Last year many stores opened on Thanksgiving, starting with Toys “R” Us at 9 p.m. and Walmart at 10 p.m.
Stores are beginning to declare their Black Friday hours for 2012, and reports are that at least one, Toys “R” Us, is planning to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Several Black Friday websites are reporting that Target, Macy’s, Hhgregg, Best Buy, Walmart and Kohls will open at midnight.
Thanksgiving Day shopping appears to be catching on with some consumers.
This Ad Age story reports that after last year, many stores realized there is an appetite for Thanksgiving Day shopping. And, The National Retail Federation reported that in 2011 nearly 29 million people shopped on Thanksgiving, up from 18 million in 2009.
Did you shop last year on Thanksgiving, and if so, did you like heading out to the stores after your turkey dinner? Or do you think Thanksgiving Day should be off-limits?