How to Shop Target Lawn Games for More Outdoor Fun

From badminton to bocce ball, the bull's-eye has a ton of outdoor games to elevate your backyard enjoyment this summer.
Two people play bean bag toss game at backyard party.

Spring has arrived, and as the weather warms up you'll probably want to spend time outside with lawn games and outdoor toys. Target sells hundreds of different outdoor game sets that are small enough to set up in your backyard, and many are even suitable for all — or at least, most — ages. Target offers plenty of ways to save on these games, from sales to everyday RedCard discounts.

If you're looking to get your backyard set up for the summer, here's what you need to know about buying outdoor games at Target.

How to Shop Target Lawn Games

What Types of Lawn Games Does Target Carry?

Target sells a wide variety of outdoor games, though some are only available online or through Target Plus partners. When you're shopping for backyard games, it's a good idea to start at to see what is (and isn't) available at your local store.

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The lawn games category includes a wide range of activities and toys, including the following:

  • Badminton, pickleball, and volleyball sets: You can expect to pay around $50 for a basic net to set up in your backyard, and it may come with rackets and balls. Most nets you can use for multiple games, so you'll just have to get the right accessories to play your favorites.

  • Bean bag and horseshoe toss sets: These basic toss games come in simple sets, featuring bean bags and a board to toss them at, or horseshoes with stakes to aim for. You may get small plastic bean bag toss games for as little as $30, but expect to spend $60 to $100 for sets with with larger wooden boards. Horseshoes are pricier, with kid-friendly plastic sets going for around $40. Heavier metal horseshoe sets may run $70 to $80.

  • Bocce ball, croquet, and lawn bowling sets: These games are all sold as sets with everything you need to play, and you can expect to spend around $50 or so for any of them. Smaller sets made of plastic or designed for kids go for lower prices, often $30 or less, while fancier sets can go for as much as $80.

  • Frisbee and flying disc games: This is the least expensive lawn game on the list, with a single discs starting around $5. Discs are made of plastic or foam, and are usually sold singly or in small sets. If you want to play disc golf, however, you'll need to buy sets with baskets separately.

  • Giant games: These are basically extra-large versions of indoor games, such as Connect Four-style games and Jenga-like games. Sets are made of wood or plastic and are usually about 2' tall, allowing you to take these typical tabletop games outdoors. Expect these sizable games to have relatively sizable prices, with many costing $60 and up.

This is just a sample of games on offer, because Target's outdoor games selection goes well beyond this list. If you can play the game outdoors, you'll probably find it on store shelves at your local Target this summer.

When Do Backyard Games at Target Go On Sale ?

Look for outdoor games to start showing up in-store during spring, with modest sales as the weather warms up. Most lawn games will be cleared out by late summer to make room for new stock, and you'll likely find bigger bargains during that time, as seasonal demand starts to decrease.

How Much Can You Save on Outdoor Games at Target?

Discounts on lawn games at Target can vary significantly, but expect average sale prices to be 10% to 20% off. Target includes some outdoor games in toy sales, but not always, so don't count on finding great deals on lawn games just because there's a toy sale happening.

Discounts on Target lawn games can be modest, so expect 10% to 20% off most of the time.

You'll find better discounts during clearance, close-out, and end-of-season sales later in the year, such as in August and September. Look for discounts of 50% or more during such events, but don't expect a significant selection by this point.

How to Save on Outdoor Games at Target

If you want to save on lawn games at Target, start by checking sales in Target's lawn games category, where you'll find a complete list of deals. Expect to see a few offers in early spring, with more at the end of the summer season. To make the most use of your outdoor games, you'll probably want to start shopping early.

SEE ALSO: How to Save More With a Target Reloadable RedCard

But you shouldn't stop at checking when looking for sales. The Target Circle rewards program offers a range of exclusive deals, as well as 1% of purchases in reward points, which you can spend on other Target merchandise. Target Circle is completely free — you just need to sign up to check out more sales and start earning rewards.

If there aren't any sales, Target RedCard is the most reliable way to save at the retailer, since it offers 5% off every purchase. You can get RedCard as a credit card, debit card, or reloadable card with no annual or monthly fees. The RedCard is a good deal if you only shop at Target occasionally — and it'll save a lot over time if you're a regular bull's-eye shopper.

How to Save on Shipping for Lawn Games at Target

Standard shipping from Target is free for orders over $35. And while basic outdoor toys can sell for as little as $4.99, many products will clear the free shipping hurdle. If you can't score free shipping, Target RedCard can help you save, as Target RedCard purchases get free shipping.

RedCard holders save an extra 5% on purchases and get free shipping on most online orders every day.

In-store or drive-up pickup is another great way to save — and get your items fast. If items are available at your local Target, you can pick them up, usually within two hours, totally for free. Store pickup at Target is quick and easy: you can walk into the store and pick up your order, or you can have your order brought to your car. Grabbing the Target app makes curbside pickup simple, because it just takes a couple of taps to tell Target you've arrived, and an associate will show up with your items.

But if you intend to pick up your order, know that some products in this category are only available online. Because of that, you'll need to opt for one of the free shipping options above.

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Elizabeth Harper
Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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