Friday, June 23, 2017

Armed Robber Forces Family To Go Shopping At Target...

Consumerist reports that a North Carolina family went on a very scary shopping trip on Tuesday, after Durham police say a man knocked on their door to ask for money, and then forced them at gunpoint to take him shopping at Target.

ABC-11 reports that the suspect knocked on the door of a house around 7 a.m. and asked for money. One of the residents gave him some, but then the man allegedly showed a gun and ordered the parents and their two kids into their car. He’s accused of forcing the man to go to an ATM and take out money, then to a convenience store, before directing him to drive to Target. Once there, he allegedly made the victims enter the store with him, and had them buy a bunch of clothing and gift cards.

One of the victims was able to alert a worker in the store who called 9-1-1. Police officers happened to be in the store’s parking lot when the call came through, and arrested the suspect without incident.

The suspect has been charged with several counts of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon in this incident, and has also been charged with committing a string of other armed robberies and kidnapping in the past few days. In one of those incidents, he also allegedly forced victims to withdraw money and drive him to a convenience store.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fab Find: Novelty Pool Floats

In the kids' section at Target (near the Cat & Jack clothing displays) I found these adorable novelty pool floats. You can choose from an ice pop or a rocket motif - both in festive red, white and blue - and just $14.99 each.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Target Rolls Out BTC Merchandise...

It's the first day of Summer, and we've barely finished graduation season. But that hasn't stopped Target from rolling out their BTC (Back to College) merchandise in stores, with everything you need to outfit your dorm room or small living space. You can also find a full selection of BTC stuff here on Target.com.  Unfortunately, making room for all the BTC items also means that most of Target's home decor offerings will disappear from stores for a while. So now's the time to snap up decor by Threshold and Nate Berkus as it goes on clearance to make way for rows of storage cubes and lounge chairs.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Last Chance for VBxTarget....

A friend told me that an employee at her local Target store said the Victoria Beckham for Target merchandise would be cleared out of stores on June 18th. Sure enough, a quick check of my store yesterday showed that all the remaining pieces on clearance had disappeared from the racks. So if you still had your heart set on something from this line, you can try to find it on Target.com, where there are still some deals to be found. This plus-sized scallop tank top (shown) is a steal at just $7.80 (regularly $26).

Sunday, June 18, 2017

New at Target: Method Spring/Summer Scents

Target is carrying new limited edition Spring/Summer scents of Method's Foaming Hand Wash and Gel Hand Wash. As shown here, the new varieties include Chamomile Lavender, White Rose and Ginger Tea. There's also a fourth fragrance called Ocean Waves. Just $3.49 each in stores or on Target.com.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Target and Cartwheel apps to merge...

Starting this Summer, Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change. TechCrunch reports that Target will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with its main shopping app in preparation for an eventual Cartwheel shutdown. The Target app will also receive a notable upgrade this year, adding support for an indoor map that shows your location in the store, along with the nearby Cartwheel deals, in addition to support for mobile payments.

According to Target, the decision to merge its apps into one is a result of customer feedback. Shoppers wanted an easier way to access all of what Target has to offer from one destination, not two. You can read more details here on TechCrunch.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fab Find: Bright Stripe Placemats

The other day at Target I found these festive, bright-striped placemats by Threshold. The needle-stitched variegated stripes in citrusy hues almost look handmade. Best of all, I scored them on clearance for just $1.48 each (regularly $4.99).