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This year, thanks largely to the pandemic, you will find Target's Cyber Monday deals in stores and online, as retailers work to minimize crowds and keep shoppers safe.

Target—along with other retailers— is offering up discounts on virtually every category, from large appliances, vacuums, cookware and kitchen gadgets, to tech devices, TVs, and more. 

Consumer Reports has been combing through the various offers available now to help you find the best deals on top-rated items. Many of the items available for Target's Cyber Monday sale are only available online, and many others are only available for in-store pickup, regardless of whether you order online or shop in stores. So make sure to check those details before you buy.

Since this year's holiday shopping landscape is much different from years past, you may want to take a look at our tips for getting the best deals this month. Shopping early and looking for alternative delivery methods like curbside pickup when shopping online, for example, are going to be key if you want your items to arrive on time for the holidays.

Go to Consumer Reports’ Holiday Gift Guide for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more.

Televisions

Hisense 50-Inch 4K Roku Smart TV

    This 50-inch 4K Hisense set, mainly found at Target and Amazon, is another lower-priced model we tested that does well for overall picture quality, but can't produce an engaging HDR experience. It's a lot cheaper at Target right now.

     

    CR's test resultsHisense 50R6090G

    Samsung 55-Inch Q60 4K QLED Smart TV

      This 2020 model from Samsung’s entry-level QLED series is selling for about $100 more at retailers, including Best Buy right now. We haven’t tested it, but other Q60 sets have scored well for picture quality in our ratings.

      LG 70-Inch 4K Smart TV

        This entry-level 4K set is priced at $799 at Walmart right now. It tested well for overall picture quality, better than many other entry-level LG sets this year.

         

        CR’s test results: LG 70UN7070PUA smart TV

        Samsung 70-Inch TU7000-Series 4K Smart TV

          This is an entry-level model from Samsung’s mainstream non-QLED ultra-high definition (4K) TV lineup for 2020. We didn’t test the set but did evaluate the 75-inch version (Samsung UN75TU7000), and it scored well for high-def and 4K picture quality. However, the HDR (high dynamic range) performance was ineffective. And unlike most sets this size, the model has only two HDMI inputs. We mainly see this screen size at Target and P.C. Richard.

           

           

          For more discounts: Best Black Friday TV Deals

          Sound Bar Speakers

          Samsung 2.0 Sound Bar With Built-In Sub

            This basic one-piece sound bar system, the Samsung HW-T400, is selling for about $130 elsewhere, including at Best Buy. It lacks an HDMI input, but does have built-in Bluetooth for wirelessly streaming music from a smartphone or tablet. It also has NFC technology, so you can pair your phone to the speaker just by placing it next to the speaker's NFC symbol. We didn't test this model, but lower-priced Samsung sound bars we've evaluated have been decent, if not great.

             

            For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Sound Bar Speakers

            Streaming Devices

            Amazon Fire TV Stick

              We haven’t tested the updated Fire TV Stick, but it has a faster processor than its predecessor, according to Amazon, plus support for both HDR and Dolby Atmos 3D audio, despite being limited to HD (1080p, not 4K) video. (Formats include HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG.) The player also comes with an updated voice-enabled remote control; in addition to working with Amazon’s Alexa voice-powered digital assistant, it includes power, volume, and mute buttons that let you control a compatible TV, sound bar, or receiver.

              Roku Premiere

                The Roku Premiere is a good option for those looking for a fairly basic, low-cost 4K streaming player that supports HDR (HDR10). It comes with a simple remote, but as with other Roku models, you can download the free Roku app to add voice commands for searching, and enjoy privately listening to audio from streaming channels and live TV via headphones connected to your phone.

                 

                For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Streaming Devices

                Headphones

                Apple AirPods (2nd Gen.)

                  This is the classic version of Apple’s AirPods without noise-canceling tech. Unlike the Pro model, these don’t do very well in our tests—their mediocre sound quality keeps them from earning a Consumer Reports recommendation. Regardless, you can’t argue with the design, convenience, and handy features, and their overwhelming popularity speaks for itself. This is the second-generation model, in which Apple included hardware meant to improve the call quality and a charging case that can be powered using a wireless charging mat. Deals on this model aren’t unheard of, but this $40 off deal is a solid discount. 

                   

                  CR’s test results: Apple AirPods (second-generation) true wireless earphones

                  Apple Airpods Pro

                    The AirPods Pro add active noise cancellation to Apple’s ever popular line of true wireless headphones. That’s not the only upgrade, either—our testers find that they have much better sound quality than their predecessors, and they’re the first AirPods model to earn a Consumer Reports recommendation. The AirPods Pro don’t go on sale very often, making this an appealing discount.

                     

                    CR’s test results: Apple AirPods Pro true wireless earphones

                    Beats Studio3 Over-Ear Headphones

                      The Beats Studio3 deliver above-average sound and superb noise-canceling. But at their usual price of $350, they typically don’t make our lists of top picks because there are cheaper models that perform just as well or better. For $175, though, the Studio3 is definitely worth the cost of entry. 

                       

                      CR’s test results: Beats Studio3 noise-canceling headphones

                      Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Headphones

                        Sony’s flagship noise-canceling headphone is one of the most popular models on the market, and it does well in CR’s tests. We give it high marks for sound quality, and it performs even better at blocking out unwanted noise from your environment. It has touch controls, adjustable levels of noise cancellation, a generous battery life, and a slew of other features. Target is selling this model at a nice discount from the usual $350 sticker price: just click the "More" button to see all the options.

