NEW YORK — Target has joined the Black Friday deal fray, with a big emphasis on discounts and bundles for Apple products.
Most notable among the Target deals is a bundling of an $100 gift card with the purchase of an Apple Watch. While there is no discount on the $349 starting price of the 38mm Apple Watch, the inclusion of a $100 gift card is one of the first big bundles seen this holiday season for Apple’s wearable.
Best Buy and Apple have yet to release their Black Friday offers, but it will be interesting to see if they follow suit.
In addition to the Apple Watch bundle, Target will also be offering Beats Solo 2 headphones for $96.99 (a savings of $103), and will be bundling $150 gift card with any iPad Air 2 (priced at $499) and $100 gift card with the purchase of an iPad Mini 4 (priced at $399).
Beyond Apple gear, Target will be offering the usual assortment of deep discounts on TVs, including the Black Friday staple of a 55-inch Westinghouse TV for $249.99 (a savings of $350) and a 32-inch Westinghouse TV for $99.99 (a savings of $90).
While not a popular name brand like Samsung, LG or Sony, Target will also be offering a 55-inch Element 4K Smart HDTV for $399.99, one of the lowest prices on a 4K TV this season. The Minnesota retailer will also be offering a 49-inch 4K LG Smart TV for $499.99 (a savings of $300).
Similar to other retailers, Target is also discounting video games. Target will be offering a 500GB Xbox One Gears of War bundle for $299.99 ($50 off), though it will also be throwing in a $60 gift card. A 500GB PlayStation 4 with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will also be $299.99 ($50 off).
Several popular new games such as NBA 2K16, Madden 16 and Need for Speed will also be offered for $35 as opposed to their traditional price of $60, while other new titles like Halo 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will retail for $60 but have a $15 gift card thrown in.
Other notable deals: 20% off all robotic vacuums including a Roomba 650 for $319.99 ($80 off), a Beats Pill 2.0 speaker for $139.99 ($60 off), and a GoPro Hero+ LCD with a 64GB memory card and $60 gift card for $299.99.
In a bid to get customers to come back after the Black Friday rush is over, Target will be offering those who spend $75 or more in a Target store on Black Friday 20% off of one future shopping trip taken between December 4-13.
On Monday Target also announced that they would be opening stores at 6 PM local time on Thanksgiving Day and remain open until 11 PM or midnight on Friday night.
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