Thanksgiving has become 'Gray Thursday' for many shoppers - Tucson News Now

Thanksgiving has become 'Gray Thursday' for many shoppers

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Gray Thursday' shoppers lining up at Kmart on Broadway and Kolb (Source: Lydia Camarillo) Gray Thursday' shoppers lining up at Kmart on Broadway and Kolb (Source: Lydia Camarillo)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Many stores are opening earlier than ever before for Black Friday deals. 

One such store is K-Mart that opened at 6 a.m. this morning. 

Black Friday is oozing into Thanksgiving and now many across the U.S. are calling it Gray Thursday.

Rather than waiting until midnight or early Friday to open their stores, more and more major retailers have added Thursday shopping hours.

Consumers can have their Thanksgiving feast and then hop in the car and drive to the nearest store or mall and shop for Christmas deals.

This year Macy's JCPenney and Kohl's are opening for the first time on Thanksgiving day.  The chains will open at 8 p.m. with specials tailored to bring in enthusiastic shoppers and operate straight through until Friday night.  Other retailers are starting shopping hours earlier than in previous years, including Best Buy and Toys R Us.

Here is a complete list of stores that are open on ‘Gray Thursday':

Walmart - Deals begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Many Walmart stores won't even close for the holiday. Actual Black Friday deals begin at 8 a.m. the next day.
Macy's – Opens at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Sears – Opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open all night. Doorbusters will run from opening until 1 p.m. Friday.
Target - Opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Best Buy – Opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Old Navy - 900 stores will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. About 700 of those stores will reopen at 7 p.m. on Black Friday, and stay open until midnight.
Kmart - Opens at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and will remain open for the next 41 hours through Black Friday.
JC Penney - Opens at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Staples  - Opens at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Toys R Us - Opens at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

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