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Toysrus.com Presents Online Shoppers With Thousands of Dollars in Extraordinary Savings From Thanksgiving Through Cyber Monday

In Addition to Free Shipping Offers and Savings with Site Payment Services, Company Engages Value Seekers in Facebook Poll to Decide Cyber Deal for Holiday Shopping Kickoff Weekend

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced it will offer online shoppers thousands of dollars in extraordinary savings on Toysrus.com beginning bright and early on Thanksgiving Day. Customers can get a jumpstart on holiday shopping and avoid the crowds by visiting Toysrus.com at 12:01am on Thanksgiving Day to find exclusive savings on thousands of perfect presents for the children in their lives. Carefully selected deals and discounts will be unveiled online Thursday, while hundreds of other extraordinary offers will be introduced throughout the weekend. These offers complement the exceptional values that can be found in Toys"R"Us stores across the country throughout the holiday shopping kickoff weekend.

Weekend shoppers searching for hot holiday deals will be "thankful" when Toysrus.com unleashes bonus specials on purchases with certain payment plans and free shipping offers in addition to the already incredible online deals and discounts offered on the sites. Through Saturday, November 28, new Bill Me Later customers will receive $10 off purchases of $30 or more, with no payments necessary for up to 90 days. In addition, all customers who opt to use Google Checkout will receive $10 off purchases of $60 or more. Throughout the holiday weekend, online shoppers can also enjoy free shipping on thousands of items with purchases of $49 or more at Toysrus.com.

This holiday season, Toys"R"Us has also made it easier for its dedicated customers to vote on deals for products on their "wish lists." For the very first time this year, fans of the official Toys"R"Us fan page at Facebook.com/Toysrus can take part in a unique "You Vote - You Save" promotion, where they can vote on the deal they most want activated on Cyber Monday. Some selections include Playskool® CLIPO Creativity Table at nearly 50% off, Hooked on Phonics® Hooked on Baby: Learn to Sign at 30% off, and 30% off Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway - Sodor Engines & Useful Engine Shed. Facebook fans can also obtain status updates with weekly and daily deals, special promotions, coupon offers and find out about exclusive and unadvertised deals, including Black Friday promotions.

Following are highlights of some of the deals that will be available on Toysrus.com, beginning Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday. Shoppers should be sure to check the site regularly, as special deals will be unveiled throughout the weekend.

Toysrus.com Deals Starting at 12:01am on Thanksgiving, November 26 and Continuing Through Black Friday, November 27, While Supplies Last:

  • Save 75% on Hooked on Phonics® Learning Systems
  • Save up to 60% on Board Games & Puzzles
  • Save up to 60% on Melissa and Doug® Items
  • Save up to 60% on Hot Items for Cool Girls
  • Save 50% on Barbie(TM) Dolls and Accessories
  • Save up to 50% on Outdoor Fun (Ride-On Vehicles and Street Surfing Skateboards)
  • Save up to 50% on Molly P Original(TM) Dolls
  • Save up to 50% on Sports Action Figures
  • Save up to 50% on Star Wars® Action Figures
  • Save 20% off all Speaker Docks
  • Save 15% on all MP3 players
  • Save 10% on all Guitars

Hundreds of Additional Deals Will Be Added Starting at 12:01am on Cyber Monday, November 30, While Supplies Last, Including:

  • DJ Hero(TM) Bundle for $99, originally $119.99
  • Band Hero(TM) Super Bundle $169.99, originally $199.99
  • Save up to 70% on Action Figures
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Nerf® Blasters
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Vtech® Software Titles

Extra Holiday Kickoff Weekend Online Offerings

"We know that shoppers look to our site as THE online source to fulfill all their gift-giving needs for the kids in their lives," said Greg Ahearn, Senior Vice President, Marketing and e-commerce, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "We're making it easy for our customers to take advantage of many ways to save with daily deals, free shipping offers and online-only deals from the very start of the holiday season. In addition, we're excited to engage our customers in helping them select the savings they want most."

This year, Toysrus.com offers the most rapid and reliable ways for customers to pay for their purchases than ever before. Online shoppers have the option of paying with a variety of secure checkout options, including credit cards, Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us gift cards and newly launched eGift cards, PayPal, Bill Me Later and Google Checkout. In addition, to make shopping virtually instantaneous this holiday season, Toys"R"Us, Inc. launched mobile shopping, allowing shoppers access to the world's largest online toy store from any web-enabled device, such as a Blackberry or iPhone.

About Toys"R"Us, Inc.

Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. It currently sells merchandise in more than 1,550 stores, including 849 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, and more than 700 international stores in 33 countries, consisting of both licensed and franchised stores. In addition, it sells extraordinary toys in two FAO Schwarz stores in the United States. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com, FAO.com and babyuniverse.com, it provides shoppers with an unparalleled online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. In addition, the company operates ePregnancy.com, an online resource for parents. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs nearly 70,000 associates worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.

SOURCE Toys"R"Us, Inc.

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