Target Has Delivery and Pickup Options for Last-Minute Shoppers, With Guaranteed Delivery by Dec. 24

December 17, 2018 - Article reads in
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There’s just over a week left until the big day, and whether you’ve got a few stocking stuffers left to buy or haven’t started shopping, Target has you covered. We have everything you need for an amazing holiday and plenty of ways to get those items to your door. New this year? A guarantee that eligible orders will be delivered for free by Christmas Eve—as well as Drive Up and Shipt, two convenient, time-saving services that take the stress out of last-minute shopping.

“The days leading up to Christmas are some of the busiest shopping days of the year, and the Target team has worked all year to make things easy for our guests, which is especially important during the last-minute rush of the holidays,” said Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “With guaranteed free shipping in time for Christmas, only-at-Target gifts that fit all budgets, and a suite of convenient delivery and pickup options, Target is making it easier than ever for gift-givers during the countdown to Christmas.”

Read on for more tips to help you get gifts in time for Christmas.

By Dec. 20

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Free Shipping
Guaranteed free holiday shipping is our way to make sure you get all your gifts by Christmas Eve. Place your order by 11:55 pm Central time Thursday, Dec. 20 and choose “Free Holiday Shipping” at checkout to guarantee delivery of eligible items by Dec. 24.

By Dec. 21

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Express Shipping
Waited until the last minute? We’ve got Express one-day shipping for eligible items. Place a order on Friday, Dec. 21 and choose “Express Shipping” at checkout to get your gifts by Monday, Dec. 24. Order cutoff times may vary.

By Dec. 24

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Pickup or Drive Up
It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve still got gifts to buy. Order Pickup and Drive Up are here to help! Place an order on or the Target app by 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 for free, same-day in-store pickup or on the Target app by 6 p.m. for Drive Up.

By the night of Christmas Eve

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Need items delivered on Christmas Eve night? Place an order through the Shipt app for groceries, gifts, decorations and more at least two hours before store closing for delivery in as soon as an hour. Talk about a life-saver!

If you’re struggling to come up with the perfect present, we’ve got you covered there, too! From our full gift guide for everyone on your list, to exclusive holiday candy, personalized gift baskets, dozens of stocking stuffers and new Target GiftCards (which can also be sent via email and mobile), Target is your one-stop-holiday-shop. Plus, with GiftNow, you can send an instant e-gift at any time during the season—even on Christmas Day!

We’re also extending this week’s Weekly Ad deals through Dec. 24, so you can shop and save on items across the store. Check out our favorite deals, below, or the full ad for all the can’t-miss sales:

  • 25 percent off all Our Generation toys
  • 20 percent off select LEGO toys
  • Save $80 on Apple iPad 6th generation, starting at $249.99
  • Save $50 on Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), starting at $229.99
  • Save $20 on Google Home Mini at $29
  • Save $60 on As Seen on TV 5.3-qt AirFryer XL at $69.99
  • 20 percent off all Circulon cookware
  • Up to 50 percent off women’s sweaters
  • BOGO 25 percent off all beauty and personal care gift sets
  • $2.50 select holiday gift wrap
  • 2 for $5 boxes of candy canes

Finally, to make your in-store shopping experience even easier, now through Dec. 23 most Target stores will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. And on Christmas Eve, all Target stores will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Happy shopping!

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