Target ‘Deal Days’ 2021: The 27 Best Deals So Far (Updated)
The emphasis might be on Amazon Prime Day this week—the two-day sale event ends June 22—but other stores have been promoting their own deals in an effort to compete. Walmart is having a sale that ends on June 23, and Target’s Deal Days Sale began on June 20 and runs through June 22. We’re focusing on the latter here. These are our favorite Target deals.
Note: We regularly update articles and
strike through items that sell out or rise in price as of publishing, and we mark discounts based on recent product pricing or average price, not MSRP. Be sure to check discounts for yourself. Our picks come from research and our extensive experience reviewing products.
Updated Tuesday: We’ve added a deal for a Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and a Lenovo IdeaPad.
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Home and Kitchen Deals
Once you start having a robot clean your floors, you’ll know true luxury. We have a bunch of recommendations, but they generally cost much more than this one. We have not reviewed this specific model, but we have reviewed similar ones. The last few Ecovacs we’ve tried had some navigational problems, but if you have no weird ledges in your house they should be fine. It’s rare to find a reliable robot vac for under $200.
Dyson makes great vacuums, and the V8 is its “budget” model. It converts into a hand vacuum and has a run time of around 40 minutes, so be sure to charge it between cleaning sessions.
If you truly love coffee and drink several cups a day, you should invest in a nicer coffee maker—even a cheap Mr. Coffee is good. But Keurigs have their place since they’re fast and convenient. This one is small, so you can fit it in apartment kitchens or even at your desk. Designer Jonathan Adler came up with the look, which is quite nice.
If you have more space to store it and like iced coffee occasionally, this K-Elite model is a solid alternative. It also has a hot water button in case you want to make tea or oatmeal.
The popular Instant Pot is a Prime Day staple. It takes a bunch of appliances and puts them into one. There are a few different sizes and versions, but this 6-quart is good for about six people. If you have a larger family, the 8-quart pot is also on sale for $90 ($50 off).
Air fryers are another fan favorite, and a few are discounted from Target this year. We haven’t tried this particular model, but Oster has a pretty good reputation for kitchen gadgets. The company’s nine-function Countertop Air Fryer is also discounted to $100 ($60 off). As an alternative, the PowerXL Air Fryer costs $60 ($40 off) and appears to be a decent deal as well. We have not tested it.
You might be heading back into an office or planning camping or road trips. Either way, having a Thermos to keep meals warm (or cold!) will come in handy. This one is also dishwasher safe.
A KitchenAid stand mixer is a worthwhile purchase if you love to cook and bake. They’re made to last and look sleek in a kitchen, especially in the red or blue colors that give them a vintage vibe.
We’re big fans of the AirPods Pro. They sound great and fit more comfortably in your ears than the first Airpods. We see these discounted a lot, but they’ve been around $197 for the last few months, so this is a small drop from their normal discounted price.
These Sony headphones are our favorite wireless headphones for good reason: They get 30 hours of battery life with noise canceling on, they sound great, and they’re among the most comfortable headphones you can buy. This fourth-generation model improves on those that came before with new beam-forming microphones, which makes you sound great on Zoom calls.
These cheap little wireless earbuds won’t sound quite as good as AirPods, but they have the same battery life and a more ergonomic fit. WIRED audio reviewer Parker Hall likes taking them out and about when he’s doing yard work, long hikes, or other outdoor activities, because you don’t have to worry too much about losing a bud.
Roku is our favorite streaming platform, and the Streaming Stick Plus is our choice for most people. This deal pops up frequently, and we’re only including it because we like the device.
The Surface Pro 7 is a great 2-in-1 laptop replacement. It has enough power for most laptop-type tasks but can double as a tablet. The model here has the faster Intel Core i5 chip. This deal also includes the keyboard. Target has quite a few other Surface deals worth browsing.
This IdeaPad 5 features a speedy AMD Ryzen 7 chip, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 512-gigabyte SSD. The 15-inch, 1,080p screen won’t be the sharpest, but otherwise, these are some of the best specs you’ll get at this price.
