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It’s not like we needed another reason to spend money at Target. But, Target’s been opening more mini Apple stores inside their stores, just in time for the holidays.
As traditional malls struggle, is Target trying to position themselves as your new one-stop shop? Kinda looks like it. In addition to Apple, Target has partnered with Disney, Ulta Beauty, and Levi Strauss & Co.
Here’s what you need to know:
Mini Apple stores that look just like Apple retail stores are opening in select Targets.
The low tables, overhead lighting, video displays, and sleek look of the Apple Store have arrived at select Target locations.
While Apple products are already sold at Target, the new mini-store plan will double the size of Apple’s footprint inside stores. The renovated Targets, as well as the Target website and app now offer “a dedicated Apple experience” with a larger assortment of Apple products and accessories.
There won’t be a Genius Bar just yet, but Target employees working at the mini-store will get special training from Apple. In the meantime, you can receive Apple tech service at Target over the phone, via chat, or in store with AppleCare+.
Target offers shoppers unique ways to save money in Mini Apple stores.
Shoppers already save money on Apple products at Target, from sales to using a discounted Target gift card from Raise.com to getting 5% off all purchases by using RedCard, or by taking advantage of any Target Circle offers that apply to electronics. But with these unique ways to save at Target, combined with my next tip, Target will dominate the other big box stores in sales of Apple products.
TIP: We’ll be sure to let you know what deals come out of these stores in the KCL app, if you set notifications and favorite Target. You know the drill.
Target’s Holiday Price Match Guarantee puts them in the lead for overall Black Friday Apple sales.
In addition to saving 5% with your RedCard, and all the other goodies from my last tip, you’ll be able to use Target’s holiday price match guarantee on Apple products, too. This is huge, since Apple.com and Apple storefronts typically don’t have big Black Friday savings or sales. If anyone tries to beat Target’s prices, they will match, reduce by at least 5%, and win. Looking at you, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, and Amazon.
Target has 36 locations currently with Apple store-within-a-store.
In February 2021, Target selected 17 locations to be the first with the Apple mini-stores. These stores spanned from the west coast of California all the way to Florida.
In fall 2021 they added another 19 stores. These stores are in Florida, Minnesota, and Texas. At this rate, they’re poised for total world domination.
Here are the newest locations:
- Boynton Beach: 650 N Congress Ave.
- Jacksonville: 10490 San Jose Blvd.
- Kissimmee: 4795 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
- Miami: 7795 SW 40th St.
- Orlando: 325 N Alafaya Trail
- St. Petersburg: 8151 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N.
- Wesley Chapel: 1201 County Road 581
- Burnsville: 810 County Road 42 W.
- Lakeville: 18275 Kenrick Ave.
- North St. Paul: 2199 Highway 36 E.
- Arlington: 1600 W Arbrook Blvd.
- Denton: 1801 S Loop 288
- Flower Mound: 5959 Long Prairie Road
- Frisco: 3201 Preston Road
- Houston: 21515 Tomball Parkway
- McAllen: 708 E Expressway 83
- North Richland Hills: 8532 Davis Blvd.
- Rockwall: 850 Steger Towne Road
- Watauga: 8000 Denton Highway
With my Starbucks in hand… I am off to shop at Target. Maybe they will let me sleep over? After all — they have everything I need, now!