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Amazon, Target and other retailers competing with early holiday shopping deals

Wednesday is the second and last day of Amazon’s Prime Day sales event.

Though, it’s not the only retailer trying to get your business this time of year. Target also started its own deal days Tuesday. And Walmart actually got a head start and started offering deals on Sunday.

Popcart is a browser extension that helps you compare prices online. They say you might want to walk away from deals on last year’s electronics.

“Those may appear to be amazing deals because of the markdown, and that’s an interesting point about shopping online that what seems to be a very good deal, because you see 50% off, may not actually be the best deal you can get,” said Omri Traub, founder and CEO of Popcart.

This week isn’t your only chance to score savings.

“Amazon and those biggest retailers want to spread out your shopping over a longer time period,

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The $15 Billion Shopping Days Begin For Amazon, Walmart, Target And Many Others

They used to say “Shop until you drop.” Well, this week we’ll find out if that’s true.

This week could see as much as $15 billion in online sales as an unprecedented number of big online promotions kicked off today and will run through at least tomorrow at a range of retailers including the Big 3: Amazon
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, Walmart
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and Target
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. But they are no means alone. Other retailers trying to jump on the shopping bandwagon this week include Best Buy
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, Ace Hardware stores, Nordstrom
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and a range of independents from direct-to-consumer sellers to regional furniture players to those retailers selling beauty, apparel and virtually anything else.

“It’s the kick off to Black Friday and the entire

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Jungalow Founder Justina Blakeney Is Heading to Target as the New Home Style Expert

Photo credit: @justinablakeney/Instagram
Photo credit: @justinablakeney/Instagram

From House Beautiful

Justina Blakeney–Jungalow’s founder and the queen of modern bohemian home decor–is joining the Target team as the retailer’s new home style expert.

Blakeney shared the news in a recent Instagram post. “I believe deeply in the power of design to make a difference in every person’s life, that’s why I’m SO, SO excited that I’m joining the @Target team as a new Home Style Expert,” she wrote in the caption. “Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing inspo and tips for cultivating a beautiful and functional home on any budget!”

Her first task on the job was to design a bedroom–specifically, her own in Los Angeles–with Target’s Casaluna collection. “Designed with materials like 100% cotton, linen, and hemp, this collection is beautiful AND takes it easy on mama earth too,” Blakeney shared. “I went with Clay and Sage as the primary colors in

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Amazon Prime Day: Holiday shopping gets early start; Walmart, Best Buy, Target join in

NEW YORK (AP) — Halloween is still weeks away, but retailers are hoping you’ll start your holiday shopping now.

The big push is coming from Amazon, which is holding its annual Prime Day sales event Tuesday and Wednesday, kickstarting the holiday shopping season. It’s the first time Prime Day has been held in the fall, after the pandemic forced it to postpone from July.

Walmart, Best Buy and Target are also offering online deals over the same two days, hoping to lure deal seekers.

“Beat the holiday hustle,” Amazon’s site said on Tuesday. “Holiday savings start now,” a message on Target.com said.

There’s good reason for the early start. Retailers are worried that a rush of online orders later could lead to shipping delays in November and December. And stores want to avoid big crowds inside their stores during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 

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The best kitchen deals at Target and Walmart’s big Prime Day-style sales

All of you kitchen and cookware deal-hunters (and anyone hoping to get a jump on holiday shopping) may want to listen up. As is well documented, Amazon’s Prime Day
has moved from its usual home in July to Oct. 13 (that’s today!) and 14. Prime Day is already popping off with big savings on some of the best kitchen gear, small kitchen appliances and quality cookware, and we’ll be bringing you all of the best deals in real-time as they roll out. Not to be outdone, Target and Walmart have jumped in on the Prime Day hoopla, launching major online sales of their own. Some of the best kitchen deals, like Keurig coffee machines, Instant Pots and Ninja blenders are already underway.

We’ve already begun sorting through the online sales to bring you the best of the best. Here’s what we know are already on sale so far during

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is the ‘unofficial, official start to holiday shopping’ for all retailers like Target, Walmart [Video]

Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping’s Products and Reviews Editor, joins Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss the bests deals on Amazon Prime Day 2020, mistakes to avoid while shopping and what we should look out for from other retailers like Target and Walmart.

Video Transcript

BRIAN SOZZI: I think we can all agree the pandemic will make this a very weird holiday shopping season. From earlier deals to compressed shipping windows, consumers would be wise to shop now instead of December 24. But if you do get all your shopping done on Prime Day, does that mean Black Friday is no longer a thing?

Jessica Teich, she’s “Good Housekeeping’s” products and Reviews Editor and here with– is here with us now. Jessica, good to see you this morning. The deals are out there. Prime Day, Target, and Walmart all over the websites this morning.

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Amazon Prime Day kicks off holiday shopping, with Target and others offering deals

Amazon created Prime Day five years ago to stir up sales in July and convince shoppers to sign up for its Prime membership. With the pandemic delaying the two-day event until October 13-14, Amazon Prime Day is morphing into something new: The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season.

Typically, the holiday shopping season begins on Black Friday, or the day after Thanksgiving. But the confluence of the pandemic with Amazon’s delayed Prime Day is prompting rival retailers such as Target and Best Buy to roll out holiday deals in October, a full month earlier than is typical. 

Retailers had already signaled their plans for a new approach to Black Friday, citing safety and health precautions during the coronavirus pandemic. Typically, Black Friday appeals to bargain-hunters who rush inside stores to snap up bargains as soon as the retailer opens its doors. But this year stores are eager to

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Holiday shopping: Amazon, Target, more retailers push earlier deals amid COVID pandemic

NEW YORK — Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December.

Stores like Best Buy, Macy’s, and Target typically offer their biggest Black Friday deals over Thanksgiving weekend, but now they’re starting them in October so people don’t crowd their stores later, creating a potentially dangerous situation during a pandemic.

And with more people expected to shop online, retailers are trying to avoid a rush of orders closer to Christmas, which could lead to late packages and more expensive shipping. Many had a hard time keeping up with the surge in buying when shoppers were locked down in their homes during the early days of the pandemic. Even Amazon, which has spent 25 years building warehouses

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Target 14 Days of Beauty Sale October 2020

Target never has to do much to get us to unnecessarily spend our money, but having unexpected sales events every few months always helps. The retailer frequently hold huge, multi-day sales every season and slashes the prices on some of the most popular items in the its beauty department, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now during its 14 Days of Beauty event.

The event lasts for (you guessed it) 14 days, and it sees dozens of bestselling beauty products at Target being available to purchase at half the price for one respective day only. At the start of the event on Sept. 27, for example, customers could shop popular products from brands like Versed Skincare and Rae at 50 percent off, and in the days following, deals have been offered on items from Pixi, Nexxus, Revlon, Love, Beauty, and Planet, and more.

Target is, of course, still currently in

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Holiday Shopping Season Starts Even Earlier, With Target, Amazon Holding Big Sales

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Target said this season will “feature nearly one million more deals than last year.”


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On the retail calendar, Christmas now comes before Halloween.

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announced that Target Deal Days are returning as a kickoff to the holiday shopping season—the same days that

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com is running its Prime Day promotion.

On Tuesday, Target (ticker: TGT) said Target Deal Days would take place on Oct. 13 and 14, and feature digital deals “on hundreds of thousands of items, more than double last year.” Almost all the products will be available for curbside or in-store pickup, options that have seen huge growth during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The news comes a day after Amazon.com (AMZN) announced its Prime Day sale on those days. The annual promotion usually takes place during the summer, but was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is no coincidence that Target is

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