Toys”R”Us® To Start Its Cyber Week On Saturday

Retailer Kicks Off Cyber Week Earlier than Ever, Offering Week-Long Savings, Daily Surprise Offers Online and, for the First Time Ever, In-Store Deals on Cyber MondayToysRUs Logo

Shoppers can prepare for a hefty second helping of savings after the deals and discounts Toys”R”Us® is dishing out this Thanksgiving Weekend. The specialty toy and baby products retailer today announced it will kick off Cyber Week early on Saturday, November 26ensuring the holidays will be merry and bright for its customers. Thousands of “cyber” deals will be available on Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com all week long with more than 100 top savings available for the first time in the company’s brick-and-mortar stores exclusively on Cyber Monday. Toys”R”Us is helping customers save on the season’s must-have gifts whenever, wherever and however they want to shop this holiday season.Toys R Us Cyber Week

Before consumers recover from the frenzy of Black Friday, Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us® will set the stage for its biggest Cyber Monday ever, offering 15% off any regular priced item site-wide on Sunday, November 27 (online only; exclusions apply). What’s more, savvy-savers can return to Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com to get $10 off any purchase of $100 or more on Monday, November 28 (online only; exclusions apply).

We want customers to know that the savings don’t end on Black Friday. Between our value offerings and industry-leading assortment, there is no reason to shop anywhere else for toy and baby gift-giving needs this season,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. As we pave the way for a massive Cyber Monday event, we’re offering customers major savings all week long – whether they want to shop online or in-store – on the best of baby products from Graco and Fisher-Price to hot toys from NERF and Barbie.

Shoppers Get a Head Start on Thousands of Savings

Cyber Week is starting early and lasting longer, amplified only by new surprise deals launching each day. Below are select discounts available online on Saturday, November 26 at Toysrus.com and extending in store beginning on Sunday, November 27 through Saturday, December 3, while supplies last (no rain checks):

  • 75% OFF LeapFrog LeapTV- Sale $14.99 (Regularly priced $59.99)
  • SAVE $40 on Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo– Sale $19.99 (Regularly priced ($59.99)
  • 50% OFF Zoomer ChomplingzSale $19.99 (Regularly priced $39.99)
  • 50% OFF FurReal Friends Baby Cuddles My Giggle Monkey– Sale $9.99 (Regularly priced $19.99)
  • 40% OFF Shopkins Glitzi Collector’s Case or Sweet Spot playsetSale $11.99 (Regularly priced $19.99)
  • 40% OFF Hot Wheels Auto Lift Expressway– Sale $47.99 (Regularly priced $79.99)
  • SAVE $50 ON ALL LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs (Regularly priced $79.99-$89.99)
  • 30% OFF Barbie Malibu House– Sale $69.99 (Regularly priced $99.99)
  • 25% OFF ALL Avigo bikes
  • 20% OFF ALL DC Comics figures and dolls, roleplay and playsets

Serving Up Big Cyber Savings on Top Baby Products

Expectant and new parents can conveniently click their way to savings from home or on-the-go during Cyber Week. Following are select deals valid only on Babiesrus.com beginning on Saturday, November 26 through Tuesday, November 29, while supplies last (no rain checks):

  • 50% OFF selected Ju-Ju-Be diapers bags & accessories
  • Up to 30% OFF top brands of baby gear including Graco, Fisher-Price, Chicco, Baby Trend, Baby Einstein, Zobo, Safety 1st, 4moms, Britax, Baby Jogger
  • 25% OFF ALL Dutailier gliders & ottomans
  • 25% OFF ALL Dr. Brown’s 3-pk bottles & gift sets
  • 20% OFF Huggies value boxes of diapers regularly priced $42.99-$45.99
  • 15% OFF ALL regular-priced cribs (Use promo code CRIBSAVE15 at checkout)
  • 25-60% OFF ALL clothing, shoes and accessories (beginning 11/27; some exclusions apply)

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2016 Black Friday Report: Walmart Delivers Deals, Availability and Simplicity on Black Friday

Walmart issued the following statement on how the company delivered on its Black Friday plans for customers. The retailer also unveiled top products purchased on Black Friday and how customers shopped that day in stores and online.wmt_h_r_4c_highres

This Black Friday, we promised customers great deals, more availability of those items, an integrated offering with Walmart.com and the simple shopping experience our customers have come to expect from Walmart. I am proud to say that we’ve delivered on all fronts,” said Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.Our customers were particularly excited about the new technologies we offered this year. In addition to picking up Black Friday favorites like televisions and toys, they flocked to our stores for drones, virtual reality products and hoverboards.

