Target getting an early start to holiday shopping with new hours on Thanksgiving Day
November 12, 2012,
Minneapolis - Target Corp. is kicking off its Black Friday sales the night before -- Thanksgiving Day - with doors opening at 9 p.m.
It will mark the discount chain's earliest start to the holiday shopping season.
New this year, additional doorbusters will begin at 4 a.m. on Nov. 23 and Target REDcard holders will have early access to select Black Friday sale items at Target.com.
"We heard from our guests that they look forward to kicking off their holiday shopping with deal-hunting on Thanksgiving night. Opening at 9 p.m. gives Target's Black Friday guests a more convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event that the entire family can enjoy," said Kathee Tesija, evp, merchandising. "Guests can shop with confidence throughout the entire holiday weekend knowing that Target offers incredible value on items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving."
For guests who want to get ahead of the shopping rush, Target.com will have exclusive, online-only discounts beginning Thanksgiving Day on many of the season's top gifts and early access to select Black Friday doorbuster deals. REDcard holders who have previously signed up for emails or signed up to manage their accounts online will have exclusive access to 20 of the Target.com deals on Nov. 21.
Target will also offer extended store hours throughout the holiday season for guest convenience. Store hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas will be as follows:
Nov. 22-23: 9 p.m. to 10 or 11 p.m. (Friday)
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 26: 7 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m.
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