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Target.com to offer first-ever Black Friday sale in July

BY CSA STAFF

Minneapolis Target Corp. said it will offer its first-ever “Back in Black Friday” online sale on July 23 as an effort to jump-start holiday shopping.

According to the retailer, Target.com will feature “Daily Deals” on July 23, an online-only sale beginning at approximately 12:00 a.m. (PDT) and concluding at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

“At Target.com, we are committed to offering our guests tremendous value every day. With our first-ever Back in Black Friday, guests will find incredible bargains before the holiday season with the added convenience of online shopping,” said Steve Eastman, president, Target.com.

The online-only sale will offer an average of a 40% off regular prices on items across all categories, including apparel, electronics, toys, housewares, movies, music and books.

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ODP gives parents, teachers chance to earn cash for BTS

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BOCA RATON, Fla. Office Depot announced that it is celebrating teachers, parents and all back-to-school shoppers this season by giving customers the opportunity to win their share of $500,000 through the Sanford and Office Depot “Go Back Smarter Instant Win Game.”

Customers who make any purchase at Office Depot through Sept. 5 will receive a unique code on their register receipt. Customers can enter their code at www.school.com to reveal if they are an instant winner. Each day during the promotion period, 50 general customers will win $100 in Office Depot gift cards and 10 teachers will win $500 worth of Office Depot gift cards – 60 winners every day.

“Teachers typically spend about $500 or more of their own money on back-to-school supplies for their classroom,” said Jeff Herbert, SVP marketing for Office Depot. “Office Depot understands that teachers and parents are being especially mindful of their budgets this year, and that is why we’re happy to partner with Sanford to offer customers a great way to get money back from their back-to-school purchases. We hope that through promotions such as this, shopping for back-to-school supplies can be one less thing they have to stress about.”

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Stewart helps Office Depot deliver backpacks to Indiana kids

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INDIANAPOLIS Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation announced that Tony Stewart, an Indiana native and driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will join the Foundation on July 22 to donate more than 5,000 backpacks to non-profit organizations and schools in the Indianapolis area.

The backpack donations will be made during a special “Back-to-School Backpack Celebration” event beginning at 2 p.m. local time at the Office Depot store located at 12417 North Meridian Street in Carmel, Ind. In addition to Stewart, special guests scheduled to attend include Katherine Blane, representing Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), State Senator Mike Delph (R-29), State Representative Cindy Noe (R-87), Hamilton County Commissioner Christine Altman and Carmel City Council Member Ron Carter, the company reported.

 

“I am very proud to partner with the Office Depot Foundation again this year and to be able to help so many kids here in the Indianapolis area,” Stewart said. “This is a big year for the Office Depot Foundation because it is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its National Backpack Program, and I can tell you from experience how rewarding it is to see the look on these kids’ faces when they get a new backpack – it’s an automatic boost of confidence for them and helps them feel ready to take on the new school year just like everybody else. Of all the things I’ll do this weekend, participating in this program is definitely the most important.”

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