Target promotion uses Facebook to determine school donations

Target is giving away $2.5 million to schools, and if you want some for your school, you'll need to vote. The Minneapolis-based discounter unveiled a Facebook voting promotion last week that will award any K-12 school a $25 Target gift card for every 25 Facebook votes the school receives. Any Facebook user can vote – but only once each week. The campaign ends Sept. 8.
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Target is giving away $2.5 million to schools, and if you want some for your school, you'll need to vote. The Minneapolis-based discounter unveiled a Facebook voting promotion last week that will award any K-12 school a $25 Target gift card for every 25 Facebook votes the school receives. Any Facebook user can vote – but only once each week. The campaign ends Sept. 8.

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