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Target Black Friday 2013
The Target Black Friday 2013 ad leak is here! As you peruse the 36-page ad, you’ll find deals on the most popular electronics, games, movies, music and toys of the season. Target is also offering plenty of great sales household items, linens, clothing, and beauty items. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for the holidays, Target may be your best bet! Stop by between November 28th and November 30th to snag the great deals. Don’t forget to check out the best deals and Target’s store hours below!
Update – November 8, 2013
Target is using its Facebook page to give its fans a sneak peek at its Black Friday deals. Like Macy’s and JC Penney, the retail giant took advantage of social media this year to spread the word on their deals. Unlike other social media savvy stores, Target created an interactive memory game that revealed a taste of deals to come. Here are some highlights from the preview:
- Vizo 47″ TV: $379.99 (reg. ($519.99)
- Beats Solo headphones: $119 (reg. $179.99)
- Dyson DC35 Digital Slim: $199.99 (reg. $329.99)
- Nook 7″ tablet: $79 (reg. $129.00)
- Nabi tablet $129.99 (reg. $179.99)
- T-Fal 20-pc. cooking set: $99.99 (reg. 149.99)
Target’s website now reveals that stores will continue to start off the Target Black Friday 2013 sales on Thanksgiving night! The early date is no surprise since the retail giant did the same thing last year despite mild criticism. The lingering question is whether or not Target will open at an even earlier time than before. Macy’s and Kohl’s have recently announced their 8 p.m. opening hour. Will Target tag along?
In addition to the release of its Black Friday hours, Target has also recently announced new details that could affect its holiday savings events, including in-store pickup, price matching and half-off its Cartwheel coupon program.
Customers who plan to take advantage of Target’s online deals throughout the holiday season can rejoice at the store’s newly unveiled in-store pickup option. Tens of thousand of items ordered online can be picked up from the shopper’s nearest Target location shortly after they’re purchased. Keep in mind that this option will not be available from Sunday, November 24 through Saturday, November 30 – an understandable effort to alleviate some of the Thanksgiving Week crowds.
Target will also be extending the term of its price-matching policy (normally seven days after purchase) to items bought from November 1 through December 21. This offer does come with some stipulations – it can’t be applied to sale items, limited time or limited supply offers and, of course, prices resulting from typos.
Shoppers who are already familiar with Target’s Cartwheel app should be excited to learn that the retailer plans to boost that program’s potential savings to as much as 30-50% off select items. If you don’t use the store’s relatively new coupon app yet, the savings on holiday gift items may be reason enough to give it a shot.
Be sure to check in when NerdWallet reveals the answer along with Target’s 2013 Black Friday ad scan!
Target Best Black Friday Deals 2013
Target’s sale is so massive, we have to break down the best deals by category! Below, you’ll find Target’s best Black Friday deals for 2013:
- Element 50″ 1080 p LED HDTV: $229
- Westinghouse 40″ 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV: $199.99
- Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones: $119
- Nikon L320: $99
- Canon A3500 Digital Camera: $79.99
- Nook 7″ HD 8 GB Tablet: $79
- Samsung Galaxy S4: $39.99
Toys & Games:
- XBox 360 Kinect Bundle: $189.99
- 6-volt Ride-ons: $99
- Disney Bikes: $57
- Video Game Controller and Headsets: $39 ea.
- Barbie Play sets: $35
- Big Wheel Trike: $29
- Doll accessory sets: $25
- Razor scooter: $19
- Party Board Games: $12
- Baby Einstein Boxed Toys: $11.99
- Monster High dolls: $10
- Dyson DC24 Multi Floor Vacuum: $259
- Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Vacuum: $199
- T-Fal 20-pc Nonstick Cookware: $49.99
- 600 Thread Count Fieldcrest Full-Size Luxury 100% Cotton Sheet Set: $35
- 17-pc Glass Prep and Storage Kit: $18
- Women’s Xhilaration Fashion Boots: $23.99
- Women’s Faux Leather Jackets: $23.99
- Active Tees: $4.19
- Sleep sets: $3
- Kid’s sleep sets: $3
As an added bonus, Target will offer 20% discounts off of total purchases made between Dec. 1st-Dec. 7th when customers purchase over $75 worth of items on Black Friday. For Saturday shoppers, all artificial trees will be 50% off and all single roll holiday gift wrap will be buy one, get one free. Happy shopping!
Best Target Black Friday Deals from 2012
Taking a look at the best Target Black Friday deals from 2012, we saw its offerings weren’t outstanding overall, but there were quite a few honorable mentions. In our scan of the store’s 32-page ad, the smaller items turned out to have the better deals than the big electronics like televisions and laptops, especially when compared to other retail stores like Walmart and Best Buy.
Following the trend of big retail stores like Toys ‘R Us and Walmart, Target opened its doors Thanksgiving evening, the day before Black Friday. Its 2012 sale went from 9pm that night until 11pm Friday, but the store offered a special promo—a free $10 Target gift card if you purchased $50 or more in-store—between the hours of 4am and noon Friday. Considering that the store opened Thursday night instead of Friday morning, this promotional strategy seemed out of place and less effective than it could’ve been. The most dedicated buyers didn’t have to run to the store at 4am since it was opened the night before.
Now let’s go over last year’s ad in two parts: the big electronics and toys ‘n’ games. In the field of electronics, only four TVs were discounted, compared to Walmart’s thirteen, but they weren’t bad buys. The Westinghouse 50” 1080p LCD HDTV was a doorbuster at $349, and the $147 Apex 32 Class 1080p LCD HDTV had a savings of $100. One of the strategies for selling popular electronics such as the $499 iPads and iPhones 4 (or 4S) were free Target gift cards, ranging from $20-100, that came with the purchase. This was another way of saying no discounts were offered on these products.
Some of the electronic items with a smaller spotlight on the ad did have more to offer. The Nikon Coolpix L310 14.1MP Digital Camera w/ 21x Optical Zoom went for $99.99, off $100 from its original price. The Gateway 15.6” Laptop w/ AMD Quad Core, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD had the price of $349, with a savings of $180. Still, there weren’t many of these deals on electronics.
As far as the toys and games, more price reduction occurred here, with such markdowns as the $18.89 Nerf Elite N-Strike Rampage Blaster at $10 cheaper than usual and the 50% off Disney Princess Ultimate Kitchen at $49.99. Entertainment games like $59.99 Assassin’s Creed III for PS3 and Xbox 360 weren’t as impressive, though, and the free Target gift card came with select items. Best Buy sold the Assassin’s Creed II for $34.99 on Black Friday. Select DVDs of recently released movies went for $4, but the key word is “select.”
Outside the electronics and entertainment, home cleaning supplies did have some good offerings such as the doorbusting $269 Dyson DC24 Multi-Floor vacuum, snipping $130 off its former price. Consider an early start this year for any of the doorbusters, though. Target placed a constant reminder on the 2012 “doorbuster” tags in the ad: “While Quantities Last.”
Although Target didn’t see its expected 2 to 3% increase in sales for its fourth quarter results of 2012, it nevertheless did grow, 0.4%, with its holiday season sales most concentrated around Black Friday and the days before and after Christmas.
Target Black Friday Store Hours
Target’s sales will start at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. For a full listing of your favorite stores’ hours, check out our Black Friday Store Hours page!