Ice-T Wake Up Call Helps Retailing Giant

Ice-T helped retail

giant Target during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year, as the

prolific rapper/actor was featured in a United States promotion that allowed

callers to receive a wake up call to go shopping at Target for the holidays.

Ice-T was one of

10 celebrity voices and sounds that awoke shoppers who signed up for the service

at Target’s website.

The point of the

promotion was to remind Black Friday shoppers of Target’s “Two Day

Sale,” which ended yesterday (November 28th).

"Hey man,

this is Ice-T. You wanna mess around or you wanna wake up? Cause I’ll get your

butt out of that bed real quick. Cause if your feet don’t hit the floor within

two seconds after I call, I’m comin’ over there and I guarantee that you’ll

be awake then,” the rapper’s message humorously stated.

Ice T’s wake

up call has been the most popular. Supermodel Heidi Klum greeted shoppers with

a kiss, while Darth Vader and Cheech (Cheech & Chong) also proved popular

with witty messages.

In order to prevent

pranksters from abusing the service, shoppers had to register their phone number

at Target’s official website and then dial an 800 number in order to confirmed

they were calling from the number to be called.

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