Did anybody else receive one of these?
It's the scariest damn piece of mail I have received in my life. I've heard of targeted advertising, but this is just beyond. Take a gander at all the things I buy on a regular basis*. These are not things somebody wants me to buy (a different brand, and new variety). These are the same exact items I consistently buy on a regular basis. Even Sour Patch Kids.
Introducing Target's new marketing plan: a)Encourage customers to come buy the things they always buy; b)Make it convenient for customers (scan a card instead of clipping coupons); c)Cross fingers and hope you don't scare the sh*t out of customers by letting them know Target knows exactly what they are buying. There's a 1-800 number just in case you want to call and tell a machine you're not quite ready to wear the mark of the beast.
Ok - I'm not that scared. I still love Target to pieces. In fact -- I have been toying with the idea of starting a group Target blog now that Slave to Target has gone under. I'm looking for 9 or so *shopping buddies* that would be willing to write a little bit now and then on a Blogger platform blog - things you found at Target in the store or online, Target in your home, product reviews, special designer reviews, Target "hacks" or projects completed with stuff from Target, etc. I would looking to launch this at the end of July when the Target that is 5 minutes from my house reopens, and I am able to re-establish my 3-5 visits/ week, as I had become accustomed to (versus the once a week trip I have been resorted to now - sniff).
This endeavor is NOT sponsored by Target. It is to show appreciation for a store that continually re-invents itself and remains on "target" (pardon the pun) with current tastes and fashion. A lot of people like Target (of course, some people hate it - btw, there's always room for somebody who wants to write about the store's efforts, weak and strong, to be environmentally friendly...?), but I think to be part of this project you'd have to looooooovvvvvveeee Target. If you received the Clipless Coupon shown above, that's a good start. If you know what's in the See. Spot. Save. section right now, or what's new and exciting in the stationery department (like the recipe cards? hmmm?), or were anxiously awaiting to see what colors and theme would be used for the summer items (and can't wait until everything goes on clearance around the 4th of July), then you are a good candidate :)
Email me ~ thefeltmouseATgmailDOTcom, or leave a comment (with your email address) if you are interested!!
*Sorry for the sticker - private stuff. No, it's not maxi pads. I'm not ashamed to tell the world I use Always Ultra-Thin Super with Flexi-wings. Purchased at Target, naturally.