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

(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.

Shoppers visit a Target store in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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