You never really have to twist our arm to make a Target run. It's basically an desert oasis for moms in need of an escape. There's always something we "need" there, meaning there's always a reason to go. The aisles and aisles filled with cute stuff we don't necessarily truly need are what make it so much fun. Hey, who couldn't use a few new throw pillows or a whimsical wall hanging?
Although the perfect Target trip is done sans children (on a Friday night with the promise of a glass of wine upon return home), the retailer is giving parents a reason to embrace bringing the kiddos for a change. On Saturday, November 10, Target will host an L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Pets Scavenger Hunt at participating locations around the country to promote what is expected to be one of the most coveted toys of the 2018 holiday season.
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The event will run from 10 AM to 1 PM that day and feature an adorable scavenger hunt that asks kids to search for clues around the store until they find the missing L.O.L. Surprise! Pet. When the pet is found, mom and dad have the option to purchase the exclusive L.O.L Surprise Pet Ball (because while the activity is free, the final item is not).
But don't worry, there will be cool stuff happening throughout the promotion that are free aside from the hunt itself, like selfie stations, gifts, and a giveaway every half hour. So, in theory, you won't have to shell out a ton of money assuming you don't load up your cart with non-event goodies that you find along the way while the kids search for that elusive egg.
If you haven't yet heard about L.O.L. Surprise! toys you'll likely want to brush up before the holiday shopping season starts. They essentially capitalize on the social media sensation of kids watching people unbox toys, which we still consider a strange phenomenon but obviously they're on to something given the number of views those videos get on YouTube.
Check with your local Target before heading over for the scavenger hunt on November 10. Many locations are participating, but not all, and there's nothing more painful than getting your kid's hopes up only to discover there's no event at that particular store.