In fact, one deal I already know about is that you can save $130 on the Dyson V8 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum.

Unfortunately, Target Circle Week does not include the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, which is on my must-have list. In fact, Target only sells a toy version of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer and styling tools.

So, I guess I’ll be waiting for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to get that hair dryer. That sale starts on July 17 this year. However, as a Nordy Club member, I get to start shopping it earlier–on July 12.

Target store brands on sale

Also, you’ll find deals on Target store brands. Some of these private Target owned brands include Sun Squad, Good & Gather and Cat & Jack.

Some of the Target Circle Weeks savings on these store brands include 50% off select Sun Squad items, such as outdoor pools, water toys and more.

Cat & Jack guarantee

Also, an important thing you should know about the Target brand Cat & Jack. Cat & Jack clothing for kids comes with a one-year warranty or guarantee. So, if anything goes wrong with the clothing, you can bring it back to Target for your money back.

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Cat and Jack clothing. Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

However, you will need your receipt in order to get the money-back guarantee. Yet another reason to download the Target Circle app. The app keeps a record of your past purchases and lets you start a return right in the app.

Also, the app keeps a record of these purchases based on how you shopped. You can slide the bar in the app for online purchases or in-store.

Also, you can use the search window to find specific things you’d purchased, which makes it easier to find that receipt you might need. That’s super handy.

Target Circle Week deals

Target Circle Week deals run Sunday, July 9 through Saturday July 15.

I’m looking forward to seeing savings of up to 50% on food and beverage, beauty, everyday essentials, electronics and more.

Here’s a first look at some of the top Target Circle Week savings. Target will reveal addition deals on on Sunday, July 9.

Top deals for July 9-15 include:

Shopping options for Target Circle Week

All of these deals are in Target stores as well as online and on the Target app.

That means that when shopping from the app or online, you’ll have the option of doing Target Drive Up–my favorite way to shop at Target.

Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Drive Up and Order Pickup are usually ready as soon as two hours with no minimum purchase and no membership fee required.

In addition, you can choose Same-Day Delivery with Shipt in as soon as one hour. As always, you can get free shipping on orders of $35 or more or when using your Target RedCard.

Benefits of Target Circle

If I haven’t convinced you yet to sign up for Target Circle, here are additional benefits:

  • Earning 1% rewards on non-RedCard purchases to use on future Target trips
  • 5% off a shopping trip during your birthday month, as I mentioned earlier
  • Chance to vote on where Target directs funds in their communities. You earn one vote with each qualifying Target trip

So far this year I’ve saved $6.59 on Target purchases from those aforementioned 1% rewards I earn with each purchase. Yeah, I know, that’s not a lot of money overall.

However, I’ll take whatever savings or cash back I can get. It’s why I continue to use the Rakuten cash back Chrome browser when shopping online, too.

Let me know if I can answer any questions you have about Target Circle Week or shopping at Target in general.

Target Circle partnerships

In this article about Ulta at Target, I wrote about how I was able to link my Ulta rewards program membership Ultamates with my Target Circl account. Well, it turns out that Ulta isn’t the only partnership that Target has that offers Circle members benefits.

For example, through September 5, Target Circle members can sign up for a free TripAdvisor Plus membership. Normally, that costs $99 a year.

Here are the other Target partnerships that bring benefits to Target Circle members:

  • Apple Fitness+
  • Apple TV+
  • MLB Season Pass
  • News+
  • Apple Music
  • Apple Arcade
  • iCloud

Target Circle Week is one of the best July summer sales to take advantage of this year.

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