Thursday is the New Black Friday
Target Announces 9:00 p.m. Opening on Thanksgiving
Minneapolis, MN - The dishes will have to wait. Another major retailer plans to open on Thanksgiving night.
Target stores will open at 9:00 p.m., an hour later than Wal-Mart, Sears and Toys 'R Us; all opening at 8:00 p.m. "We thought long and hard about when the right opening time would be," said Kathee Tesija, Executive Vice-President of Merchandising at Target.
Deals will include a 32-inch LCD TV for $147 and a Nikon digital camera for $99.99 for the earlier opening. Target is also preparing additional early morning specials, including Leapfrog Explorer software for $15. Some customers will also be eligible to win gift cards.
Wal-Mart announced last week it will begin its holiday sale at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year. Stores will offer an electronics sale at 10:00 p.m. and other specials early Friday morning.
Sears stores will also open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will stay open overnight until 10 p.m. Friday. Last year, Sears closed on Thanksgiving. The company's Kmart stores have been open on Thanksgiving for years.
Kohl's will again open at midnight, following Thanksgiving.