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Target: 2012 Black Friday Deals

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Target opens at 9PM on Thursday, 11/22. On Friday from 4AM-12PM Only, get a $10 Target Gift Card when you spend $50 on Apparel, Accessories, and Home Items. Limit 1 per qualifying transaction.

Also, please note that Target will also be offering up Black Friday Deals online on Thanksgiving Day, all day long!

(To see the all of the Black Friday deals, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)

Here are the best Black Friday deals that I see…

Soda Stream Genesis Soda Maker $99.99, get a $20 Gift Card with Purchase
Plus, submit for the $10 rebate found here
Final cost $69.99!

Apex 32″ Class 1080p LCD HDTV $147 (reg. $249.99)

Nook Simple Touch E-Reader with WI-Fi  6″ screen  $49 (reg. $99.99)
*As a price comparison, I have seen this for $89.99 on other sites.

XBox 360 Kinect Bundle $199.99 (reg. $299.99!)
(Includes a 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect sensor, two games, wireless controller and one month free of Xbox Live)

RCA 7″ Dual Screen Portable DVD Player $59  (reg. $129.99)
*As a price comparison, I have seen this for $109.98 on other sites!

Get a $60 Target Gift Card when you buy any iPad

Scrabble, Battleship, Jenga, Monopoly, Connect 4, Operation $7
Use the $2/1 Jenga or Yahtzee coupon found here
Final cost $5!

Playstation 3 250GB Game System $199.99

Nintendo 3DS Bundle $149
(Includes Nintendo 3DS and pre-installed Super Mario Bros. 3D Land Game)

Squinkies Mansion Surprize Playset with eight Squinkies $29.99  (reg. $49.99)
*As a price comparison, I have seen this on other sites for $49.99!

Disney Princess Ultimate Fairytale Kitchen $49.99  (reg. $99.99)
*As a price comparison, I have seen this on other sites for  $$119.89!

Hot Wheels Super 6-Lane  Raceway $39.99 ($79.99)
*As a price comparison, I have seen this on other sites for over $60!

Kids Mercedes 6-Volt Powered Ride On $99 (reg. $179.99)

Norelco Power Touch Razor $37.99
Use the $10/1 Norelco Electric Razor coupon found here
Final cost $27.97!

Crayola Twistable Crayons $6.99
*As a price comparison, I have seen 30 ct. Crayola Twistables on other sites for $13.99!

Infants, Toddlers, and Kids Hat and Mittens Set $3

Girls Circo Tutu $3 (reg. $10)

Kids 4-16 Sleep Set (long sleeve graphic with fleece pants) $5

+More!


Beware of the Black Friday Hype

There are a ton of great deals to be had on Black Friday. However, as I mentioned in my Black Friday Shopping Tips post (#6), be sure the deals you snag are actually great deals. I noticed quite a few of the Target toy deals aren’t really deals at all, including this one…

Pillow Pets Dream Lights $29.99 
This is not a sale price at all; this is the regular price.

* Head on over here to check out the Target ad scan and all the other deals available.


Also, go here to check out my Top 12 Black Friday Shopping Tips! And be sure to click here to browse through all the Black Friday deals that have been posted thus far.

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68 Hip Readers Commented

  • Beth says:

    I forget where I read it, but Target will offer all Black Friday deals online starting next WEDNESDAY to Red Card customers (debit & credit), plus you’ll get the 5% off and free shipping that you always get when you use your Red Card online.

  • Kelly says:

    Does anyone know….Are all of the deals also available online or will the online items be different? There are quite a few deals I would love to grab but with a newborn at home not sure how likely I can get to the store!!!

    • mari says:

      Some are you can just check that week they should post their sales. As you know Target has heavy web competition with Walmart so Target is going to have to put most of their sales online as well

  • Michelle M says:

    The Disney Princess Ultimate Kitchen is on sale at Toys R Us for $79.98, and the Hot Deal for today is 50% off Disney Princess playsets. I added this kitchen to my cart, and 50% came off with the promotional code 957459 at checkout. So if you want this kitchen, skip Black Friday and BUY IT RIGHT NOW for only $39.99!!!!
    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11554160&type=trigger&promoId=17425916

  • JULIE BERGSTROM says:

    The Dream Lites are at Costco for $24.99 regular price. I already bought 2 from there.

