Is Target Shaving Workers’ Hours So It Doesn’t Have To Insure Them?

Is Target Shaving Workers’ Hours So It Doesn’t Have To Insure Them?

Earlier this week, Target announced that it would no longer offer health insurance to part-time employees (those who work fewer than 32 hours per week), while at the same time claiming that it would not be trimming employees’ schedules so that they no longer qualify as full-time workers. However, some Target employees tell Consumerist that company execs aren’t telling the truth. [More]

Target Zaps Itself With Shrink Ray To Create Teensy TargetExpress

Target Zaps Itself With Shrink Ray To Create Teensy TargetExpress

A decade ago, the trend in big retail stores like Target was to get larger and larger, with mega-sized SuperTargets popping up around the country. Then the country’s over-mortgaged house of cards collapsed and smaller was all the rage, resulting in CityTarget stores in 2012. But that’s apparently not small enough, with the retailer set to go even smaller with new TargetExpress stores. [More]

Target Recalls Frog Masks That Could Suffocate Kids

Target Recalls Frog Masks That Could Suffocate Kids

Some early bird parents who indulged their kids’ wishes to dress up as frogs for Halloween will have to re-do their costume shopping. Target recalled 3,400 products called Children’s Frog Masks due to a potential suffocation hazard. [More]

Report: Target.com Is A Glitchy Mess

Report: Target.com Is A Glitchy Mess

After a decade under the Amazon.com roof, Target finally took over its own e-commerce site in late August. And while the retailer has made headlines ever since, they haven’t exactly been good news for Target. [More]

Target Unprepared For Fashionista Barrage, Suffers Site Crash

Target Unprepared For Fashionista Barrage, Suffers Site Crash

In its efforts to position itself on the high end of the discount store spectrum, Target secured a limited-edition line from a beloved Italian design company. Missoni for Target drew such heavy demand Tuesday that Target.com crashed, redirecting users to a screen that read “Woof! We are suddenly extremely popular. There is no need to refresh your browser. Please stay here and we’ll get you in as soon as we can! Thank you and our apologies for the inconvenience.” [More]

Target Yanks Too-Good-To-Be-True PS3 Offer After I Try To Buy

Target Yanks Too-Good-To-Be-True PS3 Offer After I Try To Buy

Julie’s eyes probably bugged when she spotted the way-too-cheap PS3 deal she captured in the accompanying screenshot. She placed an order and checked out with a $50.02 charge after tax and shipping were added, but received a cancellation email the next day. [More]

Target Sold Returned Product With Free Bonus: Someone's Address

Target Sold Returned Product With Free Bonus: Someone's Address

Dana bought a fake Christmas tree at Target and realized a UPS label bearing another woman’s address was still on the box. [More]

Target Charges Me Restocking Fee On Returned Netbook, Resells It Before It Hits Shelves

Target Charges Me Restocking Fee On Returned Netbook, Resells It Before It Hits Shelves

Many consumers believe restocking fees on returns, which can be 15 percent of the purchase price or more, are a con run by retailers to discourage people from lugging their unwanted stuff back into the store. But theoretically the fees are at least somewhat merited, given the fact that the store may have to sell the item at an open-box discount and spend the manpower to ready the item for resale. [More]

Target Puts iPad On Sale By Adding 99 Cents To Price

Target Puts iPad On Sale By Adding 99 Cents To Price

It’s tough to get too angry at Target for attempting to skim a buck off the top of iPad purchases, but to call the minimally-inflated price a “sale” crosses the line of decency. [More]

Woman Says Target Shortchanges Customers On Coupons

Woman Says Target Shortchanges Customers On Coupons

Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO interviews a woman who accuses Target of systematically screwing customers out of hard-clipped savings by reducing the value of their coupons. [More]

Target Has The Right Sticker But The Wrong Ice Cream

Target Has The Right Sticker But The Wrong Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s is offering some Target-exclusive ice cream flavors — Berry Voluntary and Brownie Chew Gooder — that charitable volunteers can purchase for free with special coupons. [More]

Do Not Rely On Target To Keep Track Of Your Wedding Gift Thank You Note To-Do List

Do Not Rely On Target To Keep Track Of Your Wedding Gift Thank You Note To-Do List

Lauren writes in with a cautionary tale about relying on your gift registry to help you keep tabs of all the people you need to send thank-you notes for wedding gifts. She was married about a year ago and had finally gotten around to sending out her belated thank-yous when she discovered the registry info was wiped clean from Target’s system. [More]

Target Discovers Opposite Of Bulk Discount

Target Discovers Opposite Of Bulk Discount

Michael spotted this less-than-stellar offer at a Utah Target. Two packs of Edge Sensitive shaving cream bundled together cost $4.39, 45 cents more than two on their own ($3.94). [More]

Target Demands To Scan My ID When I Buy Booze

Target Demands To Scan My ID When I Buy Booze

Scott says he can’t get to boozin’ unless he allows Target to scan his ID. Not just look at it, scan it. This is possibly linked to a one world government conspiracy. Either that or Target is just being weird, as usual. [More]

Act Now To Pay More For Contact Solution At Target

Act Now To Pay More For Contact Solution At Target

Aaron spotted this example of yet another Target non-sale. This one is even more appealing because it’s for a limited time only. [More]

Tipster: Target Trimming Back PA Access To Avoid Walmart Racism Replay

Tipster: Target Trimming Back PA Access To Avoid Walmart Racism Replay

An anonymous employee says Target is apparently reacting to the Walmart PA racism incident, sending around a memo that limits PA access. [More]

Target Is Slashing Full-Timers' Hours At My Store

Target Is Slashing Full-Timers' Hours At My Store

An anonymous Target employee writes in with a story that seconds what we were told back in February about the company reducing several thousand full-timers to part-time. [More]

Target Says Info From Demotions Post Tipster Is 'Completely Inaccurate'

Target Says Info From Demotions Post Tipster Is 'Completely Inaccurate'

A Target spokeswoman responded to Michael, the employee who claimed last week that the company is reducing 8,000 full-time employees to part-time. She writes: [More]