11:46 am November 12, 2012, by Nedra Rhone
Target officially announced it would open stores at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving for its Black Friday Sale.
In a similar move as Walmart, Target will also stagger doorbusters with additional deals to begin at 4 a.m. Unlike, Walmart they are not guaranteeing availability of certain doorbuster deals.
Target doorbusters include:
In addition, anyone one who spends $50 or more on apparel, accessories or home products before noon Friday will earn a $10 Target gift card for future purchases.
Target says the early opening is in response to customer demand — the same reasons cited by Sears and Walmart which announced early openings last week — but once again, the move has caused an outcry among store employees.
Change.org reports 20 new petitions created in the past week asking Target, Walmart and other major retailers to “save Thanksgiving” and stick to Black Friday opening times. Last year more than 200,000 people supported these types of petitions, but clearly it didn’t have much impact on retailers decisions.
What deals are you looking for on Black Friday? Will you take advantage of early openings?
– Nedra Rhone, for the Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog
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