shop til you drop
Just set up your Thanksgiving dinner in the home department and call it a day: Macy's announced on Tuesday that its stores will open at 6 p.m. on the holiday, two hours earlier than last year.
Macy's is the first major store to share their Black Friday weekend hours, USA Today reports. The company said the early opening is "in response to the significant, sustained customer interest in last year's opening on Thanksgiving."
Back when Black Friday actually occurred on Friday, most stores opened at 5 or 6 a.m., with hardcore bargain shoppers waiting outside the doors for several hours, or even days. Each year, hours keep creeping up — in 2013, Kmart opened at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and didn't close until 11 p.m. on Black Friday — but Steve Osburn, director at consulting firm Kurt Salmon, told USA Today that shoppers have just become used to ditching their families for $40 televisions. "Consumers have started to accept that shopping on Thanksgiving is a growing habit," he said. "With consumer acceptance comes more people shopping."
Face it: You should probably get in line now for Black Friday 2015.