Target learned not just one lesson from Cyber Monday a year ago. Target is offering a 15% sitewide discount again for Cyber Monday 2016. This deal broke Target’s online store last year. The deal was so popular with Target’s customers that the traffic on Target’s site was exceeding that of Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving.
The retailer said in the announcement of the Target Cyber Monday plans that they made a lot of changes and Target.com will not fail on Cyber Monday. Target is aiming to cash out on the hype around the 15% sitewide deal and has extended the Target Cyber Monday sale from a single day event to a 2-day Cyber sale starting Sunday.
The decision that makes the Target Cyber Monday for sure the biggest in the history of the retailer is to extend the 15% discount to all 1,802 stores Target stores. The 15% sitewide discount may generate more foot traffic on Sunday than on Target stores have seen on Thanksgiving Day.
Target’s 15% sitewide discount in stores is contradicting the meaning of Cyber Monday. The term Cyber Monday was coined by Shop.org in 2005 to describe the trend of consumers to shop online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Target customers will not care and embrace the 15% discounts on pretty much everything. Target’s RedCard holders can save an extra 5%, increasing the savings to 20%.
Find below all details on how to shop the Target Cyber Monday sale including coupon stacking and what the best products to buy are to save the most.
Target Cyber Monday Start Time
The Target Cyber Monday sale begins online early Sunday morning, Nov. 27 and runs through Monday, Nov. 28. The exact start time has not been announced. The Cyber Monday sale in stores begins at the regular hours, which is usually 8am.
Target Sitewide 15% Off Deal
Last year Target customers had to use promo code CYBER15 to get the 15% discount on their shopping basket. Target got rid of the coupon code for 2016. No online promo code or in-store coupon will be required to get the 15% off. New this year, Target is expanding the 15 percent off discount to include all gaming consoles, iRobot vacuums, KitchenAid appliances and all Apple products including iPhone and Apple Watch.
Target Cyber Monday Discount Stacking
For Target RedCard members the sitewide discount is 20%, as the membership always gives Target customers a 5% discount. Last year, Target has specifically listed all discount stacking options on each item in the Target store. We assume Target will display this helpful information again this year.
Best Target Cyber Monday Deals
Target RedCard members can save 20% on almost everything that Target has in stock. This discount is especially valuable for items that are rarely on sale and have a high price point. Target specifically announced that the 15% sitewide discount is available for all Apple products. This would include the Apple Watch Series 2, which has not been on sale during Black Friday.
The Apple Watch Series 2 starts at $369. The Target’s Cyber Monday deal will be $295.20 for Target RedCard members. This is an attractive $75 in savings. Non-members pay $313.65. Find below our picks of best items to buy in the Target Cyber Monday 2016 sale.
Target Cyber Week Deals
On Sunday, Target will release the new weekly ad for the Target Cyber Week deals. The deals will be valid starting Sunday when the Target Cyber Monday 2016 sale begins. The Target Cyber Week deals include:
Samsung 43” Ultra HD TV, $399.99 plus $50 Target GiftCard (Reg. $599.99)
Free Xbox Live Gold three-month membership ($24.99 value) with purchase of Xbox One S 500GB console with Battlefield 1 digital download, $249.99 (Reg. $299.99) (console sale price available Nov. 27-28)
Free $100 Target GiftCard with purchase of any Swagtron T1/T3 Hoverboard (Reg. $349.99/$449.99)
Up to 25 percent off K’NEX, Mega Bloks, Magformers, and select LEGO toys
KitchenAid Professional 5-qt. Stand Mixer, $199.99 (Reg. $449.99)
iRobot Roomba 880 robotic vacuum, $449.99 (Reg. $599.99)
Save $10 when you spend $50 and save $25 when you spend $100 on trees, lights, décor, ornaments and more (offer available in-store and online)
Target Shipping Cost
All online orders on Target.com ship for free throughout the holidays. There is no minimum purchase to receive free shipping. Customers an order as often as they like during the two day Cyber Monday sale without adding up shipping costs.
Target Site is Down or Slow
Last year the Target site went down in flames during the Cyber Monday sale. Mike McNamara, chief information and digital officer of Target said: “Since last year, our tech teams have stood up an entirely new front-end and back-end for our website. We have been furiously pressure-testing the site with both simulated and real traffic. We’ve also built more flexibility into the site so it can scale up for major events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and I’m confident the site can now handle far greater volume than a year ago.”
In the case Target’s engineer did not do enough and Target’s website is having troubles, we recommend to get the Target shopping app. Cyber deal hunters should install the Target app before the Cyber Monday sale starts to be ready. The Target App is very well done, and is the faster way than the site to shop for deals. The Target app is available in iTunes and Google Play app stores.
Cyber Monday 2016
Cyber Monday is the encore shopping event to Black Friday. Amazon (Amazon Cyber Monday Deals) and Walmart (Walmart Cyber Monday deals) have kicked off Cyber Week right after their Black Friday events ended.
Cyber Monday 2016 is expected to set a new record for online spending. 2016 Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day already set a new records in online spending with $3 billion and $1.93 billion respectively. Cyber Monday 2015 set a new record with $3 billion. This year Cyber Monday sales need to exceed $3 billion to beat Black Friday.
Timing is everything in scoring the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals. To not miss a Cyber Monday deal, deal hunters can follow use on Twitter, where we notify followers about every hot Cyber Monday deal.
Cyber Monday 2016 is on November 28. Many retailers kicked off Cyber Monday sales events right after Black Friday ends. You can find more Cyber Monday 2016 deals and news in our Cyber Monday 2016 hub.