So far, the retail giant is set to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year, and as there have been in years past, this ad appears to include one hour in stock guarantees for numerous hottest deals.
However, it turns out, last year’s early deals apparently hurt sales over the Thanksgiving weekend, with shoppers spending about 6.4 percent less than they did the year before, according to the National Retail Federation.
Target and other stores have faced criticism for opening early in the past.
Retailers remain under great pressure to attract consumers into the stores in any possible way they can offering hours that are more flexible as well as encroaching on the days that once were well off limits like Thanksgiving.
If you thought Thanksgiving shopping might be losing its appeal because of online protests or the decision by a few chains to keep their doors closed on the holiday, think again. Department store Kohl’s revealed on Tuesday that it intends to stick with a 6 p.m. start time on Thanksgiving for its brick-and-mortar deals bonanza.
A year ago, the BBC reported, police had to be called in to calm crowds on the prowl for hard-to-find Black Friday deals in cities such as Dundee, Cardiff, London, and Manchester.
As with the other sales like the Sam’s Club Black Friday Ad, there aren’t too many smartphones up for grabs.
H&M’s announcement is part of an overall trend to scale back the Black Friday frenzy, after it ramped up and spilled into Thanksgiving in recent years. Black Friday used to begin the day after Thanksgiving. And as pre-Black Friday tech deals are literally pouring by the hour, the discounts you find today are likely as good as the ones you’ll spot on Black Friday, so there is no need to wait.
Also, there will be a Black Friday presale on the November 25, the details of which will be posted on Target’s website on November 22. REI stores will be closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday – a first for the company.
Logitech keyboards. At 40 percent off, these keyboards for certain Samsung tablets can be snagged over at Best Buy’s Black Friday offer. Many restaurants do them for expats and also for curious Britons who appreciate a good meal.