                         

                        CR’s test results: Sony WH-1000XM4 over-ear headphones

                        Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds

                          The 1000XM3 headphones are a popular noise-canceling model from Sony with a true wireless design, meaning there’s no cable connecting the earpieces. They get solid marks in our ratings for audio quality and blocking out sound. They have touch controls, adjustable levels of noise cancellation, a generous battery life, and a slew of other features. They aren’t our No. 1 noise-canceling pick, but at this price they’re a great value—the headphones are worthwhile even at full price.

                           

                          CR’s test results: Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earphones

                           

                           

                          For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Headphones

                          Bluetooth and Smart Speakers

                          Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen.)

                            The latest version of the Echo Dot features new styling, a spherical look that's a shrunken version of the larger and more expensive Echo, which is also new. In terms of smart speaker performance, the Dot hasn't changed much from its hockey-puck-like predecessor, and still works about as well as the company's more expensive models. That's because most of Alexa's heavy duty artificial intelligence work is done on Amazon's cloud servers. Which makes the Dot a good value in that regard. Music is another story. Our testers find the newest Dot to sound somewhat better than its predecessors, with slightly clearer highs and a bit more bass. However, the Dot is still best for listening close-by to a podcast rather than for filling a room with music.

                             

                            CR's test results: Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation)

                            JBL Flip 5

                              Our testers find the Flip 5 to be a solid performer, with slightly bass-heavy sound that should please less-than-critical listeners, and enough volume for a medium-size room. Bluetooth pairing is easy, although the low-contrast external controls could be a bit easier to see and use. JBL claims that the IPX7 rating makes the speaker waterproof. 

                               

                              CR's test results: JBL Flip 5

                               

                              For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Bluetooth and Smart Speakers

                              Tablets

                              Amazon Fire HD 10

                                We haven’t yet evaluated this model, but the 2019 version is the highest-scoring Amazon tablet in our ratings. The 10-inch screen is bright, crisp, and has a wide viewing angle, which makes it ideal for watching movies and TV shows with friends. The battery life is impressive, too. And thanks to an SD card reader, you can easily expand the storage if 32GB seems too tight.

                                 

                                For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Laptops, Chromebooks, and Tablets

                                Small Kitchen Appliances

                                SodaStream Fizzi

                                  The SodaStream Fizzi was already the best budget soda maker in Consumer Reports’ tests before its price was slashed by as much as 49 percent. The Fizzi scores almost as well as the top model in our ratings (the Fizzi One Touch, below) for making seltzer with a consistent amount of bubbles. It’s among the easiest soda makers to use, too—insert your bottle top in a clamp, push the clamp into place, and push start.

                                   

                                  The Fizzi’s bottle caps stay on well when the contents are under pressure. The CO2 injector sits at the top of the water line, so gas entering the bottle doesn’t freeze the water in the nozzle and ice up the works—a problem for some soda makers. You can customize the amount of fizz in your soda simply by pressing the button for longer or shorter times.

                                   

                                  If ordering from Kohl's, you'll need to enter the code YOUGET20 at checkout to get this discounted price.

                                  Staub Cocotte Dutch Oven

                                    The Staub Cocotte holds 5.5 quarts and is one of the more expensive Dutch ovens in our tests. It earns a solid rating in our browning test, but it’s worth noting that the pot’s dark interior makes it trickier to see whether meat is browning—and to tell just how clean the pot is after washing. It weighs 13 pounds, and the cooking surface is 8 inches in diameter.

                                     

                                    CR’s test results: Staub Cocotte Dutch oven

                                     

                                    For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Small Kitchen Appliances

                                    Printers

                                    Canon All-in-One Inkjet Printer

                                      If you're looking for a printer with a low price tag, this is a solid option. It doesn’t deliver crisp prints—particularly when it comes to text—so you may want to pass if you’re churning out resumes and business proposals, but it’s fine for receipts, driving directions, recipes, and so on. It also has copy and scan functions, making it a great value for lots of households. Better yet, the estimated yearly ink cost is $108, according to our testers, which means you don’t have to worry about outrageous cartridge fees just over the horizon, as you so often do with cheap models.

                                       

                                      CR's test results: Canon Pixma MG3620 Printer

                                      Vacuums

                                      Dyson Ball Animal 2

                                        The 17-pound Dyson Ball Animal 2 has impressive results in CR’s lab tests for carpet cleaning. It aces our bare-floor and pet-hair tests, too. Emissions are clean, so this vacuum won’t spew debris back into the room (although emptying the bin can stir up some dust). It comes with attachments that help you get into tight spaces. In our brand reliability survey, Dyson uprights score well for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

                                         

                                        CR’s test results: Dyson Ball Animal 2 bagless upright vacuum

                                        iRobot Roomba S9+

                                          A recent debut from iRobot, the S9+ is the most expensive robovac in our ratings—even on sale. But it's top tier in terms of performance, too. It has a self-cleaning bin at its docking station. If you or someone you live with has allergy issues, that self-emptying bin can help eliminate excess particles reentering the air in your home. Most robotics are quiet when they clean, but our testers note that this model is exceptionally quiet. It also is fantastic at picking up pet hair.

                                           

                                          CR's test results: iRobot Roomba S9+

                                          Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586

                                            A Target exclusive, the Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 has a 26-foot cord and weighs about 16 pounds. It receives an Excellent rating in both our pet hair and bare floors tests, though it doesn’t fare as well on carpet. Our testers found that this vacuum handles well, but it’s noisier than some other upright vacuums.

                                             

                                            CR’s test results: Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away NV586 bagless upright vacuum

                                             

                                            For more discounts: Best Black Friday Deals on Vacuums