Black Friday deal hunters will have the opportunity to begin their shopping even earlier this year. From Toys R Us to Target to Walmart, many retailers are opening as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
Toys R Us announced that its Black Friday bargains will begin on Thanksgiving evening when doors open at 8 p.m, an hour earlier than last year. To entice shoppers to line up even earlier, the toy retailer will give the first 200 customers at each of its locations a free 'Great Big Goody Bag' full of stocking-stuffers valued at up to $30.
Despite a significant increase in online shopping, Black Friday isn't going anywhere. According to a study conducted by consulting firm Bain, about 51% of consumers plan to go holiday shopping during Thanksgiving weekend.
Doors at Target will open earlier than ever at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, offering sales such as $199.99 Sony PS3 consoles and $49 Nook Simple Touch e-readers. From 4 a.m. to noon on the day after Thanksgiving, the retailer will give $10 gift cards to shoppers spending over $50 in some categories.
Black Friday deals at Walmart will start on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.
Consumers can start shopping at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving at Sears and keep on going until 10 p.m. the next day.
Kmart will be open from 6 a.m to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with a break for dinner until 8 p.m. after which stores are open until 3 a.m. Stores re-open two hours later on Friday morning, and stay open until 11 p.m. Kmart has opened on Thanksgiving since 1991.
Best Buy will open its doors at 12 a.m. on Friday morning. Deals include a 40" Toshiba LCD TV for $179.99, the Samsung Galaxy S III 16 GB for $48.00, and a Lenovo 15.6" laptop for $187.99.
Black Friday deals at Kohl's will begin at 12 a.m. on Friday morning.