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Sears to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday


Let's just call it Black Thursday.

For the first time, Sears will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, trying to get a jump on competitors to kick off the busiest shopping day of the year, according to a release. It will retmain open until 10 p.m. on Nov. 23.

Sears will feature doorbusters at 8 p.m. on Thursday and again on Friday starting at 4 a.m.

Kmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. It will reopen for Black Friday at 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Nov. 23.

“We appreciate our SHOP YOUR WAY Members and want them – and all of our customers – to shop Sears and Kmart when they want, how they want,” said Ron Boire, executive vice president, of both chains, said in a press release. “Extending our hours is the first of several announcements we’ll make this holiday season to benefit our members and provide them with valuable perks and privileges.”

Both stores will be closed on Christmas Day, according to the press release.

Sawgrass Mills is opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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