Best Deals at Target Right Now

    Target's Deal Days sale is coming soon, and there are already some good discounts

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    Target doesn’t always have a laundry list of deals like other retailers. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still find savings at the popular retailer. Right now there are a few great options, and there will be even more soon.

    Target just announced the return of its Deal Days sale, a three-day event that will take place October 6 through October 8. This event takes place just days before Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale (October 11-12) and kicks off Target’s holiday shopping season.

    Not only will there be hundreds of thousands of deals to sift through, but Target will start offering its Holiday Price Match Guarantee on October 6. If anything you buy at Target, in stores or online, goes on sale for less through December 24, Target will adjust the price and refund you the difference—so save your receipts.

    Consumer Reports is tracking deals and sorting through all the offers to find the best ones on high-quality products that have scored well in our tests. We want you to be able to shop confidently, knowing that your purchase will be worth the money and that you’re actually saving.

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    The Beats Studio3 headphones deliver above-average sound and superb noise cancellation. At the usual price, they typically don’t make our lists of top picks because there are cheaper models that perform just as well or better.

    Why it’s a good deal: These are on sale at Target, but Amazon has a much better price—a great example of why it’s important to always compare prices before you buy.

    The Google Nest Learning Thermostat has been around for a while, but it’s still one of the top models in our ratings, thanks to its impeccable automation skills. It also offers a ton of smart features, including an occupancy sensor, geofencing, and voice and app control via Amazon Alexa, Google Home/Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings. The thermostat is on sale for $50 off at a handful of retailers, but Amazon is taking an additional $10 off. And Costco members can get the $50 discount, plus a free wireless remote Nest Temperature Sensor, worth $39. The sensor can be placed in another room away from the thermostat to better balance heating and cooling throughout your home. One note: If your current thermostat lacks a C-wire, you might also need Google’s wiring adapter to complete installation. It’s sold separately for $25 at AmazonBest BuyGoogle, and Walmart.

    Why it’s a good deal: This matches the low price we saw during Amazon Prime Day.

    Cricut Joy

    For serious crafters, the Cricut Joy label maker is a must. Highly regarded as a go-to splurge item in the crafting and scrapbooking world, the Cricut Joy is large and almost 4 pounds. It can print on vinyl and can be used for extensive crafting and labeling beyond the basic label printers—which means you can also use it for lunchboxes, T-shirts, hats, and so much more. The device’s labels are meant to be extra durable; they’re full vinyl adhesives, which are likely to last a bit longer than other label makers.

    Why it’s a good deal: This is the usual discount for the Joy, but it doesn’t come around that often, so if you’ve wanted one, this is as good a time as any to get it for less.

    With variable speeds, dial controls, and a reversible shredding and slicing disc, this NutriChef food processor is not one to miss. It is one of the best options under $100, especially at this discount. Although the model doesn’t fare as well when it comes to grating, it still manages to score highly in overall performance in Consumer Reports’ tests. Included in the set, you’ll find a dough blade plus whipping and juicing attachments. 

    Why it’s a good deal: Amazon has this model for the best price we’ve seen all year, and Target’s price is only a few dollars more, so the difference is negligible if you’re already shopping there and want to pick one up.

    Zulay 2-in-1 Lemon Lime Squeezer

    The Zulay 2-in-1 squeezer is meant to serve as a versatile device that can work with lemons and limes. In our at-home evaluations of the best citrus squeezers, we found that this model was somewhat easy to use, though it still required a bit of effort and wasn’t as mess-free as other devices. That said, the double flaps make this one conducive to squeezing citrus of varying sizes. 

    Learn more about the Zulay 2-in-1 Lemon Lime Squeezer.

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    Samantha B. Gordon

    I am an avid writer, editor, and consumer with an unusually deep love for finding amazing deals on amazing products, especially when those things can make my life, or yours, a little easier. When I'm not critiquing deals to find the best of the best, you can find me crafting on a barstool with a fancy cocktail or editing a science fiction novel (also with a cocktail). Follow me on Twitter (@sam_the_editor).