Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Target Unveils Black Friday Plans, Will Open On Thanksgiving

Target Unveils Black Friday Plans, Will Open On Thanksgiving

Target will open its doors for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m. In brick-and-mortar stores, standard Black Friday deals begin at 5 PM Thursday, November 22.

"Combined with the unmatched easy ways to shop with us - including new mobile technology that allows guests to skip the line for an even more convenient checkout - we're confident guests will save time and money, and experience the joy of the season by choosing Target", he added.

With new, specially-equipped handheld devices, team members of the Minneapolis-based retailer can scan any item in a guest's basket and accept payment by credit card on the spot.

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Lowest price of the season on Xbox One S 1TB console with wireless controller and digital downloadable game, $199.99, plus $20 Target GiftCard, giving guests $120 in savings (Reg. $299.99).

The strategy reflects the continued decline of Black Friday's importance to the retail sphere. Plus, you don't have to wait long to take advantage of some unbelievable savings - Target's Black Friday preview sale launched today, and will let you score savings on select products for one day only. Check out the full Kohl's Black Friday ad, which contains plenty of other products on top of tech deals, at this link. For every $50 you spend between November 19-23, you'll get $15 Kohl's Cash, which you can redeem November 24-December 5. Target is offering free two-day shipping throughout the holiday season - not just around Black Friday. The Early Access Pass launched in stores on Thursday. Target has provided a peek at its Black Friday sale with an 88-page toy book for kids. Phillip Dengler, head of editorial and content marketing for BestBlackFriday.com, told USA Today that this was the most confirmed closures it has had at this point in the year compared to previous years. As always, REDcard holders receive an additional five percent off all purchases. At many retailers, discounts are no longer constrained to the day after Thanksgiving. If you'd rather wait until the last minute to wrap your gifts for others, you can use most of this shopping season to pick up a few discounted finds for yourself, like this super-soft weighted blanket.

Still, having a physical store remains an advantage for retailers because 47 percent of consumers visit stores to see and touch products they want to later buy online, Adobe said.

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