Forget Black Friday, Holiday Deals Starting Thanksgiving Day In N.H.

MANCHESTER, N.H., (CBS) – Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks away and that means the sales can’t be that far behind.

And this year, those holiday door busters are starting even earlier. Forget Black Friday, it’s now starting even earlier – on Thursday.

Sears, Walmart and Toys R Us will be opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving while Target will open up at 9 p.m.

Kmart will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving day and stay open until 4 p.m. and then re-open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Door busters will be rolled out in shifts at many stores.

“We’re actually doing door busters twice,” said Margaret Fernandes, a Sears general manager in Salem, N.H. “One at 8 p.m. when the store opens on Thanksgiving Day and then we have another one that’s going to start at 4 a.m. on Black Friday.”

But shoppers looking for that extra early start will have to do so in New Hampshire. Blue Laws prevent stores from opening their doors in Massachusetts until midnight.

No sales tax in New Hampshire is already a draw for Massachusetts shoppers looking to save money and now, the extra shopping hours could add to the influx.

But not everyone is thrilled with the early start. Some think it will ruin family time at home and others are fearful of crowds.

“No, I wouldn’t go near there,” Diane Foley of Tewksbury said. “It’s crazy.”


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