Target Black 'Friday' deals starts as early as Wednesday

Staff writerNovember 12, 2012 

Target will open its doors to Black "Friday" shoppers at 9 Thanksgiving night -- a full three hours before it opened last year, the retailer announced today.

But for the Minneapolis-based retailer's most loyal customers, twenty of Target's best deals will be available online as early as Wednesday.

Among the deals offered Thursday night at bricks-and-mortar Target stores:

  • Apex 32-inch LCD TV for $147.
  • Nikon L310 digital camera for $99.99.
  • Nook Simple Touch e-reader for $49.
  • Select board games for $7.
  • Sony PS3 250MB Game System (console, two games and wireless controller) for $199.99.

These deals, by the way, are while supplies last. No rainchecks will be given.

“We heard from our guests that they look forward to kicking off their holiday shopping with deal-hunting on Thanksgiving night," said Kathee Tesija, Target's executive vice president for marketing. "Opening at 9 p.m. gives Target’s Black Friday guests a more convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event that the entire family can enjoy,” she said.

At 4 a.m. Friday, Target will release a new round of door-buster deals. In addition, customers who spend $50 or more on apparel, accessories or home products will get a $10 Target giftcard.

But the earliest access to deals are for Target customers with a REDcard credit card who have previously signed up for emails or who have signed up to manage their accounts online.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 21, those customers will have access to 20 deals, including a Sony Portable Dock for $39.99 and a KitchenAid Classic Plus Stand Mixer for $199.

For more details on Target's Black Friday plans, click HERE.

Stay tuned for more Black Friday news as the retailers compete for your dollars.

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