Smart SpendingSmart Spending

Target's Black Friday ad is out

Like its rivals' holiday sales, Black Friday at Target actually begins on Thanksgiving night.

By MSN Money Partner Nov 9, 2012 2:23PM

This post comes from Melinda Fulmer of MSN Money.


Target store in San Bruno, California /Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 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.


More on MSN Money:

Nov 9, 2012 4:56PM
Not really that impressed with the sales of any of the stores that would make me want to wait in lines for hours on Thanksgiving Day.  I would rather be with my family in a warm house then stand in line in the cold with complete strangers.
Nov 9, 2012 4:52PM
The people that kill themselves to go to these things are all out for material possessions. They got to have it and will kill for it. If you are that desperate to save a few dollars, you probably shouldn't be shopping and instead paying your bills and buying whatever insurance you should have.  
Nov 9, 2012 4:49PM

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.

Nov 9, 2012 4:44PM
Sorry, but the consumers will turn out in droves. I work at a big department store and we've been opening earlier and earlier each Black Friday. No matter how early we open, shoppers are waiting at the doors. On the bright side, we've noticed that it's not all about shopping -- for a lot of people, Black Friday is a social event for friends or a family get-together that's become a tradition. Unfortunately, if you work retail, not having a life is what you signed up for.   
Nov 9, 2012 4:29PM
I wonder how they would feel if they were too old or handicapped to go shopping for all the bargains on Black Friday. Many people shop on line not in the store. Many of the good sales are "In Store Only" this is not fair.
Nov 9, 2012 4:14PM
The retailers only do it because we (the public) cannot abstain from rushing to their sites looking for bargains. If more of us would concern ourselves with family traditions rather than "keeping up with the Joneses", I am certain these retailers would not be opening their doors during holiday time.   
Nov 9, 2012 4:04PM
Don't  go shopping if you don't like it and quit your job if you don't want to work
Nov 9, 2012 3:54PM
Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.
Nov 9, 2012 3:50PM
If the bulk of the consumers in the US stopped going to the store on the Holiday then the employees could have it off to spend with their families too. These corporations only care about Profits, Not Families. If sales were down it wouldnt pay to keep the lights on & staff for the holiday.  Most consumers are so selfish they dont care about the employees either just their individual wants. Stop shopping, Vote with your Dollars and they will listen.
Nov 9, 2012 3:48PM
im not buying anything i hope the whole market tanks this holiday
Nov 9, 2012 3:41PM
It is sad that the launch of the Holiday Shopping season that is supposed to begin the day AFTER Thanksgiving is beginning to invade and take precedence over America's oldest and should be most honored holiday tradition that celebrates the beginning of our country!!!!!!!
Nov 9, 2012 3:35PM

My wife has already been informed shes working even though the hours assigned to her will not fall under her availability schedule she filled out before being hired.

Nov 9, 2012 3:18PM
I wonder if they have respect for family holidays and traditions on sale during Black Friday?

I am sorry for all the retail workers and their loved ones who won't be able to enjoy the holiday like the majority of us do.
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.


Smart Spending brings you the best money-saving tips from MSN Money and the rest of the Web. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.