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[US] Target Black Friday

thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
edited November 2014 in Shopping USA/Canada
#6860 Bat cave
#31012 family house
#60008 museum break in
#75018 jek 14

$42 each
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,660
    nice!
  • LegoKipLegoKip A cottage by the sea, California, US Member Posts: 259
    Ha ha! I was just about to post this information due to an email alert I received from Target. You beat me to it @thenos‌ but glad to see it here for other Bricksetters.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Also spotted The LEGO Movie "Everything is Awesome" Edition for $9 on page 16 of the ad.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,660
    ^which is also available today apparently for instore pickup if you have the 'secret' ad
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    edited November 2014
    iccarus said:

    Also spotted The LEGO Movie "Everything is Awesome" Edition for $9 on page 16 of the ad.

    I think that's just the DVD 2-Disc Special Edition - not the Awesome edition with minifig.

    EDIT: The photo in the ad is for the Awesome Edition, but when you click on it, it brings you to the Special Edition. Hmm....
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    I'm having trouble reading that ad; can I get the Batcave for "in store pickup" with that "secret ad," or do I have to be there on Thanksgiving night for that one?
  • gamecocksteeplegamecocksteeple Member Posts: 19
    No actual sets available until Thanksgiving.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,933
    Nice to see Bat Cave on the list; same with Family house. Good deals for 42 IMO.
    The Museum Break in is a bit of a joke as that set should not be retailing for 69.99 USD IMO.

    Was kinda hoping that Benny's spaceship appears as a BF deal somewhere for 40% off, there is hoping TRU does it I guess.

    It is a bit disappointing to see these sets though and not 99.99 USD type sets on sale for 40% off..
    Also wonder if Amazon price matching will occur as well for these deals. There is also Cyber Monday.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    I doubt amazon will match simply because the deals are in store only.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 668
    Where's this "secret ad?"
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    Yeah, how do we get these prices?
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    edited November 2014
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    sidersdd said:

    iccarus said:

    Also spotted The LEGO Movie "Everything is Awesome" Edition for $9 on page 16 of the ad.

    I think that's just the DVD 2-Disc Special Edition - not the Awesome edition with minifig.

    EDIT: The photo in the ad is for the Awesome Edition, but when you click on it, it brings you to the Special Edition. Hmm....
    If the actual printed ad that comes out BF week shows the EIAE, then they have to sell it at that price.

    For those asking about the ad, it's up at one of the Black Friday sites.
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    I am very inexperienced in Black Friday in store shopping. Are these generally the type of deal where if you don't get in line by the time the store opens, they will be sold out? Or are they likely to have a lot of them?
  • ChgoMattChgoMatt USAMember Posts: 108
    It looks like they fixed the picture and it's today only, so probably not printed. I see the 2-Disc Special Edition.

    The four 40% off doorbusters start at 6pm Thanksgiving.

    Also....gift cards 10% off
    Offer valid in stores on 11/28/14 from 6AM until 12PM local time and at Target.com from 6AM until 12PM Central time. Target GiftCards purchased during offer may be redeemed beginning Saturday, Nov. 29
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,120
    The Black Friday pre sale is only on a handful of items. The ad shows you the ones that you can store pick up but the LEGO sets are not included.
    Natebw
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    @ChgoMatt - The movie appears in the preview ad and the actual add for doorbuster stuff on BF. In the movies section, around page 18, it shows the version that includes the Vitruvius fig for $9.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092



    Was kinda hoping that Benny's spaceship appears as a BF deal somewhere for 40% off, there is hoping TRU does it I guess.

    .

    I saw Benny's spaceship on sale the other night at Walmart for 80 USD. Haven't kept up with that sets news so didn't know whether or not it was a good enough deal to pull the trigger on or not. I want the set, but it's not on the top of my list.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,933
    Natebw said:

    I am very inexperienced in Black Friday in store shopping. Are these generally the type of deal where if you don't get in line by the time the store opens, they will be sold out? Or are they likely to have a lot of them?

    It all depends, Target usually gets a fairly decent supply of them, but obviously the rush to pick them up will mean you will be likely fighting an AFOL over them, or even general toy resellers knowing that it is so cheap that will not take them long to flip them.
    I know last year TRU had some nice deals on doorbusters at 5am, but had enough stocks that showing up at about 10am allowed me to get what I wanted (That and if a store limits the purchase to 1 that helps tremendously as well)
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^ Last year, my TRU had so many town squares and gunships that they were still stacks of both on Sunday. I, of course, stupidly showed up at 5am on Thursday morning ...
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    When Target had #4184 for $75 my store got in a grand total of 8.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    If you have a Discover or Citi card, no need to rush to the stores; they will price match, just buy ahead of the sale.
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    ^ from any retailer, yes.
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 242
    The last couple years I have found the deals I want on Black Friday, purchase the items beforehand and then go into the store on Black Friday and have them price match.
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    ^ As owner of a mom and pop store, we are not open on Black Friday, because I want to spend that time with my kids. But I think if people routinely did that, I would be pretty irritated. Is that standard now, for people to watch for discounts for things that bought in the past and just come in expecting money?
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 242
    Natebw said:

    ^ As owner of a mom and pop store, we are not open on Black Friday, because I want to spend that time with my kids. But I think if people routinely did that, I would be pretty irritated. Is that standard now, for people to watch for discounts for things that bought in the past and just come in expecting money?

    Let me say that I don't expect anything. They have the option to turn me down. I would not cause a scene and would move on. But, if this loophole exists then I will continue to use it.

