Target Woos Shoppers With 10% Discount
Sale is on tomorrow and Sunday after credit card breach
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2013 5:52 PM CST
Shoppers visit a Target store in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – Target is trying to counter all the bad press over its massive credit card breach with a mea culpa 10% discount for shoppers this weekend, reports CNNMoney. All shoppers at brick-and-mortar stores will get the discount tomorrow and Sunday, the last shopping weekend before Christmas. "We recognize this has been confusing and disruptive during an already busy holiday season," says CEO Gregg Steinhafel. "We are committed to making this right."

Shoppers in New York state, meanwhile, get something else, notes CNBC. The state attorney general got the chain to provide free credit monitoring for a year for all potential victims in the state. At least one class-action lawsuit already has sprung up, alleging among other things that Target failed to notify shoppers promptly of the breach. Meanwhile, compromised card data is getting scooped up on the black market.

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Thepipe
Dec 23, 2013 12:27 PM CST
10% doesn't come anywhere near close to wooing me.
jgmann
Dec 21, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Expected More...
Dewser
Dec 21, 2013 9:07 AM CST
It looks like Target...was the Target.