  • Shanon says:

    If anyone signed up for the Second Chance Soda Stream House Party they sent a $20 rebate with the notification email. Would make for a better rebate than the $10 if you have it.

  • Caitlin says:

    I wonder if the Glade promo counts as a “home” purchase. Anyone know?

  • Debbie says:

    Not trying to be political, but not shopping at Target on Thursday because employees need to be able to spend Thanksgiving day with their families and not having to work; petitions circulating now to support them.

    • Carrie33 says:

      I hope there is a petition for Wal mart, sears, Kmart, big lots and every other retail store that chooses to open on thanksgiving as well.

      The almighty dollar isn’t more important than family and I hope they get that message.

      • Nancy says:

        Today i was thinking the same- how do we stop the stores who are destroying our Thanksgiving holiday!
        Last year I hosted dinner for 30 – after eating, most just wanted to look at ads and plan their shopping trip. My sister even said she had to leave (at 6 p.m.) to get some rest so she could start shopping at 10 p.m.
        With this years stores starting at 8 p.m. in my area, I guess that means family time will be over before it starts.
        So sad that shopping – which isn’t even the reason for Christmas – is impacting another holiday.

        • TRACY WELLS says:

          Would you also like all the gas stations and airports to be closed so they can stay home?
          Then people can’t get to their families. It’s a job, some places are open on holidays, and some like working those holidays so they can get extra pay.

          Sent from my iPhone

          • Nancy says:

            IMHO – Transportation, medical facilities, etc. are necessary businesses. Shopping for Christmas that is a month away is not on a holiday.

          • Nancy says:

            IMHO – transportation services and medical facilities are necessities. Shopping for Christmas that is a month away…is not.

    • katie says:

      i will never, EVER, support a petition for the poor little retail employees to be able to be at home on holidays until there are petitions for ANYONE WHO WORKS IN NONESSENTIAL SERVICES to get to be off to. think of anything you have used on a holiday that wasn’t an emergency- airlines, hotels, restaurants, gas stations, fun (skiing, ect), tolls booths, “holiday” stuff like visiting santa, grocery stores, all the people who work in and around football stadiums, ect… and im sure theres a lot more.

      please, if your going to try to make the world a better place, do it for all, and not just when it effects you/your family.

      • Kim says:

        Where I live most businesses are closed on holidays. The few that are open have skeleton crews- not EVERY employee has to work like Black Friday stores have too. Also most businesses have reduced hours not exended hours. Target isn’t usually open all night but it is Thursday-Friday and the employees have to miss the holiday too.

        Most people who are doctors and policemen enter the field knowing the hours, they are not different from year to year. These crazy holiday hours are just in the last few years. Most police and doctors I know have some voice or options when it come to holidays. The management and co-workers work out a schedule that is fair to all.

        They don’t hear they have to work a holiday on the news a week before the holiday.

        • katie says:

          so just because the “skeleton” crews have to work, thats ok? and just because ***some*** managements are well run and make a schedule that works out for everyone, thats ok? im sorry, but i am not ok with giving so much pity for the poor retail workers (who also, by the way, knew that their stores are open all year, also knew that black friday is a big deal, also knew that its the biggest shopping day/period of the year, ect) until there is pity for anyone who has to work on holidays. my boyfriend has worked every past thanksgiving and christmas. he works in a kitchen in a hotel. but, apparently because he doesnt work in retail, no one cares that he doesnt get to be with his family. they just care that they have a nice, working hotel to stay in while they visit family.

          yea, thats totally ok.

    • Sarah says:

      My husband works for a residential drug treatment center (that mostly services spoiled rich kids) and because it is residential they have to have people there 24/7/365. He is on a rotating 3 year schedule where one year he works Thanksgiving, the next year he works Christmas, and the next year he gets both off. He knew that when he decided to work there and we manage to make it work for us even with our families being 6-12 hours away. There are some jobs in this world were you don’t get holidays off and that is just the way it is. I would actually rather go shopping Thanksgiving night than get up and go shopping at 4 am when I have small children to take care of the rest of the day……….

