Black Friday: Retailers plan to open doors Thanksgiving night for Black Friday shoppers
With retailers deciding to open earlier than usual, Black Friday is beginning to look more like Black Thursday.
Monday, Target announced it will open at 9 o'clock Thanksgiving night, joining the growing list of retailers that will begin their big sales between 8 p.m. and midnight.
Lord & Taylor, which was closed on Thanksgiving last year, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Black Friday will also start early for Wal-Mart and Toys 'R' Us shoppers. Both retailers will open their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Hardly enough time to digest the turkey and sweet potatoes. For Wal-Mart, the opening will be two hours earlier than a year ago and will feature "guaranteed deals" for those in the store between 10 and 11 p.m.
But Wal-Mart's Black Friday plans may hit a hiccup if a grassroots campaign succeeds in starting a strike among workers.
Target plans to offer deals on certain cameras and TVs among other items for the earlier opening. From 4:00 a.m. to noon the next day, customers who spend $50 or more on clothing accessories or home products will earn a $10 Target gift card to use toward a future purchase.
Retailers cite customer feedback for the new hours.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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