Shoppers hoping to take advantage of Black Friday deals after gobbling down a Thanksgiving meal will have to eat earlier than ever. That’s because the deals are slated to start earlier than ever, with both Target and Toys R’ Us now announcing plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
The Los Angeles Times reports Target will welcome bargain hunters at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, “joining a veritable stampede of retailers, including Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Staples.”
Target also plans to keep most stores open until 11 p.m. on Friday and will stay open “for at least 14 hours on Christmas Eve and 15 hours the day after Christmas.”
Many stores though, will open even earlier than Target.
Toys R’ Us will invite shoppers starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The children’s toy retailer joins Best Buy, which is also doing early start. Kmart’s Black Friday marathon sale will begin at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
Target and Toys R’ Us will also reportedly follow Wal-Mart’s lead online – offering Black Friday deals on the web in early November.