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Happy Walmart customer reacts to receiving a Hatchimal, one of the season’s hottest toys. (Photo: Business Wire)

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Fun Facts and Stats:

  • The week kicked off with customers visiting stores in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to grocery shop. This Thanksgiving, Walmart sold 150 million pounds of turkey and ham. Throughout the month of November, the retailer also sold more than six pies per second with the most popular pies being pumpkin and the Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie.
  • Black Friday is about offering great deals in stores and online. At midnight ET on Thanksgiving Day, customers started shopping on Walmart.com and the Walmart app. Thanksgiving Day was once again one of the top online shopping days of the year.
  • Then, at 6 p.m. the retailer kicked off the company’s Black Friday event in stores across the country. Millions of customers went home with the items they wanted. Top sellers included televisions, cookware, video games and systems, drones, toys and pajamas for the whole family.
  • More than 70 percent of traffic to Walmart.com during the retailer’s Black Friday event was driven by mobile.
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It is not over. Walmart’s Cyber Week began at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 25, and will continue with thousands of online specials every day throughout the week.

We will continue to focus on offering great prices on great products across the whole store and on Walmart.com for the rest of the holiday season,” Bratspies added.

2016 Black Friday Report: Target Reports Strong Start to Black Friday in Stores and Record-Breaking Online Sales

Savings To Continue With New Discounts And Unprecedented 15 Percent Off Two-Day Sale In Stores And Online This Sunday And Monday

Target Corporation today reported a strong start to the holiday shopping season. Millions of guests visited Target stores across the country and www.Target.com, which had its biggest day ever and experienced double-digit growth, to save on Black Friday deals, including the retailer’s lowest prices ever on select items.

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Target Holiday Black Friday 2016 (Image courtesy of Target)

Shopping at Target has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for millions of our guests, and we’re thrilled at the response we’ve seen this year. We had a record-breaking day on Target.com and traffic to our stores was strong,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target, who greeted shoppers at the Jersey City Target store in N.J. on Thanksgiving and who rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of Kids Day earlier this morning. “This year, we doubled down on offering guests an incredible assortment at outstanding prices. Based on early results, it’s clear that our deals are cutting through. We expect this momentum to continue throughout the weekend and into next week as we offer Target’s guests a truly unprecedented opportunity to save 15 percent off nearly everything online and in our stores this Sunday and Monday.”

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Target Holiday Black Friday 2016 (Image courtesy of Target Corporation)

Black Friday Pre-Sale and Thanksgiving Day Shopping

On Wednesday, guests started their shopping early with Target’s Black Friday pre-sale on Target.com. New this year, Target’s guests could take advantage of pre-sale deals in stores via Cartwheel, resulting in the biggest day ever for new users of the popular savings app. Early on Thursday morning, the savings continued as Target offered guests access to nearly all of its Black Friday doorbuster deals on Target.com. Target.com had a record-breaking day, with traffic and sales eclipsing 2015 Cyber Monday, driven largely by doorbusters in electronics. Target also saw an increase in guests shopping via mobile, contributing to more than 60 percent of the retailer’s online sales. Top performing Black Friday deals at Target include:

  • TVs were a top seller, with more than 3,200 TVs sold every minute in the first hour of store opening.
  • Apple products were among the most popular deals, with guests taking advantage of savings on the iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and Apple Watch Series 1.
  • Popular gaming systems included Xbox One S and PlayStation 4. Target sold half a million video games within the first hour of store opening.
  • Wearables saw a 50 percent sales increase, including the Fitbit Charge HR.
  • Top-selling toys included LEGO, NERF, Our Generation and the Jetson V6 Hoverboard, which sold out in minutes on Target.com.

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  • Target sold five times more wireless headphones this Black Friday compared to last year, including the popular Powerbeats Wireless In-Ear Headphone 2.
  • Robotic vacuums, including the Hoover Quest 700 Robotic Vacuum, generated 10 times the sales compared to last year.
  • Sales for family sleepwear were nearly double compared to last year, driven by a 30 percent off savings plus an additional 15 percent off in stores with Cartwheel.
  • And, the 3-foot stuffed bear for $10, a surprise hit from last year, sold out quickly in stores across the country.

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