The holiday season is upon us and while Christmas shopping can be a lot of fun, it can also be a stressful time of the year as all that holiday cheer can get pretty expensive.

With that in mind, loyal Target shoppers will be happy to know that they have an opportunity to win a $500 shopping spree and it's not hard to become eligible for the promotion.

Target Corporation announced this week that it wants to spread joy this holiday season with a Target Circle Holiday Giveaway sweepstakes. Ultimately, 500 members of Target Circle, its free-to-join loyalty program, will receive a $500 Target shopping spree. Target shoppers know how quickly those carts can fill up, especially this time of the year, so $500 would make for a nice holiday Target run!

Winners also will receive a free, one-year membership for Target's same-day delivery with Shipt, worth $99.

The retailer partnered with actress, singer, producer, best-selling author, businesswoman, and mother Hilary Duff, to make the sweepstakes announcement. She recently surprised guests at a Los Angeles Target store, by delivering their their Target Drive Up orders and giving them $500 Target GiftCards.

"We're upping the fun factor of shopping at Target this holiday season, first surprising guests with a little help from our friend Hilary Duff, and now introducing the Target Circle Holiday Giveaway," said Jill Sando, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. "Guests who win will receive $500 in Target Circle earnings to be used like cash at any Target store or Target.com, plus a year-long subscription for Shipt, our same-day delivery service. It's a fun way for guests to stock up on toys, gifts and all the essentials for the busy holiday season."

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How Does The Target Circle Holiday Giveaway Work?

You just need to be 18+ and a member of Target Circle, Target's free–to–join loyalty program. Once you meet the following criteria associated with that, all you then need to do is await good news.

  • Already a Target Circle member? No action is needed. All existing, fully enrolled Target Circle members will automatically be entered for a chance to win.
  • Not yet a Target Circle member? Guests can join by Friday, December 8 to be automatically entered for a chance to win. Once a guest joins Target Circle, no further action is needed.

Target says that potential winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on or around Tuesday, December 12. The notification will be sent to the email address associated with their Target.com account.

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Once the potential winner responds to the email and their eligibility is confirmed, $500 in Target Circle earnings will appear in their in-app Target Circle wallet. The Target Circle earnings can be used like cash at Target for online and in-store purchases. Winners also will receive a free, one-year membership to Target's same-day delivery with Shipt. If a winner already has a Shipt membership, they can easily gift it to someone else, just in time for the holiday season.

So if you're a Target Circle member, make sure your email address is up to date on your account and check each day for a message from Target that brings great news, and $500!

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