It amazingly won’t be long before you have to start thinking about holiday shopping and this year’s big shopping season promises to be more competitive than ever thanks to a recent move by Target. Per The Associated Press, Target will start matching Amazon and Walmart online prices on its own online store this Thursday, marking the first time it’s done online price matching. Previously Target had only matched rivals’ online prices in its brick-and-mortar stores but now it seems ready to take the next step to battle rivals online as well. In all, Target is matching the prices of 29 different online shopping websites. More →
Ever since I was young, I’ve only ever known one way to find an item at a big brick-and-mortar retailer like Target — wander around until I stumble across it.
It’s not that I was too shy to approach the employees, it’s just that I was always too stubborn to “give up” and ask someone for help, but maybe if Target replaced the employees with robots, I would have changed my tune. More →
Last Friday, Target announced that it would be doing away with gender-based signs in its stores. That means no more displays featuring girls playing with Barbies and boys duking it out with Nerf guns.
It’s a smart, sensitive move on the part of Target, refusing to propagate gender norms and letting kids decide who they want to be, but as you might expect when literally anything happens to help make people feel more comfortable, some customers were outraged. More →
Working in retail can be a pretty taxing job at times, which is why having a manager with a good-natured sense of humor can be a real relief. With this in mind, employees at one particular Target must have appreciated their boss’s efforts to pump them up for a long day of Black Friday selling with a brilliant Lord of the Rings-inspired speech for the ages. More →
Black Friday might be over, but that doesn’t mean the deals have run dry quite yet. All of the biggest retailers are giving consumers a few more days to capitalize on the best deals of the year, including Target. During “Cyber Week,” Target is offering huge discounts storewide, including hundreds of TVs, phones and game consoles.
Target is also offering free shipping throughout the holiday season, so if there’s something you’ve been waiting to purchase, today might be your best chance. More →
This year’s Black Friday sales are in full swing, with plenty of retailers vying for your attention and cash. We have already seen plenty of interesting electronic deals from the top competitors out there, including Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and many others, and in what follows we’re going to take a quick look at 10 hot Target Black Friday 2014 deals that you can grab right away, either from Target’s online store, or from an actual Target retail store. More →
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. It’s only Wednesday but Black Friday 2014 has officially begun. Early Black Friday sales have kicked off at dozens of retailers across the country, and even online retailers are getting in on the action. Most notably, Amazon is currently hosting a massive number of limited-time lightning sales, with new sales being made available every 10 minutes.
Target has already announced its Black Friday 2014 deals, but the giant retailer is ready to offer additional savings to customers, listing on its website a Black Friday “Surprise Doorbusters” page that includes various products that weren’t initially included in the retailer’s Black Friday ad. Mysteriously, however, their prices will only be revealed on Thanksgiving Day. More →
With Black Friday 2014 fast approaching, buyers looking to score some amazing Black Friday deals should already be preparing for the major sale event of the holiday shipping season in order to make sure they’ll actually be able to buy the discounted items they’re looking for. Over the past two weeks, most major retailers in the U.S. have already revealed details about pre-Black Friday events, Black Friday sales, and even Cyber Monday deals. To help make sense of all the madness, BGR has prepared a handy Black Friday “cheatsheet” to help you get ready for in-store doorbuster shopping.
You’ll find tons of information for Black Friday 2014 events already announced by a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Target, Walmart and many others, such as opening hours, special sales, store maps for Black Friday (if available) and links to the full ads Black Friday showing all items on sale (available for most retailers). More →
After confirming a few weeks ago that credit card details for more than 56 million customers were stolen by hackers who managed to breach Home Depot’s security system in a sophisticated Target-like manner, the retail store on Thursday also confirmed that as many as 53 million email addresses were also stolen by attackers, The New York Times reports. More →
Home Depot has just confirmed what was previously rumored, that its recently announced credit card data breach may be of bigger proportions than the attack suffered by Target late last year. Reuters reports that the retail chain announced that 56 million payment cards were compromised in the attack that lasted for a few months, much longer than the Target heist – the same hacker group is believed to be behind both attacks, and many similar others targeting payment terminals in U.S. stores. More →
Home Depot already confirmed a few days ago it has been the victim of an elaborate cyber attack, without providing specific details about the number of users that may have been affected in this new credit and debit card data heist. The company on Monday again confirmed that hackers managed to get in its in-store payment systems, The New York Times reports, and the new attack may be even bigger than the similar breach that occurred in late 2013 at Target. More →