Wednesday News: Target promises to price match but won’t make it easy; Harsh reviews awarded;
Plus, Mulpuru pointed out, going through the Guest Services desk is so unpleasant and time-consuming that many shoppers will be deterred from seeking out price matches. It’s all about marketing and perception management, an effort to convince shoppers that, like Amazon or Walmart, they can shop at Target secure in the belief that they are obtaining the lowest prices.
One thing I discovered during Christmas was a reservation card for video games. You pay $1 to reserve a popular game on the day of its release. Target holds a copy for 7 days. When you go to the store, you get a $5 gift card when you buy the game. It’s a clever way of getting foot traffic. Mashable
The episode will feature a special “group date” where the women pose for a Harlequin cover with the newest Bachelor, Sean Lowe. The contestant who shows the most spontaneity, flair and chemistry with Sean will be awarded a three-book cover-model opportunity with Harlequin. The episode is scheduled to air Monday, January 14, 2013, on ABC.
Sean and the competitors will experience what is required to be a successful Harlequin cover model. Harlequin Creative Director Margie Miller will shepherd the group through hair, makeup and wardrobe stages and then have them pose for multiple cover scenarios in a Los Angeles mansion. Each contestant will have an opportunity to impress Ms. Miller and Harlequin Brand Representative, Michelle Renaud, with their ability to pose in a polished and unaffected manner and convey a genuine connection with Sean. Press Release
So true. I need to be more scathing. Isn’t that what everyone is silently thinking? Huffington Post