Target Canada didn't put enough effort in their other departments such as their health and beauty department. Not once did I see as many people in there as I do at Walmart. Walmart has aisles dedicated to this section to cater to the masses. They have one aisle for shampoos and conditioners alone, a whole wall dedicated to feminine hygiene products, and not to mention a much bigger and more inviting open area for makeup, skincare, and nail polish. Whenever I need essentials, the first place that comes to mind is Walmart. Why? Because they have low and competitive pricing, a good coupon policy in place, and they have everything I need all in one place. When there's no grocery store around and I want to buy food, where do I go? Walmart. When I run out of toothpaste, where do I go? Walmart. It's Christmas and I need to buy toys: Walmart. It's Halloween, I need candy: Walmart. Detergent, deodorant, bandaids, vitamins, tissues, ice cream, pet supplies, a plant for goodness sakes... I can go on and on, but do I really need to say more?
Target's prices were high and they didn't have good advertisement or appealing flyers. Even though I liked Target, not once was I tempted to look at the flyer that came in the mail because I knew it would be the same old stuff. Their store fronts never changed either, they looked exactly the same every day of the year. And even when they had holiday stuff, they would place it in the back of the store. Honestly, that's just asking for it to all be in clearance.
It's disappointing because Target had wonderful and helpful employees (unlike Walmart), an amazing home decor and furniture department (unlike Walmart), an awesome storage and organization section, and by far a much better clothing/shoes/jewelry department than Walmart. But a department store can't survive by only depending on a couple departments to pull the bulk of the weight.
Yes, I bought 15 brushes in one go. That's the most I've ever bought at one time... but, they were a lot cheaper than if I were to go buy a couple brushes at Sephora, MAC, or any department store. They're great value for the money and I use my brushes frequently- also changing them out a lot to be washed.
Then on Saturday of that week, I decided to go to Target again, but this time at a different location in an attempt to find more things and the 6-shelf hanging organizer. Unfortunately I missed my bus that day because it was a couple minutes early(!!). My bus on Saturdays only comes once an hour so I had plenty of time to kill before the next one came.
I plan to check out Target again this weekend but it's unlikely that they'll have any good sales. Now I'll only buy if it's a good deal because I got everything I really wanted. This is not the end for Target and me. One day when the Mister and I have a car and I have a passport, I will cross the border to the States and go to a Target over there. I hear Target is better over there anyhow.
"When I was young, black and white is how I thought the world to be. Now that I'm older, shades of grey is all I see." -Unknown