Sunday, August 29, 2010

No more "Pick of the Week"...


Regular readers of this blog know that almost every Sunday, my post consists of my "Pick of the Week" - one great buy from Target's Weekly Ad in the Sunday newspaper. Well, as of today I'm suspending this weekly feature, for a couple of reasons....

1) I'd like to take Sundays off ;-)

2) Target has made it impossible for me to continue a "Pick of the Week" because of the increased difficulty in accessing their online Weekly Ad. We don't get a local Sunday paper anymore, which means I have to look at the Weekly Ad on Target's web site. That's been hard enough, since half the time Target's site lags and doesn't even have the new ad up by Sunday morning. And now, Target is pushing a new thing called "My Target Weekly", which makes me think that the old format of their Weekly Ad is gone for good. My Target Weekly is positioned as "the deals you want, the way you want them". Supposedly, this customization will "help you get only the deals you care about", and you can "get notified by text or email" when your "favorite items are on sale." However, for me part of the appeal of the Weekly Ad was to browse through all the offerings Target had on sale that week.

3) On top of all that, the "My Target Weekly" feature is currently broken on Target's web site. I cannot access it from either their web site nor from my email, where I got a notification with a link to the new feature. I keep getting Error Reference #97.e67a81d8.1283092539.1fd64a2.

I'm hoping that Target will still print their Weekly Ad, so that I can at least browse at it in the store. They always post one near the store entrance, and also I believe if you ask at the Customer Service Desk they will give you a printed copy (if they have extras available).

UPDATE: It looks like Target has finally fixed the errors on their web page. I'm still not interested in a customized "My Weekly Ad", but it looks like they do still have a "Page View Version" of the full ad for those of us (like me!) who prefer to see all the pages.

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

I can't access the weekly ad today, either. That's one of my favorite things about Sunday morning!

Naturegirl said...

You can still access the Target ad as it used to be before. At the top youwill see "Module View", "Category View" and "Page View".
If you select the "Page View", it will show you the target ad in old traditional way.
They have just added two different views to it. I think its cool. One can track something particular to go on sale. I like it, the only complaint I have is its very slow.

HTH.

Gretchen said...

It's finally working :).

Joan E Kelly Larson said...

I don't like this new Target weekley ad...if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Generation Kvetch said...

I think if you happen to spy a great item early in the week you'll just tell us! One thing I loved about this feature was that you often picked things that were not fahiony per se, like houshold or garden (sniff) items.

Target-Addict said...

Awww....thanks, Generation Kvetch! Yes, certainly, if I come across a "cool" item I'll blog about it :-)

Critifur said...

nooooo, not less of you!

jen said...

i have to say i haven't explored all of the "my weekly" segment but the new format for the ad is MUCH better! i love it. it's huge and interactive!!