Kroger to offer its first Black Friday promotion
Cincinnati The nation’s largest traditional grocery chain is getting into the Black Friday shopping game.
Kroger Co. will give shoppers $10 back for every $100 worth of gift cards they buy at their stores for such retailers as Best Buy, Bass Pro Shops, Pottery Barn and Sears.
It’s the first time Kroger has aimed such a promotion at Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that’s the traditional start of holiday shopping.
“If people are stopping by our stores to maybe restock after Thanksgiving, this is a good way to remind them that we can be a one-stop shopping place,” spokeswoman Meghan Glynn said Wednesday.
Kroger’s gift-card discount continues through Dec. 13 for shoppers using Kroger loyalty cards, and also earns extra savings on gasoline at Kroger service stations.
Just take Monday off
More than half the people who have Internet access at work will be shopping online when they return to their jobs after the Thanksgiving weekend, which sort of begs the question, how long before Thanksgiving becomes a five-day weekend?
More than 53% of workers with Internet access, or 68.8 million people, will shop for holiday gifts from work, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGresearch. According to the survey, three-fourths (73.8%) of young adults aged 18 to 24 with Internet access will shop at work, and men are more likely to shop from work than women (56.3% vs. 50.8%).
“Although employers may cringe at the thought of their workers browsing or buying gifts online at work, there is a potential bright side,” said Phil Rist, EVP strategic initiatives at BIGresearch. “Employees who spend ten minutes at the office completing their holiday shopping online are likely to be much more efficient than those who use extended lunch breaks waiting in line at the store and fighting holiday traffic on the way back to work.”
Target.com launches Thanksgiving and Cyber Week deals
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Target.com is hosting its first-ever, one-day-only online sale on Thanksgiving Day, as well as offering discounts and free shipping on items across the site throughout the season, including Cyber Week which begins Sunday, Nov. 29.
This year, not only will guests be able to prepare for Target’s in-store 2-Day Sale, they can get a jump start on their holiday shopping with exclusive Web-only deals during the first-ever Thanksgiving Day Online-Only Sale.
Target.com’s Daily Deals destination will feature discount pricing beginning on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30, with prices as low as 70% off regular prices. The deals are available exclusively online, for one day only and cannot be price-matched in Target stores.
Cyber Week also kicks off our two-week Lowest Price of the Season event, Nov. 29 through Dec. 12, which offers low prices on products on Target.com.