September is in full-force, and whether you like it or not, Target wants you to start thinking about your holiday shopping list–pronto! The big box retailer released their annual list of top holiday toys this morning, and it seems this year’s big winners are toys that let children expand their minds and imaginations.
“One of this year’s top toy trends is to focus on how creative play helps children advance cognitive development, increase exploration and recognize their abilities to function in the world,” said Ken Seiter, vice president of Strategic Communications for the Toy Industry Association. “We are excited to see Target emphasizing the importance of creative play by offering this new and expanded assortment.”
From now until Saturday, November 16, you can get three games for the price of two at Target.com. Head over to their video games section and choose from over 300 titles for current and next-gen systems. The games specific to this BOGO sale will say “buy 2, get a third free” under the price. Just place 3 games you want into your cart, and the lowest priced game will be completely deducted from the total cost.
Hundreds of PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and handheld games are up for grabs with this sale, some full price, some already on sale. And if you’re waiting for the Xbox One release, this promotion is perfect timing as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghosts are eligible. However, if you’re waiting on your PS4 to be delivered to you this Friday, then Target may not be the store to supplement its arrival as the only PS4 game available in this sale is NBA 2K14. But don’t fret! Amazon has every Sony fan covered for the launch week.Read the rest of this entry >
We just got our hands on the 2013 Target Toy Book, the first one that is. Last year, Target put out a separate toy book online from the one that went into the Sunday circular. Last year’s print edition was 48 pages vs. 110 pages in the online version. So far this year the online version is much smaller, coming in at 66 pages.Read the rest of this entry >
Target and Kohls announced that they have begun their holiday hiring, and are giving out mixed messages.
A year ago today we told you that 36% of retailers were expecting to hire more workers for the 2012 holiday season than they had in 2011. Last year Macy’s hired 80,000 seasonal workers, a 2.5% increase over the year before. They have not said anything yet about their plans for 2013.Read the rest of this entry >
Why should Americans have all the fun (not to mention enjoy ridiculous deals and savings) on Black Friday while our friends in the Great White North toil in the cold and miss out?
Well, it seems American retail giant Target, amongst others, is looking to answer that very question.Read the rest of this entry >
The Bonus Black Friday weekend at Target that we told you about two weeks ago starts this Saturday and Sunday with an online preview available now.
This upcoming weekend, July 12th & 13th you can do a trial run of November 29th. Be warned, however, that when the real Black Friday rolls around you will be wearing much bulkier clothing and will most likely be more sluggish and still in a food coma.Read the rest of this entry >
Spanning the weekend of July 12th & 13th, Target’s two-day sale is aptly placed a week after Fourth of July weekend, which should give you more than enough time to clean that BBQ sauce off your face, take Rick Derringer’s “Real American” off of repeat, and get those novelty red, white, and blue beer cans to the recycling center before embarking upon your trip to Target.Read the rest of this entry >
For better or worse Target has been leading the Black Friday spectacle this year. Just this morning we got the black and white version of the 2012 Target Black Friday ad. The ad comes in at 32 pages with almost 300 items. We showed you a sneak peek of the inside and outside covers yesterday, but that’s not where Target’s Black Friday saga begins. As you may recall, first Target said they would NOT be participating in the Black Friday price game, then they said they would, then they took it a step further saying they would price match with select online retailers. This year there’s definitely been a lot of Target Black Friday news keeping us busy!
Besides from following other retailers in online price matching, Target will also be opening on Thanksgiving, just like competitors Kmart and Walmart. Target’s doors open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving and their sale runs a full 26 hours, ending on Black Friday at 11 p.m.Read the rest of this entry >
We finally got our hands on the 110-page Target 2012 Toys Catalog. If you’re looking to get some of your shopping done prior to Black Friday, they are offering free shipping on this year’s hot toys. We aren’t sure what kind of deals they will have on these toys, because they decided to opt out of this years Black Friday price wars. So, if you can’t risk waiting for Black Friday, it might be worth it to buy now and take advantage of this free shipping deal!
Some of the hottest toys in this years Target Toys Catalog include:
While they are a few days behind their competitors, Kmart, Walmart and Toys R Us, it does have one unique feature. You can create a wish list while you’re viewing the toy book online. Have your kids create their wish list, then you can email it to friends and family, print it out for Black Friday shopping or save it as a Target List so you can buy everything you need at Target.com whenever you start your holiday shopping!