I’ve been waiting patiently for a Target store to open near me and finally, the wait is over. The Target at Westhills opened its doors this week and I had the chance to check it out. A lot of Target locations in Calgary had opened weeks and months ago but for some reason, this location took forever. Interesting enough, I was just at a Target store in Palm Desert, CA a few days ago and so I had a lot to compare with.
First of, everything looks good. All the shelves are stocked full of goods and there are plenty of Target employees around in case you’re looking for something and can’t find it. Second, I think the prices are pretty good and comparable to our neighbours in the south.
Here’s some comparisons:
- Nitro golf balls – case in CA sold for $6.99, here it’s slightly more at $7.99
- Polysporin – tube sold for $8.99, here it’s the same.
- Aveeno body wash – bottle in CA sold for $5.94, here it’s the same.
- Basa fillets – bag sold at Superstore for $9.99, here it’s the same.
Third, the Target stores are packed with people in CA which does not compare with us. There were less than 10 of us in the store all morning. Perhaps everyone in the surrounding area were unaware of the opening and I think by the weekend, there will be more people checking it out. I hope you do.