Target Black Friday 2022 Sale & Ad – What to Expect

Updated on Thursday August 11, 2022: We’re still waiting to get more news about Target’s Black Friday sale — including a copy of their ad, top deals and 2022 sale dates — however, because we’ve been tracking their sales for a number of years now, here’s a summary of what you can expect to see (our predictions are based on Target’s historical trends):

  • Target’s Black Friday deals typically begin at the very end of October. They run a different set of deals each week, usually for 4 weeks straight, until Saturday evening, the day after Black Friday. On top of that, a short 3-day “doorbuster ad” is expected to arrive on Thanksgiving day itself.
  • Target weekly Black Friday ads in November range in length from 37 pages all the way up to 60 pages long. However the doorbuster ad last year was only 6 pages long.
  • All the deals are expected to be available both in-stores and online throughout the event. If shopping the doorbuster ad, keep in mind that Target is expected to be closed on Thanksgiving day. Doors are expected to open at 7:00AM on Friday morning.
  • In terms of the deals, TV’s, toys, mobile phones, small kitchen appliances, shoes, winter apparel and other small electronics are usually the featured categories you’ll find in their ad.
  • You can scroll down the page to view last year’s ad to get a general idea of the type of offers that they typically run (it’s likely that we’ll see similar items and deals return again here in 2022).

As always, the latest Black Friday news will be posted as soon as we get it. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back again soon for more updates or join our newsletter to stay informed.

Black Friday 2022 Start & End Dates

Ever since we started tracking Target’s Black Friday sales, the deals have always started on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with early 24-hour access given to Target RedCard credit card holders. But two years ago it all changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than one big sale, they’ve been running four separate events with different specials featured at each of them (that’s similar to what Walmart did last year). So what about this year? The same type of weekly deals are expected to return again at Target too.

  • Expected sale start/end dates: Black Friday deals will likely began as early as Sunday October 30th with new deals being released every week on Sunday throughout the month of November:
    • BF Ad #1: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2022.
    • BF Ad #2: November 6-12, 2022.
    • BF Ad #3: November 13-19, 2022.
    • BF Ad #4: November 20-26, 2022.
    • BF Doorbuster Ad: November 24-26, 2022.

Just remember, all of the advertised doorbuster specials that you’ll see are in limited quantities, sometimes even as a few units per store and are likely to sell out quickly. That’s why it’s best to have your list put together and a plan of action to first pick up the most important items.

Current Offers

Can’t wait until Black Friday? Then don’t miss out on the deals available today. A full list of Target’s current offers and coupons can be found below. Enjoy!

Our Favorite Deals for 2022

Similar to Kohl’s and Walmart, Target’s Black Friday ad is usually pretty big; last year it was 80+ pages when you combined all 4 ads together (with an average of about 7 products per page). It’s usually packed with everything from TV’s to games, small kitchen appliances to toys, and a whole lot more. While it’s still too early for us to know the all the items on sale this year, here’s what you should be on the lookout for here in 2022:

  • Televisions — Target usually has at least one TV featured on the front page of their ad and then another few pages devoted to them, typically on the third through sixth pages. Last year’s doorbuster TV’s included several Samsung Smart UHD HDR TV’s: a 50” for $329.99, a 55” for $379.99 and a 60” for $479.99. If you need something a bit smaller then there was also a 32” Element ROKU Smart LED TV on sale for $89.99.
  • Samsung Phones & Apple iPhones — If it’s time to upgrade your phone to something a bit newer, then Target was offering up to $400 in store gift cards for qualifying phone purchases with activation. That was on top of their Black Friday prices. Best of all, deals were available on both annual and pre-paid plans.
  • Gaming Consoles & Games — If you tried to pick up PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X last holiday season then you were probably disappointed… they were nowhere to be found. And even though Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart were advertising in-stock availability on Black Friday, there were literally only a few units per store. This year is expected to be much different with several bundles offered and in-stock. You can also expect deals on games and accessories, including controllers, headsets and more.
  • Home Cleaning — We are still spending a lot more time at home due to the lingering Coronavirus pandemic and as a result, our homes are a mess (at least mine is thanks to the kiddos!). We’re expecting Target to once again feature specials on the latest iRobot Roomba robotic vacuums, Dyson and Bissell cordless vacuums, and some traditional uprights from Dirt Devil, Hoover and Shark.
  • Toys — With Christmas just around the corner, don’t wait until the last minute to pick you some toys for your kids. About half way through Target’s Black Friday ad there should be a few pages of featured toys on sale. Last year they had select puzzles and board games at 50% off, Lego sets from as low as $19.99/each, and huge stuffed animals for as low as $10. We’re expecting to see similar price points to return again for 2022.

This should give you a general idea on the deals likely coming our way here in 2022. We’ll of course be updating this list once all of Target’s Black Friday 2022 ads are released.

Last Year’s Black Friday Ad

Updated on Sunday November 21, 2021: Target’s main Black Friday 2021 ad is now posted below – Below you’ll find a copy of Target’s 6-page Black Friday 3-day Doorbuster Deals ad with offers that are live November 25-27, 2021 or while supplies last. Shop the sale in stores or at Happy bargain hunting!

Ad History

Are you interested in seeing some of Target’s older Black Friday ads? Then follow the links below to view the last few years of ad history.


What do you plan on getting at Target’s Black Friday sale this Thanksgiving weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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