Retailers are finding ways to put a fresh spin on the classic limited-time sale this holiday season.
In stores and online, Target (TGT) is launching the Almost Last Minute Sale, which it's touting as a new sales event from Dec. 8 to Dec. 11 that will offer discounts on items from its most popular gift categories, such as home, apparel, accessories, toys and electronics.
To spread the word about the promotion, the cheap-chic discounter will drop an eight-page ad in daily newspapers nationwide Thursday. Shoppers can get a preview of the event on Target.com.
During the Almost Last Minute Sale, shoppers will also receive Target gift cards with certain purchases.
The deals include a Sony DSCW-530 digital camera for $89.99, down from $119; counter top appliances such as a Black & Decker 12-cup coffee maker or an Oster Belgian waffle maker for $25, reduced from $39.99; Merona cardigans and pullover sweaters for $25, marked down from $32.99; Gilligan & O'Malley pajamas for $10, reduced from $17.99; and classic board games like Twister and Operation for $8, reduced from between $9.89 and $16.99.
Target Debuts 'Almost Last Minute' Holiday Sale