Target's Black Friday ad is out
Like its rivals' holiday sales, Black Friday at Target actually begins on Thanksgiving night.
This post comes from Melinda Fulmer of MSN Money.
Target's Black Friday ad hit deal sites Friday morning, offering a few Thanksgiving Day bargains that could have some people rushing through dinner.
Target's sale will start at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 -- around the same time as sales by rivals Wal-Mart, Kmart and Sears. The sale runs a full 26 hours, ending at 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.
In a clever move, Target scattered its best door-buster deals across every one of its ad's 32 pages, forcing bargain hunters to peruse the entire thing rather than looking through the first and last pages.
Some of the hotter deals Target is offering in the ad include:
- Nikon Coolpix L310 14.1-MP digital camera with 21x optical zoom -- $99.99 (regularly $199.99).
- Westinghouse 50-inch 1080p LCD HDTV -- $349 (regularly $599).
- Disney Princess Ultimate Fairy Tale Kitchen for $49.99 (regularly $99.99).
- $4, $6 and $10 DVDs.
- Sony PlayStation 3 250-GB Uncharted/Infamous Bundle for $199.99 (selling elsewhere for $269).
- Microsoft Xbox 360 4-GB Disney Kinect Bundle for $199.99 (selling elsewhere for $250).
- Gateway 15.6-inch laptop with AMD Quad Core, 4-GB DDR3, 500-GB HDD -- $349 (regularly $599).
- Apex 32-inch LCD HDTV for $147 (regularly $249).
- 6-foot pre-lit Fraser Fir Tree with clear lights for $30 (regularly $65).
For those shoppers who don't care about electronics, Target will be giving out $10 gift cards on Friday, Nov. 23, from 4 a.m. to noon for every $50 spent on apparel, accessories or home items.
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I work for an airline. I would happily give my shift to someone who wants the holiday pay, and there are many, but we aren't allowed to trade shifts on a holiday. So, I suck it up and go to work because I knew that was the deal when I hired on. In nearly 30 years, I've worked most holidays. I love the job, so I take the bad with the good. My kids have never known anything different, so they don't give it a second thought. My husband grumbles once in a while, but he likes the perks that go along with my job. (He flies free.)
One time I nearly burst out laughing when a little, old lady checked in for a flight one Christmas morning. I wished her "Merry Christmas" and she said, "You mean they make you work on Christmas?". I replied, "If I didn't, how would you get to Lincoln today?" She thought about it for a second and said, "I never thought of it that way,"
As for the response posted by "Not The Winner" - I totally agree. My boyfriend works at WalMart, he is a college student, and his availability is to have Thursdays and Fridays off each week, and has been for months. They are not respecting this for the holiday. He is scheduled to work from 7:30pm-12:30am on Thanksgiving. Disgusting, huh?
He can't call in, they will fire him.
This country is Corporate America now. It is all about profit, not the people. Although the people, as blind consumers, embrace this title. Really, the only way we can change things is if people stop being a**holes - which will probably never happen. ;)
In 2008 an employee of WalMart was trampled to death because of Black Friday madness. Happy f***ing Thanksgiving, America.
Hmm, I just picked up an xbox 360 250 gig holiday bundle with skyrim, and a racing game for 249.00-30.00 extra savings cert, and a 20.00 gift card at Fred Meyers Friday and Saturday sell this morning. I think the stores are going to run specials before Turkey day.
That put the xbox down to $219.00 before tax, and then with the 20 buck gift card can be a great stocking stuffer. My Christmas shopping is done now! Have a safe shopping season everyone!
Oh and this took my 13yr old 2 years to save money form odd summer jobs, grades etc. She had to have enough money to buy the xbox, and have the same amount in the bank to save. I think she did a good job to save 500.00 on her own.
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