Target Employee Reveals Black Friday Secrets

Posted: Nov 22 2016, 9:11am CST | by , Updated: Nov 22 2016, 9:29am CST , in Black Friday 2019


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Target Employee Reveals Black Friday Secrets
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We go inside of Black Friday and talked to the people in the trenches. A Target employee reveals how Black Friday will go down this year.

Target runs have become a bit of a habit for many people, especially those in the suburbs. It is a great place where you can get just about anything you want. Target on Black Friday attracts all walks of life, from those who want to get the latest technology to those who are looking for a cheap pair of riding boots.

Black Friday shopping at Target can be a bit confusing, however, because of the way they lay out the store. There are products from toys hidden amongst the holiday sweaters in toys, and for some reason you might have to go into the frozen food section to get the famous $5 DVDs.

So what is your best approach to shopping at Target on Black Friday? We talked to a Team Leader at a local store to find out just how to make the most of your trip to Target on Black Friday:

What Time Should I Get to Target on Black Friday?

What time you get to Target on Black Friday depends on what you want. This year, Target will be opening at 6 PM on Thanksgiving, so people who want the best deals will start lining up around noon, according to our source. If you live in an area where there are more people, the line could start even earlier.

Many stores will have their own method to the madness. For most stores, there will be barricades and a line system enforced by the Store Team Leads.

What Are The Most Popular Black Friday Deals At Target?

According to our source, these are the best deals that people have been calling about for weeks. This means that they will likely be the first deals that are sold out:

TVs: Samsung 55-inch curved 4K UHD TV plus $70 Target gift card for $697.99; Samsung 50-inch Smart Ultra HDTV for $397.99; Samsung 55-inch Smart LED TV for $447.99; Samsung 40-inch Smart LED TV for $247.99.

Video games: Xbox One S 500GB “Battlefield 1” or “Minecraft” bundle plus $40 Target gift card for $249.99; PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB “Uncharted” bundle for $249.99; Nintendo 3DS for $99.99. There is also interest in the Nintendo NES Classic and many PS4 and Xbox One games for $8.

Electronics: Apple iPads as low as $199.79; Apple Watch (Series 1) at $198; GoPro Hero Session bundle plus $20 Target gift card for $179.99; Beats by Dre Solo2 wireless headphones for $119.99; and great deals on fitness trackers.

Toys: According to our source, toys are always popular and the buy one, get one half off top toy brands including Nerf, Marvel, Disney Princess, VTech, My Little Pony and more will be popular.

If you are looking to get any of the above deals, our source recommends making sure you get in line at Target early. Find the complete list of Target Black Friday 2016 deals.

Do not call Target on Black Friday and ask if they have certain items in stock. While there is someone manning the phones, they are not allowed to answer questions about specific.

Will Target Have Hatchimals on Black Friday?

Target has been getting shipments of Hatchimals, per our source. Some Targets will have more than others, as it just depends on things like demand, how close they are to the shipment center, and whether or not employees put out the wrong shipments (it happens frequently).

Tips from Target Employees on Black Friday Shopping

Our source said that Target hasn’t been quite as busy this year as they have been in other years, so she expects that there will be a rush toward the end of the season. She also said to take advantage of the “10 Days of Deals” promotion, as some of the deals are actually better than the ones you can get on days that aren’t Black Friday, including 25% off beauty products, 10% off electronics, and buy one, get one tree deals.

She also suggests downloading both the Target app and the Cartwheel app. These will help you save money as well as time when you are shopping. The Target app can take you directly to different places within the store.

Our source also said that going in the opposite direction of everyone else. You can go online now and get a map of your chosen store so that you can get the deals. Even if your deal is located in the back of the store and running in a straight line from the entrance would be smart, you’d actually be better off taking a different course. If the people in front of you stop, you could be blocked.

At the end of the day, the Target employee stresses that you take your time and be safe. While Target isn’t well known for having too many accidents, problems can still arise and employees are overwhelmed.

This Target Black Friday 2016 guide has all store hours and details for Target's big sale in stores and online.

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