Target isn't actually giving out free falcons (and other fake ads) - Bring Me The News

Target isn't actually giving out free falcons (and other fake ads)

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Don't be fooled by these fake Black Friday ads for Target that have popped up this week.

Target fell victim to some in-person trolling when a comedian hung up fake Black Friday fliers at a store recently, AdWeek reports.

The advertisements offer various deals on some popular items from the Minneapolis-based retailer, including "gifts they'll only use once," a "tent with an angry possum in it" and a deal that if you spend more than $75 you'll get a free falcon (the ad comes with suggested falcon names), among dozens of others.

They were published by comedian Jeff Wysaski on his Obvious Plant Tumblr page (see larger versions of the ads here). He told the Huffington Post he put them up at a Target in Los Angeles.

"I can't say how long they stayed up, because I'm not the one who took them down (if they have, indeed, been taken down)," Wysaski added.

Amy Joiner, who works in communications with Target, told BringMeTheNews that Target wasn't involved with the ads, adding: "We were surprised by it too, and appreciate the creativity."

This isn't the first time Wysaski has posted entertaining signs for consumers. Earlier this month, he left a ripeness guide for fruits and veggies at a grocery store:

That 50 percent off coupon isn't real either

There's another Target scam that's been floating around ahead of the holidays.

It's a coupon from the website grab-coupons.com that promises 50 percent off at Target if you like a page on Facebook.

But don't get too excited. Target officials confirmed to The Consumerist it's fake.

If you're looking for real Black Friday deals, check out Target's website here.

Next Up

peterson fischbach

Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?

Zimmer and Hunter

Zimmer explains why he called Hunter's neck injury a 'tweak'

The coach also said Dalvin Cook should return from injury this week.

magazines

60 charged in magazine scam that netted $300M

It's being called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.

Screen Shot 2020-10-28 at 10.30.23 AM

The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

billy's on grand

Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.

ambulance

1 dead in early Wednesday crash on Interstate 694

The 28-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

enbridge line 3

Complaint argues that Line 3 pipeline replacement is no longer needed

Honor the Earth filed the petition with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday.

danny lee bettcher

Minnesota man who had 28 DWIs dies weeks after leaving prison

Danny Lee Bettcher is considered the most prolific drunken driver in Minnesota history.

coronavirus Wisconsin

Health leader calls Wisconsin's COVID-19 situation a 'nightmare scenario'

Wisconsin is reporting record numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Related