Target has joined a group of other retailers in announcing a special discount on all products as a ‘way of thanking’ Australia’s first responders.
Firefighters, police, medical and health workers will receive 15 per cent off across all Target stores on Thursday to celebrate ‘First Responders Day’ on June 25.
Other brands participating in the initiative include Nike, JB Hi-Fi, Dymocks and Michael Hill.
Myer and David Jones will both offer 10 per cent off to first responders.
Starbucks is set to provide workers with a free coffee and Lindt Chocolate shops will offer 40 per cent off all retail items.
Shoppers in uniform can also receive a free coffee or Slurpee at 7-Eleven.
Target (pictured) will offer firefighters, police and health workers 15 per cent off storewide to celebrate First Responders Day
The workers can redeem the discount at any Target store across Australia on Thursday
‘This is the industry’s way of thanking Australian medical and health workers, police, and firefighters for their hard work and dedication in keeping us safe during COVID-19 and the Bushfires,’ Target said in a statement.
First responders can redeem the offer at the discount department store by showing a photo ID with their work identity.
The retailer clarified that ‘first responders include medical health workers including doctors, nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff, firefighters and all law enforcement officers.’
Target said the special offer was ‘a way of thanking’ first responders for their hard work
A Target spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Target Australia is proud to recognise the extraordinary and valued contributions of the first responders within our community.
‘We are incredibly grateful to all medical staff, health workers and firefighters who have demonstrated immense courage and dedication to serve, support and keep Australians safe during these tough times.’
Target’s offer is only applicable in-store and excludes giftcards, charity bags and gaming consoles.
First Responders Day offers an opportunity for stores across Australia to show their gratitude and appreciation for the workers.
The Australian Retailers Association said: ‘This event encourages retailers large and small to combine their efforts and thank first responders for their courage, commitment, and contribution.’
First responders will be eligible for a range of discounts on Thursday as stores like Myer, Dymocks and JB Hi-Fi are also participating in the retail event