      • rose says:

        I am a nurse and have to work a holiday. Its a bummer, but what most people who are listing comments are not even thinking about is, One-a lot of people use holidays to make extra cash which is vital to many families, especially in this economy. They plan on that extra money for higher heat bills in the winter etc. TWO-The holidays are some of the most depressing times of the year for a lot of people. Some people do not have families close by or are pretty much loners, not many friends, or friends who are celebrating with their own families. For many of these people being able to work is vital. A lot of people (depending on your job) feel like work is a second family, they can have a little celebration at work during the holiday, don’t feel so left out. They beg to work. Also I know a lot of Students at college can’t always afford to fly home . It might be their first time away during the holidays.
        Also most people I work with, if they have to work a holiday. Their family loving tries to plan the holiday around their schedule, and they celebrate on a different day or different time of day. Instead of eating a lunch. They eat in the evening etc.

        I think too many “perfect” holiday movies/tv shows with families are played on TV. Remember you can invite your family over anytime for dinner.

        • Tammie says:

          I am also a nurse. I don’t really mind working the holidays! Mainly because it’s no fun being sick on the holiday or in a hospital away from your loved ones.So I can pop into their room and maybe make them smile! What a wonderful holiday memory.
          I knew I would work some holidays when I took this job. But, seriously isn’t this a couponing blog? Why all the drama over Black Friday???? If you don’t like Black Friday stay off the couponing blogs during this time of year. Honestly, couponing to me is fun! Blow off steam elsewhere please. I love how Collin’s site is upbeat and fun, you’re ruining it for the rest of us! Try talking to your sister about your feelings or a friend. Thanks for reading! Tammie

          • Blair says:

            Tammie,

            Wow, you must be one of the most wonderful nurses to have-that’s very admirable that you see your job that way! Thank you for what you do and how you do it:) Happy Holidays!

          • Tina in east Texas says:

            And Tammie, YES! Thank you for your post, too! I hope if I’m ever hospitalized I get YOU for my nurse. xoxoxoxoxo!

        • Tina in east Texas says:

          Wow, Rose, that was a great post! Especially the last part – “Remember, you can invite your family anytime over for dinner.” That’s so true.

  • Kathy says:

    In the past Target has offered pre-black friday deals that have been pretty good. Does anyone know if Target is offering these deals again this year?

  • Brittni says:

    Target is also going to have separate registers open for Red card holders on Black Friday. So that you’re not stuck in lines of all people paying with cash/checks/other credit cards.

  • Tracy says:

    Target did NOT say they will offer all Black Friday deals on Wednesday to Red Card holders. What they DID say was that when you log in to manage your red card on Wednesday you can view exclusive sale items. This is way different. You cannot log on wednesday and purchase anything you see in the Target black friday ad. They are going to have sales on Wed on specific items. I got all excited when I read Beth and Stacie’s comments but I know never to believe what you read online and sure enough, I called Target and this is way different. I also logged on to my red card online and read it for myself. It doesn’t say anywhere that you get their black friday ad items on wednesday. It simply states they are having a sale on wed for red card holders. Sorry guys, no such luck..The fighting in line still awaits you next thurs-friday.

    • Ang says:

      Thanks for clearing that up Tracy. I knew that sounded to good to be true.

    • Jennifer W says:

      I don’t see anything like that when I log into my RedCard. Where did you find it?

    • Beth says:

      What I see when I log in to Manage my Red Card is this: “RedCard Exclusive – get Black Friday deals early at Target.com! Your Black Friday deals arrive Wednesday, November 21. As a valued REDcard guest, your Black Friday deals start early. That’s in addition to your everyday 5% off and free shipping at Target.com. Quantities are limited.”

