Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Interest Expense) (Details)

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Financing (Interest Expense) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
Apr. 28, 2012
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]          
Interest on debt     $ 449 $ 467 $ 535
Amortization of debt premium     (19) (23) (31)
Amortization of financing costs     7 8 11
Interest on capitalized leases     3 3 3
Interest expense, gross     440 455 518
Less interest capitalized on construction     15 8 5
Interest Expense, Total     425 447 513
Premium on early retirement of long-term debt $ 133 $ 4 $ 137 $ 0 $ 66