    Natebw
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    ^ it is actually encouraged. target price matches other stores throughout this holiday season and gives you money back if there is an ad for it cheaper elsewhere you show them.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    thenos said:


    This is of course the ad for where I live. YMMV.

    How are you enjoying the snowstorm?
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    Fun times. Mostly went north of me.
  • juggles7juggles7 United StatesMember Posts: 452
    It may not be possible to buy ahead of the sale. As of this moment, my local TGT has no Batcaves, no Creator Family House, and no Museum Break-In. We shall see...
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    @nickbrick‌ Just so you know, I wasn't harping on you, just this trend. I don't really like it.
    Andor
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,933
    juggles7 said:

    It may not be possible to buy ahead of the sale. As of this moment, my local TGT has no Batcaves, no Creator Family House, and no Museum Break-In. We shall see...

    I think this may be a way for Target to avoid those trying to buy with the price guarantee loophole and only will stock the endcaps once the store closes on Wednesday before BTH(ursday)/BF. Then again maybe they will not care and load up the shelves on Wednesday night while open.
    While I would rather buy before and get the price guarantee after the fact, I can understand why people and stores would be a bit irritated. After all, they are advertising those sets at those prices to get people in to the store for BTH/BF. If you do this you not only make the stores look like they are 'bait and switching' with their advertised products, but also could be taking money out of their hands if you have those that would grab one of those sets and then browse for other products during BF. Because I would go in and buy the set(s) I wanted, then come back on the day to the CS. While those getting up at 5am are likely to linger around and look for other deals, or maybe get some Christmas shopping done at the same time.
    Then you have those that break their back to get in to get the deal and find out they were all gone the night before, most people would also likely go tot eh manager and try to give them a headache. The other thing that stores will likely (or should) do is limit 1, but as a store you are not likely to restrict the purchase to one before the sale.
    So I would be surprised to see these sets out on the shelf during business hours before BTH/BF. But never count out uninterested employees/managers from putting them out before the sale.
    juggles7
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    What @ma1234 wrote works though. Discover price protection. Buy from anywhere now, forget going to the store, just make sure you get an ad.
  • busumoe1busumoe1 Member Posts: 194
    thenos said:

    What @ma1234 wrote works though. Discover price protection. Buy from anywhere now, forget going to the store, just make sure you get an ad.

    Would you mind expanding a little more on this. Would I have to fax or take a picture of the ad?
  • pumperxpumperx Member Posts: 106
    busumoe1 said:

    thenos said:

    What @ma1234 wrote works though. Discover price protection. Buy from anywhere now, forget going to the store, just make sure you get an ad.

    Would you mind expanding a little more on this. Would I have to fax or take a picture of the ad?
    This is what I found on the web, hope that helps. I have never done it before but will give it a try this year.


    Discover card members benefited from price protection feature last year by purchasing the BF advertised items early and claimed through price protection.

    People have confirmed by contacting Discover that the price protection applies to BF deals in this year as well.

    Steps you need to follow:

    1. Purchase the exact item advertised in BF deals (same model #) before BF (sale date).
    2. Call Discover and ask for price protection claim. They'll send a form in snail mail. (yes, no online application).
    3. Fill the form. You have to send a copy of your receipt, copy of the advertisement with lower price (at the same or different store) (You have to buy BEFORE the sale date, which is BF in this case). File the claim after the sale date. You can file up to 3 claims per claim form. $500 limit per item, $2500 per year.
    4. Wait for the claim to be approved. Takes several weeks.
    5. Enjoy your new item purchased at BF price without staying at lines.

    Edit: There is an option to submit documents online.

    1. Purchase the exact item advertised in BF deals (same model #) before BF (sale date).
    2. Call Discover and start a price protection claim. They'll they will ask how you would like to process it. Select online option. https://cardbenefitcenter.com/oc-dc/app/login
    3. Fill the form. You have to send a copy of your receipt, copy of the advertisement with lower price (at the same or different store) (You have to buy BEFORE the sale date, which is BF in this case). File the claim after the sale date. You can file up to 3 claims per claim form. $500 limit per item, $2500 per year.
    4. Wait for the claim to be approved. Takes several weeks.
    5. Enjoy your new item purchased at BF price without staying at lines.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    The only problem with that is a lot of door busters (not legos) are models you can only get during that window. They do it alot with tvs, it will be a strip down version, with half the hdmi ports, or something like that. But of course you can't do that with legos.
  • Pacific493Pacific493 Member Posts: 379
    So for the Discover price protection to work does the item have to be purchased at the same retailer or can it be purchased anywhere? Also, does anyone know if you can only price match a single item on a single claim form or could you price match multiple items if you purchased them from the same retailer in the same transaction?
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    ^answered above. I believe it is a max of 3 per item, from another retailer is fine as long as it is a retailer I.e. amazon or Walmart.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I hadn't heard of this price match after the sale guarantee before.. maybe I should look into that. That really irritates me when I buy something one day, and a few days later I see it cheaper (at same or different retailer). If only I had known to wait to purchase it, I would.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    The Discover price matching works flawlessly and even though they say it takes "a couple weeks," the turn around in reality is 7-12 days.
  • iplanteiplante USMember Posts: 164
    I heard 40% off all LEGO
  • ZathrasZathras Member Posts: 70
    That would be flat out too good to be true.
  • iplanteiplante USMember Posts: 164
    Thought so too. ;)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,660
    Apparently they will be offering their deals online Wednesday so I might try to snag one or two then and avoid all the nonsense happening in-store.
    Ronyar
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