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Target opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Black Friday


Target continues the retail trend of pushing Black Friday into Thanksgiving Day.

For the first time, the Minneapolis-based retailer will open its doors at 9 p.m. on Nov. 22, according to a release.

The retailer plans to offer 9 p.m. doorbuster deals on hot electronics and toys and also will offer additional deals starting at 4 a .m. It also will offer special deals online only at on Thanksgiving Day for REDcard holders.

“We heard from our guests that they look forward to kicking off their holiday shopping with deal-hunting on Thanksgiving night. Opening at 9 p.m. gives Target’s Black Friday guests a more convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event that the entire family can enjoy,” said Kathee Tesija, executive vice president, Merchandising, Target, said in a release.

“Guests can shop with confidence throughout the entire holiday weekend knowing that Target offers incredible value on items for decorating, entertaining and gift giving.”

Some of the 9 p.m. deals: Apex 32” LCD TV for $147, Nikon L310 digital camera for $99.99, Nook Simple Touch e-reader for $49, Beats Headphones for $179.99, Sony PS3 console with two games and a controller for $199.99 and board games for $7.ole, two games and a wireless controller)

Bonus 4 a.m. to noon Friday doorbusters deals: Spend $50 or more on apparel, accessories or home products will earn a $10 Target GiftCard to use toward a future purchase. Also at 4 a.m., Target will release four additional doorbuster deals:
·Samsung 50” 1080p LED HDTV for $699, Canon A3400 Camera Bundle for $89.99, Fisher-Price Doodlepro Classic for $10 and Leapfrog Explorer Software for $15. Thanksgiving Day deals online for REDcard holders: KitchenAid Classic Plus Stand Mixer for $199, Sony Portable Dock or $39.99, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, The Black Pearl for $74.99, Barbie Furniture Set, for $35.00

Target holiday hours:
Nov. 22-23: 9 p.m. (Thursday) to 10 or 11 p.m. (Friday)
Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dec. 26: 7 a.m. to 10 or 11 p.m.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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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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