Looking to grab some great Black Friday deals? Better be prepared to scarf down the turkey and put away the pumpkin pie quickly.
It’s becoming a tradition for the holiday shopping season to start well before the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. But your holiday food might still be warm by the time retailers offer the first “Black Friday” deal.
Take, for example, Walmart. The retailer is rolling out its first Black Friday deals Thursday—that’s Thanksgiving night—at 8 p.m.
Not to be outdone, Target is inviting customers to grab its Black Friday deals at 9 p.m. Thursday.
The early deals means those hoping to save money during their holiday shopping will be spending part of another holiday heading to stores, fighting the crowds and waiting in line.
The stores’ offerings also have an impact on employees. Instead of having a day off, many will be stocking the shelves, manning the registers and holding off the hordes.
Are stores going too far by pushing the shopping season into Thanksgiving? Are the early deals putting a burden on shoppers looking to save money? And how do you think the earlier store openings are affecting employees?
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