Often referred to as “fancy Walmart,” Target’s beginnings can be traced back to 1902 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the brand was known as Goodfellow Dry Goods, which then became Dayton Dry Goods.
The success of the chain spiraled until it became the Dayon Company in 1910 and by 1962, the business opened an offshoot retail location named Target in Roseville, Minnesota. Today, Target is the seventh largest retail chain in the United States offering a wide variety of products ranging from groceries, electronics, furniture, clothing, decorations, toys, and even made-to-order Starbucks beverages.
Since it’s one of the largest-owned American private employers in the United States with a $60+ billion market cap as of 2023, the store serves a massive number of customers and provides jobs for approximately 440,000 people. As a result, numerous folks have shared their opinions online of what it’s like to work and shop at Target, leading to a bevy of saucy social media stories.
‘I just saved $5 on my Flonase’: Target customer shares secret price-match hack
'As a target employee this is true'
On Dec 2, 2023 by Melody Heald
‘How did it jump $12 in 2 weeks’: Customer catches Target secretly marking item as ‘on sale.’ It’s original price was much cheaper
'I would be switching all the tags like that to the cheapest.'
On Dec 2, 2023 by Braden Bjella
‘This wood bowl has Studio McGee all over it’: Shopper finds Target home decor dupes at Aldi for a fraction of the price
'Girl now aldi is going to start raising their prices.'
On Dec 1, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘Now they’re on sale’: Target shopper says store is now clearancing out items after being unable to sell them during Black Friday
'Target must be desperate now.'
On Nov 30, 2023 by Tiffanie Drayton
‘I take a photo and I make them price match. I don’t have time for the games’: Shopper accuses Target of ‘shady’ sale practices after doing math on ‘discounted’ fries
'Target IS shady! I refuse to shop there.'
On Nov 28, 2023 by Parks Kugle
‘They’re so cute’: Target mom says her son was ‘misgendered’ by fellow shopper
'I was so angry.'
On Nov 27, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez
‘Oh, it’s the same’: Target customer exposes Black Friday deals
'It’s been a gimmick for years!"
On Nov 25, 2023 by Jack Alban
‘They get you with the kids and baby’: Target customer says she was ‘scammed’ by mom who asked for formula. Here’s why
'Its so low.'
On Nov 24, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo
‘The 1$ OFF is WILD’: Shopper calls out Target, Best Buy for ‘non-existent’ Black Friday Deals
'Black Friday used to be like 70% off and now it’s only 20%.'
On Nov 22, 2023 by Melody Heald
‘Employee of the month right there!’: Target shopper says worker purposefully damaged her box of Pampers. Here’s why
'Oops. Your box is damaged.'
On Nov 21, 2023 by Braden Bjella
‘I think he might have scammed me’: Target shopper says ‘nice’ worker double-charged her for an item, took her gift card without using it
'I had a coworker do something similar at Barnes & Noble.'
On Nov 21, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez
‘Everything I just bought was at least $1 or $2 less’: Target customer reveals price-matching app hack when shopping in-store
'Did this exact thing today! Paid 20 for a $50 crockpot.'
On Nov 13, 2023 by Melody Heald
Main Character of the Week: Clothes
The quality of the in-house garb you buy at strip mall cornerstones like Target and Old Navy is under fire this week.
On Nov 11, 2023 by Ramon Ramirez
‘Really proud of the cute names’: Target worker says don’t accept promotion to be a DBO. Here’s why
'Its giving 'sandwich artist'
On Nov 10, 2023 by Jack Alban