Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fab Find: Room Essentials PIllowcase

Hate mornings? Then you might want to nab this cheeky pillowcase by Room Essentials with the mantra "I am not a morning person." It's just $3.99 at Target, on sale this week for 10% off. There's also another version with the motif "Dream On", as well as a cute open/shut eyes print.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Target Pulls Hampton Creek Products...

Consumerist reports that Target has reportedly pulled Hampton Creek products from its stores and even disabled cashiers’ ability to scan these items at checkout.The retailer has indicated that it involves concerns over safety, but it doesn’t appear to be isolated to just one issue or product line, which is why all of the company’s products are being pulled from stores and Target.com.

“Pending a full review, Target today started a market withdrawal of Hampton Creek products,” a company spokeswoman told Bloomberg Technology. It has received two separate sets of allegations: One about shoddy practices in a facility that produces Hampton Creek products, and another that some of the company’s products have tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria.

Target also says it has an unconfirmed tip that raises questions about Hampton Creek’s labeling practices. Someone alerted the retailer that products may be described inaccurately as being free of genetically modified ingredients. Other items may contain allergens, like honey, that aren’t on the label. Again, Target stressed that these are not confirmed allegations, but the chain is acting on them because of their specificity and seriousness.

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle Dishtowels

Target usually rolls out seasonal/holiday themes for their selection of Dollar Aisle dishtowels. In the middle of plenty of patriotic 4th of July ones, I found these clever "Farmers Market" themed towels the other day. As a farmers market devotee, I may just have to buy these! Just $3 for a pack of 2.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Armed Robber Forces Family To Go Shopping At Target...

Consumerist reports that a North Carolina family went on a very scary shopping trip on Tuesday, after Durham police say a man knocked on their door to ask for money, and then forced them at gunpoint to take him shopping at Target.

ABC-11 reports that the suspect knocked on the door of a house around 7 a.m. and asked for money. One of the residents gave him some, but then the man allegedly showed a gun and ordered the parents and their two kids into their car. He’s accused of forcing the man to go to an ATM and take out money, then to a convenience store, before directing him to drive to Target. Once there, he allegedly made the victims enter the store with him, and had them buy a bunch of clothing and gift cards.

One of the victims was able to alert a worker in the store who called 9-1-1. Police officers happened to be in the store’s parking lot when the call came through, and arrested the suspect without incident.

The suspect has been charged with several counts of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon in this incident, and has also been charged with committing a string of other armed robberies and kidnapping in the past few days. In one of those incidents, he also allegedly forced victims to withdraw money and drive him to a convenience store.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fab Find: Novelty Pool Floats

In the kids' section at Target (near the Cat & Jack clothing displays) I found these adorable novelty pool floats. You can choose from an ice pop or a rocket motif - both in festive red, white and blue - and just $14.99 each.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Target Rolls Out BTC Merchandise...

It's the first day of Summer, and we've barely finished graduation season. But that hasn't stopped Target from rolling out their BTC (Back to College) merchandise in stores, with everything you need to outfit your dorm room or small living space. You can also find a full selection of BTC stuff here on Target.com.  Unfortunately, making room for all the BTC items also means that most of Target's home decor offerings will disappear from stores for a while. So now's the time to snap up decor by Threshold and Nate Berkus as it goes on clearance to make way for rows of storage cubes and lounge chairs.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Last Chance for VBxTarget....

A friend told me that an employee at her local Target store said the Victoria Beckham for Target merchandise would be cleared out of stores on June 18th. Sure enough, a quick check of my store yesterday showed that all the remaining pieces on clearance had disappeared from the racks. So if you still had your heart set on something from this line, you can try to find it on Target.com, where there are still some deals to be found. This plus-sized scallop tank top (shown) is a steal at just $7.80 (regularly $26).