WIRED senior associate reviews editor Adrienne So had mixed feelings when she reviewed it, but she was much more enthusiastic about using the Facebook Portal smart display for Zoom during the pandemic. It looked as if she had a personal cinematographer filming her as the Portal would automatically zoom in on her face and pan as she moved around within the frame. If you have trouble capturing rambunctious kiddos in one shot, it works a treat on Facebook Messenger, too.
This is our favorite fitness watch right now, and this is the lowest price for it we’ve seen recently. Fitbit’s app is easy to use, and its products remain affordable yet capable. You can get the same price at Amazon.
Webcams were in short supply in 2020, but they’re rebounding, and prices are normalizing. This is a great price from a reliable brand. You get 1080p video quality, as well as a privacy shutter to hide the camera when it’s not in use. Reviewer Matt Jancer liked the similar Logitech C920 Pro in his Guide to the Best Webcams.
Hair and Health Deals
We all need a little self-care—the last year and a half proved that. For more of our favorite beauty and care gadgets, check out our favorite hair straighteners and fave hair dryers. We also have guides to the Best Theragun and Massage Guns and Best Electric Toothbrushes.
We recently tested this blow-dry brush and found it to be pretty effective, especially for the price. The brush head comes off for easy storing and traveling, and it can also be swapped in for different ones.
This massage gun is as pricey as the Theraguns it competes with, but it still works quite well for relieving tight-muscle pain. It comes with five different attachments for targeting different areas, and it connects to an app via Bluetooth to walk you through recovery options. There are more affordable options out there, but this is the best price we’ve tracked for the Hypervolt.
The Quip is a capable, affordable electric toothbrush. The app gives you brushing feedback, like duration, intensity, and coverage, though it doesn’t show real-time tracking. The plastic version is fine, but the sleeker metal brush is $50 ($10 off) right now.
Our pets are family, and they deserve some toys too. Thankfully, Target has some seriously cute products just for them on sale this weekend. Make sure to read our guides on cat accessories and dog accessories, and our tips for recently adopted pets.
WIRED tested a handful of dog DNA tests and found Embark to offer a ton of helpful information—it even found some staffer pup’s relatives! This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
Target’s cat scratcher houses are nearly too cute to handle. This one is perfect for surfer cats who just like to chill, but there are ones for every holiday including Pride and Halloween. You just can’t go wrong here.
Of all the pet supplies at Target, I gravitate toward the ones made by Boots & Barkley the most. They look nice, and the products I’ve tried have lasted a while. This plushy bed will fit cats and small dogs.
We love Catit products, and this fountain can be used for cats or dogs. There are three water-flow settings, including one without the flower, which may appeal to dogs more. This deal also includes a placemat to catch spilled water and a stainless-steel dish for food.
We haven’t tried this particular brand, but it comes recommended, and we think this design might appeal to dogs than the Catit flower fountain above. Plus, this one has a spot for backup batteries to kick on if the power goes out.
Board Game Deals
I prefer a good old-fashioned board game or trivia session when I’m bored, but they can get really pricey if you want to stock up on a few. Thankfully, some of them are discounted right now. See our guide to family board games for more. Target also has some discounts on video games.
Catan is popular among strategy game fans, but it can reach nearly $60. We’ve seen it recently around $44, so this further drop is appreciated.
Who can forget what Colonel Mustard did in the conservatory with the candlestick? Join all your favorite murderous fictional characters for a romp through the Hill House mansion with up to five of your friends.
I can’t say I’m a fan of this seemingly never-ending game, but it’s a classic for a reason. There have been minor upgrades over the years, but it’s stayed pretty true to the original.
This game might be aimed at kids, but you can’t deny it’s fun to play with a group of adults every once in a while, especially if you agree to ask more alternative questions. Or as one Redditor suggested, replace the cartoons with pictures of your friends and, respectfully of course, roast each other. This only ships if your cart is $35 or more.
Retailer Sale Pages
If you’d like to check more deals yourself, here are some links to sales going on this week.
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