Target Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207799045/composite TGT -0.53% said Monday that its "Deal Days" sales event for Oct. 6 to Oct. 8, to kick off the holiday shopping season. The discount retailer's event comes about a week before Amazon.com Inc.'s /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN -1.43% "Prime Ealy Access Sale" holiday shopping event, which is set for Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. Target's stock rose 0.7% in premarket trading while Amazon shares were down less than 0.1%. "Following investments to optimize inventory ahead of the holidays, Target is stocked with seasonally relevant items guests will love, and Target Deal Days is the earliest opportunity to score them at the season's lowest prices," Target said in a statement. Among some of the top "Deal Days" offers, Target said select toys from Disney, L.O.L. Surprise!, Barbie and CoComelon will be up to 50% off, and consumers will save $50 on Xbox Series S consoles and receive a free select Xbox controller. Shares of Target have gained 4.3% over the past three months and Amazon have tacked on 3.1%, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.12% has lost 6.3%.