Kohl's has announced it will open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Kohl's says it will kick of its Black Friday event earlier than ever this year. It will keep its door open for 28 consecutive hours - from 8 pm. on Thanksgiving Day until midnight on Friday.
Kohl's announcement follows similar announcements by Macy's and J.C. Penney, see here
. Most of the other major retailers, such as Target, Toys R Us and Walmart, already switched to the earlier schedule last year and will likely keep with this schedule for 2013. You want have any trouble finding places to shop should you to decide to shop after you finishing eating your Thanksgiving dinner.
Kohl's chief customer officer Michelle Glass says in the release, "Shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has become a much-anticipated tradition enjoyed with friends and family. As many customers are eager to get a jumpstart on their shopping, we are opening our stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day as a convenience to our customers who want to make Kohl's their first stop."
Kohl's says some of its holiday highlights this season will include a Dream Receipt program, where over 30,000 Kohl's customers will win their entire purchase for free. Virtual snapshots with Santa will also be available where customers take a photo against a green screen display and then select a holiday background with Santa. Kohl's also says it plans to use its Facebook account, facebook.com/kohls
, to announce surprise sales.