You’ve heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this year it’s all about Prime Day. Major retailers left and right are looking to get in on Amazon’s fun with sales of their own. Target is just the latest to set its Bullseye on October 13-14 with a new Deal Days event. If you’re ready to shop around and get ready for the holidays, here are Target’s best Prime Day alternatives.
Of course, the event itself is still a few days away so this list is far from exhaustive. Some of these deals won’t even last until the Deal Days event itself, so be sure to check back often. You can also head over to Target’s website for even more Deal Days savings. Many of the deals come from third-party sellers, so you won’t find all of these discounts in stores.
The best Target Prime Day deals:
Editor’s note: We’ll add more Target Prime Day deals as the Deal Days event comes closer.
Save up to 30% on office electronics
You’re probably used to the whole remote working situation by now, but there’s never a bad time to upgrade your home office. Right now, you can save up to 30% on a whole variety of devices and accessories to make work easier. The deals are somewhat of a grab-bag overall, but we’ve picked out a few of our favorites:
Refurbished Acer KA2 monitor
Working on a small laptop screen is only comfortable for so long. It’s not hard to add a larger monitor to your setup, and your eyes will certainly thank you. Acer’s refurbished 27-inch KA2 monitor is 30% off right now at just $139.99. The monitor is a Full HD display with a 75Hz refresh rate and it manages 250nits of brightness. If you grab yours early, you can use it to shop for other Target Prime Day deals on October 13-14 too.
Green Extreme T300 HD webcam
If you’re working from home through the rest of the year, you probably have plenty of Zoom meetings on your calendar. Unfortunately, many laptops have to sacrifice camera quality for space and desktops simply skip webcams altogether. You can make sure that you’re looking sharp with a Green Extreme HD webcam. It’s capable of 30fps recording at 1080p HD resolution with a wide-angle lens and autofocus. Green Extreme’s T300 webcam is $59 right now (was $149).
Lenovo Legion M200 mouse
Your work setup doesn’t have to be boring — that just makes your day feel longer, after all. This Lenovo Legion M200 gaming mouse adds a little bit of RGB excitement to your desktop and you can always use it for some after-work stress relief. The M200 packs five total buttons and a wired connection so you’ll never have to worry about a dead battery. You can take advantage of up to 2,400DPI and switch between four different levels with the press of a button. The M200 gaming mouse is now $20.99 ($4 off).
Safe+Mate x Case-Mate phone sanitizer
This Target Prime Day deal is more for everyday convenience, but you can save 50% on a Safe+Mate and Case-Mate phone sanitizer. It’s a handy box that’s large enough for pretty much any device, and it uses a set of eight UV lights to keep your phone germ-free. The phone sanitizer fits right at home on your desk thanks to the minimalistic white finish and simple box design.
Upgrade your home theater and save 10%
Football season is back, but not too many fans are allowed in the stands. If you’re watching from home this fall or you just want to upgrade your home theater, this is your chance to save. Target is competing with Prime Day and offering discounts on speakers, projectors, and even some high-end TVs. Here are just a few of your options:
Samsung QN65 QLED 8K Smart TV
A home theater doesn’t really work without a good TV, and this Samsung QLED is as high-end as they come. It’s a massive 65-inch beast with an 8K resolution and more smart features than you can shake a stick at. Samsung’s QN65 has a native 120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, and it’s compatible with all of your favorite voice assistants. Right now, you can grab this huge smart TV for $2,797.99 (was $3,499.99).
Samsung HWQ60T soundbar
If you go for a Samsung TV, you may as well pair it with a Samsung soundbar, right? This bundle comes with a subwoofer too so you can really feel like you’re in the middle of the action. Samsung’s HWQ60T manages a peak output of 360W and it offers powerful surround sound thanks to DTS Virtual:X tuning. It’s Dolby Audio-equipped and the soundbar supports Bluetooth Multi-point connectivity so you can share the DJ duties with your friends. Grab yours now for $447.99 (10% off).
Vankyo Leisure 430 projector
You can skip the TV entirely in your home theater as long as you have a blank space large enough for a projector. This option from Vankyo supports high-quality 1080p HD playback and it can project movies up to 236-inches across. Even better, it’s a wireless projector so you can take your movie night on the go. You can pair the Leisure 430 with HDMI, VGA, USB, MicroSD, and RCA AV inputs and stream from just about any device in your home. The Vankyo Leisure 430 projector is $119.99 (was $199.99).
Take up to 10% off new laptops
A solid laptop is a key part of any work from home or home theater setup, so you’ll want to make sure you have a good one. It’s even an important part of shopping for other Target Prime Day deals. These options are all over the place in terms of discounts, sometimes you’ll have hundreds while other laptops are just a few dollars off. Take a look at these options if you’re ready to upgrade:
Lenovo IdeaPad 5
Lenovo’s IdeaPad 5 is a powerful 15.6-inch laptop that’s ready to perform in the classroom as well as the boardroom. It packs a full-size keyboard with a NumPad and high-end internals. The IdeaPad 5 is working with a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You should manage around 12 hours of battery life from the IdeaPad 5 and it’s plenty portable at just 4.28 pounds. Pick one up now for $799.99 (was $859.99).
Refurbished Acer Swift 3
Some people may shy away from a refurbished laptop, but they can actually be a cost-effective way to go. This Acer Swift 3 is factory inspected and it should last you a good long time. Under the hood, you’ll find a 10th-generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. It’s slightly smaller than the IdeaPad 5 with a 14-inch display, but the Swift 3 packs plenty of USB ports and an HDMI option. The Swift 3 is just $599.99 right now (was $749.99).
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Our last early Target Prime Day deal is for the Microsoft Surface Pro 6. It may not be the newest Surface on the market anymore, but it packs a solid mix of specs and great 2-in-1 flexibility. This version of the Surface Pro 6 runs on an eighth-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also includes a type cover so you won’t have to spend extra and track one down. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 is more portable than the others thanks to its sleek build and 12.3-inch display. You can experience the 2-in-1 power for $1,121.99 (was $1,329).
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