Get Ready — It’s Almost Black Friday!

by Nate Wooley | November 19, 2012 1:40 pm

All around the country, both shoppers and retailers are getting ready for Black Friday.

The day after Thanksgiving has grown into an event all its own. With stores opening earlier[1] and earlier each year, shoppers are now able to get deals as soon as Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

While some may protest the intrusion of commercialism into the holiday, others think it’s a great event, reports[2]. According to statistics from the National Retail Federation, 24% of shoppers will be out before midnight, and 39% will be in stores sometime before 5 a.m.

Stores that will be open on Thanksgiving include Kmart (NASDAQ:SHLD[3]), Old Navy (NYSE:GPS[4]), Walmart (NYSE:WMT[5]) and Target (NYSE:TGT[6]). Shoppers at these stores can save with a variety of deals.

For the midnight shopper who wants to let her holiday dinner settle a bit before lightening her wallet, there’s Macy’s (NYSE:M[7]), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS[8]) and the Sports Authority. Shoppers should check ahead of time for the best available deals for late-night purchases.

More from the upcoming Black Friday shop-a-thon:

  1. stores opening earlier:
  2. reports
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  9. Kohl’s Black Friday Deals for 2012:
  10. Target’s Doorbuster Deals for 2012:
  11. Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for 2012:

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