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Kmart Gives New Meaning to Black Friday Creep

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kmart may have already won this year’s Black Friday Creep sweepstakes.

For years, stores have been opening their stores earlier and earlier to get a leg up on the competition. Now a number of places, including Macy’s, will throw open their doors Thanksgiving night at 6 p.m.

However, unless another major retailer beats Kmart to the punch, the discounter says it will let shoppers in at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Presumably, these are the people who show up as guests at others homes Thanksgiving since they’re likely not doing any cooking or other preparations.

Kmart will also stay open for 42 straight hours, closing just after midnight Friday.

Meanwhile, there are other retailers who believe Black Friday shopping should not start a day earlier, which is no doubt a relief to those who work at Costco, Barnes & Noble, TJ Maxx and Sam’s Club.


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