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.

 

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118Comments
Nov 9, 2012 3:54PM
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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 3:18PM
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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.
Nov 9, 2012 3:50PM
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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 3:41PM
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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 4:14PM
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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 6:01PM
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JCPENNEY is waiting until Friday AND opens at 6 AM  - a whopping two hours later than last year!  With all the bad news about JCP these days I hope consumers will get it right and plan on shopping a store that wants to treat their employees with some respect as we kick off the holiday season.
Nov 9, 2012 4:56PM
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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 5:12PM
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And next year the sales will be on Wednesday to get the jump on competition. Holidays just aren't what they are meant to be anymore. What happened to our country?
Nov 9, 2012 3:48PM
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im not buying anything i hope the whole market tanks this holiday
Nov 9, 2012 4:44PM
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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 6:08PM
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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,"

Nov 9, 2012 5:14PM
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People SHOULD protest this and not shop on Thanksgiving. The sales will still be there on Black Friday.

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.

Nov 9, 2012 5:44PM
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Yes I work at the "T" store and they don't care about u either.  We have to work it.  They r Just as greedy as Walmart.  Don't care about the holiday anymore.  They just care about the profits.  Its sad really sad.  Supposedly family oriented stores aren't family oriented anymore.  They are just out for the almighty buck.  So, I agree with most of u.  If u don't shop on Black Friday or Thursday evening it will show a message to these big corporations that we want our holidays back and to be with family and friends. Leave Black Friday to Black Friday and not make it any earlier.

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my day will be spent with family and friends!
Nov 9, 2012 4:49PM
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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 6:36PM
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wow  makes me wanna skip dinner and wait in line at 7:00 am for all the super duper Chinese stuff further damaging our economy
Nov 9, 2012 4:52PM
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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 5:21PM
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Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted, including Thanksgiving day.
Nov 9, 2012 4:04PM
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Don't  go shopping if you don't like it and quit your job if you don't want to work
Nov 9, 2012 4:29PM
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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.
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