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Cards at the ready! Target has finally announced that it’ll be running its annual sale that offers a 10% discount on its gift cards on December 8, 2019.
- Save 10% on Target gift cards.
- Offer valid December 8, 2019 only.
- Limit 3.
Target has run this deal for several years and it always proves to be popular. The latest iteration of it showed up in a Slickdeals thread and they mentioned that it’s on page 5 of their weekly ad. Taking a look online though, I’m only seeing this week’s ad which ends on December 7, so it might be that the new ad is available in store as I don’t believe Target loads their weekly ad until midnight on Sunday.
I’m therefore assuming that there’s a limit of 3 per person as that’s what it’s always been in the past. Target enforces this strictly, so be careful if you try scaling this deal as they’ve been known to cancel gift cards when they’ve identified cases where customers have exceeded this limit.
For starters, this sale is normally available online as well as in-store, so only buy 3 online as it’ll be linked to your account. Second, don’t use the same credit card to buy more than 3 in-store. I believe that’s one way that Target was able to identify multiple transactions leading to gift card cancellations. I imagine there’ll also be some (or many) cashiers on the lookout for people buying gift cards in multiple transactions, so try not to go to the same cashier for a subsequent purchase.
One of the best cards to use for at least your initial purchase will be the Discover It card as it’s earning 5% at Target this quarter. The Chase Freedom and Citi Dividend cards are offering 5% at department stores this quarter, while that’s also an option on the US Bank Cash+, but Target doesn’t appear to be classed as a department store by Chase or US Bank, so you won’t earn 5%. Having said that, Target does accept PayPal for online purchases, so you could earn 5% with the Chase Freedom card that way. Chase Pay is also a 5% category on the Freedom card, but I don’t believe that’s accepted in Target stores, although I might be wrong about that.