      If they weren’t offering the deals online on Wednesday, why would they even mention getting the 5% discount and free shipping, as well as quantities being limited? Why would it say, “Get Black Friday deals early at Target.com!” It would just say something like, “Get a preview of the Black Friday deals on Wednesday!” which would be dumb since they’ve already released the ads way before Wednesday.

      I’ll be online shopping Target.com on Wednesday. If I get the deals, great. If not, I’ll go back at midnight.

    • JoAnn says:

      So what time would the sale start online? Would it be all day Thursday or does it follow store hours? I would loooooooove the nook as a family gift, but since I know I’m not going to be at the front of the line, it’s probably not going to happen:(

  • Rachel says:

    Anyone know if stores are price matching for Black Friday? I wouldn’t want stand in line just to check out with a couple blu rays n a lap top when I can price match it all at one store. I am mostly wondering about blu rays

    • CT says:

      Target will not price match during the Thanksgiving weekend sales. Walmart confirmed on their FB that they will price match even on Black Friday, as long as it is for an identical item and you bring in the competitor’s ad.

  • alice says:

    Has anyone seen leappad 2 on sale? please let me know if you do. That’s the only thing my kid wants…haha

  • Amy says:

    Is the Nintendo 3DS a decent deal? I know it’s a great price, with the game loaded, but it’s a “special edition” so will it hold up as well as the others? I know sometimes the “special editions” are not as great as the actual item. Does anyone think they will get cheaper after Christmas? (my son’s birthday is in February)

  • Clarity says:

    BETH, you might want to stock up on a a remedial reading toy of some kind at the Target Black Friday event.
    As Tracy wrote, the message says SPECIFICALLY: “when you log in to manage your red card on Wednesday you can view EXCLUSIVE SALE ITEMS” – I.E. Wednesday Night exclusives for Red Card holders. It says NOTHING about Black Friday items being on sale, it says “Get your Black Friday early” – I.E. Marketing speak. Period. Huge difference.

    I’m sorry you can’t comprehend the message, but it’s very clear and not ambiguous in any way. It’s shoppers like you who the retailers love, misinterpreting their ads to the retailer’s advantage.

  • Autumn says:

    How do the gift card offers work online? I’m interested in getting the Mr Coffee single cup brewer, and there’s a $30 gift card offer with it. The brewer is on Target’s website for $79.99 already, so I’m assuming the gift card offer is the actual “deal”. Will I still get the gift card if I want to buy it online on Thanksgiving? I’d appreciate any feedback! I’m also looking at getting the Wii black bundle for $119 and the folding scooters for $19 (all from Target). If anyone has tips on these or maybe a better deal I don’t know of, I’d love any and all help! I’ll probably be shopping online, as I won’t have a way to go out on Black Friday. Thanks in advance!

  • Sarah says:

    Wow CLARITY…talk about RUDE!
    sheesh!!!! I completely agree with Stace!

  • mary says:

    Does anybody know if we will get a $10giftcard for $50 home/apparel purchase if we do it online on black friday? or does it have to be in store only?

  • shanshan says:

    In the Black Friday ad, the Wii Remote Plus (Nintendo Wii) will be on sale for $39. BUT the regular price is $39.99… Are you kidding me???

  • lauren says:

    There is also a target mobile coupon for 20% off any iphone, ipod, or ipad

  • Jessica says:

    Any idea if Target will have a map of the sale items like Walmart has?

    • Brianna says:

      I think so, normally the items will be on key end caps nearest to the department and sometimes they have the items sitting out. Not quite sure what the exact plan is.

  • Debbie says:

    FYI – I was at Target yesterday and they had the Crayola Twistable 80 count tubs at regular price for $6.99 on an end cap. So, once again another item that is labeled as a “door buster”, but it is the normal price. One of the items that was on my list for Black Friday, but I get to get it early. :-)

  • sheila says:

    Do you honestly think all these websites run themselves? While you are sitting in front of your computer on Thanksgiving day, these sites have people working. Smh. So what’s the difference?

  • melissa says:

    I was at walgreens today and was able to get the pillow pets dream lights bogo free. they were marked down to 14.99 so I only paid 7.50 each.

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